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Whether it’s test flying brand new commercial jets, going on space walks 220 miles above the Earth, or running the largest aerospace company in the world, Iowa State Aerospace Engineering graduates play an active role in shaping the future of the industry.

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If you are an alum of the Department of Aerospace Engineering living out your dream job, we would love to hear from you! Please contact communications specialist, Clay Paciorek, for more information or if you’d like to participate. In the mean time, take a look at our Living The Dream profiles.

Your Support Matters

We hope you will consider supporting the Department of Aerospace Engineering and help future alumni by giving to the Aerospace Engineering Excellence fund.


Post-Doctoral Position

Post-Doctoral Position in Experimental Phase Transitions and Plasticity Under High Pressure

Post-doctoral position at Iowa State University is available starting Summer/Fall 2019 to perform experimental research on coupled plastic flow, phase transformations, and other structural changes under high pressure and torsion of a sample in rotational diamond anvil cell. Experience with in situ high pressure experimentation and/or x-ray characterization of stresses and structural changes in materials at the micron scale is desired. Close collaboration with theoretical / computational collaborators and with Ames Laboratory of DoE is expected. Please email your application to Prof. Valery Levitas

Aerospace Engineering Hours

  • Office, 1200 Howe: Summer hours, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.
  • Howe Hall: Monday-Saturday, 6 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; Sunday, 7 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
  • Emergency contact: Building supervisor Jim Benson, 515-294-4946