People

To search for an individual, click a letter or scroll down. The first two numbers in a person's room indicate the MIT building in which the person is located. Entries followed by  profile view profile  indicates a link to a profile of these individuals.

A B C D E F G H K L M N O P R S T V W Y Z
Quentin Alexander
Administrative Assistant: Professors Balakrishnan, Hall, How, Newman
(617) 253-6270
Steven Allmaras
Research Engineer
Room 37-451
(617) 324-7645
Hamsa Balakrishnan
Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Room 33-328
(617) 253-6101

Air traffic control, traffic flow management, airport operations scheduling, hybrid systems

Steven R.H. Barrett
Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
(617) 452-2550

Aviation and ground transportation climate and air quality impacts, alternative aviation fuels, geoengineering, low-emissions propulsion, contaminant dispersion

Paul Bauer
(617) 253-7487
Peter P. Belobaba
Principal Research Scientist
Room 33-318
(617) 253-7573

Air transportation economics and operations analysis; airline pricing and revenue management; airline and aerospace industry analysis

Todd Billings
Technical Instructor
(617) 253-7726
Richard P. Binzel
Professor
Room 54-426
Kim Blair
Research Affiliate
Room 17-110
(781) 266-6375

New product innovation and development, sports engineering and technology

Melanie Burliss
Administrative Assistant, Professors Barrett, Lagace, Willcox; Dr. Belobaba
(617) 253-2727
Kerri Cahoy
Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Room 37-367
(617) 324-6005

Wavefront control systems for exoplanet exploration and free-space, laser communication, Spacecraft radio systems for space weather and planetary atmospheric sensing, nanosatellites (CubeSats)

Sally Chapman
Administrative Assistant: Professors Cummings, Hansman, Mindell, Nightingale, Odoni, Stirling, Wardle
(617) 253-4926
Mizanul Chowdhury
Zero Robotics System Administrator/Architect
Room 37-340
(469) 734-1058
Robin Courchesne-Sato
Adminstrative Assistant: Professors Darmofal, Greitzer, Spakovszky; Dr. Tan
(617) 253-2481
Eugene E. Covert
Professor Emeritus
(617) 253-2604

Boundary layers; steady and unsteady aerodynamics; aircraft power plant integration; three-dimensional flow; wind tunnel

Jennifer L. Craig
Lecturer
(617) 452-3841

Writing-across-the-curriculum writing-in-the-disciplines pedagogy; disciplinary writing in STEM disciplines; second language writing; EFL/ESL.

Edward F. Crawley
Ford Professor of Engineering
(617) 253-7510

Architecture of technical systems, space systems, dynamics and control, structures, intelligent structures

Chelsea Curran
Technical Instructor - Department MITx Fellow through Office of Digital Learning
Room 37-391
617-258-6353

Support content development and implementation of AeroAstro courses on MITx platform
Engineering education research

David L. Darmofal
Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
(617) 258-0743

Computational fluid dynamics, numerical analysis, probabilistic design, engineering education

Olivier de Weck
Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems
Room 33-410
(617) 253-0255

Systems engineering, product design and manufacturing, space exploration and colonization, management of complex projects, strategy

Javier deLuis
Research Affiliate
(617) 253-3288
John J. Deyst
Professor Emeritus
(617) 252-1644

Information Systems for Aerospace Vehicles-The use of information and its management in modern aerospace vehicles, with particular application to Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs). Control Theory and Methods- Control methods and devices as they apply to both aircraft and spacecraft. Modern methods...

Mark Drela
Terry J. Kohler Professor
(617) 253-0067

Aerodynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Design Methodology. Low-Order Modeling of Aeromechanical Systems

Steven Dubowsky
Professor
(617) 253-2144
John Dugundji
Professor Emeritus
(617) 253-3758

Aeroelasticity, Structural Dynamics, Composite Materials

Margaret Edwards
Administrative Assistant
(617) 253-1411
Fredric Ehrich
Senior Lecturer
(781) 631-1600

Vibrations in high speed rotating machinery (rotordynamics), gas turbine engine design and development

Alan H. Epstein
Professor Emeritus

Advanced aerospace propulsion, micro devices and MEMS, engine controls, turbomachinery fluid mechanics and noise, turbine heat transfer, instrumentation and measurements

Shaoul Ezekiel
Professor Emeritus
Room 26-650A
(617) 253-3783

Lasers and optics and their applications: atom-field interactions; ultra-high resolution spectroscopy; optical frequency/wavelength standards; optical/fiberoptical gyroscopes; magnetic field sensors; spectroscopic sensors; stimulated Brillouin scattering in fibers to create a fiberoptic ring...

