Studying combustion is a way to start solving the problem of intense heat that destroys a hypersonic engine after one use.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering: Cross-cutting programs that drive innovation through excellence in academics and research
Our department brings together outstanding undergraduate and graduate programs with world-class expertise in energy, propulsion, autonomous systems, biomechanics and manufacturing. This cross-cutting environment and new partnerships have resulted in levels of student awards, publications and research funding that place us among the nation’s elite mechanical and aerospace engineering programs. We are equipping a generation of leaders to apply mechanical and aerospace engineering in solving society's challenges.
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Associate Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Orthopaedic Surgery (courtesy), Director, Center for Applied Biomechanics
- Injury Biomechanics
- Orthopaedic Biomechanics and Injury Rehabilitation
- Automobile Safety and Active/Passive Safety Integration
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Center for Applied Biomechanics
As the largest university-based injury biomechanics laboratory in the world, the UVA MAE Center for Applied Biomechanics specializes in impact biomechanics for injury prevention.
Rapid Prototyping Lab
The UVA MAE Rapid Prototyping Lab is a state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing facility that provides Computer-Aided Design, FDM 3D Printing, and Poly-Jet 3-D Printing services to our students, faculty, staff, and external clients.
$ 681 k
average research funding per tenured and tenure-track faculty
increase in Ph.D. enrollment since 2016
increase in graduate students from populations underrepresented in engineering including women