Brandon Basgall

Aerospace Engineer

Mr. Basgall is an aerospace engineer with wide ranging experience and is an expert in the use of Siemens NX, Advanced Aircraft Analysis (AAA), MATLAB, LabVIEW, Shark/AeroPack and Dassault CATIA. A CAD expert, he has created over 100 computer models for use in various projects. He has worked multiple aircraft design projects, including detailed aircraft design of a distributed electric propulsion vertical take-off and landing tilt wing aircraft and preliminary design of a vertical take-off and landing tilt wing urban air mobility aircraft. He has also built a number of aerospace-grade structures used by the University of Kansas CReSIS for their ice-sheet modeling sensors. Mr. Basgall was the team lead of the undergraduate aircraft design team that took first place in the 2014 international AIAA aircraft design competition.

Professional Preparation

  • University of Kansas, Aerospace Engineering: B.S., 2014


  • B. Basgall, W. Liu, T. Cassady and W.A. Anemaat, “Aircraft Design Weight Methods Comparison and Improvement,” AIAA Paper 2020-1259, presented at 2020 AIAA SciTech Forum, Orlando, FL, January 6-10, 2020.
  • W.A. Anemaat, D. de Vries, B. Basgall, W. Liu, V. Ahuja and R. Hartfield, “Comparison of Aerodynamic Design Tools for Distributed Propulsion Aircraft,” APISAT 2019: Asia Pacific International Symposium on Aerospace Technology, 2019, pp. 60-72, presented at 2019 Asian Pacific International Symposium on Aerospace Technology, Australia, December 4-6, 2019.
  • W.A. Anemaat, B. Basgall, W. Liu and D.M. van Dommelen, “High Efficiency 3-surface Hybrid Single Aisle Commercial Transport Aircraft Design,” AIAA Paper 2019-0556, presented at 2019 AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, San Diego, CA, January 8, 2019.
  • B. Basgall, A. Lee, A. Escalera, E. Lachino, E. Thompson, K. Constant, “Preliminary Design of the Jayhawk Economic Turboprop Transport (JETT)”, presented at the 53rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Kissimmee, FL, January 5-9, 2015.