School of Aeronautics and Astronautics - Purdue University


Jonathan Poggie, PhD
AAE Associate Professor, Jonathan Poggie, won a grant of 150 million CPU-Hours per year for two years on Argonne National Laboratory's supercomputer, Mira, the fifth largest in the world.
Prof. Alexeenko is offering Purdue University's first ever Hyperloop Deisng class based on SpaceX competition. The course, which began this August, requires students to design a passenger capsule for the transportation system that can travel at nearly sonic speeds in a vacuum tube.
The passing of Dick Taylor should be mourned by all who are involved in aviation; for he was unusual, if not unique, in his mastery of all phases of our business— academic training, a pilot in WWII, an aircraft designer, a test pilot, a business executive, an able translator of airplane operations into effective regulations, a record-holding GA pilot, aviation honoree, a patron of aviation history and a great father/grandfather. Hopefully, there are other Dick Taylor’s out there who can emulate his exceptional achievements.
During the 2015 summer months, four AAE Undergraduate students took part in a study abroad research experience at Technical University Braunschweig (TUB), located in Braunschweig, Germany. Aleksandra Dervisevic, Noah Gold, Jay Millane, and Andres Velez-Valencia participated in independent research opportunities and had the opportunity to choose a research project that covered one or more of the five AAE program concentrations: Aerodynamics, Design, Propulsion, Dynamics and Control, and Structures. Upon successful completion of the research experience, students gained six hours of technical elective credit and three hours of general elective credit towards their plan of study.
Zero-G Photo
Aerospace engineering students at Purdue University are teaming with local second-graders to find out if fireflies can light up in space.
The collaborative experiment emerged from a question about fireflies brought up in Maggie Samudio's second-grade class at Cumberland Grade School in West Lafayette. She emailed the question to Steven Collicott, professor of aeronautics and astronautics at Purdue's School of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Alina Alexeenko and Elizabeth Topp Photo
Purdue University has created a new lyophilization consortium, LyoHUB, to improve freeze-drying technology to make food, pharmaceuticals and biotech products safer and more affordable.
C. Douglas Ebersole Photo
The Pentagon has named C. Douglas Ebersole as the new civilian leader of Air Force Research Laboratory.
Wenbin Yu Photo
AAE Associate Professor Wenbin Yu and his students recently discovered the Mechanics of Structures Genome as a new approach to modeling composite structures and materials.
Armstrong Statue Photo
US News & World Report published their annual rankings of undergraduate programs. The College of Engineering maintained its #9 ranking, and the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics have moved up in the rankings this year to the fourth spot.
Daniel Dumbacher photo
AAE Professor of Practice, Daniel Dumbacher named Associate Fellow in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).
Wenbin Yu Photo
AnalySwift LLC, a commercial software provider, has launched SwiftComp, technology that provides efficient, high-fidelity modeling of composites and reduces analysis times without a loss of accuracy, while capturing details of composites that were unreachable using traditional methods. The company licensed the technology, which was developed by Wenbin Yu, associate professor in Purdue's School of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Mark Geyer Photo
Dr. Ellen Ochoa, director of Johnson Space Center, has named Mark S. Geyer as deputy director of the center. Geyer will transitioned to the position in mid-September.
Tom Shih Photo
AAE Professor and Head of School, Tom Shih, was recently awarded teh 2015 Energy Systems Award by the AIAA, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Daniel Dumbacher photo
AAE Professor of Practice, Daniel Dumbacher Receives Alumni of Achievement Award, the highest honor bestowed by the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) Alumni Association.
Stephen Heister Photo
AAE PhD Candidate, Anthony Cofer, with Co-Pi's, Professors Alina Alexeenko and Stephen Heister's project was selected to collaborate with NASA's Small Spacecraft Technology Program within the Space Technology Mission Directorate.
Group Photo of Alumni
AAE Zucrow Alumni swept the AIAA Liquid Propulsion Technical Committee Awards this year at the 51st AIAA/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference.
Terry Weisshaar
School of Aeronautics and Astronautics Professor Emeritus Terrence Weisshaar has received the 2014 NATO Science and Technology Scientific Achievement Award for his contribution to AVT-174 on Qualification and Structural Design Guidelines for Military UAVs.
The 20th annual Purdue Space Day took place on Sunday, October 25th with guest VIP Buzz Aldrin.