Jaime Peraire

Photo: Jaime Peraire
H.N. Slater Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Room 33-213
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139

peraire [at] mit.edu
Administrative Assistant
Financial Officer
Jaime Peraire with airplane
Academic Degrees

Ingeniero de Caminos, Canales y Puertos, 1983, University of Barcelona Ph.D., 1986, University of Wales Doctor Ingeniero de Caminos, Canales y Puertos, 1987, University of Barcelona

Honors and Awards

The Research Corporation Trust, UK Young Researchers Award, 1986; NASA Group Achievement Award, 1989; D.Sc, University of Wales, 1997; NASA Exceptional Achievement Award, 1997; IACM Young Researchers Award in Computational Mechanics, 1998; Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT, Raymond L. Bisplinghoff Faculty Fellow,  2003-2006; Honorary Professor, School of Engineering, University of Wales, Swansea, 2005; H.N. Slater Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT, 2011; Spanish Society for Numerical Methods in Engineering, SEMNI Prize, 2013; Catalan Civil Engineers Association, Ildefons Cerdá Medal, 2015; US Association for Computational Mechanics, T.J. Hughes Medal, 2015.

Society Memberships

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Fellow; International Association for Computational Mechanics, Fellow; American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Member

Positions Held at MIT

Department Head, 2011-2018; Professor, 1999-present; Associate Professor, 1993-1999; Director, Aerospace Computational Design Lab, 1993-2011.

Specialization and Research Interests

Numerical simulation, Computational mechanics and aerodynamics, Finite Elements

Teaching Interests

Aerodynamics, computational mechanics, numerical methods for partial differential equations, dynamics

Lab/Research Group Affiliation