In the News Thursday, June 18, 2020

Talking about race in aerospace with Elroy Air’s Kofi Asante

Kofi Asante of Elroy Air talks about race, legacies of inequality, and the eVTOL industry’s opportunity to effect positive change.

In the News Friday, May 8, 2020

Engineering talent shortage a ‘critical bottleneck’ for eVTOL industry, says VFS

Carlos Cesnik, the Clarence L (Kelly) Johnson Collegiate Professor of Aerospace Engineering, is quoted in

In the News Thursday, May 7, 2020

Engineering talent shortage a ‘critical bottleneck’ for eVTOL industry, says VFS

The emergent U.S. eVTOL industry is facing a shortage of engineering talent that is poised to become worse in coming years, according to the Vertical Flight Society (VFS). Aerospace Engineering Professor Carlos Cesnik weighs in on the issue in this story from

Tech Times Thursday, April 23, 2020

University of Michigan creates plasma jet wands that can quickly disinfect hospitals

Michigan Engineering researchers work is featured in Tech Times.

Engadget Thursday, April 23, 2020

Portable ‘cold plasma’ wand prototype could destroy germs in seconds

Michigan Engineering researchers work is featured in Engadget.

The New York Times Thursday, April 16, 2020

Richard Passman, space-age engineer who kept his secrets, dies at 94

Richard Passman was an aeronautical engineer with a hand in designing the earliest spy satellites, supersonic planes and long-range missiles. Mr. Passman had a leadership role in many of the technologies that gave the United States strength in aircraft, spy satellites and missiles.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

How long can a drone stay in the sky?

Aerospace Professor Carlos Cesnik is developing a prototype high altitude long endurance (HALE) aircraft that incorporates thin deformable wings. The target application for this technology is unmanned aircraft that can stay aloft for months at a time.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Non-classical electron transport in the cathode plume of a Hall effect thruster

Professor Ben Jorns’s research into the advanced propulsion capabilities of Hall Effect Thrusters was featured on the cover of the prestigious journal Physics of Plasmas

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Where will quantum systems succeed in AI training?

Aerospace Professor Veera Sundararaghavan answers questions about the intersection of quantum computing and machine learning.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Eyes on the Skies – One engineer’s journey from art to aerospace

Michele Suen, BSE ’16, speaks about her career at Aerion Supersonic