Preparing for liftoff

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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Innovate-o-thon sponsored by Marmon Holdings and the Notre Dame Engineering Innovation Hub

Ready. Set. Innovate.

Like working in a team to find solutions to real-world problems? Then sign up for the College of Engineering’s 2021 …

bubble formation in the Space Tango CubeLab on the ISS.

Space Bubbles: Experiment on International Space Station aims to improve cancer detection

Tengfei Luo had certain hypotheses about what would happen during his scientific experiment, conducted in June aboard …

Engineering Innovation Hub. (Photo by Barbara Johnston/University of Notre Dame)

Engineering Innovation Hub opens at Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame’s Engineering Innovation Hub (EIH) has opened its doors to students and industry …

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Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering welcomes six new faculty in 2021

The Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering is pleased to announce six new appointments to the …

Pinar Zorlutuna

Zorlutuna named to Cellular and Molecular Technologies Study Section of NIH Center for Scientific Review

Pinar Zorlutuna, Sheehan Family Collegiate Professor of Engineering, has been named a member of the Cellular and …

The Gateway Concept Spaceship rendering surrounded by space, the moon to the left.

Gate Maker: AME alum Jon Olansen plays critical role in NASA’s effort to return to the Moon

When Gene Cernan and Harrison “Jack” Schmitt climbed into their lunar module nearly 50 years ago at the end of the …

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Prof. Larry Howell, Brigham Young University
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Thermal Management of Aerospace Systems – Challenges and Opportunities

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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.