Dr. Jason Corman is a Research Engineer in the field of structures and multidisciplinary design optimization at the Georgia Tech Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory. He heads the Structures Branch within the Advanced Configurations Division and is the lead developer for the Rapid Airframe Design Environment (RADE), which is a multidisciplinary toolkit for aerospace vehicles tailored for automating pre-processing and integration of physics-based models. Dr. Corman is also a member of the Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Technical Committee for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Aerospace Engineering, 2017, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA - USA
  • Master of Science, Aerospace Engineering, 2011, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA - USA
  • Bachelor of Engineering, 2009, Mechanical Engineering Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH - USA

Rapid Airframe Design Environment (Internal Research & Development)

  • Role: Lead Developer
  • Project Overview: Development of a multidisciplinary toolkit to support and reduce the cycle time of the development of physics-based models for the purposes of early-phase advanced vehicle configurations that are outside the bounds of historical production data

Truss-Braced Wing Structural Weight Estimation (Sponsor: NASA LaRC)

  • Role: Co-PI
  • Project Overview: Assessment of vehicle-level and structural design impacts on the estimated structural weight of a novel truss-braced wing configuration at multiple passenger classes

MBSE-Enabled Digital Overall Aircraft Design (Sponsor: Airbus)

  • Role: Co-Investigator
  • Project Overview: Development of a methodology for multi-level aircraft design leveraging a model-based systems engineering approach with the explicit and traceable data connections for the vehicle and design process

Control of Revolutionary Aircraft with Novel Effectors (Sponsor: DARPA)

  • Role: Preliminary Design Lead
  • Project overview: Design and development of demonstrator and vision system aircraft fully controlled by non-moveable systems

Journal Papers

  1. C. Perron, D. Sarojini, D. Rajaram, J. Corman, and D. N. Mavris, Manifold alignment‑based multi‑fidelity reduced‑order modelingapplied to structural analysis, Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, August 2022, Volume 65, Article Number 236 2. Link to PDF
  2. J. Xie, D. Sarojini, Y. Cai, J. Corman, and D.N. Mavris, Certification-Driven Platform for Multidisciplinary Design Space Exploration in Airframe Preliminary Design, Journal of Manufacturing Systems, October 2021, Volume 59, Pages 1-21. Link to PDF

Selected Conference Papers

  1. D. Sarojini, H. D. Solano, J. Corman, and D. N. Mavris, Parametric Wingbox Structural Weight Estimation of the CRM, PEGASUS and Truss-Braced Wing Concepts, AIAA AVIATION 2022 Forum, Chicago, IL, June 27 - July 1, 2022. Link to PDF
  2. J. A. Corman and D. N. Mavris, AN APPROACH TO ASSESS AIRFRAME WEIGHT REDUCTION PERFORMANCE OF STITCHED COMPOSITE TECHNOLOGIES 31st Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, September 9-14, 2018. Link to PDF
  3. J. Corman, N. Weston, C. Friedland, D. Mavris, and T. Laughlin, A Parametric Multi-Fidelity Approach to Conceptual Airframe Design, 2018 AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference, Kissimmee, FL, January 8-12, 2018. Link to PDF
  4. J. Corman and D. Mavris, Tracking PRSEUS Technical Progress with Reduction of Performance Uncertainty Through Technology Development and Demonstration Phases, 54th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, San Diego, CA, January 4-8, 2016.Link to PDF
  5. J. A. Corman and D. Mavris, ASSESSING STRUCTURAL TECHNOLOGY PERFORMANCE FOR THE HYBRID WING BODY THROUGH PROBABILISTIC WEIGHT ESTIMATION 29th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia, September 7-12, 2014 Link to PDF


  1. J. A. Corman, A methodology for structural technology performance characterization to enable reduction of structural uncertainty, Ph.D. Thesis, School of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, May 2017

  • NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program (August 2010 - August 2014)
  • YSU University Scholars (August 2004 - May 2009)

  • Member, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Technical Committee
  • Member, International Council of Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS) Young Professionals Committee
  • Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)