I'm an aeronautical engineer at Joby Aviation, where I perform conceptual aircraft design, mission analysis, propeller design, and aerodynamic, aeroacoustic, and aeroelastic analysis, using tools like STAR-CCM+ and RCAS. I've worked on Joby's recent electric VTOL aircraft—the Lotus UAV and the S2/S4 air taxi—and NASA's LEAPTech and X-57 (SCEPTOR) electric aircraft projects. I hold a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Rice University and M.S. and Engineer's degrees in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University, where I worked on quiet propeller design in the Aircraft Aerodynamics and Design Group (ADG).


  • Comparison of High-Fidelity Computational Tools for Wing Design of a Distributed Electric Propulsion Aircraft

    K. A. Deere, S. Viken, M. Carter, J. K. Viken, J. M. Derlaga, Alex Stoll

    2017 • AIAA

  • Design Studies of Thin-Haul Commuter Aircraft with Distributed Electric Propulsion

    Alex Stoll, G. Veble Mikić

    2016 • AIAA

  • Design and Performance of the NASA SCEPTOR Distributed Electric Propulsion Flight Demonstrator

    N. K. Borer, M. D. Patterson, J. K. Viken, M. D. Moore, S. Clarke, M. E. Redifer, R. J. Christie, Alex Stoll, et al.

    2016 • AIAA

  • Fuselage Boundary Layer Ingestion Propulsion Applied to a Thin Haul Commuter Aircraft for Optimal Efficiency

    G. Veble Mikić, Alex Stoll, J. Bevirt, R. Grah, M. D. Moore

    2016 • AIAA

  • Quiet, Reliable, and Efficient! Joby Aviation Paves the Way for an Electric Future

    Alex Stoll

    2015 • Dynamics Magazine

  • Comparison of CFD and Experimental Results of the LEAPTech Distributed Electric Propulsion Blown Wing

    Alex Stoll

    2015 • AIAA

  • Design and Testing of the Joby Lotus Multifunctional Rotor VTOL UAV

    P. Sinha, Alex Stoll, E. V. Stilson, J. Bevirt

    2015 • AIAA

  • Lotus: Two Aircraft in One

    Alex Stoll

    2015 • Aerospace America

  • Conceptual Design of the Joby S2 Electric VTOL PAV

    Alex Stoll, J. Bevirt, P. P. Pei, and E. V. Stilson

    2014 • AIAA

  • Drag Reduction Through Distributed Electric Propulsion

    Alex Stoll, J. Bevirt, M. D. Moore, W. J. Fredericks, N. K. Borer

    2014 • AIAA

  • A Multifunctional Rotor Concept for Quiet and Efficient VTOL Aircraft

    Alex Stoll, E. V. Stilson, J. Bevirt, P. Sinha

    2013 • AIAA

  • Design of Quiet UAV Propellers

    Alex Stoll

    2012 • Stanford University (thesis)