American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics at San Jose State University

Welcome to San Jose State University's American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) student branch's website. Here you will find valuable information regarding the club and its related activities such as events and project funding.

With more than 35,000 members, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics is the world's largest professional society, principal voice, and information resource devoted to the progress of engineering and science in aviation, space, and defense. The purpose of our student branch is to support the success of San Jose State University's aerospace engineering students. AIAA will provide its members with access to events, workshops, club room resources, research projects, socials, and other related activities that will connect students with professionals and help prepare them for a career in the aerospace industry.

SJSU Aerospace Engineering Program

Program Website

 SJSU Aerospace Engineering Program

Aerospace Engineering Faculty

Dr. Nikos J. Mourtos

Professor & AE Program Director

Ph. D. Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering (1987), Stanford University


Dr. Periklis Papadopoulos


Ph. D. Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering, Stanford University


Dr. Kamran Turkoglu

Assistant Professor

Ph. D.  Control Science & Aerospace Engineering (2012), University of Minnesota


Dr. Fabrizio Vergine

Assistant Professor

Ph. D. Aerospace Engineering (2014), University of Texas at Arlington


For a complete list of aerospace engineering faculty and staff contact information, please click here.

Aerospace Student Organizations

Here are a few additional aerospace organizations that you may want to check out:


SJSU Rocket Club

AIAA National

AIAA San Francisco Section