Aerospace Engineering Research Facilities and Labs

The Department of Aerospace Engineering is housed within Hammond Building on the University Park campus and occupies more than 35,000 square feet of office, classroom, and research space. Approximately 17,000 square feet is used for laboratories, with the majority of the research being conducted in Hammond Building and Engineering Units B and C.

Additional facilities that support aerospace engineering research are located throughout campus and include Research East, Research West, Supplemental Mail, the Applied Research Lab, and the Materials Research Institute.

Facilities and Labs

Adverse Environment Rotor Test Stand

Aeroacoustics Facilities

Air Vehicle Intelligence and Autonomy Lab

High-performance Computing Cluster Facility

Indoor Flight Research Lab

Robot Ethics and Aerial Vehicles Lab

Rotorcraft Flight Simulator Facilities

Sailplane Lab

Space Propulsion Lab

Structures Labs

Student Space Programs Lab

Turbomachinery Aero-Heat Transfer Lab

Water Channel/Water Tunnel

Wind Tunnels

Wind Turbine Field Test Facility

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The Penn State Department of Aerospace Engineering, established in 1961 and the only aerospace engineering department in Pennsylvania, is consistently recognized as one of the top aerospace engineering departments in the nation, and is also an international leader in aerospace education, research, and engagement. Both our undergraduate and graduate programs are ranked 14th nationally by U.S. News & World Report, while one in 25 holders of a B.S. degree in aerospace engineering in the U.S. earned it from Penn State. Our students are consistently among the most highly recruited by industry, government, and graduate schools nationwide.

The department is built upon the fundamentals of academic integrity, innovation in research, and commitment to the advancement of industry. Through an innovative curriculum and world-class instruction that reflects current industry practice and embraces future trends, Penn State Aerospace Engineering graduates emerge as broadly educated, technically sound aerospace engineers who will become future leaders in a critical industry

Department of Aerospace Engineering

229 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2569