Mobile assist: ROAM engineering lab developing powered prosthesis to aid natural movement

A woman uses a prosthetic prototype in the ROAM Lab.
Professor Jim Schmiedeler with "Ernie," a walking robot.

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Notre Dame Rocketry Team soars to victory

The University of Notre Dame’s Rocketry Team (NDRT) was declared the overall winner of NASA’s 2024 University …

Yanliang Zhang

Best recipe yet for thermoelectric devices

Power plants, factories, car engines—everything that consumes energy produces heat, much of which is wasted. …

A student kneels near her team's red and blue plane on the airstrip

Ideas with wings, and tails

When the farm fields surrounding the airstrip in Bremen, Indiana, were still untouched by green, Notre Dame seniors in …

Michelle Murray and Kassie Spencer

Two staff members from Notre Dame Engineering honored with 2024 Presidential Awards

The University of Notre Dame annually recognizes staff members who exemplify the University’s core values of …

The moon over Golden Dome and Basilica.

Notre Dame elected to Universities Space Research Association to advance space exploration research

The University of Notre Dame has been inducted into the Universities Space Research Association (USRA). Founded in …

Hsueh-Chia Chang, Jennifer Schaefer, and Jim Schmiedeler

Three engineering faculty win University awards in 2024

Three Notre Dame engineering professors have been honored with University awards for excellence in research, teaching …

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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.

Fighting to Go Faster and Farther than Ever Thought Possible