- 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
Biography 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.
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