Dimitri Mavris

Regents Professor, Boeing Professor of Advanced Aerospace Systems Analysis, and Langley Distinguished Professor in Advanced Aerospace Systems Architecture
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Dimitri Mavris is a Regents’ Professor, Boeing Professor of Advanced Aerospace Systems Analysis, and an S.P. Langley Distinguished Professor. He also serves as the director of the Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory (ASDL) and executive director of the Professional Master’s in Applied Systems Engineering (PMASE). Dr. Mavris received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. His primary areas of research interest include: advanced design methods, aircraft conceptual and preliminary design, air-breathing propulsion design, multi-disciplinary analysis, design and optimization, system of systems, and non-deterministic design theory. Since its foundation, Professor Mavris has grown ASDL to be a leader in the area of systems design, architecting, and optimization. Under his leadership, it has developed into the largest lab of its kind and has established a global reputation for excellence for both its rigorous educational program and impactful research activities. Since 1997, 1,343 degrees have been conferred to ASDL students--287 PhDs and 1,056 MS degrees. He has also co-authored with his students in excess of 1,000 publications. 

During his tenure at Georgia Tech, Dr. Mavris has chaired and served in several Technical and Program Committees for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and served on the AIAA Board of Directors and Institute Development Committee. He is the President of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS). He is the Georgia Tech technical point of contact for the FAA Center of Excellence for Alternative Jet Fuels & Environment (ASCENT), the Georgia Tech site director for the FAA Partnership to Enhance General Aviation Safety, Accessibility, and Sustainability (PEGASAS), and the principal investigator for the Airbus/Georgia Tech Center for MBSE-enabled Overall Aircraft Design and the Siemens Center of Excellence for Simulation and Digital Twin.



  • Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory (ASDL)
  • Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute (GTMI)
  • Vertical Lift Research Center of Excellence (VLRCOE)
  • Strategic Energy Institute (SEI)


  • Systems Design & Optimization

AE Multidisciplinary Research Areas:

  • Space Exploration and Earth Monitoring
  • System of Systems and Complex Systems Integration
  • B.S., Aerospace Engineering, 1984, Georgia Institute of Technology;
  • M.S. Aerospace Engineering, 1985, Georgia Institute of Technology;
  • Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, 1988, Georgia Institute of Technology;
Distinctions & Awards

2024 Class of 1934 Distinguished Professor Award; 2024 Outstanding Achievement in Research Innovation Award; 2021 Sustained Service Award from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics; Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society (2016-present); Fellow of the AIAA (2009-present); Fellow of the National Institute of Aerospace (2004-present); Member of ICAS Executive Committee (2012 -Present); NASA Blue Marble Award (2017); Bauhaus Luftfahrt Senior Research Fellowship recipient (2008); Ralph T. Teetor Education Award (2000); National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award (1997); SGA Faculty of the Year Award (2012-2013); Georgia Tech Outstanding Faculty Award for the Development of Graduate Research Assistants (2004 and 1999); Faculty Advisor of Georgia Tech's AIAA Student Chapter (2012-Present)