Julia Finn
Administrative Assistant: Professors de Weck, Radovitzky, Shah, Widnall
(617) 324-0092
Kathryn Fischer
Financial Assistant II
(617) 253-4289
Emilio Frazzoli
Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
(617) 253-1991

Aerospace control systems, autonomous air/space/ground vehicles, mobile robotics, systems and control theory, optimization algorithms, real-time and embedded systems

Jei Lee Freeman
Financial Assistant II
Room 33-214D
617-253-1695
Marilyn Good
Administrative Assistant, Space Systems Laboratory: Professors Cahoy, Hoberg, Martinez-Sanchez, Miller; Dr. Masterson, Dr. Saenz-Otero
(617) 452-3840
Edward M. Greitzer
H.N. Slater Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
(617) 253-2128

Gas turbine engines, propulsion system-airframe integration, turbomachinery, internal flow and fluid machinery, propulsion, active control of aeromechanical systems, industry-university collaboration

Robert Haimes
Principal Research Engineer
(617) 253-7518

Computational fluid dynamics, scientific visualization, computational geometry and CAD interfaces, turbomachinery, parallel and distributed computing

Helen Halaris
Program Coordinator, Massachustets Space Grant Consortium
(617) 258-5546
Steven R. Hall
Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
(617) 253-0869

Automatic Control, Control of Helicopter Rotors, Acoustic Control

R. John Hansman
T. Wilson (1953) Professor in Aeronautics
(617) 253-2271

Air Transportation, Instrumentation, Flight Safety, Aviation Meteorology, Flight Information Systems, Air Traffic Control

Wesley L. Harris
Charles Stark Draper Professor of Aeronautics & Astronautics
Room 33-217
(617) 253-0911

Fluid dynamics: unsteady aerodynamics, aeroacoustics; rotorcraft technology; economic incentives: defense systems acquisition, lean financial management methods; sustainment of capital assets; sickle cell pathology: onset dynamics of crisis.

Sophia Hasenfus
Adminstrative Assistant: Professors Karaman, Leveson, Marzouk, Roy
(617) 252-1536
Daniel E. Hastings
Cecil and Ida Green Professor in Education
(617) 253-0906

Synergetic Interactions between Space Systems and the Space Environment, Space Propulsion, Space Policy, Space Systems, Spacecraft Manufacturing Processes, Space System Architecting

Warren Hoburg
Boeing Assistant Professor

Aircraft configuration design, composite manufacturing, convex optimization, operations research

Jeffrey A. Hoffman
Professor of the Practice
(617) 452-2353

Human space flight operations, space flight technology, human-machine interactions, extravehicular activity, conducting laboratory research in space

Walter M. Hollister
Professor Emeritus
(617) 253-2264

Air Traffic Control, Aircraft Operations, Cockpit Displays, Flight Guidance, Navigation Systems

Jonathan P. How
Richard Cockburn Maclaurin Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
(617) 253-3267

Navigation and control; design and implementation of distributed robust planning algorithms to coordinate multiple autonomous vehicles in dynamic uncertain environments; adaptive flight control to enable autonomous agile flight and aerobatics; experimental and theoretical robust control

Suxin Hu
Fiscal officer for Professors Cummings, de Weck, Hall, How, Modiano, Newman, Radovitzky
Room 33-214A
(617) 253-0492
John Kane
research specialist
Room 37-106
617-253-7503
Sertac Karaman
Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Room 33-332

Robotics, motion planning and control, verification and automated synthesis of embedded systems, autonomous vehicles, robotic networks

Jack L. Kerrebrock
Professor Emeritus
(617) 253-2486

Aircraft Engines, Compressors, Turbine Cooling

James K. Kuchar
Research Affiliate, Lincoln Laboratory
(781) 981-4073
Paul A. Lagace
Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
(617) 253-3628

Composite Materials and their Structures, Fracture, Longevity, and Damage Tolerance, Manufacturing, Generic Systems Applications, Engineering Systems

