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Where Research Helps Science Take Flight!

Iowa State’s Department of Aerospace Engineering allows scientists and students to combine their knowledge and skills to create key contributions to engineering that help shape our world – now and into the future. Welcome aboard a program that will take your aspirations far beyond the horizon to a higher level of accomplishment.

Research Highlights

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Department Research Focus Areas

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Aerodynamics and Propulsion

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Flight Dynamics, Controls and Space

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Autonomy, Complex Systems and Design

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Structural Mechanics & Materials