Mingtai Chen

Assistant Teaching Professor

  • Phone: (919) 515-8737
  • Office: Engineering Building III (EB3) 3308

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.

Mingtai Chen