Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences has an active research program that engages faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and undergraduate students. The Department had research awards of $33.3 million last fiscal year, more than any other department in the College of Engineering and Applied Science.

Focus Areas

Ongoing research activities in Smead Aerospace span five focus areas:

Research Centers

Our researchers are organized into four major centers to address multidisciplinary aerospace research topics. Individual faculty also have their own laboratories to conduct aeronautics, astronautics, and computational research.