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MAE Faculty Research

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering faculty research projects not only benefit the department and faculty research interests, but they also support undergraduate and graduate students. Current projects change regularly, but something consistent is our focus on research, which provides students additional benefits to their education in both knowledge and experience.

Faculty research is listed below by application and scientific discipline, with links to faculty pages where students can look for current reasearch opportunities.


Aeronautics Hunsaker, Spall, Whitmore
Astronautics Geller, Whitmore
Nuclear Energy Berke, Roberts, Smith
Renewable Energy Liu, Roberts

Scientific Discipline

Controls Geller
Fluid Dynamics Hunsaker, Kiara, Richards, Smith, Spall, Truscott
Heat Transfer Roberts, Smith
Image Based Measurements Berke, Roberts, Smith, Truscott
Material Science Berke, Liu, Roberts
Microscale/Nanoscale Science Liu, Roberts, Truscott
Numerical Methods Hunsaker, Kiara, Liu, Spall
Solid Mechanics Berke, Fronk, Folkman, Liu