Message From the Chair

We’ve had a lot going on in the Department of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering. The past semester, while challenging, was a fruitful one for our students and faculty. From being named an ASME fellow and helping to organize international symposiums to designing bridges in the local community and winning races, they continue to make us proud. Here are some of their stories.

— Brian Helenbrook, Professor/Chair of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering/Paynter-Krigman Endowed Professor in Engineering Science Simulation

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Daryush Aidun

Aidun Elected

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers has a new fellow. Professor of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering Daryush Aidun, a licensed professional engineer in metallurgy and materials engineering, was recently elected fellow, a designation the society confers to recognize distinguished accomplishments in engineering.

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Local Bridge Building

A Clarkson education gives students more than book smarts. Collaboration with the local community is also on the syllabus and helps to build bridges between students and locals — and, in this case, an actual bridge. Mechanical & aeronautical engineering students recently drew up plans for a pedestrian bridge for Fort de La Présentation in Ogdensburg. 

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Chunlei Liang

An Organizing Knight 

Attendees of the 16th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics, held virtually in July, may have recognized a Golden Knight among the ranks of organizers. Funded by an NSF grant, Professor Chunlei Liang co-organized the minisymposium Advances in High-Order Methods for Computational Fluid Dynamics. 

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SPEED Thrills 

Clarkson’s Baja SAE SPEED team did not shy away from rolling up their sleeves and getting their hands — and everything else — dirty on the road to victory at a recent regional competition in Louisville, Kentucky. The rough terrain and mud were no match for the team, which came in third overall, its best finish in over a decade.

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Baja SAE Team