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Junyi Geng

Assistant Professor


  • Aerospace Engineering

224 Hammond Building


Personal or Departmental Website

Research Areas:

Autonomous Flight and UAVs; Vehicle Dynamics and Controls

Interest Areas:

Aerial Robotics; Aerial Manipulation; Cooperative Control; Learning-based Control; Vision-based Navigation; Trajectory Planning




  • B.E., Aircraft Design and Engineering, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2013
  • M.S., Aerospace Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 2016
  • Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 2020


Research Projects

Honors and Awards

  • Graduate Excellence Fellowship, College of Engineering, PennState, 2014 - 2017


Service to Penn State:

Service to External Organizations:

  • Associate Editor, The International Journal of Robotics Research, 2023



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