With increasing global concerns regarding the environmental impact of the aviation industry, the University of Michigan Aerospace Engineering department is launching the Michigan Initiative for Sustainable Aviation (MISA).
Designed to gather leading experts across a variety of research domains, MISA will gather campus experts and external stakeholders for dialogue and collaboration that address the increasing challenges facing the aviation industry.
We aim to reduce the harmful impact of aviation on the environment through new practices and radical innovation. Sustainable Aviation has broad implications across disciplines from engineering to environmental and climate sciences, public policy, business and law. University and industry partners across disciplines can converge under MISA to bring a holistic approach that considers the full life-cycle impact of design, development, and operation of aircraft systems on the environment and society.
Leverage interdisciplinary partnerships to solve environmental challenges in aviation.
Empower the University of Michigan to advance our world leadership in sustainable aviation
Who we are
We represent multidisciplinary fields that seek solutions to improve the environmental and societal impacts of aviation. We are faculty and students across campus that are united in our commitment to creating sustainable innovations in aviation.
MISA Leadership Team:
Our research focus addresses:
- High efficiency airframes
- Propulsion technologies
- Sustainability-driven system design and integration
- Energy generation, storage, and management on- and off-ground
- Thermal and power management
- Advanced multi-functional materials and ecomaterials
- Next-generation air traffic management and operational improvements
- Environmental, economical, and societal impacts
Learn more about our sustainable aviation research focus at https://aero.engin.umich.edu/research/research-areas/sustainable-aviation/.
Connect With Us
For more information about MISA or to join the list of affiliates, please join MISA’s interest list to learn about upcoming conversations.