Kim Ngan Le
Fiscal Officer
Room 33-214D
(617) 324-5542
Ping Lee
Fiscal Officer
(617) 253-8964

Fiscal Officer for Aerospace Computational Design Lab, International Center for Air Transportation, Software Engineering Research Laboratory, Technology Laboratory for Advanced Composites, Wright Bros. Wind Tunnel

Jennifer Leith
Program Coordinator, Partnership for AiR Transportation Noise and Emissions Reduction
(617) 253-4929
James Letendre
Lab Manager, Gas Turbine Lab
(617) 253-2439
Nancy Leveson
Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
(617) 258-0505

System safety, organizational safety and safety culture, software engineering, safety of software controlled systems, system engineering, system safety engineering, human computer interaction

Robert Liebeck
Professor of the Practice
Joyce Light
Administrative Assistant, Department Headquarters
(617) 253-8408
William T. G. Litant
Communications Director, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
(617) 253-1564

Web development; digital and film imaging; print production; written, visual, and oral communication; crisis communication; educational development.

Andrew Liu
Research Scientist
(617) 253-7758
Paulo Lozano
Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
(617) 258-0742

Space propulsion, electrospray thrusters, micro and nano-fabrication, space mission design, small satellite technology development, ion beams, additive manufacturing.

Robert Malina
Research Scientist, LAE Associate Director
(617) 253-1516
Beth A. Marois
Graduate Program Administrator
(617) 253-0043
Fran Marrone
Administrative assistant: Professor Daniel Hastings
(617) 253-4885
Manuel Martinez-Sanchez
Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
(617) 253-5613

Space Propulsion, Fluid Physics, Space Systems

Youssef M. Marzouk
Associate Professor
(617) 253-1337

Computational science and engineering. Uncertainty quantification, data assimilation, statistical inference. Fluid dynamics and chemically reacting flow in energy conversion processes and in the environment.

Rebecca Masterson
Research Engineer
Room 37-387
(617) 324-5328

REXIS (REgolith X-ray Imaging Spectrometer), dynamics and controls, integrated modeling, control structure interactions, systems engineering

Jacques Mathieu
Systems Administrator
(617) 253-3389
Anne Maynard
Personnel Manager
(617) 253-2262
Alan Midkiff
Research Engineer
(617) 253-0993
David Miller
Jerome C. Hunsaker Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
(617) 253-3288

Space systems product development, space systems engineering, satellite engineering, spacecraft and aircraft sensors and instrumentation, experimental CDIO capstone course, Space System Development I & II

David Mindell
Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
(617) 253-0221

Human-machine interaction, deep ocean robotics, archaeology in the deep ocean, history of aviation and spaceflight, social implications of engineering

Antonio Miravete
Research Scientest, TELAMS
(617) 253-3628
Eytan H. Modiano
Associate Department Head
(617) 452-3414

Data Communication, Satellite and Hybrid Networks,High-Speed Networks

Earll M. Murman
Professor Emeritus

Aircraft systems engineering, product development, Lean Six Sigma processes, engineering education, healthcare improvement

Alan Natapoff
Research Scientist
(617) 253-7757
Dava J. Newman
Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems
(617) 258-8799

Aerospace biomedical engineering: biomechanics, control, and dynamics; human factors; engineering systems and design; space policy

Ngoc Cuong Nguyen
SRS Technical Staff
(617) 324-6424
Brian Nield
Lecturer
Carol Niemi
Undergrad/Grad Student Financial Administrator
(617) 253-1970
Brían O'Conaill
Administrative Officer
(617) 258-5810
Amedeo R. Odoni
Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
(617) 253-7439
Charles M. Oman
Director, Man Vehicle Lab, Senior Research Engineer, Senior Lecturer
Room 37-219
(617) 253-7508

Aerospace human factors and physiology, human-machine interfaces, manual and supervisory control, aircraft systems and automation, space telerobotics, spatial memory,  mathematical models for spatial disorientation and motion sickness.

