Watch this short video update about the three-story addition to the south face of Talbot Laboratory on the engineering campus at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, which is scheduled for completion in 2021. In the video, AE facutly members Michael Lembeck and Philippe Geubelle describe some of the ways this facility will enhance the department and AE students' experience.
The new addition will be shared by the Department of Aerospace Engineering and the Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering.
The basement of the addition will hold a new aerospace engineering composite and additive manufacturing laboratory. NPRE will occupy the first floor with a new radiation measurements instructional laboratory and a new nuclear materials instructional laboratory.
The second floor will be dedicated to the nanosatellite technology program in aerospace engineering and include a mission operation center, which will be named for astronaut and alumnus of the Dept. of AE Steve Nagel, who died in 2014.