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Soheil Nazarian, Ph.D., professor of civil engineering at The University of Texas at El Paso, was named Engineer of the Year by the Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) El Paso Chapter for his vast academic, professional and community contributions.
I am so humbled to be selected for this recognition. It means a lot more when you are recognized by your local colleagues, Nazarian said. I am so proud to be part of the El Paso engineering community for the last 33 years.
Nazarian serves as director of the Universitys Center for Transportation Infrastructure Systems. He has more than 30 years of industry and academic experience in the area of transportation infrastructure, with an emphasis on structures materials, such as that of highways and bridges.
His academic experience includes research and teaching positions at UTEP and The University of Texas at Austin. He holds a patent for the moveable seismic pavement analyzer, a nondestructive testing device used in evaluation of transportation infrastructure.
Nazarian has contributed to more than 90 research projects focused on nondestructive materials testing and materials applications, and is the author of more than 300 industry-related articles and publications. He has directed more than 75 theses and dissertations during his tenure at UTEP.
The TSPE El Paso Engineer of the Year Award is the highest honor given to a professional engineer by the chapter. Chapters nominate eligible candidates for consideration at the state and local level.
Recipients of the award are engineers whose sustained and unusual contributions have improved the public welfare and the advancement of their profession.
Nazarian will be recognized during the TSPE Engineers Week virtual banquet February 26.
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Engineers Week, a nationwide event, runs this year Feb. 21-27, celebrating engineering and engaging the next generation of innovators. At Tufts School of Engineering, E-Week, as its best known, may be scaled back this year, but networking events and film discussions are still planned.
In keeping with this years theme Imagining Tomorrowencompassing role models, diversity, and what the future holdsTufts Now reached out to five students to learn more about what drew them to engineering, what they value about their Tufts experience, and how they hope to use what they are learning out in the worldand beyond.
Zharia Akeem, E24
Zharia Akeem, a Detroit native, is double majoring in computer science and biomedical engineering. Her passion for engineering was encouraged by a summer program at MITs Office of Engineering Outreach, and through the Bridge to Engineering Success at Tufts (BEST) program.
When I started taking engineering classes, I fell in love with the idea of making something out of nothing. For my first project in Introduction to Computational Design, I made something from scratch. I was able to see the entire process and then see how it worked at the end. At that moment, I knew that I was definitely going to stick with engineering.
My dream job is to be a trauma surgeon back in my community in Detroit. Im going to start by being a combat surgeon in the Army. I have family members, my brothers and uncles and cousins, who served in the military.
I also wanted a job that would enable me to go back to my community, because Detroit is a majority African-American city without a lot of African-American doctors, and certainly not a lot of Black trauma surgeons or woman trauma surgeons, which can create trust and communication barriers. My hope is to do bootcamp before medical school, and after school do my residency in a military-approved program, and then ultimately go back to Detroit after I have served.
One highlight of my time is studying with English lecturer Jennifer Minnen. She encouraged me to write papers on scientific research, which was a really good experience. She introduced me to other people on campus who know about research going on at the university, and was open to helping me do the things that I wanted to do.
Since Ive been here, the student body in the engineering department, as well as the professors and the TAs, have been so welcoming. Ive never felt more like a part of a community than I have at Tufts and at the engineering program.
Everyones trying to do something, everyones trying to create something and make a difference and break some type of barrier. They motivate me to try to do more, to learn more things.
Tyler Frasca, Ph.D. candidate
Tyler Frasca came to Tufts from Wentworth Institute of Technology to pursue graduate studies in human-robot interaction. He was the lead on the Tufts team for the 2017 NASA Space Robotics Challenge, in which Tufts was one of 20 finalists out of 93 competing teams.
What Ive always enjoyed is taking things apart and putting them back together, and being able to innovate on different ideas. Growing up I was always taking things apart. Once I built a little device mounted next to my bed; it had two strings wrapped around it that attached to the light switch on the wall. I was able to sit in bed and turn on and off the light without having to get up.
