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.
MASA Rocketry Team continues work on space shot rocket despite pandemic
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.
Professor Cesnik receives Vertical Flight Society’s Technical Fellow Award
Michigan Aerospace congratulates Professor Carlos Cesnik on receiving the Technical Fellow Award from the Vertical Flight Society
Aerospace Department Chair Anthony Waas Elected RAeS Fellow
Aerospace Department Chair Anthony Waas has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.
Engineers work to disinfect N95 masks for medical personnel
Virus removal approaches, mask resilience and mask fit are all being tested.
Airships and hovercraft: How Aerospace Michigan uses ‘Skunkworks’ practical engineering to inspire and teach the next generation
Aerospace Professor Pete Washabaugh uses industrial engineering practices for design class that goes beyond the abstract to the practical.
Professor Panagou receives National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award
Congratulations to Professor Dimitra Panagou, who received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award for her work in autonomy
Harm Buning to be Enshrined in Michigan Aviation Hall of Fame
It was announced that the late Michigan Professor Harm Buning will be Enshrined in the Air Zoo Michigan Aviation Hall of Fame.
Ph.D. Student Andrea Lupini receives Professor Pierre T. Kabamba Award
Congratulations to Mechanical Engineering PhD student Andrea Lupini for winning the Professor Pierre T. Kabamba Award for graduate student excellence in control systems. His research involves blending state-of-the-art computational controls and novel damping concepts for the characterization and reduction of vibration in turbomachinery blisks. His own computational methods can be implemented by aircraft engine manufacturers […]
Michigan Aerospace Remembers Apollo 15 Astronaut and Alumnus Al Worden
Apollo 15 Astronaut and University of Michigan Aerospace Alumnus Alfred M. Worden passed away on March 18, 2020, in his home in Texas.