In collaboration with two universities, Purdue was awarded a Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) award from the Department of Defense (DoD) to develop a fundamental understanding of topological systems incorporating plasma elements.
Briony Horgan, who holds a courtesy appointment in AAE, and her team is using satellite images and spectral data to understand the origins and properties of different types of explosive volcanic deposits on the Moon.
AAE's Carolin Frueh and her team are investigating what causes spacecraft to become space junk. Their findings are revealing ways to prevent spacecraft from breaking apart into thousands of pieces of debris that pose a threat to space stations and satellites.
Before retiring from Boeing, alumnus William 'Ted' Torgerson managed the development of Boeing's self-funded T-X aircraft and training system in partnership with Saab. That included the development of the winning bid for the Air Force's next jet trainer program.