More recently, when at Wentworth, my friend and I designed and programmed a hexapodor six-leggedrobot. I was just like, Wow. I was able to build this awesome little robot and program it to walk on its own. It was fascinating that I could create things that could be self-sufficient.
So, solving problemsespecially that help other people, including yourself, to do things that you wouldnt normally be able to dothats what I love about engineering.
My highlight experiences at Tufts have been working with Professor Matthias Scheutz and the team in the Human-Interaction Lab. I remember the first time I taught one of our NAO robots how to dance, in the sense that raised its arms, squatted down, and then stood back up. It was a lot of fun, being able to see my work, to design a system that allows the robot to learn new tasks.
Our work on humanoid robot capacity for the NASA competition was a highlight, too. Ever since, Ive been working on teaching robots through natural languagebeing able to verbally explain a task to a robot instead of having to program it specifically.
What were trying to do is develop robots that learn new tasks or action sequences by equipping them with an initial vocabulary and understanding of phrases, so they learn words online through reasoning and inference.
My dream job would be to have my own robotics and artificial intelligence company. I have had some interest in assistive home care robots. Another side of me is also very interested in space exploration, so Im little bit torn between those two applications.
That said, a lot of the internal pieces in the robotic architectures can definitely be applicable to both, and thats something that I really like about these cognitive robotic architecturesthe widespread applications; theyre not necessarily specific to a single problem.
Yiwen Jiang, E21
Yiwen Jiang, majoring in computer engineering, is a student leader of the IEEE-HKN chapter at Tufts and involved with the Women in Technology (WiT) student group. She is also first author on a recent paper in Scientific Reports that describes an application of thread sensors to classify head motion in real time, with potential implications for tracking health and performance.
When I started taking engineering classes, I fell in love with the idea of how the knowledge we learned in class is so closely related to the real world. More importantly, we are given opportunities to see and understand the discrepancies between the theory and the real world and ways we have to account for them when we design.
The junior and senior design classes have been especially great. The class provides a gateway to the real-world work environment, from our usual school environment. We are constantly being reminded to do things that would provide efficient communications and get work done, rather than do things just to turn the homework in and get the grade. I really appreciated the emphasis on teamwork and collaboration too.
Another highlight has been the chance to be part of an exciting discovery with smart threads by working with Tufts Nanolab. When I decided to major in electrical engineering, I wasnt thinking of the medical field, but after I read how machine learning and image processing algorithms were being used in CT scans to diagnose COVID-19, it inspired me to look into electrical engineering applications in the medical field.
As a student of engineering, you have to learn to be willing to acknowledge your mistakes. I think one of the fastest ways to learn is through making mistakes, but you have to admit it to learn from it. It might not need to be a huge mistakemany times its just as simple as admitting that there is always room for improvement. If I have a strength as an engineer, its my ability to learn new things. I think as an engineer it is really important to not be intimidated by new things.
My dream job is to continue working on designing things that would improve peoples lives. I have interests in lots of areas, but there isnt a specific area or job that I want. Im planning on going to graduate school and would love to explore a bit more, so Im staying open-minded.
Myisha Majumder, E21
Myisha Majumder has been named one of 2021s 10 New Faces of Civil Engineering (collegiate edition) by the American Society of Civil Engineers. A double major in civil engineering and quantitative economics, she hasparticular interest inthe intersection of the environment, equity, and energy and has worked at theApplied Economics Clinicas a research assistant for more than two years. Last fall, she was editor-in-chief of theTufts Observer(the first engineering student in the position, she believes), and is also an executive board member for the student-run think tankSYNS, organized through Tisch College of Civic Life.
When I started engineering classes, I fell in love with the idea of thinking about problems and systems, not just at the level of one piece in a puzzle, but as a whole, with the idea of building things that in ways both tangible and intangible that better the world.
