Advisor Profiles

Hamsa Balakrishnan

Hamsa Balakrishnan

Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Air traffic control, traffic flow management, airport operations scheduling, hybrid systems

Steven Barrett

Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Climate and air quality impacts of aviation; aircraft propulsion and emissions; alternative fuels for aviation and ground transportation; el...

Kerri Cahoy

Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Wavefront control systems for exoplanet exploration and free-space, laser communication, Spacecraft radio systems for space weather and plan...

Edward F. Crawley

Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Dr. Crawley’s research has focused on the architecture, design, and decision support and optimization in complex technical systems subject t...

David L. Darmofal

Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Computational fluid dynamics, numerical analysis, probabilistic design, engineering education

Mark Drela

Terry J. Kohler Professor
Aerodynamics, computational fluid dynamics, design methodology, low-order modeling of aeromechanical systems

R. John Hansman

T. Wilson (1953) Professor in Aeronautics
Air transportation, instrumentation, flight safety, aviation meteorology, flight information systems, air traffic control
Wesley Harris

Wesley L. Harris

C.S. Draper Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Fluid dynamics: unsteady aerodynamics, aeroacoustics; rotorcraft technology; economic incentives: defense systems acquisition, lean financia...

Jeffrey A. Hoffman

Professor of the Practice
Human space flight operations, space flight technology, human-machine interactions, extravehicular activity, conducting laboratory research...
Jonathan How

Jonathan P. How

R.C. Maclaurin Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Navigation and control; design and implementation of distributed robust planning algorithms to coordinate multiple autonomous vehicles in dy...
Sertac Karaman

Sertac Karaman

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

Paul A. Lagace

Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Composite materials and their structures, fracture, longevity, and damage tolerance, manufacturing, generic systems applications, engineerin...

Nancy Leveson

Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
System safety, organizational safety and safety culture, software engineering, safety of software controlled systems, system engineering, sy...
Paulo Lozano

Paulo Lozano

M. Alemán-Velasco Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Space propulsion, electrospray thrusters, micro and nano-fabrication, space mission design, small satellite technology development, ion beam...
David MIller

David Miller

Jerome Hunsaker Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Space systems product development, space systems engineering, satellite engineering, spacecraft and aircraft sensors and instrumentation, ex...
Eytan Modiano

Eytan H. Modiano

Associate Department Head
Data communication, satellite and hybrid networks, high-speed networks
Dava Newman

Dava J. Newman

Apollo Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Aerospace biomedical engineering: biomechanics, control, and dynamics; human factors; engineering systems and design; space policy

Jaime Peraire

Department Head
Numerical analysis, finite element methods, computational aerodynamics

Nicholas Roy

R.L. Bisplinghoff Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Robotics, machine learning, autonomous systems, planning and reasoning, human-computer interaction, micro air vehicles
Julie Shah

Julie Shah

Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Autonomous systems, human-robot collaboration, AI planning and scheduling, interactive robotics for aerospace, medical, and manufacturing.

Zoltán S. Spakovszky

Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
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 app...

Sheila Widnall

Institute Professor, Professor of Aeronautics and...
Boundary layer stability, unsteady hydrodynamic loads on fully wetted and supercavitating hydrofoils of finite span, unsteady lifting-surfac...

Karen E. Willcox

Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Reduced-order modeling, uncertainty quantification, multidisciplinary design optimization, aircraft system design, data to decisions in aero...
Brian Williams

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 Laborat...

Moe Z. Win

Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Wireless communications, optical communications, space communications systems