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William A. Crossley

School of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Purdue University

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Course Web Pages
[A&AE 204] - [A&AE 251] - [A&AE 451] -
[A&AE 490S] - [A&AE 550] - [A&AE 551]


William A. Crossley, Ph.D.
Purdue University
School of Aeronautics and Astronautics
701 W. Stadium Ave
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2045

2029 Armstrong Hall
phone: (765) 496-2872
fax: (765) 494-0307

crossley (at) purdue.edu



Fall 2019

A&AE 550 - Multidisciplinary Design Optimization
A&AE 550 class homepage

Other courses previously taught

A&AE 204 - Aeromechanics II
A&AE 204 class homepage

A&AE 251 - Introduction to Aerospace Design
A&AE 251 class homepage

A&AE 490S - Satellite Design
A&AE 490S class homepage

A&AE 451 - Aircraft Design
A&AE 451 class homepage

A&AE 551- Design Theory and Methods for Aerospace Systems
A&AE 551 class homepage

Research Areas

  • Optimization and design methods for aerospace systems
  • System of systems
  • Design under uncertainty
  • Environmental impact of aviation

Organizations and Leadership Positions

Uhrig & Vournas Head of the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics; https://engineering.purdue.edu/aae 

Director, Partnership to Enhance General Aviation Safety, Accessibility and Sustainability (PEGASAS), the FAA's Center of Excellence for General Aviation; https://www.pegasas.aero/


Leadership Team member, Purdue Systems Collaboratory; https://engineering.purdue.edu/SystemsCollaboratory


Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA); http://www.aiaa.org/

Technical Committee member, AIAA Aircraft Design (chair 2012-2014)


Council of Engineering Systems Universities (CESUN); http://cesun.org/, Purdue University representative

Executive Committee member, Past chair (2016-2018)


Member, Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS); https://www.informs.org/


Member, International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE); http://www.incose.org/


Member, International Society for Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (ISSMO); http://www.issmo.net/

Modified 28 February 2024