That way of thinking is very relevant especially now, when were thinking about things like systemic racism more critically. Nothing we do in engineering is really isolated; thats something that weve been taught from day one. Nothing is just moving by itself in one part; its connected to a broader system, and we have to think about our place in the world like that, too.
Im really grateful for how flexible and forward thinking the School of Engineering has been for me. I really appreciate the fact that I was given the opportunities to explore things other than very traditional engineering and to find support.
My advisor in the economics department, Professor Ujjayant Chakravorty, studied civil engineering as an undergrad, so it was cool finding him. And my engineering advisor, Assistant Professor Jonathan Lamontagne, was a political science major before he switched to engineering. So I found my people. They knew where I was coming from.
In the Hidden Figures movie, something that really stuck out to me was Mary Jackson telling her supervisor that she wants to study engineering and the supervisor encouraged her. She really struggled, both due to systemic barriers and personal issues, but she went on. That is emblematic of how I have seen engineering in my time at Tufts.
If professors see something in you that is innate, like the ability to solve problems and to push yourself, they will encourage you to stretch your boundaries so that you can prove that youre strong and you can tough it out.
The biggest thing is that you have to learn to be resilient and recover from your failures. I dont think engineering was ever designed to be easy. Failure is often seen as a bad thing, but in my opinion, a lot of the times, it is the only way we can grow.
Over time you realize that failures arent as important as what youre learning. Even the classes that Ive done the worst in, Ive learned the most, because Ive realized just how resilient I am and I can keep going. Overall, that growth mindset is extremely important for engineers.
Im hoping that there will be more diversity in engineering; thats something Ive advocated for and will continue to advocate for as a woman of color. I have definitely grown used to the feeling of being othered. I went to a very predominantly white public school system my entire life, and then came here.
So, it wasnt necessarily jarring by any means, but amplifying unique voices is really important in engineering. Once we recognize that all voices matter to us as a community, I think we can start to use our unique skills to progress society at a much deeper level than we have so far, and that means incorporating more diverse voices.
Eduardo Vargas Gutierrez, E22
Eduardo Vargas Gutierrez is a double major in mechanical engineering and mathematics, a STEM Ambassador (an outreach program run by the Center for STEM Diversity and open to students from the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering), and member of the Tufts Society for Latinx Engineers and Scientists, as well as a mathematics tutor for the StAAR Center.
When I started taking engineering classes, I fell in love with the idea of product design. To sketch out an idea, make calculations for its performance, and then build, test, improveI absolutely love that process.
One of my Tufts highlights was from an engineering design class with Associate Teaching Professor Gary Leisk. We were given a structure thats shaped like the letter C, and using a 3D program, we had to design a new structure that would be able to bend to a certain degree and also suffer a certain amount of stress. My team went over more than 100 iterations to get what we wanted. Then our professor built it and tested it, and it performed exactly as we predicted. That was mind blowing.
To be a good engineer you have to think analytically, but also creatively. Even more important is to think of the impossible rather than just what is possible. I strongly believe that the work that Im doing here at Tufts is bringing a different definition to impossible.
People are often too quick to say No way, you cant do that. In most casesalmost alltheres always a solution. You also have to learn to be OK with a lot of failure. Something always goes wrong, but thats fine, because that allows for a lot of further thinking and reassessing and improving. At the end of the day, the good things, the meaningful things, are going to take time.
My dream job is to build either landers or rovers to support space exploration, whether it be to explore new planets, moons, whatever it is. A summer internship at Northrop Grumman in their aerospace systems division affirmed my goal to build rockets to go to Mars.
I just want to build things that are able to travel from Earth to somewhere thats millions of miles away and have it fulfill its purpose, whether its gather biological samples, or even crash into the surface, so we can explore whats out there in this insanely massive universe.
My job as a STEM ambassador is important to me too, as I think about the future of engineering. I know there are other kids who are in similar situations to methey have a lot of big ideas and so much potential, but they might not know that STEM is for them.
