School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University

Spotlights

Dr. Michael Sangid
Dr. Michael Sangid, School of Aeronautics and Astronautics faculty member, has been selected for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Orr Early Career Award. This honor comes in recognition of Dr. Sangid's seminal contributions to the area of experimental and computational fatigue, fracture, and creep.
Cesare Guariniello Team
A School of Aeronautics and Astronautics team from Dr. Dan DeLaurentis' System Engineering Research Center (SERC) has received an award for best student poster at the 16th Annual Purdue CERIAS (Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security) Information Security Symposium. The team was led by Cesare Guariniello, Ph.D. candidate; co-authors include AAE graduate students Zhemei Fang and Payuna Uday.
Sanghyun Shin
School of Aeronautics and Astronautics graduate students Arjun Rao and Sanghyun Shin represented the Purdue PEGASAS Rotorcraft ASIAS team at the 2015 HAI Heli-Expo, the world's largest trade show dedicated to the international helicopter community.
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.