The Emil Buehler Aerospace Laboratories for Systems Design and Advanced Manufacturing is a named flagship laboratory for aerospace education and research within Weeks Hall of Engineering, the new Rutgers Engineering Gateway building. The laboratory will provide a unique combination of indoor research and fabrication facilities coupled to an outdoor flight−test area for small−scale aerospace systems.
This state−of− the−art facility, in conjunction with the Emil Buehler Supersonic Wind Tunnel, will integrate in a dynamic and collaborative environment all of the critical components of cutting-edge aerospace systems, including aerodynamics, sensors, flight control, advanced materials, advanced manufacturing, and flight testing. This unique facility will enable students to learn all aspects of systems− level design, manufacturing, and testing, working with experts who are doing cutting−edge research.
Emil Buehler was an aviation visionary, architect, and engineer dedicated to advancing aircraft travel. His accomplishments include reconfiguring a twin-engine Piper aircraft to allow higher speed, operating a school of aeronautics at New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport, supervising the construction of the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, and funding the construction of a wind tunnel capable of Mach 3 air speeds.
The Emil Buehler Trust was established in 1984 to perpetuate his commitment to aviation science and technology.