- Department Head: Jaime Peraire
- Associate Department Head: Eytan Modiano
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- Communications Director: Bill Litant
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- Personnel Manager: Anne Maynard
- Systems/IT Manager: Jacques Mathieu
- Department Space Manager: Anthony Zolnik
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Air traffic control, traffic flow management, airport operations scheduling, hybrid systems
Aviation and ground transportation climate and air quality impacts, alternative aviation fuels, geoengineering, low-emissions propulsion, contaminant dispersion
Air transportation economics and operations analysis; airline pricing and revenue management; airline and aerospace industry analysis
New product innovation and development, sports engineering and technology
Wavefront control systems for exoplanet exploration and free-space, laser communication, Spacecraft radio systems for space weather and planetary atmospheric sensing, nanosatellites (CubeSats)
Boundary layers; steady and unsteady aerodynamics; aircraft power plant integration; three-dimensional flow; wind tunnel
Writing-across-the-curriculum writing-in-the-disciplines pedagogy; disciplinary writing in STEM disciplines; second language writing; EFL/ESL.
Architecture of technical systems, space systems, dynamics and control, structures, intelligent structures
Support content development and implementation of AeroAstro courses on MITx platform
Engineering education research
Computational fluid dynamics, numerical analysis, probabilistic design, engineering education
Systems engineering, product design and manufacturing, space exploration and colonization, management of complex projects, strategy
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...
Aerodynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Design Methodology. Low-Order Modeling of Aeromechanical Systems
Aeroelasticity, Structural Dynamics, Composite Materials
Vibrations in high speed rotating machinery (rotordynamics), gas turbine engine design and development
Advanced aerospace propulsion, micro devices and MEMS, engine controls, turbomachinery fluid mechanics and noise, turbine heat transfer, instrumentation and measurements
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...
Aerospace control systems, autonomous air/space/ground vehicles, mobile robotics, systems and control theory, optimization algorithms, real-time and embedded systems
Gas turbine engines, propulsion system-airframe integration, turbomachinery, internal flow and fluid machinery, propulsion, active control of aeromechanical systems, industry-university collaboration
Computational fluid dynamics, scientific visualization, computational geometry and CAD interfaces, turbomachinery, parallel and distributed computing
Automatic Control, Control of Helicopter Rotors, Acoustic Control
Air Transportation, Instrumentation, Flight Safety, Aviation Meteorology, Flight Information Systems, Air Traffic Control
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.
Synergetic Interactions between Space Systems and the Space Environment, Space Propulsion, Space Policy, Space Systems, Spacecraft Manufacturing Processes, Space System Architecting
Aircraft configuration design, composite manufacturing, convex optimization, operations research
Human space flight operations, space flight technology, human-machine interactions, extravehicular activity, conducting laboratory research in space
Air Traffic Control, Aircraft Operations, Cockpit Displays, Flight Guidance, Navigation Systems
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
Robotics, motion planning and control, verification and automated synthesis of embedded systems, autonomous vehicles, robotic networks
Aircraft Engines, Compressors, Turbine Cooling
Composite Materials and their Structures, Fracture, Longevity, and Damage Tolerance, Manufacturing, Generic Systems Applications, Engineering Systems
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
System safety, organizational safety and safety culture, software engineering, safety of software controlled systems, system engineering, system safety engineering, human computer interaction
Web development; digital and film imaging; print production; written, visual, and oral communication; crisis communication; educational development.
Space propulsion, electrospray thrusters, micro and nano-fabrication, space mission design, small satellite technology development, ion beams, additive manufacturing.
Space Propulsion, Fluid Physics, Space Systems
Computational science and engineering. Uncertainty quantification, data assimilation, statistical inference. Fluid dynamics and chemically reacting flow in energy conversion processes and in the environment.
REXIS (REgolith X-ray Imaging Spectrometer), dynamics and controls, integrated modeling, control structure interactions, systems engineering
Space systems product development, space systems engineering, satellite engineering, spacecraft and aircraft sensors and instrumentation, experimental CDIO capstone course, Space System Development I & II
Human-machine interaction, deep ocean robotics, archaeology in the deep ocean, history of aviation and spaceflight, social implications of engineering
Data Communication, Satellite and Hybrid Networks,High-Speed Networks
Aircraft systems engineering, product development, Lean Six Sigma processes, engineering education, healthcare improvement
Aerospace biomedical engineering: biomechanics, control, and dynamics; human factors; engineering systems and design; space policy
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.
Numerical analysis, finite element methods, computational aerodynamics
Computational Solid Mechanics and Fluid, Structure Interaction, Mechanics of Materials, Multiscale Modeling and Simulation, High-Performance and Massively Parallel Computing
Stability and dynamics analysis and control of aircraft and spacecraft, multiple scale systems and asymptotic analysis, applied mathematics, sports dynamics and testing
Robotics, machine learning, autonomous systems, planning and reasoning, human-computer interaction, micro air vehicles
Autonomous systems, human-robot collaboration, AI planning and scheduling, interactive robotics for aerospace, medical, and manufacturing.
Humans and Automation, Cognitive Engineering, Teleoperation and Virtual Reality
Internal flows, turbomachinery, propulsion systems and control, aeroengine dynamic system modeling, aero-acoustics
computational dynamics, system automation, human factors, experimental biomechanics, human-machine interaction for aerospace and medical applications
Unsteady and three-dimensional flow in turbomachinery and propulsive devices; aerodynamic instabilities in aircraft gas turbine engines; propulsion systems
Gas Surface Interactions, Rarefied Gas Dynamics, Science, Technology and Society
Automatic Control, Estimation, Inertial Systems, Navigation, Fault-Tolerant Systems
Propulsion, fluid mechanics, combustion, aeroacoustics, environmental effects, microengines
Engineering design of chaotic dynamical systems, unsteady aerodynamics and turbulence, numerical methods for exascale computation, design optimization of uncertainty.
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
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,...
Reduced-order modeling, uncertainty quantification, multidisciplinary design optimization, aircraft system design, data to decisions in aerospace systems
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...
Wireless Communications, Optical Communications, Space Communications Systems
Bioastronautics, aerospace human factors, long duration space flight, artificial gravity
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