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December 8, 2017

AAE faculty honored for years of service

Three AAE faculty were among more than 300 faculty honored in November for years of service to Purdue. AAE Profs. Li Qiao, Kathleen Howell and James Doyle were among those honored.
December 8, 2017

AAE In the News: AAE professor helps drive the future for improved fuel efficiency

AAE Prof. Michael Sangid led a team of researchers who are helping to predict the future of lightweight vehicles enabled by composite materials. The Purdue team looked at experimental characterization of the composite microstructure, validation of the predictive engineering tools, and uncertainty quantification of the measurement techniques.
December 1, 2017

NASA selects Purdue for small spacecraft collaboration

Purdue is among nine university teams selected by NASA to collaborate on the development and demonstration of new technologies and capabilities for small spacecraft. The Purdue project, “Distributed Attitude Control and Maneuvering for Deep Space SmallSats,” will further develop a film-evaporation micro-scale thruster that uses water as a propellant for precision pointing and attitude control of small spacecraft and deployable structures.
November 29, 2017

AAE graduate student may become Germany’s first female astronaut

AAE distance learning graduate student Major Nicole Baumann may become Germany’s first female astronaut. Baumann, a fighter pilot in the German Air Force who is earning her Master of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics while working full-time, has been selected as one of two women astronaut candidates for privately-funded flight to the International Space Station.
November 27, 2017

Alumnus Profile: Satadru Roy

AAE alumnus Satadru Roy says the people he encountered at Purdue are what made the difference for him when it came to achieving success. He is one of the alumni featured in the Spotlights section of The Graduate School website.
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