Maj John H. Hansen, PhD

Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering

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BS, Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University, 2006; MS, Aeronautical Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, 2008; MS Flight Test Engineering, Air Force Test Pilot School, 2013; PhD, Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, 2021. 

Major Hansen’s research interests include optimal control theory, aeroservoelasticity for flexible aircraft, experimental flight test, and explosives. Major Hansen teaches courses on air weapons, including explosives and warhead design. He is a member of Sigma Gamma Tau and AIAA.


  • Hansen, J. H., Duan, M., Kolmanovsky, I. V., Cesnik, C. E. S., “Control Allocation for Maneuver and Gust Load Alleviation of Flexible Aircraft,” AIAA SciTech Forum, Orlando, FL, January 2020. 

  • Duan, M., Hansen, J. H., Kolmanovsky, I. V., Cesnik, C. E. S., “Maneuver Load Alleviation of Flexible Aircraft through Control Allocation: A Case Study using X-HALE,” International Forum on Aeroelasticity and Structural Dynamics, Savannah, GA, June 2019. 

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