- Aerospace Engineering
Jeffrey Xu is a 2022-2026 Self Graduate Fellow pursuing his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Kansas, where he also received his B.S. in Aerospace Engineering (2020). From a young age, regular visits to the National Air & Space Museum fed into his passion for flight; however, a severe case of Tourette's has kept him from becoming a pilot. Instead of staying grounded, he redirected his passion into his research on aircraft autonomy at the KU Flight Research Laboratory. His current research focuses on robust aircraft control systems that can adapt to adverse changes in flight conditions or aircraft dynamics amid dynamically changing environments. He hopes for his work to support the verticalization of urban transportation through safe and robust vertical take-off and landing aircraft and reduce the volume of ground vehicles in our urban areas.
Mentor: Shawn Keshmiri, Ph.D. Professor, Aerospace Engineering.