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WHO WE ARE

The Center for Hypersonics and Entry Systems Studies (CHESS) is a multidisciplinary team of researchers in The Grainger College of Engineering at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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WHAT WE DO

We draw from expertise in high performance computing and state-of-the-art experimental facilities to support fundamental advances in hypersonics and entry system technologies.

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Press Releases

Transformative idea earns Prof. Marco Panesi prestigious fellowship

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News | May 14, 2021

Modeling radiation key component to landing safely on Mars

The heat shield (left) and back shell (right) comprise the aeroshell for NASA's Mars 2020 mission. Credit: NASA

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News | April 9, 2021

Panesi leads team on new NASA initiative

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News | March 30, 2021

Two engineering professors win award in hypersonics

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News | March 1, 2021

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Air Force Research Laboratory Air Force Office of Scientific Research         Joint Hypersonics Transition Office        USDRE       Department of Energy

Lockheed Martin                Ultramet          The Grainger College of Engineering