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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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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 …

Pinar and graduate student in lab

Aging breast tissue could set the stage for invasive breast cancer

The American Cancer Society estimates that 284,200 women will be newly diagnosed with breast cancer in 2021, and …

Fernando in front of LIDAR

Harindra Joseph Fernando elected as Fellow of the American Geophysical Union

Harindra Joseph Fernando, the Wayne and Diana Murdy Endowed Professor of Engineering and Geosciences, has been elected …

Thomas Juliano and R. Mark Rennie

Two AME faculty members named AIAA Associate Fellows

Associate Professor Thomas J. Juliano and Research Associate Professor R. Mark Rennie have been named Associate …

Pinar Zorlutuna with a graduate student in lab

Low-cost, portable device could diagnose heart attacks in minutes

Researchers from the University of Notre Dame’s College of Engineering and the University of Florida’s College of …

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Near-Boundary Flow Phenomena in Unmanned Aerial/Underwater Vehicles

Darius Carter, Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology
3:30 p.m., December 7, 2021

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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.