In the News Thursday, December 3, 2020

SkySpecs – Leader in Wind Energy Operations & Maintenance Solutions – Signs Partnership Agreement with TEPCO Ventures, a subsidiary of Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings

SkySpecs, the first company to offer automated inspection of wind turbine blades which was co-founded by UM Aerospace alumni, Danny Ellis, Tony Brady, and Ben Marchionna, signed a partnership agreement with TEPCO Ventures to deliver SkySpecs’ solutions to the Japanese market.

Aerospace American Monday, November 30, 2020

Modeling structural strength

Antohony Waas, the Richard A Auhll Department Chair of Aerospace Engineering and Felix W Pawlowski Collegiate Professor of Aerospace Engineering, is featured in Aerospace America.

In the News Friday, November 20, 2020

Has COVID-19 changed the aerospace industry forever?

A remark by Dr. Carlos Cesnik, the director of the Airbus-University of Michigan Center for Aero-Servo-Elasticity of Very Flexible Aircraft, sparks a discussion at New Atlas about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on not just society as a whole, but especially on the aerospace industry. Will it survive the virus and efforts to combat it? What will the post-COVID aerospace sector look like?

In the News Monday, October 19, 2020

AIP Publishing Awards 2020 Ronald C. Davidson Award to John Foster

Aerospace Engineering and Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences Professor John Foster’s paper, “Plasma-based water purification: Challenges and prospects for the future,” among most highly cited, most highly downloaded articles from Physics of Plasmas

Forbes Monday, September 28, 2020

Being The ‘Only’ Woman Isn’t Enough: 200 Companies Commit To Diversity In Aerospace And Aviation

NASA has announced the intention to land the first woman on the surface of the moon in 2024 with its Artemis program.

In the News Monday, September 14, 2020

Propeller influence on the aeroelastic stability of High-Altitude Long Endurance aircraft

Professor Carlos Cesnik from the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan investigated the impact of propeller effects on the aeroelastic stability of very flexible aircraft.

In the News Thursday, September 10, 2020

3-2-1…blast off! COE students use ARC-TS HPC clusters for rocket design

The Michigan Aeronautical Science Association (MASA) is a student-run engineering team at U-M that has been designing, building, and launching rockets since its inception in 2003. The MASA team has been working with the ARC-TS and the Great Lakes High-Performance Computing Clusters to rapidly iterate simulations. What previously took six hours on another cluster, takes 15 minutes on Great Lakes.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Realizing the dream of rotating detonation engines through an OLCF, NETL, GE, and University Of Michigan collaboration

UM professor of Aerospace Engineering Venkat Raman has tapped the nation’s most powerful supercomputer for open science, Summit, to execute combustion simulations with unprecedented fidelity and speed for this new engine.

The New York Times Monday, August 31, 2020

Humans take a step closer to ‘flying cars’

Professor of Aerospace Engineering Ella Atkins tells New York Times that eVTOL machines will have mixed applications, being more efficient than helicopters but less efficient than cars.

In the News Thursday, August 27, 2020

Drones Could Be Future Of Campus Cleaning

Aerospace Engineering Professor and IEEE senior member, Ella Atkins says there are “real possibilities” that drones could drop fast-drying solution as they’re flown in pattern over tables and chairs.