UROP Supervisors

Hamsa Balakrishnan

Hamsa Balakrishnan

Associate Department Head
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...

Peter P. Belobaba

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

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...

David L. Darmofal

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

Olivier de Weck

(On leave)
Engineering systems, strategic planning and lifecycle design, space exploration and settlement, industrial ecology

Mark Drela

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

Edward M. Greitzer

Interim Department Head
Gas turbine engines, propulsion system-airframe integration, turbomachinery, internal flow and fluid machinery, propulsion, active control o...

Steven R. Hall

Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Automatic control, control of helicopter rotors, acoustic control

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

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...

Manuel Martinez-Sanchez

Professor Emeritus
Space Propulsion, Fluid Physics, Space Systems
Youssef Marzouk

Youssef M. Marzouk

Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Computational science and engineering, computational statistics. Uncertainty quantification, inverse problems, data assimilation. Energy and...
Rebecca Masterson

Rebecca Masterson

Principal Research Scientist
REXIS (REgolith X-ray Imaging Spectrometer), dynamics and controls, integrated modeling, control structure interactions, systems engineering
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...
David Mindell

David Mindell

Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Human-machine interaction, deep ocean robotics, archaeology in the deep ocean, history of aviation and spaceflight, social implications of e...
Eytan Modiano

Eytan H. Modiano

Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Data communication, satellite and hybrid networks, high-speed networks

Charles M. Oman

Senior Lecturer
Aerospace human factors and physiology, human-machine interfaces, manual and supervisory control, aircraft systems and automation, space tel...
Raúl Radovitzky

Raúl Radovitzky

Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Computational Solid Mechanics and Fluid, Structure Interaction, Mechanics of Materials, Multiscale Modeling and Simulation, High-Performance...

Nicholas Roy

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

Alvar Saenz-Otero

Principal Research Scientist
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...
Choon Tan

Choon Sooi Tan

Senior Research Engineer
Unsteady and three-dimensional flow in turbomachinery and propulsive devices; aerodynamic instabilities in aircraft gas turbine engines; pro...
Qiqi Wang

Qiqi Wang

Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Engineering design of chaotic dynamical systems, unsteady aerodynamics and turbulence, numerical methods for exascale computation, design op...

Brian L. Wardle

Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Nano-engineered composites, composite and layered materials; hybrid nanocomposite systems; MEMS power devices and energy harvesting; structu...

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...
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...

Laurence R. Young

Apollo Program Professor Emeritus of Astronautics
Bioastronautics, aerospace human factors, long duration space flight, artificial gravity