But once you realize that is a possibility, countless doors open, and you understand all the things you can do for the world and for yourself. I was fortunate that my family was always encouraging. I learned early on: Just keep getting educated and chase your crazy dreams.
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UW partners in new postdoctoral program to diversify the science and engineering faculty at America’s research universities – UW News
February 19, 2021
Suzzallo Library at the University of WashingtonPamela Dore/University of Washington
At our nations research universities, including the University of Washington, underrepresented minorities make up less than 6% of the faculty across non-medical science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. This severe underrepresentation among faculty has persisted for decades and comes, in part, from a lack of diversity among the doctoral students and postdoctoral scholars in these fields who elect to pursue faculty positions.
In turn, the lack of diverse science and engineering faculty discourages students of color from pursuing degrees in these fields a negative feedback loop that has proven difficult to break.
With the help of new grants from the National Science Foundation and the Washington Research Foundation, UW is attempting to address this problem by combining efforts across an alliance of top research universities.
The time has come for change, said UW Provost Mark Richards. Not years from now, but in the immediate future.
The newly formed Research University Alliance joins UW with eight other leading research institutions, including University of California, Berkeley; California Institute of Technology; University of California, Los Angeles; Stanford University; University of Michigan; Harvard University; Georgia Institute of Technology and University of Texas at Austin.
Based on a well-tested precursor, the California Alliance, the larger Research University Alliance is working at many levels to redefine how doctoral students are mentored into the postdoctoral ranks, and how postdoctoral scholars are hired and mentored into faculty positions.
The Research University Alliance funds exchange visits across all of the nine partnering institutions, matching students and postdocs with faculty hosts in their area of research. Visits allow these early career scientists to share their work and ideas, learn new techniques and approaches, engage in collaborative discussions and innovation, and broaden their career opportunities. Annual retreats bringing all exchange participants together and professional development programming are also major components of the work of the alliance.
Mark Richards, Joy Williamson-Lott, Julia ParrishUniversity of Washington
A key component of this effort connecting underrepresented minority senior doctoral students with postdoctoral opportunities across the alliance will be led by UW, under the co-direction of College of Environment Associate Dean Julia Parrish, Graduate School Dean Joy Williamson-Lott and Provost Richards.
The statistics are concerning. Just 8.5% of doctoral students in these science and engineering departments identified as underrepresented minorities, significantly lower than the demographics of the U.S. But these numbers are halved at the postdoc and faculty levels to just 3.9% of postdoctoral researchers and faculty.
That loss is a crucial starting point, Parrish said.
Unlike the hiring process for faculty, which usually involves advertising open positions, the hiring of postdoctoral researchers has relied more on word-of-mouth networks among academics.
Put simply, we are looking to establish a new network at the graduate and postdoc level that doesnt depend on who you already know or are connected to, but is instead dependent on the excellent, interesting, edgy work that they do, said Parrish. This new system will vastly improve upon the old networks.
As part of the alliance, the UW is creating a web portal for postdocs and senior graduate students to showcase their work, and for participating university partners to post postdoctoral positions.
In many fields, postdocs are vital positions to hold before becoming faculty or before becoming an entrepreneur, said Williamson-Lott. Its an incredibly important space. And so we want to force that space open to allow more people to be able to enter it, and compete in it, and then benefit from it.
The Washington Research Foundation is dedicated to the diversification of science, Richards said, and the Washington state-based organizations funding, $50,000 per year for the next four years, will be paired with the NSF/AGEP funds and funds from the Colleges of Engineering, Arts & Sciences, and Environment, and the Applied Physics Laboratory to allow UW to join with other institutions and meet the goal to attract more diverse candidates to the postdoc ranks and the professoriate.
Im glad to be part of an institution that values diversity, pursues it aggressively and refuses to stand still, and wants to be part of the solution rather than the problem, Williamson-Lott said. It speaks very highly for our institution to participate in this.