Raji Patel
Co-Director, Massachusetts Space Grant Consortium
(617) 253-4248
Meghan Pepin
Administrative Assistant, Professors Drela, Lozano, Wang, Mr. Haimes
(617) 253-2608
Jaime Peraire
Department Head
(617) 253-1981

Numerical analysis, finite element methods, computational aerodynamics

Richard Perdichizzi
Technical Instructor
(617) 253-4924
Raul Radovitzky
Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
(617) 252-1518

Computational Solid Mechanics and Fluid, Structure Interaction, Mechanics of Materials, Multiscale Modeling and Simulation, High-Performance and Massively Parallel Computing

Rudrapatna Ramnath
Senior Lecturer
(617) 253-0021

Stability and dynamics analysis and control of aircraft and spacecraft, multiple scale systems and asymptotic analysis, applied mathematics, sports dynamics and testing

David Robertson
Technical Instructor
(617) 253-7216
Nicholas Roy
Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
(617) 253-2517

Robotics, machine learning, autonomous systems, planning and reasoning, human-computer interaction, micro air vehicles

Alvar Saenz-Otero
Director, Space Systems Lab
(617) 324-6827
Julie Shah
Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Room 33-305

Autonomous systems, human-robot collaboration, AI planning and scheduling, interactive robotics for aerospace, medical, and manufacturing.

Thomas B. Sheridan
Professor Emeritus
(617) 253-2228

Humans and Automation, Cognitive Engineering, Teleoperation and Virtual Reality

Robert Simpson
Professor Emeritus
(617) 253-3584
Jean Sofronas
Administrative Assistant: Professors Peraire, Modiano
(617) 258-5548
Zoltan S. Spakovszky
Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
(617) 253-2196

Internal flows, turbomachinery, propulsion systems and control, aeroengine dynamic system modeling, aero-acoustics

Leia Stirling
Assistant Professor
Room 33-311
617-324-7410

computational dynamics, system automation, human factors, experimental biomechanics, human-machine interaction for aerospace and medical applications

Marie Stuppard
Academic Programs Administrator
(617) 253-2279
William Swelbar
Research Engineer, ICAT
(617) 253-6948
Choon Sooi Tan
Senior Research Engineer
(617) 253-7524

Unsteady and three-dimensional flow in turbomachinery and propulsive devices; aerodynamic instabilities in aircraft gas turbine engines; propulsion systems

Russ Tedrake
Associate Professor
Room 32-380
617-297-7626
Leon Trilling
Professor Emeritus
(617) 253-7481

Gas Surface Interactions, Rarefied Gas Dynamics, Science, Technology and Society

Wallace E. Vander Velde
Professor Emeritus

Automatic Control, Estimation, Inertial Systems, Navigation, Fault-Tolerant Systems

Mark Veligor
Leadership Giving Officer
Room 33-208F
(617) 324-2771
Ian A. Waitz
Dean, MIT School of Engineering
(617) 253-0218

Propulsion, fluid mechanics, combustion, aeroacoustics, environmental effects, microengines

Qiqi Wang
Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
(617) 253-0921

Engineering design of chaotic dynamical systems, unsteady aerodynamics and turbulence, numerical methods for exascale computation, design optimization of uncertainty.

Brian L. Wardle
Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
(617) 252-1539

Nano-engineered composites, composite and layered materials; hybrid nanocomposite systems; MEMS power devices and energy harvesting; structural health monitoring systems; active materials and devices; finite-element modeling; structural response and testing; buckling mechanics

Sheila Widnall
Institute Professor and Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
(617) 253-3595

Boundary layer stability, unsteady hydrodynamic loads on fully wetted and supercavitating hydrofoils of finite span, unsteady lifting-surface theory, unsteady air forces on oscillating cylinders in subsonic and supersonic flow, unsteady leading-edge vortex separation from slender delta wings,...

Karen E. Willcox
Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
(617) 253-3503

Reduced-order modeling, uncertainty quantification, multidisciplinary design optimization, aircraft system design, data to decisions in aerospace systems

Brian C. Williams
Undergraduate Officer, Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Professor Williams leads the Model-based Embedded and Robotic Systems group, within the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research concentrates on model-based autonomy -- the creation of long-lived systems that...

Moe Z. Win
Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
(617) 253-9341

Wireless Communications, Optical Communications, Space Communications Systems

Laurence R. Young
Apollo Program Professor
(617) 253-7759

Bioastronautics, aerospace human factors, long duration space flight, artificial gravity

Anthony Zolnik
Department Space Manager
Room 33-208E
(617) 253-3562
Elizabeth Zotos
Administrative Assistant, Man Vehicle Lab
(617) 253-7805