Category: Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

Hall of Engineering relief at Cushing entrance

Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering welcomes six new faculty in 2021

The Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering is pleased to announce six new appointments to the faculty. “I’m thrilled to have an incredible group of faculty joining us this year,” said David B. Go, professor and department chair. “They will elevate the department across many …

The Gateway Concept Spaceship rendering surrounded by space, the moon to the left.

Gate Maker: AME alum Jon Olansen plays critical role in NASA’s effort to return to the Moon

When Gene Cernan and Harrison “Jack” Schmitt climbed into their lunar module nearly 50 years ago at the end of the Apollo 17 mission, it marked the end of an era. The Apollo 17 crew would splash down in the Pacific Ocean a few days later, marking the end of humanity’s presence on the Moon …

Congratulations Class of 2021 graduates

A Special Message to the AME Class of 2021

Congratulations! You have met all the requirements for graduation from the University of Notre Dame during a time of significant disruption. And you have done it with incredible determination and grace, taking each obstacle in stride and overcoming every challenge. You are well prepared to be a …

Congratulations 2021 Ph.D. and M.S. graduates

Congratulations to the 2021 AME Ph.D. and M.S. graduates

Congratulations! You have worked hard and have achieved an outstanding milestone in your career. We wish you every success as you move forward to the next phase of your life. Keep in touch and Go Irish! — Faculty and staff of the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical …

AME alum receives VFS François-Xavier Bagnoud Award

Patrick O. Bowles (M.S., AERO ’11; Ph.D., AERO ’12) of Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, was named the recipient of the 2020 François-Xavier Bagnoud Award by the Vertical Flight Society (VFS). The award is presented annually to honor a VFS member under the age of 35 for outstanding …

Notre Dame donates 3D printed face shields to medical outlets

Most of the research laboratories at the University of Notre Dame have been placed in hibernation mode during the coronavirus pandemic response. However, there’s a chorus of whining, whirling and whistling emanating from the Innovation Lab at the Notre Dame IDEA Center where the latest in 3D …

Prof. Donny Hanjaya-Putra and Visiting Research Fellow Andriana Archilla

Engineering lymphatic vessels as a therapeutic to heal the heart

The cardiovascular system is a complex network of veins, arteries and capillaries. Within that network, lymphatic vessels are critical to the heart’s ability to heal in the event of a heart attack. When they’re functional, lymphatic vessels drain excess fluid that can cause swelling, and …