Mingtai Chen

Assistant Teaching Professor

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  • 3308 EBIII

I am an experimentalist fascinated with designing a test setup, acquiring test data, analyzing the data, and making the final conclusions and recommendations. As an educator, my goal in the long term is to make the experiment in aerodynamics and vehicle structures more appealing to students.  

Before joining NC State, I was a flight test engineer in Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd, Shanghai. This job provided experience on how the ideas in textbooks are transferred to industry and tested in real flights. Also, this working opportunity motivated me to learn more in aerospace engineering. Therefore, I chose to pursue my Ph.D. program in 2016 at the University of Alabama. In the end, I am passionate about aerospace engineering to which I continue devoting my time and efforts.

Outside of work, I will play guitar to refresh myself and go fishing in nature.

Education

Ph.D.

The University of Alabama

M.S.

University of Toronto

B.S.

Shenyang Aerospace University

Honors and Awards

  • AEM Best Teaching Assistant, UA, 2019