University of Notre Dame College of Engineering

Dr. David B. go

Rooney Family Associate Professor of Engineering
Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (Concurrent)


2001 B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Notre Dame
2004 M.S. Aerospace Engineering, University of Cincinnati
2008 Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University


Electrostatics Society of America Rising Star Award, 2018
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society (NPSS) Early Achievement Award, 2018
Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2016
Electrochemical Society Toyota Young Investigator Fellowship, 2015
National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2013
Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Research Award, 2010
James W. and Carolyn L. Taylor MUACC Travel Award, 2009, 2010

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Curriculum Vitae (updated April 2018)

Brief Biography

Professor David B. Go was born and raised in South Bend, Indiana until he graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (2001). Upon graduation, Prof. Go joined General Electric Aviation (formerly G. E. Aircraft Engines) where he was a design engineer in the Edison Engineering Development Program (EEDP) — a rotations-based leadership development program. During his time at G.E., Prof. Go focused his rotations on design and analysis roles where he worked on thermal analysis of secondary flow systems, thermal analysis of high-pressure turbine blades, and low-pressure turbine mechanical design. He also spent time working in an on-wing repair shop.

While working at G.E., Prof. Go also completed his M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Cincinnati (2004) where his final project was a statistical analysis of the thermal perormance of high-pressure turbine blades in industrial gas turbine applications (proprietary project). He graduated from the EEDP program and the University of Cincinnati in 2004, at which time he enrolled in the Ph.D. program at Purdue University.

Prof. Go completed his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (2008) under the advisement of Dr. Timothy S. Fisher (currently at UCLA) and Dr. Suresh V. Garimella at the Birck Nanotechnology Center at Purdue University. Prof. Go's Ph.D. research focused on ionization and ion transport at both millimeter and micrometer scales for electrohydrodynamics applications. Prof. Go's research consisted of both microfabrication and material synthesis as well as device development and computational modeling.

Prof. Go joined the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame in 2008 as an Assistant Professor and was appointed as Concurrent Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in 2013. He was promoted and named the Rooney Family Associate Professor of Engineering in 2015.