U-M is a member of a new $15M institute to improve physics-based modeling of advanced thrusters for human space exploration.
Testing advanced space engines here on Earth
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.
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.
Prince Kuevor Reflects On His 10-year Career with U-M Aerospace Engineering and Being the Only One
As Prince Kuevor wraps up his 10 years as a student at U-M, he reflects on the challenges he overcame as a Black student in Aerospace and the contributions he’s made to better inclusion in the community for the students who come after him.
To the Moon and beyond: How University of Michigan Aerospace Engineering is on the cutting edge of electric space propulsion
The University of Michigan Aerospace Engineering Department’s Plasmadynamics and Electric Propulsion Laboratory (PEPL) is developing the next-generation of Hall thruster technology that may one day propel the first human missions to Mars.
Dean of Engineering Alec Gallimore receives AIAA Wyld Propulsion Award
Our own Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Alec Gallimore, Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering, has been selected to receive the AIAA Wyld Propulsion Award for his groundbreaking achievements and leadership in technology and workforce development that have contributed significantly to increased utilization of spacecraft electric propulsion systems.
Dr. Alec Gallimore Talks about Space Electric Propulsion and How the University Michigan is Helping to Shape the Future of Space Travel
We recently got together with Dr. Alec Gallimore, the Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering at the University of Michigan, to discuss space electric propulsion and the part the Department’s prestigious Plasmadynamics and Electric Propulsion Laboratory (PEPL) is playing in developing the next-generation of this advanced technology that may one day send the first astronauts to Mars.
Dean of Engineering Alec Gallimore elected to the National Academy of Engineering
Congratulations to Dean Gallimore for his election to the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest distinctions in engineering
Three professors inducted into NAE
The new inductees join 33 other University of Michigan members.
‘2001: A Space Odyssey:’ From science fiction to science fact
Does science drive science fiction? Or is it the opposite? Three leading researchers explored this question in a panel discussion Friday, Sept. 21 – part of Michigan Engineering’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of “2001: A Space Odyssey.” The panel preceded a screening of the film with live orchestral and choral accompaniment. Michigan Engineering and […]
Podcast: The X3 Thruster
Hear Dean Gallimore and recent PhD graduate Scott Hall discuss the X3 “Mars engine” on the new podcast “The High Five.”