For more information, contact Parrish at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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This former Microsoft engineering exec is now working to fix bugs in the U.S. political system – GeekWire
Jon DeVaan, former Microsoft engineering leader and board member of Represent Us.
Jon DeVaan, a former Microsoft Windows engineering leader, knows a thing or two about addressing flaws in complex systems.
When there was a bug or a class of bugs, you didnt just go and fix them, he says, describing the systems perspective that he and his former colleagues used. You actually asked, how did this bug happen? What were the underlying conditions? How could we have structured the engineering process differently so that this bug wouldnt have happened?
In recent years, DeVaan has been applying the same type of thinking to his work in political reform. He has become deeply involved in political reform since retiring in 2013after 30 years at the company, including a role on the board of Represent Us, a bipartisan organization seeking to end corruption in politics.
Its not going to be enough just to beat a few politicians in a few elections, he says. We have to go back and examine things like the incentive structure. Why are politicians behaving the way that they behave?
DeVaan spoke about his work in political reform on a recent episode of the GeekWire Podcast. Continue reading for edited excerpts from his comments.
How he got involved in political reform: So, think back in time, its about the year 2000. Microsoft is in the throes of its antitrust trial. And Orrin Hatch, in veiled, but clear language tells Microsoft, If youd have been giving your political contributions, you wouldnt have any of this trouble now, which is a fantastically corrupt statement. And of course, we werent dummies at Microsoft. Not dummies now either, just to be clear. So we started giving our political contributions. Thats when the Microsoft PAC (Political Action Committee) was created.
And it was an insider seat that I had to see how ridiculous it was, and how wrong it was, but necessary if you wanted to have a seat at the table in government. When I left in 2014, I started investigating how we can fix this. And thats how I came to know Represent Us, which I like because of its execution ability, the way it talks about the political system as having been corrupted, and also the set of policies that we champion around the country to fix it, and make it not have to be a pay-to-play system anymore.
What about the impact of disinformation on the political system? We absolutely have to figure out what to do about disinformation. And whats interesting is that that duopoly structure and the incentives that it creates is why political parties dont push back on people foisting the disinformation. And just recently we had the president of the United States foisting the disinformation. If we can change the incentives, then the disinformation will settle down. But I agree that in the long run, we still have to do a lot of work to figure out how to make sure that the marketplace of ideas is really competitive.
What should companies do right now while were waiting for reform? First of all, all companies that have paused their donations, I think thats a very positive thing. And I hope that they join Microsoft at least in the embargo of donations to people who contributed to what happened on January 6. I think thats really a bare minimum.
What about the larger issue of campaign finance? Represent Us advocates a policy we call the American Anti-Corruption Act. And actually back in 2015, that Anti-Corruption Act was used as a starting point for what eventually became the Seattle Honest Elections Law. The way that public financing works in Seattle with the ethics board and the public vouchers, we see is the best way to do public financing of campaigns. And we believe that all campaigns should be publicly financed.
How is Seattles implementation of this concept working? I think its working pretty well. Youre seeing the amount of money that flows into elections becoming much more even. Its not just the high wealth zip codes that are contributing money to elections now. I think thats a really positive thing. Youre seeing a lot more people run, and I think thats a really positive thing. And that has to lead to better representation of people inside the city. And we have some tough issues inside the city now with homelessness and Amazon and other things. And as far as I can tell, the citizens arent necessarily super aligned on what should happen. I think that means we have to have more voices inside the political process trying to influence it so that we can figure it out.
Further steps: There is a historic opportunity right now to support the For the People Act, HR 1, in Congress. It gets positioned as a Democratic Party thing thats bad for Republicans, but its really not. If you have concerns about making sure that voter rolls are accurate, if you have concerns about that votes are secure and that you can do audits to make sure that the election results are correct, you want HR 1 to pass.
This notion of how politicians choose their voters instead of voters choosing their politicians through gerrymandering is probably the number-one cause that leads to polarization. If you dont like that, HR 1 will stop gerrymandering by drawing districts with a non-partisan commission. Really important.
