To Dr. Hamed, this is what makes the aerospace propulsion program stand. “Our faculty makes the whole program stand out,” she said. “They are published, they do research, and they work with industry.”
Also instrumental in making the department stand out above the rest are the endowments Dr. Hamed has secured. According to Dr. Hamed, this is key. “Endowments enable us to recruit outstanding faculty,” she said.
Because of efforts like this, the school holds the unique distinction of having two Eminent Scholar Chairs – a feat that is, according to Dr, Hamed, “unheard of.” Holding these prestigious roles within the School of Aerospace Systems are Dr. Gui-Rong Liu and Dr. Ephraim Gutmark.
Dr. G.R. Liu, who is internationally recognized for his contributions to computational mechanics, meshless and advanced finite element methods, started in September 2010.