The highly coveted FXB Fellowship is given to exceptional Aerospace Engineering PhD students to support their research on the analysis and design of flight vehicles. Meet recent graduate and FXB Fellow Behdad Davoudi.
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FXB Fellow Davoudi’s PhD research could enhance autonomous operation of urban delivery drones
Michigan alumnus Wu set to lead Taiwan’s space R&D efforts
His top priority is to design and manufacture Taiwan’s own satellites and rockets.
The late Professor Luis Bernal receives the 2021 Silver Shaft Award
Sigma Gamma Tau has named Luis Bernal, professor of Aerospace Engineering, as the recipient of the 2021 Silver Shaft Award.
Anouck Girard promoted to full professor
Anouck Girard of the U-M Department of Aerospace Engineering is promoted to full professor with tenure.
Chris Fidkowski promoted to full professor
Chris Fidkowski of the U-M Department of Aerospace Engineering is promoted to full professor with tenure.
Michigan Vertical Flight Technology takes 1st in the Inaugural VFS DBVF Competition
Michigan Vertical Flight Technology, a student team centered around building VTOL aircraft, took first place in the Vertical Flight Society’s first annual Design-Build-Vertical Flight Competition.
Anthony Waas awarded AIAA Dryden Lectureship
Michigan Aerospace Chair Anthony Waas has been chosen to give the 2022 Dryden Lecture in Research by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).
Congratulations MACH on placing first in the AIAA Design, Build, Fly Competition for their Design Report
U-M Aerospace student project team MACH won first place in the International American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Design, Build, and Fly Competition in the design report phase.
Congratulations Michigan Aerospace student Radhika Khosla on receiving the WAA Academic, Team Building and Service Award!
Michigan Aerospace sophomore Radhika Khosla has been honored by the Women in Aeronautics and Astronautics (WAA) with the WAA Academic, Team Building and Service Award
Congratulations Michigan Aerospace senior Kara Vanderwest on receiving the WAA Champion Award!
Michigan Aerospace senior Kara Vanderwest has been honored by the Women in Aeronautics and Astronautics (WAA) with the WAA Champion Award
Testing advanced space engines here on Earth
U-M is a member of a new $15M institute to improve physics-based modeling of advanced thrusters for human space exploration.
Michigan on team selected for $15M NASA institute to investigate testing of advanced propulsion concepts
The NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate has selected the Joint Advanced Propulsion Institute (JANUS) to explore high power electric propulsion systems for human exploration. Michigan Aerospace alumnus Mitchell Walker of the Georgia Institute of Technology will be the principal investigator and director. U-M Assistant Professor Benjamin Jorns will serve as co-director.
Congratulations Michigan Aerospace PhD student, Christina Harvey, on being awarded a Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship!
Third year Michigan Aerospace PhD student, Christina Harvey, has been awarded a Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship to conduct research in the 2020–2021 academic year.
Celebrating Michigan Aerospace alumna Lily Arcusa and her 17-year career with the US Air Force
Lily Arcusa (BSAE ’03) has worked as an aerospace engineer for the US Air Force since graduating from the University of Michigan. She currently holds the position of Director of Engineering, Presidential and Executive Airlift Directorate, United States Air Force.
Celebrating 102-year old Michigan Aerospace Alum, Robert Dick Richmond (’42)
University of Michigan Aerospace alum Robert Richmond reflected on highlights from his forty-year career as an aerospace engineer.
Michigan Aerospace instructional aide, Maia Herrington Awarded the 2021 Charles F. Barth, Jr. Prize
Congratulations U-M Aerospace Engineering instructional aide and undergraduate student, Maia Herrington on being awarded the 2021 Charles F. Barth, Jr. Prize!