Steven R. H. Barrett

H.N. Slater Professor in Aeronautics and Astronautics
Director, Laboratory for Aviation and the Environment
Director, Electric Aircraft Initiative
My goal is to help aviation achieve zero environmental impacts.

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Robin Courchesne-Sato
(617) 258-7243

Financial Contact

Jennifer Leith

Specialization and Research Interests

Climate and air quality impacts of aviation; aircraft propulsion and emissions; electric aircraft propulsion; sustainable aviation fuels; impacts of aircraft noise; air pollution impacts of ground transportation; atmospheric modeling

Positions Held at MIT

Department Head, November 2023-present

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