RESEARCH AREAS

KUAE faculty, students and researchers conduct research in all traditional aerospace disciplines, funded primarily by government agencies and private industry. Because flight vehicles are very complex systems, most research endeavors are multi-disciplinary. Core research strengths include unmanned aerial systems, computational fluid dynamics, composite and adaptive structures, and robotics and control.

placeholder image

Propulsion

Propulsion and Power represents a multi-disciplinary system research endeavor that includes such disciplines as: physics of fluids, thermodynamics, thermo-chemistry, materials and structures as well as controls.

View more
placeholder image

Unmanned Aerial Systems

KU UAS research works to advance the understanding of structure-sensor interactions, investigate the effects of materials and environments on performance, and ultimately develop low-speed, low-attitude, and lightweight vehicles with increased autonomy.

View more
placeholder image

Structures and Materials

Aerospace structures research at the University of Kansas comprises fundamental and applied research in support of transportation, defense, airborne remote sensing and energy.

View more
placeholder image

Aerodynamics

Aerodynamics research represents a multi-disciplinary system research endeavor that includes experimental, computational and theoretical studies.

View more
placeholder image

CReSIS

The Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS) is a Science and Technology Center with the mission of developing new technologies and computer models to measure and predict the response of sea level change to the mass balance of ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica.

View more
placeholder image

Design

The University of Kansas hosts one of the nation's oldest and most successful aircraft design programs. Started by Prof. Jan Roskam in 1967, the program started winning awards from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 1969.

View more

One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times
Department Events

Connect with KU Aerospace Engineering

   

 
KU Today
Countdown to