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C-SWARM: A Framework for Predictive Science The multidisciplinary Center for Shock Wave-processing of Advanced Research Materials (C-SWARM) focuses on developing a computational framework for predictive science.
C-SWARM: A Framework for Predictive Science
University Partners in Manufacturing Innovation Institutes Notre Dame is one of only two universities to be named a partner in both of the advanced manufacturing institutes selected to receive government and private sector funding to help revolutionize manufacturing in the United States.
University Partners in Manufacturing Innovation Institutes
Microplasma Research in the Small Scale Transport Lab Researchers at Notre Dame are exploring low-temperature plasmas to address energy problems, offer new water purification methods, create new nanomaterials, and convert captured waste heat into electricity.
Microplasma Research in the Small Scale Transport Lab
Improving Components of Gas Turbine Engines Although the official ribbon cutting will not occur until June 2016, the he new $36M turbine facility, opened its doors on Feb. 8. It will provide an environment for the development of performance enhancing flow control technologies at conditions similar to those in real engines.
Improving Components of Gas Turbine Engines
Summer Engineering Program in China During this seven-week study abroad/internship opportunity Notre Dame students work with Chinese students at Tsinghua University on real-world design challenges supplied by multinational corporations.
Summer Engineering Program in China
Research Near the Speed of Light A generous donation to the University of Notre Dame's Airborne Aero-Optics Laboratory gave free-space communication a transonic boost as faculty, students, and staff continue researching near the speed of light in their new flying research lab.
Research Near the Speed of Light
Locomotion and Balance Affect Quality of Life Researchers at Notre Dame are pairing gaming components with the study of human balance and locomotion, and applying their findings to better understanding walking, balance, and physical rehabilitation.
Locomotion and Balance Affect Quality of Life

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The Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering offers two undergraduate degree programs: aerospace engineering and mechanical engineering. Both tracks prepare students for careers in industry, government, or research laboratories.

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Research Awards Continue to Grow: Notre Dame Faculty to Receive more than $396K in DURIP Grants
Research Awards Continue to Grow: Notre Dame Faculty to Receive more than $396K in DURIP Grants
October 3, 2017

Three Notre Dame faculty — Jason Hicks, David Go and Thomas Juliano — received Department of Defense (DoD) Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) grants for 2017, totaling more than $396K.

Maria Holland Joins Faculty
Maria Holland Joins Faculty
September 26, 2017

As an undergraduate, Maria Holland resisted a major in mechanical engineering; she didn’t want to “work on cars.” Now she works to share a broader vision of what engineering is.

What Would You Fight For? Fighting to Walk Again
What Would You Fight For? Fighting to Walk Again
September 11, 2017

James Schmiedeler, associate professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering at the University of Notre Dame, builds and conducts research with biped robots. Even though physical therapy experience is conspicuously absent from his CV, as an engineer, he sees parallels. “It’s not too hard as an engineer to look at the human body and think of it as a mechanical system, and if you include the nerves, an electromechanical system,” says Schmiedeler. “By attempting to improve the control of robots to conduct smoother, more human-like locomotion, we also hope to better understand where the deficits lie in helping human patients relearn healthy walking.”

Researchers Work to Unlock Clues to How Cells Move through the Body
Researchers Work to Unlock Clues to How Cells Move through the Body
August 14, 2017

A team of researchers, led by Notre Dame's Zhangli Peng and co-investigator Juan del Alamo of the University of California at San Diego, is studying the transmigration of red blood cells through inter-endothelial slits in the spleen, the narrowest point in the body through which these cells travel, to provide important clues in a variety of physiological and pathological processes and potentially impact the design of artificial organs and other biomedical devices.

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Joel Boerckel

Joel Boerckel

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Bioengineering Graduate Program Assistant Professor
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During development, our cells self-assemble to form microstructurally complex, multicellular tissues that possess critical biological and mechanical properties as well as remarkable potential for self-regeneration. However, these regenerative processes often are insufficient or break down, ...
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Joel Boerckel

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Jonathan Wells

Jonathan Wells

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Michael Ryan

Michael Ryan

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College of Engineering Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs
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