Lawrence Wong

EducationLawrence Wong

  • B.S., Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Currently pursuing a Masters in Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2014 (Advisor: Prof. Steven Barrett)

Fields: Environmental Impacts of Aviation; Aircraft Design Optimization

Lab Role: Research Assistant


I was born in California but have spent most of my life in various locations around the world. With such, I was fortunate to have traveled frequently on airplanes and developed a passion to further enhance the aviation industry. As part of my undergraduate studies at Georgia Tech, I had the opportunity to assist in research concerning air traffic management, and develop innovative landing procedures. Through co-op rotations and internships, I also worked in the various aspects of the industry; namely, design and manufacturing (Gulfstream Aerospace, Bell Helicopter), regulatory (FAA), and operations (Southwest Airlines). With my graduate research at MIT, I hope to contribute towards the capability in designing the next generation of aircraft with an optimization on their environmental impact. This effort will provide a new perspective in evaluating aircraft design and add to the sustainability of the aviation industry.