Black and Veatch Faculty Fellow
Aerospace Engineering Department
College of Engineering
Iowa State University
Office: Howe Hall 2337
biography Ran Dai joined Aerospace Engineering Department at Iowa State University as Assistant Professor in 2012. She received her bachelor degree from Beihang University and her master and Ph.D degrees in aerospace engineering from Auburn University. After graduation, she worked as an engineer in a high technology automotive company, Dynamic Research, Inc., and conducted research and consulting in the areas of semi-autonomous vehicle guidance and control. In 2010, Dr. Dai joined the Robotics, Aerospace, and Information Networks (RAIN) Lab at University of Washington as a postdoctoral fellow. There, she was involved in the energy management project with application to the next generation of Boeing 787 aircraft power systems. Dr. Dai’s research has focused on optimal control, energy management, orbital mechanics and networked dynamic systems. She is a recipient of 2015 National Science Foundation CAREER Award.