C-SWARM: A Framework for Predictive Science The multidisciplinary Center for Shock Wave-processing of Advanced Research Materials (C-SWARM) focuses on developing a computational framework for predictive science.
C-SWARM: A Framework for Predictive Science
University Partners in Manufacturing Innovation Institutes Notre Dame is one of only two universities to be named a partner in both of the advanced manufacturing institutes selected to receive government and private sector funding to help revolutionize manufacturing in the United States.
University Partners in Manufacturing Innovation Institutes
Microplasma Research in the Small Scale Transport Lab Researchers at Notre Dame are exploring low-temperature plasmas to address energy problems, offer new water purification methods, create new nanomaterials, and convert captured waste heat into electricity.
Microplasma Research in the Small Scale Transport Lab
Improving Components of Gas Turbine Engines A new $36M turbine facility, being constructed in South Bend's Ignition Park and scheduled to open in July 2016, will provide an environment for the development of performance enhancing flow control technologies at conditions similar to those in real engines.
Improving Components of Gas Turbine Engines
Summer Engineering Program in China During this seven-week study abroad/internship opportunity Notre Dame students work with Chinese students at Tsinghua University on real-world design challenges supplied by multinational corporations.
Summer Engineering Program in China
Research at the Speed of Sound A generous donation to the University of Notre Dame's Airborne Aero-Optics Laboratory (AAOL) gave free-space communication a transonic boost as faculty, students, and staff continue researching at the speed of sound in their new flying research lab.
Research at the Speed of Sound
Locomotion and Balance Affect Quality of Life Researchers at Notre Dame are pairing gaming components with the study of human balance and locomotion, and applying their findings to better understanding walking, balance, and physical rehabilitation.
Locomotion and Balance Affect Quality of Life

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The Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering offers two undergraduate degree programs: aerospace engineering and mechanical engineering. Both tracks prepare students for careers in industry, government, or research laboratories.

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New Paper Opens the Door to the Study of a New Class of Materials
New Paper Opens the Door to the Study of a New Class of Materials
April 17, 2015

A new paper by a team of researchers led by Karel Matous, College of Engineering Associate Professor of Computational Mechanics in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, describes how an accurate statistical description of heterogeneous particulate materials, which is used within statistical micromechanics theories, governs the overall thermo-mechanical properties.

Do and Semperlotti Receive 2015 YIP Awards
Do and Semperlotti Receive 2015 YIP Awards
April 13, 2015

Hyungrok Do and Fabio Semperlotti are two of the 57 researchers who have won awards as part of the 2015 Young Investigator Program (YIP) of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFSOR). The YIP Awards support junior faculty who have demonstrated extraordinary research abilities in engineering and science, especially in those areas that support the Air Force mission, including dynamical systems and control, quantum and non-equilibrium processes, information, decision and complex networks, complex materials and devices, and energy, power and propulsion.

In Memoriam: Catherine F. Pieronek, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Director of the Women’s Engineering Program
In Memoriam: Catherine F. Pieronek, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Director of the Women’s Engineering Program
April 10, 2015

The College of Engineering is saddened to share the news of the death of Catherine Pieronek, associate dean for academic affairs and director of the Women’s Engineering Program.

 New Book Highlights Modern Mathematical Methods Used in Advanced Engineering Applications
New Book Highlights Modern Mathematical Methods Used in Advanced Engineering Applications
April 9, 2015

A new textbook written by Joseph M. Powers, professor and associate chair in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, and Mihir Sen, professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering, and published by Cambridge University Press targets engineering graduate students who wonder how much of their basic mathematics will be of use in practice.

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Laminar and Turbulent Natural Convection in Enclosures; Stability of Flows; Nonlinear Dynamical Systems and Chaos; Two-phase Flows; ...
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