Faculty & Research

AeroAstro is home to the world's leading aerospace teachers and researchers.

AeroAstro Faculty

Our faculty have served as a space shuttle astronaut, secretary of the Air Force, NASA associate administrators, and Air Force chief scientist; and a number are National Academy of Engineering members and American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautic fellows. Prof. Mark Drela, painting a model prior to wind tunnel testing, is an AIAA Fellow and an NAE member.

Our community includes a former space shuttle astronaut, a former secretary of the Air Force, two former NASA associate administrators, a former Air Force chief scientist, and numerous National Academy of Engineering members and American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautic fellows.

Our research and teaching range from silent aircraft; to alternative jet fuels; to highly flexible space suits woven skin-tight on their inhabitants; to unmanned vehicles capable of complex maneuvers without human intervention; to constellations of tiny satellites that, in concert, far outperform the single, large satellites of the past; to the development of ultra-wide bandwidth communications. These projects will make our environment cleaner and quieter; improve our health and safety; increase our mobility; heighten our efficiency; enable us to explore frontiers far beyond our current limitations.

You're invited to learn more about our research labs and our faculty.