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 (

September 20, 2021

Congrats to Dr. Hegde!

Kudos are in order for Shreyas Hegde as he successfully defended his dissertation on Multi-Row Aeromechanics of Embedded Compressor Rotors. He completed four internships during his studies with Pratt&Whitney, GE Research, and ANSYS. We wish him all the best on his future endeavors. Congrats Dr. Hegde! 

September 13, 2021

Publication in the Journal of Turbomachinery

Check out this publication in the Journal of Turbomachinery on utilizing the Van der Pol Oscillator to create a Reduced Ordered Model to study Non-Synchronous Vibrations. Congrats to the authors Richard Hollenbach, Bob Kielb, and Kenneth Hall.

July 12, 2021

2 More Doctoral Awards

More congratulations to both Ricky Hollenbach and Shreyas Hegde for receiving the 2020-2021 Society of Automotive Engineers Doctoral Scholarship. This is Ricky's second time winning the award, while it is Shreyas' first. Congrats to them both!

June 10, 2021

More Awards!

Congratulations to Ph.D. Candidate Shreyas Hegde on receiving not one but two awards from ASME this year. He received the Elizabeth M. and Winchell M. Parsons Scholarship and the ASME Foundation Variable Scholarship. Great work Shreyas!