What we do….
Since its inception in 2012, the ME Department’s Crashworthiness for Aerospace Structures and Hybrids (CRASH) Lab has been involved in research and innovation in the areas of aeronautics, propulsion and energy, planetary exploration, space physics, bioinspired flight, and advanced aerospace structures and design. Founded and directed by Professor Javid Bayandor, CRASH Lab has gained international reputation through its award winning research and various collaborations with research labs and agencies, including a number of NASA centers and facilities. In 2014, CRASH Lab was recognized numerous times by National and international professional societies for significant contributions to the fields of Mechanical Engineering, and Aeronautics and Astronautics. Some of the awards are listed below.