Aerospace Engineering Labs & Facilities

Administrative and Faculty Space

The faculty and support staff for the Department of Aerospace Engineering are housed on the second floor of the Lehman Engineering and Technology Center. The two office suites on this hallway open at 8 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. during the regular school year. One suite houses the Graduate Program Coordinator, while the other is home to the Department Chair. 

Educational and Research Laboratories

Some courses, as well as all student and faculty research projects, are located in one of the many laboratory facilities across the campus. These laboratory facilities are described below.

  • Aircraft Design Lab
    A fully equipped workspace is made available to Aerospace Engineering undergraduate students to work on their design projects as a part of their two-semester senior design…
  • Composites Lab
    Hands-on experience with the fabrication of objects, such as air foils, out of carbon fiber, fiberglass, and Kevlar bonded with epoxy resin matrix, is provided in the…
  • Cybersecurity and Assured Systems Engineering (CyBASE) Center
    CyBASE hosts a group of researchers composed of faculty members from different programs as well as professionals from different departments at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical…
  • Dynamics Systems, Measurement, and Control Laboratory
    The controls and instrumentation components of Aerospace, Computer, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering curricula are supported in this laboratory…
  • Eagle Flight Research
    The Embry-Riddle Eagle Flight Research Center (EFRC) serves as the university’s Aerospace R&D facility…
  • Engineering Student Projects Center (ESPC)
    Hands-on exploration and fabrication of engineering designs and solutions to problems posed in the Engineering Fundamentals core curriculum are encouraged in the Engineering…
  • Flight Dynamics and Control Research Laboratory
    Development and implementation of guidance, navigation, and control systems for a variety of aerospace vehicles, as well as research on a broad range of topics focused…
  • Gas Turbine Laboratory
    Students in the Gas Turbine Laboratory at ERAU work with leading aerospace corporations and privately owned companies and assist with Intellectual Property developm…
  • Lightweight Materials and Structures Laboratory
    Composites, honeycombs, functionally graded materials, and truss-based cellular solids destined for use in aerospace applications are designed, fabricated, and tested…
  • Manufacturing Laboratory
    Hands-on experience working with popular engineering materials and building prototypes, components, and systems for projects, is provided to students in all Engineering…
  • Materials Testing Laboratory
    Observation and alteration of material performance, including the fabrication of novel materials and measurement of their properties, occurs in the Materials Testing…
  • Nanomaterials Lab
    The Nanomaterials Lab is used primarily by Engineering Physics and Aerospace Engineering majors for research, synthesis, and development of nanomaterials. The lab includes…
  • Propulsion and Aerodynamics Computational Laboratory
    Numerical research in unsteady aerodynamics, acoustics, aeroelasticity, flow, and flight control are performed in the Propulsion and Aerodynamics Computational Laboratory…
  • Rocket Laboratory
    The home to a booster signed by Homer Hickam and seven level three large-scale rockets, the Rocket Laboratory supports two highly popular student organizations, as well…
  • Scanning Electron Microscope
    A Scanning Electron Microscope, with a large chamber to allow for the visualization of structural materials, is available for students, faculty, and staff of the university,…
  • Spacecraft Development Lab
    Spacecraft flight software is developed and tested in the Spacecraft Development Laboratory (SDL) and prototype potential components are designed and produced…
  • Structures Laboratory
    Testing is performed on the structures and components typically found in aircraft and spacecraft using the specialized equipment located in the Structures Laborator…
  • Wind Tunnel Laboratory
    Several wind tunnels are housed in the Wind Tunnel Laboratory, which is primarily used for instruction…

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