Aircraft and spacecraft play a crucial role in the Air Force’s defense of our nation. The faculty and staff in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics are all dedicated to producing graduates and research that will assure the future aircraft and spacecraft needs of the Air Force will continue to be met. The department conducts basic and applied research in: low and high speed aerodynamics, propulsion, structural mechanics, materials science, and dynamics and control as they pertain to aircraft and spacecraft.
You are invited to browse through the information contained in this website to find out if our various master’s and doctoral programs in the fields of aeronautical engineering, astronautical engineering, space systems, and materials science are a good fit for you. If so, my staff and I look forward to working with you.
BRADLEY S. LIEBST, Ph.D.
Professor and Head
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Air Force Institute of Technology