Short-hop regional flights could be running on batteries in a few years
Electric planes are coming
Raman awarded DoD MURI funding for detonations research
Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative funding examines a new generation of propulsion systems based on sustained detonations
Our vision for the future of Aerospace Engineering
U-M Aerospace’s Strategic Plan
Opinion: five megatrends higher education must address
The University of Michigan’s aerospace engineering department recently completed a strategic review of the changing aerospace landscape and identified five megatrends that will shape the future
It makes me proud to be a Michigan Engineer:
Reflections from a recent Aero grad.
The need for innovations and cost reduction in aerospace engineering
Professor Joaquim Martins was featured in Aviation Week or his views on the next era of aviation and how we leverage model-based systems engineering to get there
Aerospace engineering grad student wins awards for aeropropulsive design optimization research advances
Anil Yildirim receives AIAA Air Breathing Propulsion Graduate Award and Best Student Paper in MDO at AIAA Aviation Forum
Michigan professor’s new textbook advances design optimization field
Joaquim Martins’ Engineering Design Optimization book to educate students in how design optimization can replace conventional iterative design processes.
Opinion: How To Achieve Diverse And Inclusive Advanced Air Mobility
University of Michigan Aerospace Professor Ella Atkins proposes migration to autonomous cloud-based data management systems capable of coordinating flight plans as the solution to implementing AAM safely.
Joaquim Martins pioneers high-fidelity simulations that bring together multiple disciplines. Recently incorporated into NASA’s open-source software, and being considered for adoption by aircraft manufacturers, the approach has the potential to change the game in aircraft design and other engineering systems.
Air Serv and University of Michigan Partner to Improve Aerial Support in Humanitarian Aid
This is the first collaboration for Air Serv International, one of the world’s leading aviation service providers for humanitarian missions, and the University of Michigan’s Aerospace department, the fourth ranked undergraduate aerospace engineering program in the country.
U-M Aerospace Engineering Alumnus Mitchell Walker Awarded the AIAA 2021 Sustained Service Award
Congratulations Mitchell Walker on receiving the 2021 Sustained Service Award from the AIAA for his lasting contributions to the AIAA and the aerospace industry.
Professor Cesnik selected to participate in NASA’s University Leadership Initiative to advance hypersonic flight
U-M Aerospace congratulates Professor Cesnik on being selected to work for NASA’s University Leadership Initiative.
The future of autonomous aircraft
Catch up with Professor Ella Atkins, the director of U-M’s Autonomous Aerospace Systems (A2SYS) Lab, and hear from her about autonomous flight systems and its implications.
Caleb Van Beck awarded 2020 NDSEG Fellowship
U-M Aerospace PhD candidate Caleb Van Beck was awarded the 2020 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship under the US Air Force Office of Scientific Research for developing cutting-edge propulsion devices.
Dr. Venkat Raman on the Rotating Detonation Engine, the frightening-sounding technology of tomorrow
Rotating Detonation Engine (RDE) is about the scariest name a technology can have, but it also has the promise of overcoming one of the great problems of modern aerospace engineering. Conventional propulsion systems for aircraft, missiles, and rockets are all very close to their theoretical limits, with very little wiggle room left for getting much […]