Mechanical and Aerospace engineers at Princeton have played leading roles in combustion, fluid flow modeling and measurement, laser technologies and materials, propulsion, environmental science, and aerospace dynamics over the past half century. With ties to many other areas of science and engineering, MAE faculty also have a major impact in control and dynamical systems; materials science; satellite technology and propulsion; stability and control of vehicles; robotics; aircraft performance; pollution and alternative fuels; energy conversion and storage; nuclear security; biomechanics; and instrumentation.

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