Mingtai Chen

Assistant Teaching Professor

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.


  • NCSU FRPD 2022-2345
  • NCSU SoTL Scholarship


Tip Vortex Trajectory and Its Application in Small-Rotor/Wing Interaction
, (2024). AIAA SCITECH 2024 Forum. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2024-2846
A Modified Hand-Held Force Meter to Measure Yarn Tension in the Ring Spinning Process
Ling, Y., Chen, M., Liu, Y., & Yin, R. (2023, July 6), FIBERS AND POLYMERS, Vol. 7. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12221-023-00271-z
Acoustic measurements in single-rotor/wing interaction at low disk loading and Reynolds number
Chen, M., Hua, J., Maier, N., & Burdette, D. (2023, December 30), INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF AEROACOUSTICS, Vol. 12. https://doi.org/10.1177/1475472X231225630
An airflow-driven system for scalable production of nano-microfiber wrapped triboelectric yarns for wearable applications
Chen, Y., Hua, J., Ling, Y., Liu, Y., Chen, M., Ju, B., … Yin, R. (2023), CHEMICAL ENGINEERING JOURNAL, 477. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2023.147026
Experimental Investigation of Surface Roughness on the Flowfield and Aero-acoustics of Converging Nozzles
Chen, M., Power, H., Stults, E., Mohan, A., & Baby, R. (2023), AIAA AVIATION 2023 Forum. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2023-4447
Design and test a converging and de Laval nozzle using additive manufacturing
Chen, M., Baby, R., Dillard, S., Lee, Y. T., & Ekkad, S. (2022), Frontiers in Aerospace Engineering, 1. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpace.2022.951987
Investigation of Fountain Effect in Dual-Rotor/Wing Interaction at Low Reynolds Number
Chen, M., Shen, J., & Hubner, J. P. (2022), AIAA AVIATION 2022 Forum. Presented at the AIAA AVIATION 2022 Forum, Chicago, IL. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2022-3816
Pressure and Strain Measurement on a 10° Control Surface of a Slender Cone in Hypersonic Flow
Hedge, A., MacIntyre, Z., Hubner, J. P., Chen, M., Pandey, A., Flood, J. T., & Casper, K. M. (2022), AIAA AVIATION 2022 Forum. Presented at the AIAA AVIATION 2022 Forum, Chicago, IL. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2022-4043
Experimental Investigation of Wing-on-Rotor Effect at Low Disk Loading and Reynolds Number
Chen, M., & Hubner, J. P. (2021), Journal of Aircraft, 58(3), 487–496. https://doi.org/10.2514/1.C035763
Experimental and Analytical Analysis of Rotor-Wing Interaction in hover for Low Reynolds Number Flow
Chen, M., & Hubner, J. P. (2021), Journal of Aerospace Engineering, 34(6), 04021073. https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)AS.1943-5525.0001307

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