Nano to Supersonic Breakthroughs
High-Profile Collaborative Research
UA aerospace and mechanical engineering grad programs unite faculty and students from many disciplines and provide a number of research opportunities, primarily in the following areas:
- Aerospace technology
- Computational mechanics
- Fluid mechanics
- Micro- and nanotechnology
- Renewable energy
- Solid mechanics
See research Focus Areas for information about faculty expertise.
Students in the Spotlight
UArizona Launches Effort to Raise $50M for Student Support
As an undergraduate Alex Spartz who earned his BS in aerospace engineering in 2019, was surprised how much there was to learn about the world of engineering ethics. Next, he’s on to earn his master's in Aerospace Systems.I've loved my experience here, in terms of the Disability Resource Center, the College of Engineering and the dorm community. I never expected people to be as welcoming or understanding.
Top Technology and Unbeatable Weather
Christian Davila-Peralta came to the University of Arizona for its sunshine – and for the opportunity to research its use as an alternative energy source.I’ve worked in Spain, worked in Germany and in Mexico, and the tools we have at the University of Arizona are absolutely incredible. The best tools, the technology, the interaction with the professors.
UA Student-Led CatSat Mission Selected by NASA
Aerospace and mechanical engineering doctoral student Tanner Campbell is serving as the project manager for CatSat, a collaboration between students across the UA campus to launch an inflatable antenna into space as part of NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative.This is a great opportunity for students to get hands on experience building a spacecraft and running a space mission.
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