UROP Supervisors

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Hamsa Balakrishnan

Associate Department Head

Air traffic control, traffic flow management, airport operations scheduling, hybrid systems

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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...

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Peter P. Belobaba

Principal Research Scientist

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

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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...

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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

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Mark Drela

Terry J. Kohler Professor

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

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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...

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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...

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Wesley L. Harris

C.S. Draper Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Fluid dynamics: unsteady aerodynamics, aeroacoustics; rotorcraft technology; economic incentives: defense systems acquisition, lean...

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Jeffrey A. Hoffman

Professor of the Practice

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

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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...

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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...

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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 

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Youssef M. Marzouk

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; Co-Director, Space Systems Lab

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

Rebecca Masterson

Rebecca Masterson

Principal Research Scientist; Co-Director, Space Systems Lab

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

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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...

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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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Charles M. Oman

Senior Lecturer, Senior Research Engineer

Aerospace human factors and physiology, human-machine interfaces, manual and supervisory control, aircraft systems and automation, space...

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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...

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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...

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Leia Stirling

Visiting Associate Professor

computational dynamics, system automation, human factors, experimental biomechanics, human-machine interaction for aerospace and medical...

Choon Sooi Tan

Senior Research Engineer

Unsteady and three-dimensional flow in turbomachinery and propulsive devices; aerodynamic instabilities in aircraft gas turbine engines...

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Qiqi Wang

Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Engineering design of chaotic dynamical systems, unsteady aerodynamics and turbulence, numerical methods for exascale computation, design...

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Brian L. Wardle

Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics

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

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Laurence R. Young

Apollo Program Professor (Post Tenure) of Astronautics

Bioastronautics, aerospace human factors, long duration space flight, artificial gravity