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Oklahoma State University

Fala, Nicoletta

Assistant Professor

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Oklahoma State University
201 General Academic Building
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078-5016 USA
Phone: (405) 744-7523
Fax: (405) 744-7873
E-mail: nfala@okstate.edu

Website:  www.nicolettafala.com

 


Areas of Interest

  • Aviation Safety
  • Risk Communication
  • Survey Design
  • Training Operations
  • Aviation and Accident Data

Academic Background

Ph.D., Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Purdue University, 2014–2019

M.S., Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Purdue University, 2014

B.S., Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, with Distinction, Purdue University, 2010–2014

Positions Held

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Oklahoma State University, 2020-present

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Fala, N., Uday, P., Le, T., and Marais, K. (2015). Surface Operations of End-Around Taxiways. Air Traffic Control Quarterly 22 (4): 327-351. https://doi.org/10.2514/atcq.22.4.327

Conference Proceedings

Chakraborty, A., Fala, N., and Marais, K. (2019). Investigation of Feasibility of Using Low-Cost AHRS Devices to Detect General Aviation Hazardous States. AIAA Aviation 2019 Forum. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2019-3444

Fala, N., and Marais, K. (2019). Assessing Potential Biases in Risk Perception for General Aviation Pilots. AIAA Aviation 2019 Forum. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2019-3443

Fala, N., and Marais, K. (2019). Communicating Data-Driven Risk Information to Pilots. 20th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology. http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:dea325d6-1bc7-4e9f-89f6-31503d07ec86

Fala, N., and Marais, K. (2016). Detecting Safety Events During Approach in General Aviation Operations. 16th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2016-3914

Rao, A.H., Fala, N., and Marais, K. (2016). Analysis of Helicopter Maintenance Risk from Accident Data. AIAA Infotech @ Aerospace. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2016-2135

Goblet, V., Fala, N., and Marais, K. (2015). Identifying Phases of Flight in General Aviation Operations. 15th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2015-2851

Positions Available

There are currently positions available for graduate and undergraduate work. If you are interested, please email Prof. Fala (nfala@okstate.edu) with your CV/resume to schedule a meeting.