December 30, 2019

GUIde Annual Meeting in Paris!

The first annual meeting of GUIde 6 was in Paris, France in October 2019. Research updates were given by Shreyas Hegde and Ricky Hollenbach, as well as Dr. Kenneth Hall. The group also toured SAFRAN Engines, the host of the meeting. You can learn more about the GUIde Consortium and see the photos at

December 30, 2019

Interview with Laboratory Alumni

Check out this Professional Development Blog by the Duke Graduate School written by lab member Ricky Hollenbach. In the issue he writes about his interview with Laboratory Alumni and Rolls-Royce Engineer Tommy Miyakozawa.  

May 15, 2019

Masters Students Graduation

Congratulations to all the Aeroelasticty masters students who are graduating this Spring and Summer! While Wentao and Yifan will be continuing as Ph.D. students at Virginia Tech and Purdue respectively, Matt will begin his work at Lockheed Martin. All the best guys!

March 31, 2019

Conference Awards

Congratulations goes out to both of Dr. Kielb's Ph.D. Students on receiving prestigeous travel awards for the upcoming TurboExpo 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona in June. First, Ricky Hollenbach received a MEMS Departmental Travel Grant to attend the conference as a student. He will attend a few days to network, attend presentations, and learn as much as he can about current turbine practices and research.

February 17, 2019

Wind Tunnel Renovations Complete!

Duke's Low Speed Wind Tunnel renovations have recenty been completed! Thank you to all who helped out in this process.

February 13, 2019

New Graduate Aerospace Certificate

In addition to an undergraduate certificate in Aerospace Engineering, the Duke University MEMS Department is proud to announce the establishment of the SOAR Program! It stands for Studies and Opportunities in Aerospace Research and is a certificate program offered to MEMS Master's of Science, Master's of Engineering, and Ph.D. students! To learn more about this opportunity, please visit the program's website here.

August 23, 2017

Zhiping Mao Successfully Defends his Thesis!

Zhiping Mao, a Ph.D. candidate under the advisement of Dr. Robert Kielb successfully defended his thesis! He'll soon begin his work as an investment manager at Summitview Captial, utilizing his technical as well as consulting skill. Congratulations!

August 1, 2016

Dowell Receives Highest Individual Honor for Achievement in Aeronautics

Earl Dowell, the William Holland Hall Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Duke University, has been named this year’s recipient of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Reed Aeronautics Award. The award is the highest honor an individual can receive for notable achievement in aeronautics.

August 1, 2016

Duke Aeroelasticity student meets Chinese President!

Zhiping Mao, a PhD student in Bob Kielb’s MEMS lab, was invited to Washington as the representative of Duke Chinese students at a recent ceremony forChinese President Xi Jinping.

July 25, 2015

Duke Aeroelasticity Group goes to 2015 ASME Turbo Expo!

Dr. Robert Kielb recently accompanied three of his PhD Students to the 2015 ASME Turbo Expo Conference, the largest and most prestigious technical conference on turbomachinery.

April 17, 2014

David Ewins Gives Seminar on Future Directions for Structural Dynamics Research

In most aerospace structures there are two primary concerns: performance - often dictated by thermo-fluid considerations, and integrity - which is heavily influenced by materials and structural dynamics.

March 27, 2014

Fanny Besem Awarded Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship and a Turbo Expo Travel Award

Fanny Besem who has received two awards in rapid succession!

March 26, 2014

Joshua Waite Selected for Turbo Expo Travel Award

Joshua Waite was awarded the 2014 ASME IGTI Young Engineer Travel Award. This award provides complimentary registration for the 2014 Turbo Expo Technical Conference that will take place in Düsseldorf, Germany from June 16-20, 2014

November 25, 2013

Aeroelasticity Group Volunteers at Durham Habitat for Humanity

Graduate students in the research group joined other engineering graduate students for a morning volunteering with the Durham Habitat for Humanity.

November 14, 2013

2013 - A Banner Year for Duke Aeroelasticity!

In addition to launching an all new website, the group has forged new research efforts and received numerous awards.