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MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics Faculty
Mark Drela

Mark Drela

Terry J. Kohler Professor of Fluid Dynamics
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139

(617) 253-0067

S.B., 1983, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
S.M., 1983, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ph.D., 1985, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Specialization and Research Interests

Aerodynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Design Methodology

Teaching Interests

Fluid Dynamics, Aerodynamics, Aircraft Design, Unified Engineering

Positions Held at MIT

Aernautics and Astronautics Vehicle Sector Co-head, 2007-present; Terry J. Kohler Professor, 2001-present; Professor, 2000 -2001; Associate Professor, 1991-2000; T. Wilson Associate Professor, 1991-1992; Carl Richard Soderberg Assistant Professor, 1988-1990; Assistant Professor, 1986-1991

Honors and Awards

Aero-Astro Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2007; ASME/AIAA SDM Best-Paper Award, 2000; Sigma Gamma Tau Graduate Teaching Award, 1998; DuPont Human-Powered Watercraft Speed-Record Prize, 1993; AIAA, Lawrence Sperry Award, 1991; Presidential Young Investigator Award, 1987-1991; Third Kremer Prize for Human-Powered Aircraft (co-recipient), 1984

Society Memberships

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Fellow

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