Dr. Inderjit Chopra is a Distinguished University Professor and Alfred Gessow Professor in Aerospace Engineering and Director of the Alfred Gessow Rotorcraft Center at the University of Maryland. Also, he was the Minta-Martin Research Professor from 1996 to 2000.

Dr. Chopra has been working on various fundamental problems related to aeromechanics of helicopters including aeromechanical stability, active vibration control, modeling of composite blades, rotor head health monitoring, aeroelastic optimization, high advance ratio rotor, coupled rotor-body-engine dynamics, smart structures, swashplateless systems, micro air vehicles, and comprehensive aeromechanics analyses of bearingless, tilt-rotor, composite coupled, servo-flap, coaxial, compound, teetering and circulation control rotors.

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