The Aerospace Research Center advances aerospace research at The Ohio State University by leading interdisciplinary research focused on aerospace technology. We connect core strengths across the university, advancing knowledge and technology to address current and future air transportation challenges.

ARC also serves as a unique resource for industry, academia, government labs and other organizations to collaborate on complex research challenges. Our faculty expertise includes power and propulsion, aerodynamics, materials science, controls, manufacturing, law, medicine and policy – all connected to aerospace.

Prominent Research Areas

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Uncrewed Aircraft Systems
Drones are the next frontier of aviation
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Aerodynamic Flow Control
Key to achieving the next generation of performance improvements in aircraft
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Gas Turbine Engines
Significant impact on carbon emission reduction and cost savings across industries

Faculty Spotlights

Over 20 core and associated faculty conduct research through experimental, computational and theoretical approaches. Our monthly features highlight current work led by ARC faculty members. Click through the below images to learn more, and check back for updates!

Faculty Spotlights

Faculty spotlights

faculty spotlight Jack McNamara
Professor Jack McNamara
Director, Multi-Physics Interactions Research Group
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Associate Professor Kiran D’Souza
Director, Nonlinear Dynamics and Vibration Lab
Faculty spotlight Randall Mathison
Associate Professor Randall Mathison
Director, Gas Turbine Lab
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Associate Professor Lian Duan
Director, Computational Aerodynamics and Flow Physics Lab
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Associate Professor Mrinal Kumar
Director, Laboratory for Autonomy in Data-Driven and Complex Systems
Faculty spotlight Jeffrey Bons
Professor Jeffrey Bons
Director, Turbine Aerothermodynamics Lab
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Associate Professor of Practice Clifford A. Whitfield
Director, Flight Vehicle Design and Testing Group
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Professor Datta Gaitonde
Director, High-Fidelity Computational Multi-Physics Laboratory