The Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech

Yu Cai

Yu Cai is a Graduate Research Associate at ASDL.

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

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,


  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)
  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)

Memberships and Service

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