Alison Korn

Alison is a senior from Nashville, TN, majoring in Mechanical Engineering with a certificate in Aerospace Engineering and minors in Physics and Spanish. Aside from research, she is president of Duke A Cappella group Something Borrowed Something Blue, as well as Corporate Outreach Chair and Recovery Subteam Lead for Duke’s high-powered rocketry team Duke AERO. She also oversees the Features & Investigations department of The Chronicle. In her little free time, Alison loves to watch sports, stargaze, and travel.

Research Interests

Alison joined the Aeroelasticity Group in the spring of 2023 and is working under Dr. Dowell and Luisa Piccolo Serafim to analyze the effects of various aerodynamic profile shapes on the aeroelasticity of a folding wing. From performing hammer impact tests on wing skeletons to observing the behavior of airfoils in the Duke Wind Tunnel, Alison is hoping to determine optimal profile shapes and angles of rotation for enhanced folding wing performance on aircraft.