February 28, 2023

Duke Aeroelasticity Welcomes Dr. Michimasa Fujino!

The Duke Aeroelasticity Laboratory welcomes Dr. Michimasa Fujino, founder of Honda Aircraft Company, to a visit to Duke! We had the honor of having Dr. Fujino host a guest lecture in the  Aircraft Performance course, followed by a visit to our wind tunnel. The visit had the participation of the Duke AERO showing off their new project, and the current senior student John Smalley presenting his latest study on unsteady pressure distribution on an airfoil with a control surface! 

December 14, 2022


Great job to both Siddhant Sandeep Bapat and Ryne Wang for passing their defenses. They will earn their M.S. at the end of this month. Best of luck in the future gentlemen!

November 21, 2022

Guide 7 Kicks Off at NASA

The Guide 6 Consortium offically wrapped up, signaling the end of the projects completed by Dr. Robert Kielb, Dr. Shreyas Hegde, and Dr. Richard Hollenbach. Guide 7 kicked off at the 2022 Annual Meeting held at NASA Marshall in Huntsville, AL, with projects being conducted by Director Dr. Kenneth Hall and student Christopher Kaminsky.

August 10, 2022

Congrats to Luisa for the Aviation Week Network 20 Twenties Award!

Congrats to Ph.D. Student Luisa Piccolo Serafim on being selected to be part of Aviation Week Network's 20 Twenties Class of 2022!

May 9, 2022

It's Official: Two New Doctors!

Congrats to Dr. Bob Kielb's students Shreyas Hedge and Richard Hollenbach on receiving their Ph.D.'s this weekend at Duke's 2022 Commencement! Dr. Hegde joined Pratt & Whitney in Middletown Connecticut last Fall, and Dr. Hollenbach joins Exponent in Atlanta this Spring! 

March 31, 2022

Leading an Impact on Campus

Congrats to both Dr. Ricky Hollenbach and Dr. Shreyas Hegde on being named 2022 Forever Duke Student Leader Award recipients. This award comes from the Duke Graduate School and recognizes leaders that left an impact on campus during their time at Duke. You can see the full annoucement here:

March 28, 2022

A New Ph.D. is Awarded!

Congratulations are in order for Richard Hollenbach, who successfully defended his dissertation on Friday, March 25th! His defense was titled "Aeroelasticity and Enforced Motion Frequency Lock-in Associated with Non-Synchronous Vibrations in Turbomachinery". Committee members included his advisor, Dr. Kielb, Aeroelasticity Faculty Drs. Dowell and Hall, and Mathematics Faculty Dr. Witelski. Congratulations Richard!

March 16, 2022

Congrats to Ricky & Shreyas for TEECE Award!

Congrats to Ph.D. Candidate Ricky Hollenbach and recent alum Shreyas Hegde on receiving the 2022 ASME Turbo Expo Early Career Engineer (TEECE) Travel Award! This will support their travel and attendence at the 2022 ASME Turbo Expo in Rotterdam, Netherlands coming up in June 2022. Ricky will be presenting two papers on Reduced-Order Modeling of Non-Synchronous Vibrations in turbomachinery. Best of luck!

February 18, 2022

Welcome Dr. Adrian Bejan to the Aeroelasticity Team!

The Duke Aeroelasticity Laboratory welcomes Thomas Lord Department of Mechancial Engineering and Material Science Professor Dr. Adrian Bejan! Dr. Bejan is the J.A. Jones Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering, well known for his work on Constructional Law, and a three time alumn of MIT. His recent article is titled "Evolutionary Aeroelastic Design of Flying-Wing Cross Section," published by AIAA and ARC. The team looks forward to future interdisciplinary collaboration!

January 3, 2022

Duke Attends AIAA SciTech 2022

Duke University is well represented at the AIAA SciTech 2022 Conference in San Diego, CA! Ricky Hollenbach is presenting two papers, "Pressures Analysis of an Oscillating Airfoil Exhibiting Nonsynchronous Vibrations as Applied to Turbomachinery" and "Unsteady Pressure Analysis of an Oscillating Cylinder Exhibiting Non-Synchronous Vibrations".

December 7, 2021

Duke Presents in Jupiter Florida!

Duke Aeroelasticity researchers Ricky Hollenbach and Shreyas Hegde are presenting their updates to the Guide Consortium at their Annual Meeting, this year in Jupiter, Florida. They are joined with Drs. Robert Kielb and Kenneth Hall. Great work fellas!

November 15, 2021

Duke Aeroelasticity Welcomes Jan Lepicovsky

The Duke Aeroelasticity Laboratory welcomes Dr. Jan Lepicovskey to a visit to Durham, North Carolina from Prague, Czech Republic. This joint meeting will be to discuss recent developments in linear cascade research projects, and comparison of computational data to experimental results. The full day included presentations, discussions, tours of Duke MEMS and Campus, and shared meals.

November 12, 2021

New Edition of A Modern Course in Aeroelasticity

The sixth edition of A Modern Course in Aeroelasticity has just been published!

October 15, 2021

Kielb Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Congratulations to MEMS Professor of the Practice Robert (Bob) Kielb for winning the 2021 Global Power & Propulsion Society Lifetime Achievement Award! The annual award recognizes outstanding technical and professional contributions through sustained and long-term service to the industry.

September 24, 2021

I'm Picking Up Bad Vibrations - Blog Post

Check out this blog post on the North Carolina Space Grant's website all about Richard Hollenbach's Research! I’m Picking Up Bad Vibrations: Designing Tools for Safer Jet EnginesNorth Carolina Space Grant (