School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University

Spotlights

Lava tubes large enough to house cities could be structurally stable on the moon, according to a theoretical study presented at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference on Tuesday, March 17, 2015. The research team includes two professors and four students: Rohan Sood and Loic Chappaz are Ph.D. students under Professor Kathleen Howell in the School of AAE. Dave Blair is a Ph.D. student in EAPS; Colleen Milbury is a Post-doc in EAPS and they are working with Prof. Jay Melosh (EAPS and courtesy Prof. in AAE).
Earhart Crater
Purdue scientists have discovered a large, previously unknown lunar nearside crater revealed as part of NASA's Discovery Program, the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) Gradiometry. The team includes two professors and four students: Rohan Sood and Loic Chappaz are Ph.D. students under Professor Kathleen Howell in the School of AAE. Dave Blair is a Ph.D. student in EAPS; Colleen Milbury is a Post-doc in EAPS and they are working with Prof. Jay Melosh (EAPS and courtesy Prof. in AAE).
Purdue School of AAE's unique undergraduate class, AAE 418 "Zero-gravity Flight Experiment," has been selected by NASA as part of a nationwide competition to develop and test a prototype asteroid chipping tool.
Saad Tanvir
School of Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering doctoral students Sangjin Lee and Saad Tanvir have been awarded the Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship for the 2015-16 academic year.