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.
Sangjin Lee
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.
Zhemei Fang
School of Aeronautics and Astronautics student Zhemei Fang has been awarded Best Student Paper by the Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER).
School of AAE Design Team
Dr. Karen Marais, Assistant Professor in the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, seeks to improve large-scale engineering projects in ways that could have applications throughout the aviation, space, and other industries.
Maurice J. Zucrow Laboratories
Purdue University is expanding the nation's largest university propulsion laboratory for research aimed at reducing fuel consumption and emissions for next-generation jet engines. The expansion at the Maurice J. Zucrow Laboratories will include new test cells to support laser-based measurements in a building to be constructed adjacent to Zucrow's high-pressure lab. Developed in 1964 as part of NASA's Apollo program, the high-pressure lab houses research sponsored by aerospace companies, NASA, the U.S. Air Force, and other agencies.
President Daniels
The biggest cash donation in Purdue University's history will fund initiatives designed to foster groundbreaking research, expand high-tech job growth throughout Indiana as well as nationally and globally, and enhance opportunities for students.

Lilly Endowment Inc. announced Wednesday (Feb. 18) a $40 million grant to support five transformational projects in the College of Engineering and Technology as well as Purdue Libraries.