School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University

Spotlights

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.
Sam Otto
Purdue University's National and International Scholarships Office has announced four students as nominees for the 2015 Barry Goldwater Scholarship. This year's nominees include Sam Otto, a junior from Pittsburg, PA with a double major in Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering and Mathematics (College of Engineering, Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering/College of Science, Department of Mathematics).
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.
Prashanth Bangalore Venkatesh
Congratulations to the 2015 Magoon Excellence in Teaching Award recipients: Alden Black, Davide Guzzetti, Saad Tanvir, Andy Yu, and Prashanth Bangalore Venkatesh who have been selected to receive this Purdue College of Engineering award.
Dr. Cosner
Purdue School of Aeronautics and Astronautics congratulates Dr. Raymond R. Cosner (BSAAE'72; MSAAE'72) and Dr. Anthony Thornton (Ph.D.'92) on their selection as 2015 Distinguished Engineering Alumni. Dr. Cosner and Dr. Thornton will be honored at a luncheon on Friday, February 20, 2015 in the Purdue Memorial Union. A reception will follow in the School of AAE.
AAE Senior Design Students
The Indiana Bicentennial Commission selected the Purdue University College of Engineering to design a torch--or set of torches--that will be used in an Olympic-style relay through the state's 92 counties, where torchbearers will visit population centers and points of interest. School of Aeronautics & Astronautics Professor Timothee Pourpoint's senior design class will create the Indiana Bicentennial torch.
Dr. Yu and Team
The multistate Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation includes the Indiana-based Design, Modeling and Simulation Enabling Technology Center at Purdue University. Team leaders at Purdue includes School of Aeronautics and Astronautics professors Wenbin Yu, associate professor; R. Byron Pipes, engineering professor who is leading Purdue's research; Johnathan Goodsell, visiting assistant professor; and Ronald Steuterman, the center's managing director.