Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics
Space is still a destination and object of study, but it has also become the vantage point from which we investigate and improve our own planet. In aerospace engineering, students work closely with faculty to create, develop and apply aerospace technology to solve important global and societal problems through our research centers and laboratories — from mapping deforestation and migration to tracking weather patterns and earth sensing and imaging. Additionally, aerospace engineers investigate challenges in atmospheric flight, such as autonomous aircraft, flexible structures, more efficient propulsion with lower environmental impact and more.
Research and Education Programs
Dr. Lu works in Engineering Mechanics with specific interests in Mechanics of thin films on compliant substrates; Mechanics of flexible electronics with extreme deformability and compliance; Mechanics at bio-electronics interface; Development of novel bio-integrated soft electronics for cardiac, neural and epidermal applications.
Center for Aeromechanics Research
The Center for Aeromechanics Research conducts computational, analytical and experimental research in supersonic and hypersonic aerodynamics, high temperature gas dynamics, turbulence, combustion, laser diagnostics, aeroelasticity and structural dynamics, control of flexible structures and flight structures.
Undergraduate Degree Plans and Requirements
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At a Glance
- 7 U.S. News & World Report ranking of ASE's undergraduate program.
- 8 U.S. News & World Report ranking of ASE's graduate program.
- $58k The average starting salary for an aerospace engineer is $58,618.
- 9 Faculty who are members of the National Academy of Engineering.
- 6 Graduates have gone on to be astronauts for NASA and the European Space Agency.