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Saetti, Umberto

Saetti, Umberto

Assistant Professor
Alfred Gessow Rotorcraft Center
Aerospace Engineering
Maryland Robotics Center
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)


  • 2024 Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) award
  • 2022 Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Program (YIP) award

  • Rotary- and flapping-wing vehicles
  • Modeling, simulation, and order reduction
  • Flight dynamics and control
  • Aeromechanics
  • Rotorcraft handling qualities
  • System identification
  • Time-periodic systems
  • Human-machine interaction
  • Virtual, augmented, and extended reality (VR/AR/XR)

ENAE 635 - Helicopter Stability and Control

ENAE 432 - Control of Aerospace Systems