If you dont like the way that that money and lobbying influence works in Congress, HR 1 helps that. And it has some beginnings on helping balance the powers so that the executive branch just cant ignore the oversight capabilities of Congress.
So those are all really positive things. They are not partisan in any way. They are just about making the system better, make it easier for citizens to express their will at the ballot box, and in a way that hopefully it will foster honest and reasonable debate going into the future.
See this post for Jon DeVaans list of recommended books, articles and other resources that have informed his understanding of these issues.
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At the end of April, 10,000 square feet of construction space in Cushing Hall of Engineering will be unveiled to reveal the Engineering Innovation Hub (EIH) a project that has been in the works for 18 months.
The EIH is part of iNDustry Labs the Notre Dame partner under a larger network called LIFT, which aims to enhance regional industry in the larger South Bend-Elkhart area and has been in the works for four years.
Currently under construction in Cushing Hall, the Engineering Innovation Hub will offer 10,000 square feet of technologies when it opens in April.
In the spring of 2019, the LIFT network received a $42 million grant to create a structure for economic development in the region, professor of electrical engineering and iNDustry Labs faculty director Tom Fuja said.
The hubs emphasis on regional development expands its mission beyond education and research, Fuja noted.
It also is going to have an outreach mission, in that theres going to be some capabilities in this facility, some tools, some equipment that is going to be a potential interest value to regional companies, Fuja said.
Polymer 3D printers,3D metal and ceramic printing equipment, robotics equipment and Haas Computer Numeric Control (CNC) machines are some of the state-of-the-art equipment that will be provided in the hub.
This is absolutely going to be top quality tools, as good as or better than youre going to find in industry and its really going to help prepare students to go out and take leadership roles in the industry, Fuja said.
The installation of large windows will make the finished facility a showpiece, he added.
Its going to be a marquee facility, Fuja said. Its going to be something that we really want to show off to people, to show them what kinds of facilities that we have here, and how important this is to engineering at Notre Dame.
Professor of engineering David Go said individuals who wish to use the hubs technologies will be given specific training.
It is not a 24-hour, anyone can use anytime facility, but any student can use it as long as they go through the training process and follow all protocols, Go said.
Daryl Peterson was recently named the first managing director of the EIH and will bring with him a legacy of engineering experience, as well as the heart of a teacher, Fuja, chair of the hiring committee, said.
We wanted somebody who isnt just going to be a faculty member, who has spent their whole life in academia but brings that manufacturing, that industry experience, but at the same time, really loves teaching, really loves explaining things, Fuja said.
An Indiana native, Peterson earned his Bachelors of Science in mechanical engineering from Rose-Hulman and hopes to be able to share engineering and career advice with students he encounters in the EIH. He landed the job after spending 25 years in the manufacturing industry at Ford and John Deere.
I thought if I was going to give back to the students using my real-world, practical experience, this seemed like the perfect role, in my mind, Peterson said.
Peterson said his primary responsibilities as managing director will be to first get the hub up and running and then collaborate with faculty and local industry partners.
Although he is new to the South Bend and Notre Dame community, Peterson wants to help Notre Dame better achieve a status of world-class engineering in his new role, as well as encourage students to expand their knowledge and skillset while they are in college.
We have a lot of super smart engineers coming out of Notre Dame, and the question is: How do we get them to make that next step to get comfortable where they look across disciplines? Peterson said.
Phase two of the EIH will be the next step in upgrading the facility, and if the budget allows, Peterson said hehopes to see an emphasis on artificial intelligence and advanced manufacturing in the additions.
As a class of 2001 Notre Dame College of Engineering graduate, Go said he hopes the EIH will give students a better understanding of how things are made than he had after his undergraduate years.
What I am most excited about is providing Notre Dame students with the tools and facilities they need to really understand how things are made what it means to take something on paper and fully realize it in three dimensions in a truly functional way, Go said. The best way they can learn that is to build things themselves.
