Executive Team

Howdy! Meet Your 2020-2021 Executive team

Aaron Buitron
Howdy, I am a Senior Aerospace Engineer from Portland, TX. I believe that it is important to give back to my fellow members and students, so that they get to experience something that will help them grow academically and professionally during their time at college.
Collin Invie
Vice President External
Howdy, I am junior aerospace engineering major from Woodbury, MN. While at Texas A&M I have participated in undergraduate research, the engineering honors program, a Co-Op and an aerospace industry internship. All of these have given me a better perspective of the opportunities available within the aerospace industry which I plan to bring and share with our members.
Matthew Elmer
I believe members come first, and my hope is that each member of AIAA TAMU gains valuable knowledge that can help them navigate their career field. To that end, I have spearheaded multiple initiatives designed to help members. I am an Aerospace Engineering major from Pleasanton, TX, and I have experience in design teams, undergraduate research, internships, the engineering honors program, and more. Please get in touch with me if you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns!
Anna Good
Howdy, I am a Senior Aerospace Engineering major from Houston, TX. I joined AIAA during my freshman year to connect with other students with similar interests. I believe AIAA-TAMU to be an integral part of the growth and success of students of any major who are interested in the aerospace industry.
Levi Atkins
Howdy, I am a Senior Aerospace Engineering major also pursuing minors in Biomedical Engineering and Mathematics. I joined AIAA my Sophomore year and soon after became an officer with the hopes of connecting fellow students to industry, and to encourage camaraderie amongst members. My experiences gained in AIAA have had a drastic impact on my career aspirations, improving my performance as an undergraduate research assistant, helping me succeed as a student, and much more. I hope by sharing my experiences with other officers and members that I am able to help improve the organization and garner interest in Aerospace.
Raktim Bhattacharya
Raktim Bhattacharya received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in aerospace engineering from the University of Minnesota in 2000 and 2003, respectively. He was a post-doctoral scholar at Caltech from 2003-2004 in the department of Control and Dynamical Systems. After that he was employed by United Technologies Research Center as a research scientist from 2004-2005. He joined the aerospace engineering department of Texas A&M University in 2005 and currently is an associate professor. His research interests include robust control and estimation, nonlinear dynamics, uncertainty quantification and convex optimization. His research is supported by NSF, AFOSR and NASA.

Officer Team

Adam Johnston
I'm a senior Aerospace Engineering major also obtaining a Computer Science Minor. I joined AIAA Fall of 2019 and designed this website with the help of our Web Development team listed below. I am also a team lead for the SpaceCRAFT Virtual Reality Simulations project led by Dr. Chamitoff.

Web Development Team

William Montano
Lead Developer | Aerospace Engineering Major '22

Howdy, I am a Junior in Aerospace Engineering from San Salvador, El Salvador. I Joined AIAA my sophomore year in 2020 as part of the Web Design team. In addition, I am also a member of the AIAA Design Build Fly (DBF) Team as part of the Structures and Design team.