It is my pleasure to welcome you to the School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (AME) at the University of Oklahoma (OU). AME continues to grow with the recruitment of world-class researchers and educators and attracts an ever-increasing number of new outstanding students.
We continue in the pursuit of excellence in learning, discovery and engagement. AME is well-known for providing an exceptional educational experience through innovative classroom teaching, hands-on projects, student competitive teams and industry supported design projects. We provide experiential learning opportunities that encompass the development of technical skills and competencies needed for future engineers to be effective in the workplace. We have strong partnership and support from industry collaborators to provide excellence in education through design projects, internships and co-op programs for students.
I am proud of our vibrant, active and engaged graduate student community. Our graduate programs attract talented local, national and international students, who have successful careers in research, development, academia and industry. Both Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering programs offer a five-year accelerated BS-MS program, along with traditional masters and doctoral degrees.
Research is a major component of AME’s activities. AME’s faculty members are engaged in cutting-edge and high-impact research in aerospace and mechanical engineering. Our school has core strengths in many research topics, such as advanced materials, energy, combustion and heat transfer, design and manufacturing, modeling and simulation of complex flows, robotics, engineering education, unmanned vehicles, and bioengineering.
AME excels in providing a collegial and inclusive environment for faculty, staff, and students that serves as a positive atmosphere for achievement (research and teaching). Our faculty and students continue to be recognized nationally and internationally. Enjoy these success stories and the AME news you’ll find within our site. Our newsletter contains highlights, faculty, student and alumni spotlights, and our latest events.
As the director of AME, it is a privilege for me to work with the distinguished faculty members, staff, students, industry partners, alumni and Board of Advisors. Together, we creatively address issues and look for innovative approaches to meet the needs of all of our constituency groups to move AME forward. If you have any comments or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
I look forward to working with you!
Director and Professor
School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering