Aaron Drake is a Professor in the department of Aerospace Engineering at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. He specializes in the design and development of aircraft and technologies to enable improved system performance and new applications.

Prior to coming to Cal Poly in 2014, Aaron held various technical and managerial positions at Beechcraft, Northrop Grumman, and Zee.Aero. He has a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from San Jose State University, an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Washington State University.

Research Interests

  • Aerodynamics
  • Aircraft Design and Development
  • Applications of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems 

Office Hours for Spring 2024

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