Aerospace Affiliate Faculty


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Jared Butler

Assistant Professor

207 Engineering Design and Innovation Building


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Stephen Conlon

Research Professor

3220B G Thomas Water Tunnel


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Michael Jonson

Associate Research Professor

3210B Garfield Thomas Water Tunnel


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Michael Krane

Research Professor

3210B G Thomas Water Tunnel


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Robert Kunz

Professor and Associate Head for Graduate Program

140 Research East


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Jules Lindau

Associate Research Professor

3330B Garfield Thomas Water Tunnel


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James Miller


25 Hammond Building


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Simon Miller

Affiliate Professor

301AO Applied Science Building


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Herschel Pangborn

Assistant Professor

230 Reber Building


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Michael Yukish

Associate Research Professor

4110D Applied Science Building

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Jianhua Zhang

Assistant Research Profesor

229 Hammond Building




The Penn State Department of Aerospace Engineering, established in 1961 and the only aerospace engineering department in Pennsylvania, is consistently recognized as one of the top aerospace engineering departments in the nation, and is also an international leader in aerospace education, research, and engagement. Our undergraduate program is ranked 15th and our graduate programs are ranked 15th nationally by U.S. News & World Report, while one in 25 holders of a B.S. degree in aerospace engineering in the U.S. earned it from Penn State. Our students are consistently among the most highly recruited by industry, government, and graduate schools nationwide.

The department is built upon the fundamentals of academic integrity, innovation in research, and commitment to the advancement of industry. Through an innovative curriculum and world-class instruction that reflects current industry practice and embraces future trends, Penn State Aerospace Engineering graduates emerge as broadly educated, technically sound aerospace engineers who will become future leaders in a critical industry

Department of Aerospace Engineering

229 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2569