Leland Carlson, Ph.D.

Image of Leland CarlsonDr. Leland Carlson joined the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University in 1969 after receiving his Doctor of Philosophy in Aero-Astro Engineering from The Ohio State University.  Carlson is widely recognized for his research on transonic airfoil design methods, radiating entry vehicle flowfields, and the behavior of high altitude balloons and their payloads.  He taught courses in aerodynamics, numerical methods, wing design, hypersonics, and aircraft design. He has been active locally and nationally in ABET, ASEE, and the AIAA.  Carlson is a Fellow in both ASEE and AIAA and has received the AIAA/ASEE Leland Atwood Aerospace Engineering Education Award. He has been awarded the TAMU Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching three times, once at the College Level (2001) and twice at the University Level (1987, 2008). He also served as Assistant/Associate Dean of Engineering (1981-1984) and headed the department’s undergraduate programs (1996-2004).  Dr. Carlson retired in 2009.