The facility will showcase the skills and work of engineering students, but Go said he is most excited for the projects that will come out of individuals gravitating toward the lab to work on their passion projects, not necessarily for a course.
The ones by our many engineering clubs, the ones by students for start-ups that theyre doing through the IDEA Center, the ones which students are doing with local partners and collaborators and the ones I cant even think of because Im not as innovative as they are, Go said. Those are the projects that will really showcase Notre Dame engineers.
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Global Aerospace Engineering Market (2020 to 2028) – Featuring WS Atkins, Bombardier and Cyient Among Others – ResearchAndMarkets.com – Business Wire
DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Aerospace Engineering Market Size, Market Share, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Growth Trends, Key Players, Competitive Strategies and Forecasts, 2020 to 2028" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
In 2019, the overall aerospace engineering market was valued at US$ 78.96 Bn however, witnessed a decline of about 42% in 2020 due to reduced investments towards aircrafts as a result of travel restrictions. The market was estimated to reach to US$ 45.40 in 2020. With international travel expected to resume from 2021 coupled with continued investments in UAVs, the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.1% during the forecast period from 2020 to 2028 considering post-COVID-19 recovery.
Aerospace engineering refers to the field of design and development of various types of aerial vehicles for in-air and outer space transport. Some of the most common aerial vehicles covered under aerospace engineering include small, medium and large airplanes, unmanned aerial vehicles, helicopters and jet planes, among others which can be used for various applications such as commercial aviation and military. In addition, aerospace engineering also covers design and manufacturing of various spacecraft which are used to travel to outer space. Over the years, aerospace engineering industry has evolved to a great extent resulting in groundbreaking innovations. Thereby, the overall aerospace engineering industry as witnessed a significant influx of new product offerings.
The aerospace engineering market encompasses various aerospace structures and engineering services which enable aircraft manufacturers to successfully assemble and construct aircrafts for various applications. Some of the major components used in the air assembling process include fuselage, wings, empennage, vertical stabilizer, control surfaces and rudder, lift control devices, powerplant, flap, propeller, propulsion devices, landing gear, nose gear, cockpit, controls, systems and hydraulics, among others. In addition, aerospace engineering include numerous engineering services such as design and development, research and assembly operations, among others. Although the commercial airline business has suffered tremendously due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, other applications such as military jets, cargo planes and unmanned aerial vehicles are expected to witness continued growth. Thereby, the overall aerospace engineering market is expected to grow at a sustainable rate during the forecast period.
Key Topics Covered:
Chapter 1 Preface
Chapter 2 Executive Summary
2.1 Market Snapshot: Global Aerospace Engineering Market
2.2 Global Aerospace Engineering Market, By Component
2.3 Global Aerospace Engineering Market, By Application
2.4 Global Aerospace Engineering Market, By Geography
Chapter 3 Market Dynamics
3.1.1 Global Aerospace Engineering Market Revenue, 2018 - 2028, (US$ Bn)
3.2 Market Dynamics
3.2.1 Market Drivers
188.8.131.52 Rising Air Travel in the Asia Pacific region
184.108.40.206 Increasing Demand for advanced Aircraft Technology
3.2.2 Market Restraints
220.127.116.11 Decreasing Investments towards Aviation
3.3 See-Saw Analysis
3.3.1 Impact Analysis of Drivers and Restraints
3.4 Attractive Investment Proposition
3.5 Competitive Landscape
3.5.1 Market Positioning of Key Aerospace Engineering Providers
3.5.2 Leading players strategies
Chapter 4 Global Aerospace Engineering Market Analysis, By Component
4.1 Market Analysis
4.1.1 Global Aerospace Engineering Market, By Component, 2019 and 2028 (%)
4.2 Aerospace Structures
4.2.1 Global Aerospace Engineering Market Revenue and Growth for Aerospace Structures, 2018 - 2028, (US$ Bn)
4.3 Aerospace Services
4.3.1 Global Aerospace Engineering Market Revenue and Growth for Aerospace Services, 2018 - 2028, (US$ Bn)
Chapter 5 Global Aerospace Engineering Market Analysis, By Application
5.1 Market Analysis
5.1.1 Global Aerospace Engineering Market, By Application, 2019 and 2028 (%)
5.2.1 Global Aerospace Engineering Market Revenue and Growth for Aircrafts, 2018 - 2028, (US$ Bn)
5.3.1 Global Aerospace Engineering Market Revenue and Growth for Spacecrafts, 2018 - 2028, (US$ Bn)
Chapter 6 North America Aerospace Engineering Market Analysis
Chapter 7 Europe Aerospace Engineering Market Analysis
Chapter 8 Asia Pacific Aerospace Engineering Market Analysis
Chapter 9 Rest of the World Aerospace Engineering Market Analysis
Chapter 10 Company Profiles
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Anne Kiremidjian, professor of civil and environmental engineering; Kunle Olukotun, professor of electrical engineering and of computer science; and Joshua Makower, adjunct professor of medicine, have been elected to the 2021 class of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).
