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Oklahoma State University

Arena, Andrew S., Jr.

T. J. Cunningham Chair
Director, NASA Oklahoma Space Grant Consortium / EPSCoR

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Oklahoma State University
201 General Academic Building
Stillwater, OK 74078-5016
Phone: (405) 744-5900
Fax: (405) 744-7873


Areas of Interest

Academic Background

Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering, University of Notre Dame
M.S. Aerospace Engineering, University of Notre Dame
B.S. Aerospace Engineering, University of Arizona


Over 35 funded projects in areas of aircraft design and production, flight dynamics, aeroelasticity, aerodynamics.
Developed over 50 unique unmanned aircraft designs for commercial use, research, competition, and world records. Customers include: USSOCOM, Cessna Aircraft, JHAPL/DTRA, US Army.
Over 50 publications.

Teaching Experience

Introduction to Engineering: Aeronautics and Astronautics
Applied Aerodynamics and Performance
Aerospace Vehicle Design (Capstone Design Course)
Aerospace Vehicle Stability and Control
Aerospace Engineering Laboratory
Advanced Aerodynamics (Graduate)
Guidance and Control of Aerospace Vehicles (Graduate) Aeroelasticity (Graduate)
Fluid Mechanics

Honors and Awards

NASA-ASEE-Stanford Faculty Fellowship, NASA Dryden Flight Research Center
SAE International, Ralph R. Teetor Award.
CEAT, Halliburton Foundation Outstanding Young Teacher Award
College of Engineering Architecture and Technology, Outstanding Academic Advisor Award.
Andrew L. Maciula Teaching Professorship in Engineering
Halliburton Outstanding Teacher Award
Golden Torch Award
CEAT Halliburton Outstanding Young Faculty Award
Regents Distinguished Teaching Award
Advisor / Member of aircraft design team that set 2 FAI world aviation records. F5S Category. National Aeronautic Association “One of 2006’s Most Memorable Aviation Records”
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) National Faculty Advisor Award
L-3 Communications Noble Cause Award
Oklahoma Foundation of Excellence, Oklahoma Medal of Excellence in University Teaching
OSU Mortar Board Award
OSU Provost’s University Service Award
Instructor for OSU aircraft design teams which entered the AIAA collegiate design
/build/fly contest. 7 first place trophies, 8 second place trophies, and 2 third place trophies.
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Teaching Excellence Award (3 times)
Pi Tau Sigma Outstanding Faculty Award (5 times)

Facility / Laboratory Development

OSU Wind Tunnel Facility: 3x3 low turbulence wind tunnel facility
Computational Aerodynamics / Aeroservoelasticity (CASE) Lab
Unmanned Aircraft Design Laboratories
ASTRO Program
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Flight Research Station (UAFS)

Other Professional and Related Activity

Commercial pilot with instrument and multi-engine ratings. Experience in 7 different aircraft.
Associate Fellow of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
US Top Secret Clearance