Our Students and Faculty in Action

Jacob Korczyk and Hunter Johnston, It Flies Team Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

It Flies Competition University of Manchester, UK

Hunter Johnston and Jacob Korczyk (pictured) entered the competition with a design for an industrial client, a crop duster aircraft, and won the prize for the best project presentation. Click here to read more in the Aero Society's article in the Aerospace Magazine October 2017 Issue.

IT Flies! Competition University of Dayton, USA

Our University of Dayton Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering IT Flies Competition was featured in the Aero Society's Aerospace Magazine August 2017 issue. Click here to read the article.

University of Dayton School of Engineering

Drs. Megan and Tim Reissman

Go baby go cars give tots with mobility issues new moves

Megan and Tim Reissman, a husband and wife team of UD mechanical engineering professors, discuss last weekend's Go Baby Go! event at Dayton Children's Hospital and how adaptive technology can make a huge difference in the lives of people with disabilities.

Dr. Sid Gunasekaran

New classroom approach brings passion to the forefront of learning

Some people love sailing, others golf or running. First year faculty member, Dr. Sidaard “Sid” Gunasekaran, has a passion for aerodynamics and the equations that are used to improve performance in not only flight, but all of these activities. Click here to read more on our Dayton Engineering Blog.  Click here for video.

Dr. Tim Reissman

"Sumo Bot" Competition Draws Crowd to Kettering Labs

Dr. Tim Reissman wanted to give his students in MEE 434 a hands-on assignment that would challenge their engineering and innovation skills, so he developed the first University of Dayton Sumo Bot Competition. Senior mechanical engineering majors, Brandon Smith and Kyle Vanden Eynden, only lost one match during Sumo Bot Competition 2016! Congratulations, Brandon and Kyle! 

Chris Beaschler, mechanical engineering major, Academic All-American

Chris Beaschler

Named Academic All-American

Congratulations, Chris Beaschler, mechanical engineering, 3.72 GPA, for being named an Academic All-American in football and a finalist for the 2016 William V. Campbell Trophy.

Dr. Jun-Ki Choi

Elevating Sustainability

"Sustainability goes hand-in-hand with value creation," said Dr. Jun-Ki Choi, mechanical engineering assistant professor recently in KEEN'zine magazine.

University of Dayton School of Engineering Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Tanner Rolfe American Association for the Advancement of Science Award Recipient

Tanner Rolfe

Recipient of AAAS Top Prize

Tanner Rolfe received the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) top prize at the 2016 meeting in Washington, D.C. His Science and Human Rights Coalition essay pertained to compounds found in Teflon and fire-fighting materials that have polluted drinking water and will be published in the AAAS Professional Ethics Report. Congratulations Tanner!


Dr. Kim Bigelow

ABC 22/FOX 45 Biomechanics Lab Video

Someone you should know: Students aim to stop falls.

University of Dayton School of Engineering Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Supermileage 2016

Supermileage @ 265

SAE Supermileage Competition 2016

Congratulations to the University of Dayton Supermileage Team for your recorded fuel economy, 265 miles per gallon, at the SAE competition in Marshall, Michigan, June 9-10.

It Flies International Competitions: USA and UK

". . . the competitions provided trained test pilots to fly one's aircraft design, which is rarely performed. . . . it can help propel students to the next level." —Matt Pulfer

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Dr. Drew Murray

Why do we still drive gasoline cars?

Drew P. Murray, Ph.D. — a 90-second lecture.

Supermileage @ 195

SAE Competition

Congratulations to mechanical engineering students Matt Farkosh, Dan Sager, Daryl Osterloh, Travis Venanzi and Eric McGill for achieving 195 mpg in the SAE Supermileage competition in Marshall, Michigan, June 5, 2015.


Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

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Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0238