Chris Courtin, PhD

Chief Engineer, Technology Demonstrator

Chris Courtin is Chief Engineer, Technology Demonstrator and the Flight Physics Department Lead at Electra. Chris earned a PhD at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where his research focused on how distributed electric propulsion enables the development of super-short takeoff and landing aircraft. His specific focus was on blown lift aerodynamics, vehicle configuration and flight controls. Prior to Electra and MIT, Chris was a research engineer at Aurora Flight Sciences.

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