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Meenal Datta awarded Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA) from NIH to investigate immune cell response to mechanical forces

Meenal Datta, assistant professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has …

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STIR grants energize new science/engineering research projects at Notre Dame

The first Seed Transformative Interdisciplinary Research (STIR) grants, announced in early 2023 by the Notre Dame …

Notre Dame Engineering profs receive Joyce Awards for excellence in undergraduate teaching

Four faculty members in the College of Engineering have received the Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Award for …

Sky’s the limit for Senior Design radio-controlled airplanes

For migrating birds and students taking Aerospace Senior Design, spring is a time for flight. In this two-semester …

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Cheers to recipients of the 2023 College of Engineering Staff Excellence Awards

The Notre Dame College of Engineering is pleased to announce the recipients of the newly established Staff Excellence …

Laura M. Alderfer wins Notre Dame’s Shaheen Graduate Student Award

Laura M. Alderfer, Ph.D. candidate in the Graduate Program in Bioengineering, is the 2023 recipient of Notre …

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Plasmas in Aeronautics: from Lightning Safety to Propulsion and Energy

Carmen Guerra-Garcia, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
3:30 p.m., September 26, 2023

Pushing the Limits of Thermal Transport to Address Electronics, Energy and Climate Challenges

Dr. Xiulin Ruan, Purdue University
3:30 p.m., October 24, 2023

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

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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.

Fighting to Go Faster and Farther than Ever Thought Possible