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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 | Short Read
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Professor Cesnik, Clarence “Kelly” L. Johnson Collegiate Professor of Aerospace Engineering, heads the Active Aeroelasticity and Structures Research Laboratory (A2SRL) at Michigan. He has pioneered the development of the active twist rotor, advanced the state of the art in structural health monitoring, and has made landmark contributions to the coupled aeroelasticity-flight mechanics of very flexible long endurance aircraft and aero-thermo-elasticity of hypersonic vehicles.. For this research and for his leadership at Michigan and in the greater vertical flight community, Professor Cesnik received the Vertical Flight Society’s Technical Fellow Award.

The Vertical Flight Society unites the industry and academia concerned with helicopters, vertical takeoff and landing aircraft, and verticaly flying drones. Their Technical Fellow Award acknowledges a member whose technical accomplishments have advanced the vertical flight community.  

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The electrons absorb laser light and set up “momentum combs” (the hills) spanning the energy valleys within the material (the red line). When the electrons have an energy allowed by the quantum mechanical structure of the material—and also touch the edge of the valley—they emit light. This is why some teeth of the combs are bright and some are dark. By measuring the emitted light and precisely locating its source, the research mapped out the energy valleys in a 2D crystal of tungsten diselenide. Credit: Markus Borsch, Quantum Science Theory Lab, University of Michigan.

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