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Alejandra Uranga

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WISE Gabilan Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering


  • 2011, Doctoral Degree, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 2006, Master's Degree, Mechanical Engineering, University of Victoria
  • 2004, Bachelor's Degree, Aerospace Engineering, Florida Institute of Technology


Dr Alejandra Uranga is currently an Assistant Professor at the USC Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. Before joining USC in 2016, she was a Postdoctoral Associate (1 years) and then a Research Engineer (4 years) in the Aeronautics and Astronautics Department at MIT. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Florida Tech, a Master of Applied Sciences in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Victoria, BC, Canada, and a PhD degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT.

Research Summary

Dr Uranga's research interests are in aerodynamics, novel aircraft design, and integrated propulsion systems, for which she favors a combined computational and experimental approach. Her work aims to help achieve environmentally sustainable aviation. She leads the Aerodynamic Research and Design Laboratory at USC.

  • Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

  • OHE 500P
  • Olin Hall of Engineering
  • 3650 McClintock Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90089
  • USC Mail Code: 1450

Contact Information
  • (213) 821-0846
  • auranga@usc.edu


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