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

Steven R.H. Barrett

Finmeccanica Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
(617) 452-2550

Paul Bauer

Research Specialist (Space Systems Lab)
(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


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 Hansman, Stirling, Wardle, Mindell, Odoni, and Dr. Sabnis
(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

Jennifer L. Craig

(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

Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
(617) 253-7510
Architecture of technical systems, space systems, dynamics and control, structures, intelligent structures

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
(617) 253-0255
Systems engineering, multidisciplinary design optimization, space exploration and settlement, strategic planning and engineering design under uncertainty 

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 for...

Mark Drela

Terry J. Kohler Professor
(617) 253-0067
Aerodynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Design Methodology. Low-Order Modeling of Aeromechanical Systems

Steven Dubowsky

(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

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

Marilyn Good

Administrative Assistant, Space Systems Laboratory: Professors Cahoy, Hoburg, 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

Will Guyster

Research Affiliate
(617) 253=6764

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

Senior Administrative Assistant, Program Coordinator (Massachusetts 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
(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; Dr. Cuong Nguyen
(617) 252-1536

Daniel E. Hastings

Cecil and Ida Green Education Professor
(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

Financial officer
Room 33-214A
(617) 253-0492

John Kane

Research Specialist
Room 37-106

Sertac Karaman

Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
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

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

Financial Officer
Room 33-214D
(617) 324-5542

Ping Lee

Financial Officer
(617) 253-8964
Financial 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 (FAA Center of Excellence)
(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

Senior Administrative Assistant, Department Headquarters
(617) 253-8408

William T. G. Litant

Director of Communications
(617) 253-1564

Andrew Liu

Research Scientist
Room Room 37-219
(617) 253-7758
Aerospace human factors, human-machine interfaces, human-automation interaction, space telerobotics, spatial memory, learning and training of complex skills, sleep and behavioral research

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 Emeritus
(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 Administrator
(617) 253-2262

Alan Midkiff

Research Engineer
(617) 253-0993

David Miller

Jerome 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 Affiliate
(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, Man Vehicle Lab
(617) 253-7757

Dava J. Newman

On leave as NASA Deputy Administrator
(617) 258-8799
Aerospace biomedical engineering: biomechanics, control, and dynamics; human factors; engineering systems and design; space policy

Ngoc Cuong Nguyen

Principal Research Scientist
(617) 324-6424

Brian Nield


Carol Niemi

Senior Administrative Assistant, Undergrad/Grad Student Financial Administrator
(617) 253-1970

Brían O'Conaill

Administrative Officer
(617) 258-5810

Amedeo R. Odoni

T. Wilson Professor Emeritus of Aeronautics and Astronautics
(617) 253-7439

Charles M. Oman

Senior Research Engineer
(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

Associate Director, Massachusetts Space Grant Consortium
(617) 253-4248

Jaime Peraire

Department Head
(617) 253-1981
Numerical analysis, finite element methods, computational aerodynamics

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

Jayant Sabnis

Senior Lecturer
(617) 324-1844
Turbomachinery, propulsion systems, gas turbine engines, propulsion system-airframe integration

Alvar Saenz-Otero

Principal Research Scientist
(617) 324-6827

Julie Shah

Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
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

Senior Administrative Assistant: Professors Peraire, Modiano
(617) 258-5548

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

Marie Stuppard

Academic Program Administrator
(617) 253-2279

William Swelbar

Research Engineer (International Center for Air Transportation)
(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

Leon Trilling

Professor Emeritus
(617) 253-7481
Gas Surface Interactions, Rarefied Gas Dynamics, Science, Technology and Society

Mark Veligor

Senior 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

Associate 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

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, tip-...

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

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 explore...

Moe Z. Win

Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
(617) 253-9341
Wireless Communications, Optical Communications, Space Communications Systems

Laurence R. Young

Apollo Program Professor of Astronautics
(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; Professors Hoffman, Shah, Young; Dr. Oman
(617) 253-7805