Michigan Vertical Flight Technology, a student team centered around building VTOL aircraft, took first place in the Vertical Flight Society’s first annual Design-Build-Vertical Flight Competition.
Michigan Vertical Flight Technology takes 1st in the Inaugural VFS DBVF Competition
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.
Flexible wings, COVID-19, and the future of commercial aviation
At the June 2017 Paris Airshow, Airbus entered into a five-year agreement with the University of Michigan Aerospace Engineering department to establish and fund, to the tune of $8.25 million, a new research center. Called the Airbus-University of Michigan Center for Aero-Servo-Elasticity of Very Flexible Aircraft, its purpose is to engage in fundamental research, focusing on advanced methodologies for designing and evaluating future aircraft. We recently caught up with the Center’s director, Dr. Carlos Cesnik, and asked him about the work being done there, the aircraft of the future, and the impact of the recent COVID-19 crisis on the aerospace industry.
Professor Cesnik receives Vertical Flight Society’s Technical Fellow Award
Michigan Aerospace congratulates Professor Carlos Cesnik on receiving the Technical Fellow Award from the Vertical Flight Society
Sydney Hamilton (BSAE ‘13) to be Honored with Statue
University of Michigan graduate Sydney Hamilton (BSAE ‘13) has been selected to be made into a life-size, 3-D printed statue as part of the “IfThenSheCan” exhibit at the Dallas NorthPark Center.
Aero MSE students Smrithi Keerthivarman and Manuel Lanchares Prieto win Martin & Anne Sichel Award
Congratulations to Smrithi Keerthivarman and Manuel Lanchares Prieto on the Martin & Anne Sichel Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Aerospace Engineering Master’s Program!
Aerospace Engineering Professor Cesnik and PhD student Renato Medeiros awarded 2018 ASME/Boeing Best Paper Award at SciTech 2019
Congratulations to Professor Cesnik and Renato Medeiros, awardees of the 2018 ASME/Boeing Best Paper Award!
Aerospace Engineering Professor Carlos Cesnik elected Director of AIAA Aerospace Design and Structures Group
Aerospace Engineering Professor Carlos Cesnik has been elected for a three-year term as the Director of the AIAA Aerospace Design and Structures Group (ADSG).
The X-HALE: A high altitude long endurance aircraft
The X-HALE’s flexibility and wing length could change the future of commercial flight.
Carlos Cesnik awarded 2017-18 Monroe-Brown Foundation Research Excellence Award
Congratulations to UM Aerospace Professor Carlos Cesnik, winner of the 2017-18 Monroe-Brown Foundation Research Excellence Award!