clemens about usThis fall marks the beginning of my sixth year to serve as chair for the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at UT Austin. Over the past five years, I have worked closely with our faculty to develop strategies that reaffirm our top 10 program rankings according to U.S. News & World Report.

One third of our current faculty have been recruited in this timeframe, and we continue to expand our research expertise in innovative fields such as robotics and space traffic management. In 2016, the department announced a new Bachelor of Science program in the field of computational engineering, and our project-based learning environment continued to flourish.

In this newsletter, I am pleased to share stories that celebrate these advancements. Read about our newest faculty and their cutting-edge research, learn about our latest undergraduate student projects, and find out how our alumni are changing the world.


Noel T. Clemens

Chair, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Bob R. Dorsey Professor in Engineering