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Saetti, Umberto

Saetti, Umberto

Assistant Professor
Alfred Gessow Rotorcraft Center
Aerospace Engineering
3182 Glenn L. Martin Hall


  • Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering with a minor in Computational Science (Pennsylvania State University)
  • M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (Pennsylvania State University)
  • M.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering (Pennsylvania State University)
  • B.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)


  • 2022 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program (ONR YIP) award

Modeling, simulation, order reduction, and control of high-order models of the coupled flight dynamics, interactional aerodynamics, and aeroacoustics of rotary- and flapping-wing vehicles. These models are used for studies involving immersive extended reality (XR) simulations, human-machine interaction, synthesis of advanced flight control laws,  and development of innovative pilot cueing methods.

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