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.

Michigan Daily Monday, August 17, 2020

Gov. Whitmer announces ‘first-of-its-kind’ corridor connecting Detroit, Ann Arbor

The “first-of-its-kind” road will connect locations along Michigan Avenue and Interstate 94 such as the University of Michigan, Detroit Metropolitan Airport and Michigan Central Station.

EdTech Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Clean sweep: how sanitization drones can improve campus safety

Aerospace Professor Ella Atkins tells EdTech University of Michigan is using UAVs to sanitize surfaces on campus.

In the News Monday, August 10, 2020

Clean Sweep: How Sanitization Drones Can Improve Campus Safety

On a post-pandemic campus, could drones hold the key to sanitation? Aerospace Engineering Professor Ella Atkins envisions a school using UAVs to clean learning spaces.