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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Engineers unmask nanoplastics in oceans for the first time, revealing their true shapes and chemistry

Millions of tons of plastic waste enter the oceans each year. The sun’s ultraviolet light and ocean turbulence break …

Matthew Rosenberger

Matthew Rosenberger receives NSF CAREER award to improve nanoscale imaging techniques

Matthew Rosenberger, assistant professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering at the University of Notre Dame, …

Perivascular fibroblasts observed in the study

Understudied cell in the brain could be key to treating glioblastoma

Glioblastoma is one of the most treatment-resistant cancers, with those diagnosed surviving for less than two …

Edgar Bolívar-Nieto at a desk collecting data from sensor-embedded treadmill

Balancing act: Mechanical engineer aims to make electrically powered prostheses both smart and lightweight

Powered prostheses hold promise for improving the lives of people with limb loss. Yet despite recent, rapid …

Cushing Hall of Engineering relief

Cheers to Recipients of the College of Engineering Staff Excellence Awards (Fall 2023)

The Notre Dame College of Engineering is pleased to announce the Fall 2023 recipients of the Staff Excellence Awards, …

Matthew Zahr

Matthew Zahr receives NSF CAREER award to improve simulation of shock-dominated turbulent flow

Matthew Zahr, assistant professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has …

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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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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