Course Facilitators

Faculty Sponsor:

Prof. Holger Mueller: (Webpage)


Prof. Mueller is the faculty advisor for this course. His research centers on making measurement devices using matter wave interferometry. One such device will fly on a heavy-lifting drone to measure local gravity gradients for geophysical research.

Current Facilitators:

Montek Sethi:

Montek Sethi is a UC Berkeley Sophomore, an avid aviation enthusiast, and a private pilot. He started flying in 2010 at age 6 and has since been flying and gaining additional certifications. Montek holds a Private Pilot – Glider and Airplane certificate, earning both at the FAA’s minimum age requirements, 16 and 17. His most recent aviation achievement is getting his Private Pilot – Airplane in November 2021. His next goal is to get his instrument and commercial to start his professional flying career. 

Previous Faculty Sponsors:

Dr. Jasenka Rakas: (Webpage)

Dr. Rakas is the deputy director of the UC Berkeley National Center of Excellence for Aviation Operations Research (NEXTOR) and its lead aviation researcher. She is the director of the Airport Systems Planning and Design Short Course and faculty in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. Dr. Rakas is a founder of the UC Berkeley Advanced Aviation Educational Program, the Airport Design Studio and the National Airspace System Infrastructure Conference.

Previous Facilitators:

Jeremy Axelrod:

Andrew Shacker:

Nick Williams:

Griffin Potrock:

Daniel Arnold:

Emily Stednitz:

Alexia Bass:

Orion Lyau:

Ryan Collins:

Jason Fry:

Howard Brown:

Austen Iverson:

Trevor Nesbitt:

Aaron Wienkers:

Ben Hightower:

Kevin Cheng:

Kevin was the founder of this class in 2011!