mechanical and aerospace engineering

Jul 8, 2019  |  Awards and Honors

Huang named recipient of presidential award for young scientists and engineers

Dr. Hsiao-Ying Shadow Huang, associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at North Carolina State University, has been named a recipient of the 2019 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).

Jun 10, 2019  |  Alumni

MAE alum designs hardware for future human space travel

For NC State alumnus AJ Rackl, a normal day at work often includes highly specific technical work on hardware that will go into space. But he says it’s the soft skills — how to lead a project, work in a group and network with people — that have helped him the most since graduating from NC State.

Jun 5, 2019  |  Research

Metal foam stops .50 caliber rounds as well as steel – at less than half the weight

Armor using composite metal foam can stop ball and armor-piercing .50 caliber rounds as well as conventional steel armor, even though it weighs less than half as much.

May 31, 2019  |  Students

Student team will represent U.S. at Global Grand Challenges Summit

A group of five NC State engineering students is one of five teams selected by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) to represent the United States at the 2019 Global Grand Challenges Summit in London this September.

May 21, 2019

Rabiei guides COE research as College Research Committee chair

Dr. Afsaneh Rabiei, professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at NC State, has long distinguished herself as an effective research professor in her field. Now, as chair of the College Research Committee, Rabiei helps guide research efforts for the entire College of Engineering, with an emphasis on mid-career faculty research and cross-departmental collaboration.

May 8, 2019  |  Faculty and Staff

NC State honors outstanding faculty

NC State honored more than 30 faculty members, including Dean Louis Martin-Vega and other engineering faculty members, for their outstanding contributions to the university community during the 2019 Celebration of Faculty Excellence on May 1. The annual event honors faculty who have won prestigious state, national and international awards and created new knowledge and advancements in their respective disciplines.

May 8, 2019  |  Alumni

Basil Hassan elected 2019 AIAA president

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has announced the results of the 2019 election. Dr. Basil Hassan (AE '88, '90, '93), distinguished engineering alumnus and senior manager of Thermal, Fluid, and Aero Sciences Group at Sandia National Laboratories, has been elected president.

May 3, 2019  |  Students

College honors four outstanding seniors

The College of Engineering at North Carolina State University presented the 2019 Outstanding Senior Awards to four exceptional students in the categories of Humanities, Citizenship and Service, Leadership and Scholarly Achievement.

May 2, 2019  |  Students

Engineering a passion for service

Asa Augustin graduates this month with an engineering degree — and a commitment to helping others, thanks to extraordinary experiences in the Goodnight Scholars Program.

Apr 26, 2019  |  Magazine

In our labs

It’s a sound that may be familiar to students attending class in Engineering Building III (EB III) on NC State’s Centennial Campus — a roar that’s reminiscent of a commercial jet preparing for takeoff. In reality, it is the sound of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering’s supersonic wind tunnel, located in an annex building on the back side of EB III. The building is also home to a closed-loop subsonic wind tunnel operated by the department.