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Joining Forces with U.S. Army Futures Command

In a groundbreaking partnership with the U.S. Army Futures Command, ASE/EM will contribute futuristic research on robotics, positioning, navigation/timing, network security and hypersonics.

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Reaching for the Stars

Alumnus Alan Stern reflects on leading the history-making mission to Pluto and shares insight into the future of commercial space travel.

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Faculty Openings

The Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at The University of Texas at Austin currently has tenure-track faculty openings as well as non-tenure track opportunities.

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Department News

Developing a Digital Twin

Professor Karen Willcox, who also directs the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, is leading research to create virtual UAVs that can predict vehicle health and enable autonomous decision-making.

Maruthi Akella and Students Develop Intelligent Vision System for NASA’s Seeker-1

Professor Maruthi Akella and students spent the past two years collaborating with NASA-JSC on a technology demonstration project that could help make space travel safer for astronauts and the spacecraft that transport them.

Alumnus Adam Hamilton Named AAAS Fellow

Alumnus Adam Hamilton has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Honorees, elected by the organization’s council, are recognized for their distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.

Computational Engineering: Solving 21st Century Engineering Problems 

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Computational engineering is a new and rapidly growing multidisciplinary field that applies advanced computational methods and analysis to engineering practice. Learn more about our computational engineering undergraduate program, the first of its kind in the nation. Watch the video.


1st Undergraduate Computational Engineering Program in the Nation

No. 7 Graduate Aerospace Engineering Program in the Nation

U.S. News & World Report

No. 7 Undergraduate Aerospace Engineering Program in the Nation

U.S. News & World Report 

No. 9 Aerospace Engineering Program in the World

Center for World University Rankings