Transforming the AME Student Experience Our new experiential curricula and facilities will better prepare students to be servant-engineers, who apply our Catholic mission to real-world engineering solutions.
Transforming the AME Student Experience
Fighting for the Human Heart Notre Dame researchers are developing human equivalent tissues that can be used in pre-clinical studies for better understanding and treating medical conditions such as heart disease and breast cancer.
Fighting for the Human Heart
Mach 6 quiet hypersonic test facility The University of Notre Dame has completed development of the country’s largest quiet Mach 6 hypersonic wind tunnel.
Mach 6 quiet hypersonic test facility
Studying the role of physics in brain development Notre Dame researchers are studying the role of physics in gyrification, the folding process the brain undergoes during development.
Studying the role of physics in brain development

Welcome to the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering offers two undergraduate degree programs: aerospace engineering and mechanical engineering. Both tracks prepare students for careers in industry, government, or research laboratories.

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CoMMaND laboratory receives $172K to continue studying brain development
CoMMaND laboratory receives $172K to continue studying brain development
May 22, 2019

The Computational Mechanics of Morphology at Notre Dame lab focuses its activities on the brain, studying its form, development, and function. Recently, the lab received a National Science Foundation grant to continue its work modeling and analyzing cortical thicknesses as an indicator of healthy brain development.

Cutting the time on early disease diagnoses with extracellular vesicles
Cutting the time on early disease diagnoses with extracellular vesicles
May 20, 2019

A research team led by the University of Notre Dame is working to cut the test time for disease biomarkers. The new timeline — 30 minutes instead of 13 hours — uses even smaller sample sizes to offer a new liquid biopsy option.

Study aims to improve capturing wind power for energy production
Study aims to improve capturing wind power for energy production
May 20, 2019

Researchers have released the first of several reports outlining major results that could help wind industry officials manage wind power facilities more efficiently and increase renewable energy production.

How coral reefs save lives: a discussion with H.J. Fernando
How coral reefs save lives: a discussion with H.J. Fernando
May 15, 2019

Professor Harindra J. Fernando was featured in a Greenpeace Unearthed film series, discussing correlation between coral mining around coastal areas and the amount of damage suffered during tsunamis and other flooding events.

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Jiacai Lu

Jiacai Lu

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Phone: 574-631-6381
Office: 300B Cushing Hall

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College of Engineering Research Assistant Professor
Mathematical Modeling, Multi-scale Process, Multiphase and Free Surface Flows, Heat and Mass Transfer, High Performance and Parallel Computing, Scientific Visualization and Computational Fluid Dynamics.
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Jiacai Lu

College of Engineering Research Assistant Professor
Mathematical Modeling, Multi-scale Process, Multiphase and Free Surface Flows, Heat and Mass Transfer, High Performance and Parallel ...
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