Yu Cai

Yu Cai is a Graduate Research Associate at ASDL.

Office: Weber SST Building, Room 317
Email: cy (at) gatech.edu

Current Research Interests


  • Integrated Sizing and Performance Analysis for Novel Aircraft Concepts and Subsystem Architectures (2017-present)
  • System-Level Assessment of Active Flow Control Technology on Commercial Aircraft (2015-present)
  • AIAA Design/Build/Fly Competition (2012-2015)

Education and Work Experience

  • B.S., Aerospace Engineering, 2015, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois
  • Internship - China Southern Airlines Maintenance and Engineering Division, Guangzhou, China (2014)



  1. Cai, Y., Gao, Z., Chakraborty, I., Briceno, S., and Mavris, D.N., “Parametric Approach to Assessing Performance of High-Lift Device Active Flow Control Architectures,” Aerospace 2017, 4(1), 6 (ISSN 2226-4310), Special Issue: Aircraft Design, http://www.mdpi.com/2226-4310/4/1/6/


  1. Cai, Y., Gao, Z., Chakraborty, I., Briceno, S., and Mavris, D.N., "System-Level Assessment of Active Flow Control for Commercial Aircraft High-Lift Devices", 55th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, AIAA SciTech Forum, (AIAA 2017-1627) http://arc.aiaa.org/doi/abs/10.2514/6.2017-1627
  2. Hiller, B., Cai, Y., Karagoz, E., Wilhelms, C., Chakraborty, I., Briceno, S., Collins, K., and Mavris, D.N., "Framework for Assessing Impact of Active Flow Control Technologies for Commercial Aircraft", 16th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference, AIAA AVIATION Forum, (AIAA 2016-3283) http://arc.aiaa.org/doi/abs/10.2514/6.2016-3283

Memberships and Service

  • AIAA - American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Student Member (2012-present)