Staff Directory

Grossenbacher, Howard

Grossenbacher, Howard "Howie"

Faculty Research Assistant
Aerospace Engineering
081 Wind Tunnel Building

Key Responsibilities 

  • Machining, brazing/soldering, and tig welding including vacuum welding of steel, stainless, aluminum and other metals (some plastics too)
  • Consulting and advice on projects and general problem solving of students' projects(in a nuts and bolts capacity)
  • Overseeing/assisting of grad students who desire to do their own machining when appropriate
  • Programming, set-up, and running of CNC lathe and mill, and manual machines


  • CDI Computer Tech School
  • Computer Assisted Manufacturing Coursework, Community College of Baltimore County


Center for Disaster Resilience Affiliate Offers Insight on Ellicott City Future Plans

Marccus Hendricks is an assistant professor in the School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation.

Four UMD Aerospace Engineering Students Named Penton Aviation Week Network’s 20 Twenties

Free, Kumar, Ng and Weinstein recognized as tomorrow’s engineering leaders.

AE Students Sweep Composite Wing Competition at SAMPE '09

Two individual and two AE student project teams place in the top six.

Schmitz awarded 2009 Nickolsky Honorary Lectureship

Dr. Fredric H. Schmitz is Awarded the 2009 AHS Nikolsky Honorary Lectureship

SAMPE Lightweight Aircraft Wing Competition Garners Top Prizes

Four Clark School Aerospace Teams Place in Top Six

Army CTA MAST Center on "Microsystem Mechanics" is awarded

AE and Clark School is awarded Army CTA MAST Center on "Microsystem Mechanics"