Professor Cesnik, Clarence “Kelly” L. Johnson Collegiate Professor of Aerospace Engineering, heads the Active Aeroelasticity and Structures Research Laboratory (A2SRL) at Michigan. He has pioneered the development of the active twist rotor, advanced the state of the art in structural health monitoring, and has made landmark contributions to the coupled aeroelasticity-flight mechanics of very flexible long endurance aircraft and aero-thermo-elasticity of hypersonic vehicles.. For this research and for his leadership at Michigan and in the greater vertical flight community, Professor Cesnik received the Vertical Flight Society’s Technical Fellow Award.
The Vertical Flight Society unites the industry and academia concerned with helicopters, vertical takeoff and landing aircraft, and verticaly flying drones. Their Technical Fellow Award acknowledges a member whose technical accomplishments have advanced the vertical flight community.
Michigan Aerospace Engineering