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Lecture "Aerospace Engineering at Purdue University"

Date:2011-05-23 Hits:5341

TIME: 9:30-10:30am, May. 27, 2011
PLACE: Room 333, No.5 Building, Yuquan Campus, Zhejiang University

SUBJECT: Aerospace Engineering at Purdue University

REPORTER: Professor Weinong Chen, Schools of Aeronautics/Astronautics and Materials Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2023, USA


With a 90+ year tradition of aerospace excellence, the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Purdue University has over 9,000 alumni who have earned Purdue’s reputation of excellence in aerospace engineering. The alumni, including the first man on the moon (Neil Armstrong), have made outstanding achievements in industry, government, and academia, which earned the top ranking of the School by Aviation Week and Space Technology. Currently, the School has 30 faculty members, 570 undergraduate (sophomore to senior) and 375 graduate students. This presentation briefly reviews the history and the current research activities in the School. My own research laboratory (Impact Science Laboratory) will be introduced near the end of the seminar.

Professor Weinong Chen received his BS and MS degrees from Beihang University in 1982 and 1985, respectively; and Ph.D. in Aeronautics from California Institute of Technology in 1995. Before his Ph.D. program, he was an aircraft design engineer with Beihang and McDonnell Douglas. He was on The University of Arizona aerospace faculty from 1995 to 2004 and is currently a Professor of Aeronautics, Astronautics, and Materials Engineering at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. His research interests are in novel dynamic experimental technique development for impact responses of materials. His work has been published in a book, over 120 journal articles and numerous conference papers. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He is a member of the United States National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics.