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Welcome from the Chair

Dean Charbel Farhat

On behalf of our faculty, staff and students, I welcome you to the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University. We are proud of our culture of innovation and leadership, our alumni, and their exceptional achievements in government, academia, and industry.

Future Aircraft Design

Recent technological revolutions will make future aircraft more important to our lives in many ways. More  

Autonomous Systems and Controls

Our fundamental and applied research on autonomous systems and controls aims to enable greater autonomy for explorations of land, sea, sky and space. More

Cyber Safety for Transportation

Together with Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Physics, we are pursuing a research effort aimed at blunting this danger to the future of transportation. More

Distributed Space Systems

Distributed Space Systems consist of two or more satellites that interact to accomplish scientific, commercial, or technological objectives that are otherwise difficult if not impossible to achieve using a traditional monolithic spacecraft. More

Multifunctional Materials and Intelligent Structures

Our group focuses on the design, manufacturing and experimental characterization of next generation materials and structures to be used in aircraft, space exploratio, and automotive systems. More

Multi-disciplinary Computational Aerosciences

Our research in computational aerosciences is driven by the daring technologies underlying next-generation aerospace systems. More


Awards and honors of the Aeronautics and Astronautics faculty and students. 

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