The interdisciplinary nature of aerospace engineering has
contributed to tremendous research advances that have inspired new and
novel industrial applications. Some of the innovative developments of
aerospace technologies in recent times include new shock wave assisted
applications in the realm of medicine, drug delivery systems,
biotechnology, and manufacturing, space solar power systems, energy
storage systems, fuels cells, use of supercomputers, development of
transdisciplinary computational techniques, and cryogenic applications.
The carbon fiber based composites used as heat shield material during
reentry are today used to manufacture cost-effective artificial limbs
for people with physical disabilities. The manufacturing techniques
specially developed for machining components for aerospace applications
have been instrumental in the development of innovative heat exchanger
systems for ground-based applications.
The AIAA Aerospace
Sciences Meeting (ASM) is the first major multidisciplinary event of the
year for aerospace scientists and engineers from around the world to
share and disseminate the latest scientific knowledge and research. At
ASM, you’ll discover new research that can be applied to your industry,
and you’ll meet the individuals who lead prime and subprime aerospace
corporations, lead and manage government programs, and create business
and job opportunities.