Advising

Each incoming sophomore in Course 16 and Course 16-ENG is assigned an academic advisor. Your advisor guides you through your educational endeavors throughout your undergraduate years. Advisors do more than approve registration and add/drop forms. Your advisor should be someone you trust and, as the term implies, whom you can approach for advice, not only with academic issues, but also broader issues such as summer internships, job and grad school applications, and personal matters.

Selecting Your Advisor

In June, the AeroAstro Undergraduate Office sends information to entering sophomores to help them select an advisor. Students browse through the advisor profiles, reviewing the professors' research areas, teaching interests, and other information. Assignments for incoming sophomores are announced in mid August.  Students whose advisor is on leave from MIT may be reassigned. 

For more information about advising, contact academic programs administrator mas [at] mit.edu (Marie Stuppard).

Current Undergraduate Advisors

AeroAstro Undergrad Advising
Photo: Steven Barrett

Steven R.H. Barrett

Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Climate and air quality impacts of aviation; aircraft propulsion and emissions; electric aircraft propulsion; sustainable aviation fuels...

Photo: Luca Carlone

Luca Carlone

Leonardo Career Development Assistant Professor

Robotics, machine vision and perception, autonomous air/space/ground vehicles, numerical and distributed optimization, guaranteed inference...

Photo: Edward Crawley

Edward F. Crawley

Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Ford Professor of Engineering

Dr. Crawley’s research has focused on the architecture, design, and decision support and optimization in complex technical systems subject...

Photo: David Darmofal

David L. Darmofal

Jerome C. Hunsaker Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Computational fluid dynamics, numerical analysis, probabilistic design, engineering education

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Olivier de Weck

Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems

Aerospace systems, engineering systems, technology roadmapping and development, multidisciplinary design optimization

Photo: Mark Drela

Mark Drela

Terry J. Kohler Professor

Aerodynamics, computational fluid dynamics, design methodology, low-order modeling of aeromechanical systems

Photo: Edward Greitzer

Edward M. Greitzer

H.N. Slater Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics

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

Professor Guerra-Garcia

Carmen Guerra-Garcia

Atlantic Richfield Career Development Professor in Energy Studies

Plasma physics and aerospace applications, multiphysics modeling and experimentation, propulsion, combustion, lightning strike protection

Photo: Steven Hall

Steven R. Hall

Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Automatic control, control of helicopter rotors, acoustic control

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R. John Hansman

T. Wilson (1953) Professor in Aeronautics

Air transportation, aircraft systems design and innovation, instrumentation, flight safety, aviation meteorology, flight information systems...

Photo: 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...

Photo: Daniel Hastings

Daniel E. Hastings

Aeronautics and Astronautics Department Head

Synergetic interactions between space systems and the space environment, space propulsion, space policy, space systems, spacecraft...

Photo: Jeffrey Hoffman

Jeffrey A. Hoffman

Professor of the Practice

Human space flight operations, space flight technology, human-machine interactions, extravehicular activity, conducting laboratory research...

Photo: Jon 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...

Photo: Paul Lagace

Paul A. Lagace

Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Composite materials and their structures, fracture, longevity, and damage tolerance, manufacturing, generic systems applications...

Photo: Nancy Leveson

Nancy Leveson

Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics

System safety, organizational safety and safety culture, software engineering, safety of software controlled systems, system engineering...

Photo: Richard Linares

Richard Linares

Charles Stark Draper Assistant Professor; Co-Director, Space Systems Lab

Astrodynamics, space situational awareness, satellite guidance and navigation, estimation and controls, optimal control, reinforcement...

Photo: 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...

Professor Lozano-Durán

Adrián Lozano-Durán

Draper Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Fluid dynamics theory and modeling by artificial intelligence, numerical simulations, turbulent flows 

Photo: Youssef Marzouk

Youssef M. Marzouk

Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Computational science and engineering, computational statistics. Uncertainty quantification, inverse problems, data assimilation. Energy and...

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Eytan H. Modiano

Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Data communication, satellite and hybrid networks, high-speed networks

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Jaime Peraire

H.N. Slater Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Numerical simulation, Computational mechanics and aerodynamics, Finite Elements

Raul Radovitzky

Raul Radovitzky

Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics

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

Photo: Nick Roy

Nicholas Roy

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

Zoltán S. Spakovszky

Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Propulsion and energy conversion, internal flows in fluid machinery, compressor aerodynamics and stability, micro-fluidics and rotordynamics...

Photo: 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...

Photo: Brian Wardle

Brian L. Wardle

Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Nano-engineered composites, composite and layered materials; hybrid nanocomposite systems; MEMS power devices and energy harvesting...

Photo: Moe Win

Moe Z. Win

Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Wireless communications, optical communications, space communications systems