From left to right: Joshua Makower, Anne Kiremidjian and Kunle Olukotun. (Image credit: Stanford Engineering (Kiremidjian and Olukotun) and New Enterprise Associates (Makower))
The three Stanford faculty members are among the 106 researchers nominated and chosen by their peers to join the academy, which is among the highest professional distinctions accorded any engineer.
Kiremidjian, the C. L. Peck, Class of 1906, Professor, is known for her research into the design and implementation of the first wireless sensors and a sensor network for diagnosing the health of buildings and other structures, and for developing advanced damage diagnosis algorithms, as well as advanced probabilistic seismic hazard, risk and resilience models.
Olukotun, the Cadence Design Systems Professor, was recognized for pioneering research in multicore processor design while leading the Stanford Hydra chip multiprocessor project. His role in advancing multicore processors to commercial realization and broad industry adoption was also cited.
Makower, co-founder of Stanfords Biodesign Innovation Program, and general partner of New Enterprise Associates, was recognized for inventing balloon sinuplasty, a treatment for chronic sinus inflammation that uses a small balloon catheter to modify the dimensions of the bony passages draining the major sinuses. Founder of medical device incubator ExploraMed, Makower was also cited for his role in developing and commercializing multiple other innovative medical device and health technologies.
The NAE announcement brings to 2,355 its total U.S. membership, with 113 from Stanford. The 23 new international members announced this week bring non-U.S. membership to 298. Newly elected members will be formally inducted during the NAEs annual meeting on Oct. 3, 2021.
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Gordon Murray's follow-up to the McLaren F1, the Cosworth V12-powered GMA T.50, is just 12 months away from series production right now. In order to get through the development process as efficiently as possible, GMA will be running all of its XP cars throughout 2021, along with the first mule known as George. Interestingly, because of the timing, XP2 is getting assembled and fired up before XP1, since this prototype is scheduled to do cold-weather testing and ABS/ESC calibration on ice instead of a wet road. Now, we can witness all of its carbon fiber and titanium goodies in these photos and video blog from Gordon Murray Automotive.
The T.50 is a three-seater supercar weighing just 2,173 pounds, built around a carbon-fiber monocoque that's just 220 pounds and with a six-speed manual transmission that's still rubber-mounted, yet also semi-structural to make the package work without a heavy rear subframe. As for the fan-based active aero system, that may be best explained by Gordon Murray himself. As T.50 XP2 is getting ready to be fired up for the first time, only to be driven to the track by Murray, GMA has also revealed that the even lighter and track-only T.50s will be launched next Monday, on Feb. 22.
Meanwhile, once XP2 is ready to roll, the team will continue to work as Gordon Murray Automotive needs to produce 11 prototypes in total, starting its pre-production as early as October.
Of course first out of the gates was George, the Ultima-based Cosworth V12 mule:
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