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Christy Ivler

Christy IvlerAssistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Christina Ivler has spent the last twelve years working as a research aerospace engineer for the U.S. Army Aviation Development Directorate. She is excited to bring this experience to her new position at University of Portland. She specializes in drone, rotorcraft, and fixed-wing aircraft flight dynamics, handling qualities, flight control law design, and flight testing. Her research has spanned a wide variety of flight control development programs in the government and industry, applying optimization-based methods to a broad range of rotorcraft ranging from small UAS to heavy lift. She has published over 25 technical papers and is co-author of the book Practical Methods for Aircraft and Rotorcraft Flight Control Design: An Optimization Based Approach, published earlier this year. Christy received B.S. and M.S. degrees in mechanical and aeronautical engineering from UC Davis, and a Ph.D. from the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University. In her free time, she loves country line dancing, snowboarding, and swimming.

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