About Us

The Flight Vehicle Design and Testing (FVDT) Group provides design and research in support of novel aircraft development enabled by new methods and technologies.  Graduate and undergraduate research students are directly involved in the design process, with research projects that provide the foundation and innovative breakthroughs for the advancement of flight vehicle design.  The FVDT Group is directed by Prof. Clifford Whitfield, Associate Professor of Practice, and owner and design and test engineer for Whitfield Aerospace LLC.  His professional practice and experience in aircraft design and applied aerodynamics and testing, with a focus on novel aircraft and aircraft components, supports multiple components of aerospace industry and provides exciting avenues for student design research. 

Contact Information

Clifford Whitfield, PhD
Associate Professor of Practice
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
The Ohio State University
Aerospace Research Center
2300 West Case Road | Columbus, Ohio 43235
Phone: 614.292.1057
Email: Whitfield.22@osu.edu