It was believed that running more propellant through a Hall thruster would wreck its efficiency, but new experiments suggest they might power a crewed mission to Mars.
Plasma thrusters used on satellites could be much more powerful
Duraisamy to lead Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery and Engineering
“I am looking forward to working with the incredible talent we have at U-M to expand the frontiers of computational science, and in more firmly establishing the role of computing in solving the grand challenge problems facing humanity.”
Equity in the energy technology transition is new Institute’s goal
The Institute for Energy Solutions will continue U-M’s 75-year legacy of leadership in energy research.
Senior hires stand out in an impressive year for faculty hiring
The cohort of 36 new tenured and tenure-track faculty includes 11 faculty hired at the rank of professor or associate professor.
U-M mentorship to NASA leadership
Two former Michigan Engineering professors, Lennard Fisk and Thomas Zurbuchen, discuss their career paths and the mentors who fostered them.
Reframing Michigan’s Aeronautical Past
Aviation Artifacts Rescued