RPI Aero faculty and graduate researchers are at the forefront of discovery in experimental and computational flow physics and flow control, adaptive and morphing structures, adaptive modeling and simulation, new computational analysis and optimization techniques, structural health monitoring, dynamics and control, materials and nanocomposites, and propulsion systems. Their research has application to fixed-wing aircraft, rotary-wing aircraft and space vehicles, as well as to areas such as wind-energy, undersea-vehicles, and buildings. Several Aero graduate students are winners of prestigious national fellowships supported by agencies such as NSF, NASA and the DoD. Graduate students have the opportunity to engage with student chapters of professional societies such as the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and the American Helicopter Society, and participate in student design competitions sponsored by these societies as well as agencies such as NASA.
Aeronautical Engineering Graduate Programs
Aerospace Engineering Faculty
Michael Amitay, Professor and James L. Decker '45 Endowed Chair in Aerospace Engineering and Director, Center for Flow Physics and Control (CeFPaC).
Farhan Gandhi, Rosalind and John J. Redfern Jr Chair in Engineering and Director, Center for Mobility with Vertical Lift (MOVE)