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

Patrick Wensing, director of the Robotics, Optimization, and Assistive Mobility (ROAM) Lab, helps Laura Light onto the treadmill to test a powered prosthesis in Fitzpatrick Hall of Engineering.

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Tengfei Luo

Tengfei Luo named Dorini Family Professor of Energy Studies

Tengfei Luo, professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been awarded an …

Maria Warren and Craig Goehler

Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering welcomes new teaching faculty

The Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering is pleased to welcome two new members of the faculty. Maria …

Notre Dame College of Engineering Ph.D. student David Kelly helps Laura Light with a powered prosthetic lower leg and foot.

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

Grasping the railing of a stopped treadmill in the basement of Fitzpatrick Hall of Engineering, Laura Light broke into …

Donny Hanjaya-Putra assistant professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering holds a vial of specially engineered nanoparticle backpacks.

Engineering bioactive nanoparticles to restore damaged stem cells

Within a newborn’s umbilical cord lie potentially life-saving stem cells that can be used to fight diseases like …

ND Rocketry group photo with their rocket

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, …

AME Senior Design plane in flight

Senior design airplanes take flight

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

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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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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.

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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.