The Aerospace Engineering Distinguished Lecture, established in 2012 by a gift from Professors Carlos Felippa and K.C. Park and Kyungja Kim Park matched by College of Engineering and Applied Science Dean Rob Davis, brings exceptional engineering experts to share their work and interact with faculty. Preference is given to individuals with research interests in control and vehicle systems, fluid dynamics, structures and materials, and computational sciences.

Invited speakers visit the department, deliver a lecture open to college faculty and students, and meet with faculty and students as desired. Distinguished speakers are selected on the basis of their national and international reputation, as well as synergistic linkage with research and educational activities conducted in the AES department.  

Upcoming Lecture: October 6, 2017

Dr. Alexander Smits, Eugene Higgins Professor, Princeton University.

Past Lecture: October 17, 2016

Dr. Vijay Kumar, Professor and Nemirovsky Family Dean, University of Pennsylvania. Photo

Past Lecture: April 1, 2016

Huajian Gao, Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Engineering, Brown University

Past Lecture: November 7, 2014

Dr. Dan Mote, President of the National Academy of Engineering. See presentation for additional information.

Inaugural Lecture: April 4, 2014

George Em Karniadakis, Charles Pitts Robinson & John Palmer Barstow Professor of Applied Mathematics at Brown University, presented “From Stochastic Modeling to Fractional Modeling: New Tools in Large-Scale Simulations.”  Abstract/Bio