Alejandra Uranga, PhD

Dr. Alejandra Uranga is an expert in aerodynamics, novel aircraft design, and integrated propulsion systems for sustainable aviation. As Chief Engineer, Research and Future Concepts at Electra, she oversees the design of the high-lift system and subsequent wind tunnel testing program for the Electra eSTOL aircraft and leads the development of future concepts that exploit propulsion and aero integration to improve the efficiency of the aircraft. Dr. Uranga joined Electra from the University of Southern California (USC) Viterbi School of Engineering, where she led the Aerodynamic Research and Design Laboratory at the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering.

Earlier, as a Postdoctoral Associate and Research Engineer in the Aeronautics and Astronautics Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), she was Technology Lead in the NASA N+3 program that developed and tested the D8 Double-Bubble aircraft. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Florida Tech, a Master of Applied Sciences in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Victoria, BC, Canada, and a PhD degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT.

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