Our Team

The ÆON Team

Principal Investigator

Dr. Nicoletta Fala

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Nicoletta Fala Dr. Nicoletta Fala's research focuses on solving aviation problems through data-driven cognitive human factors approaches. She is particularly interested in optimizing human and system performance and safety in flight traning operations, and aims to simultaneously increase the accessibility and safety of flight.

Dr. Nicoletta Fala obtained her B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Purdue University. Her doctoral work evaluated cognitive biases that impact how pilots respond to risk-related post-flight debrief.

Dr. Fala is also an instrument-rated single- and multi-engine commercial pilot and flight and ground instructor with aerobatics and cross-country air racing experience and has helped operate a flying club for five years. Through her research and teaching, she aims to bring aviation and engineering closer to effectively connect designers to the end-user experience.

Ph.D. Students

Nastaran Arzamani

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M.S. Students

JW Wallace

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JW Wallace

JW Wallace is a Masters student studying UAS and General Aviation weather information needs to help create better next generation aviation weather technologies. A Stillwater native, he received his Bachelor's Degrees in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in May 2020. As an undergrad he worked in the Experimental Flow Physics Lab and the Mechanics of Smart and Soft Materials lab.




Scout Hernandez

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Scout Hernandez Scout Hernandez is a Masters student using qualitative research methodologies to identify pilot and operator preferences for and challenges with weather communication services. She is from Tulsa, Oklahoma, but has been in Stillwater since 2018. She obtained her undergraduate degrees in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanical Engineering degrees in 2021. As an undergraduate, she led her team to victory in the Argonia Cup competition and participated in Engineers Without Borders and American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.


Undergraduate Students

Garrett Martin

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