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Prof. Tengfei Luo (far right), shown with Ph.D. student Quishi Zhang, sent an experiment aboard the International Space Station in June 2021.

Prof. Tengfei Luo (far right), shown with Ph.D. student Quishi Zhang

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Margaret Coad

Vine robots: Exploring new paths to safety and health

The animal kingdom has long been a source of inspiration for the design of robots, which use legs to walk, run, jump, …

Mark Plecnik receives NSF CAREER Award for new mathematical framework for designing mechanisms in robotics

Mark Plecnik, assistant professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering, has received the National Science …

David Go

David B. Go named Viola D. Hank Professor

David B. Go, professor and chair of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, has been awarded an endowed professorship. …

2021 Innovate-O-Thon participants

Three cheers for the 2021 ND Engineering Innovate-O-Thon!

Forty-five students from across campus came together to compete in the 2021 Notre Dame Engineering Innovate-O-Thon, an …

Exploring mechano-immunology for clues in the fight against brain tumors

Meenal Datta, assistant professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering, was recently awarded a National Institutes …

Yipu Du (left) and Yanliang Zhang

A new 3D printing frontier: self-powered wearable devices

When most people think of wearable devices, they think of smart watches, smart glasses, fitness trackers, even smart …

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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.