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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Notre Dame Rocketry Team takes second place in NASA 2022 Student Launch

The Notre Dame Rocketry Team (NDRT) marked its ten-year anniversary with its most successful performance to date, …

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Senior design airplanes take flight

On April 26, seniors in the aerospace capstone course brought their remote-controlled planes to the South Bend Radio …

Morgan La Sala

Mechanical engineer Morgan La Sala selected as 2022 salutatorian

Morgan La Sala, mechanical engineering major from Wayne, New Jersey, has been named salutatorian of the 2022 …

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Notre Dame engineers awarded 2022 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Six Notre Dame engineers have been awarded 2022 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships and …

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Student designs come to life in the Engineering Innovation Hub

Students are transforming their computer-generated designs into reality thanks to the technology and staff in Notre …

Pinar Zorlutuna

Pinar Zorlutuna named National Academy of Sciences Kavli Fellow

Pinar Zorlutuna, professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering at the University of Notre Dame, was named a …

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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.