The University of Michigan Aerospace Engineering Department’s Plasmadynamics and Electric Propulsion Laboratory (PEPL) is developing the next-generation of Hall thruster technology that may one day propel the first human missions to Mars.
To the Moon and beyond: How University of Michigan Aerospace Engineering is on the cutting edge of electric space propulsion
Anthony Waas awarded ASME Warner T. Koiter medal
Aerospace Department Chair Anthony Waas has received the 2020 American Society of Mechanical Engineers Warner T. Koiter Medal for outstanding contribution and leadership within the field of composite materials mechanics.
Aerospace chair Anthony Waas’ statement on the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch
The successful launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 and crew Dragon, carrying humans from the Kennedy center for the first time in 9 years, is a huge first step in US’s second phase of space explorations.
Local engineering firm utilizes Michigan Aerospace wind tunnel to test pollution sensors
Livonia based engineering consulting firm Airflow Sciences utilized the University of Michigan’s 5’x7’ Wind Tunnel to test sensors used to monitor pollution from industrial exhaust stacks
UMich continues community education outreach during COVID-19 lockdown
UMich’s annual Aerospace Day is a very popular event where kids are introduced to aerospace engineering by a way of presentations and fun hands-on projects. Unfortunately, the current COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of this year’s Aerospace Day, but not the spirit that sustains the event. As a substitute, the Aerospace Department is offering one-hour […]
Aerospace PhD Student Shamsheer Chauhan Receives Rackham Outstanding GSI Award
Shamsheer Chauhan, a Michigan Aerospace Engineering PhD Candidate, has won a Rackham Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) Award for his excellent work as a GSI in AEROSP481: Aircraft Design.
Professor George Halow Receives 2020 Silver Shaft Award
Sigma Gamma Tau has named George Halow, Professor of Practice of Aerospace Engineering, as recipient of the 2020 Silver Shaft Award.
Joaquim R.R.A. Martins elected as AIAA Fellow
Michigan Aerospace congratulates Professor Joaquim R.R.A. Martins on his election as an AIAA Fellow
MASA Rocketry Team continues work on space shot rocket despite pandemic
Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Michigan Aeronautical Science Association is continuing to break expectations of a collegiate rocket team as they work toward reaching space with their new rocket, the Tangerine Space Machine.
Dean of Engineering Alec Gallimore receives AIAA Wyld Propulsion Award
Our own Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Alec Gallimore, Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering, has been selected to receive the AIAA Wyld Propulsion Award for his groundbreaking achievements and leadership in technology and workforce development that have contributed significantly to increased utilization of spacecraft electric propulsion systems.
Michigan Aerospace Remembers the late Richard Passman
Mr. Richard Passman (BSAE ‘44, MSAE ‘47) had a prolific, wide-spanning career in the field of aerospace engineering, working with companies such as Bell Aircraft and General Electric, and making significant contributions to United States aircraft, spy satellites, and missiles. He passed away on April 1st, in Silver Spring, MD at the age of 94.
Return to Earth: Astronaut Shares Advice on Leaving Lockdown
Retired NASA astronaut and International Space Station Expedition 25 commander Colonel Douglas Wheelock gives advice for aerospace students on how to adjust to “returning to Earth” after the COVID-19 lockdown is lifted.
Professor Karthik Duraisamy selected as Miller Faculty Scholar
Michigan Aerospace congratulates Professor Karthik Duraisamy on his selection as a Miller Faculty Scholar.
UM Aero blends engineering with business education to teach students how to thrive as well as build in modern industries
The University of Michigan Aerospace Engineering Department is going beyond the nuts and bolts of engineering education by introducing essential aspects of business culture. Led by George F. Halow, Professor of Practice in Aerospace Engineering, the goal is to create a new generation of well-rounded engineers who can thrive in a fast-changing professional world.
Dr. Alec Gallimore Talks about Space Electric Propulsion and How the University Michigan is Helping to Shape the Future of Space Travel
We recently got together with Dr. Alec Gallimore, the Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering at the University of Michigan, to discuss space electric propulsion and the part the Department’s prestigious Plasmadynamics and Electric Propulsion Laboratory (PEPL) is playing in developing the next-generation of this advanced technology that may one day send the first astronauts to Mars.
Aerospace PhD Candidate Puneet Singh Wins Rackham Outstanding GSI Award
Puneet Singh, a Michigan Aerospace Engineering PhD Candidate, has won a Rackham Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award for his work as a GSI in AEROSP315: Aircraft and Spacecraft Structures.