A better way to heal from heart disease

Bioengineered lymphatic vessels are Prof. Donny Hanjaya-Putra’s new arsenal in the fight against the No. 1 killer of Americans.

Donny Hanjaya Putra and Adriana Archilla.

Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering aspires to Innovate for Humanity, tackling problems that affect human dignity and quality of life worldwide.

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Computational Engineering
Fluid Mechanics
Materials and Thermal Science and Manufacturing
Robotics and Controls




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New material shown to more efficiently desalinate water

By 2025, two-thirds of the world’s population could experience a freshwater shortage. To tackle this issue, …

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Daryl L. Peterson Appointed Managing Director of Notre Dame’s Engineering Innovation Hub

Daryl L. Peterson, an engineer with more than two decades of experience in manufacturing at Deere & Company, has …

Notre Dame Turbomachinery Laboratory

When one door closes: Students complete remote internships 
with ND Turbo

When one path in research fails, the pivot to another avenue can be an opportunity for learning and discovery. Such …

McClarren to lead ND team as deputy director of new predictive science center

Ryan McClarren, associate professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering, will serve as deputy director of the …

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Launch sequence initiated: Introducing ND IrishSat

Electrical engineering and aerospace engineering students have formed a new club called ND IrishSat. Their ultimate …

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First Engineering Innovate-O-Thon held at Notre Dame and via Zoom

Students competed in the first Notre Dame Engineering Innovate-O-Thon, a 24-hour innovation challenge. Teams convened …

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Soft Robotics and Architectured Materials: A Designer’s Perspective

Prof. Girish Krishnan, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m., March 9, 2021

Industry 4.0 Design for Additive Manufacturing in Energy and Bioengineering Systems

Prof. C. Fred Higgs, III, Rice University
3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m., March 16, 2021

Building Tissues: Engineering Complexity through Biomaterial Design

Prof. Brendan Harley, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m., March 23, 2021

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Mach 6 Wind Tunnel

Facilities and Resources

Hessert Laboratory for Aerospace Research and Hessert Laboratory at White Field are among the world’s finest university-based aerospace research facilities. They feature 19 major high-speed wind tunnels that generate the near-flight conditions for groundbreaking work in aerospace engineering, as well as labs and equipment that support investigations in aero-acoustics, aero-optics, fluid-structure interactions, gas-turbine propulsion, general flow control, hypersonics, multi-phase flows, sensor and flow actuator development, and wind energy.

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Undergraduate Programs

Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering offers two undergraduate degree programs, one in Aerospace Engineering and one in Mechanical Engineering.

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Clubs and community

Students contribute to campus life and the engineering profession through many clubs and organizations, including the Rocket Team, BajaSAE, NDSeed, Engineers without Borders, the marching band, glee club, liturgical choir, and many others.

Spotlight on Research in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

Fighting to go faster and farther than ever thought possible

Prof. Tom Juliano works at the next frontier of aerospace research, using the Mach-6 wind tunnel in the Hessert Laboratory for Aerospace Research to solve complex issues in high-speed flight. Plans are underway for a Mach-10 quiet tunnel that will extend research in this area to yet higher speeds.