Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics The University of Texas at Austin

Noel Clemens


message from the chair

This year our faculty, students and alumni are busier than ever changing the world, and I am excited to share some of their stories. I am also deeply saddened to report that Prof. Bob Schutz has passed away. Our sincere condolences go out to his loved ones. Memorial information can be found below. I wish you and yours a safe, relaxing summer and please do keep in touch.

Noel Clemens, ASE/EM Department Chair

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Humphreys Research Group Develops New Centimeter-Accurate GPS System

Todd Humphreys and his research group have developed a centimeter-accurate GPS-based system that could revolutionize geolocation on virtual reality headsets, cell phones and more. 

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Varghese and Clemens Receive NASA Funding for New Plasma Torch Facility

Professors Philip Varghese and Noel Clemens have received funding from NASA-JSC to build a new plasma torch facility that will be used to test high temperature materials.  


In Memoriam of Professor Bob Schutz

The department is deeply saddened to announce that Professor Bob E. Schutz passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on June 7, 2015.  

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WIALD Goes RAD with Drones

This year, our Women in Aerospace for Leadership and Development student group took on a project unlike any they have ever attempted before, and it involves one of the most popular topics in the news today – the drone. 

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UT Design, Build, Fly Team Takes 5th in International DBF Competition

The UT-Austin Design, Build, Fly team placed 5th among 65 teams at the annual Cessna/Raytheon Missile Systems AIAA Student DBF Competition held in Tucson, Arizona this April. 

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Alumni Profile:
John Heideman, BS ASE '66

Dr. John Heideman is inspired by seeing young people involved with hands-on projects. In 2012, he established the Angelo Miele Endowment in support of our undergraduate student projects. 

Andrea Chavez, BS ASE '04, Wins American Helicopter Society Award

The American Helicopter Society recognized one of our women in aerospace engineering graduates for her work in vertical flight technology with the AHS François-Xavier Bagnoud Award. 


Honoring Our 2015 Spring Graduates

This spring we are honored and proud to send 78 graduates out to change the world. Learn more about some of our exceptional new alumni here. We can't wait to see what they do next! 

Michael Watkins Named New Director of CSR

The NASA mission leader responsible for the operations of the Mars Curiosity rover is returning to The University of Texas at Austin as the next director of the Center for Space Research.
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Upcoming Events
ASE/EM Fall Festival 2015
Friday, October 23, 2015, 4 - 6 p.m., UT Campus
Join ASE/EM for our annual evening of fun to kick off the school year, which includes free BBQ, student-led activities, giveaways and more. Watch for an email with details and registration information this fall.
Explore UT 2016
March 5, 2016, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., UT Campus
Join ASE/EM as we open our doors to the public for the day. Enjoy hands-on activities, demonstrations, lectures and more.

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