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Andy Arena, Ph.D.

Dr. Andy Arena


Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering
University of Notre Dame 

M.S. Aerospace Engineering
University of Notre Dame

B.S. Aerospace Engineering
University of Arizona


Research Interests

  • Unmanned Aircraft Design and Fabrication
  • Aerospace Vehicle Stability and Control
  • Aerodynamics
  • Aircraft Performance

Awards and Recognition

  • 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)

Courses Taught

  • 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
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