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The experimental flow loop that will be used to emulate the cooling loop in a molten salt reactor

$5.2M for digital twins of nuclear reactors could bring down nuclear energy costs

Virtual copies of nuclear reactors could enable smarter maintenance for current reactors and more automation for advanced reactors.|Medium Read

UMich continues community education outreach during COVID-19 lockdown

The University of Michigan Aerospace Engineering Department is offering a series of online educational resources to help teachers keep kids motivated while learning at home.|Short Read

Aerospace PhD Student Shamsheer Chauhan Receives Rackham Outstanding GSI Award

Shamsheer Chauhan, a Michigan Aerospace Engineering PhD Candidate, has won a Rackham Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) Award for his excellent work as a GSI in AEROSP481: Aircraft Design.|Medium Read
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Professor George Halow Receives 2020 Silver Shaft Award

Sigma Gamma Tau has named George Halow, Professor of Practice of Aerospace Engineering, as recipient of the 2020 Silver Shaft Award.|Medium Read

MASA Rocketry Team continues work on space shot rocket despite pandemic

Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Michigan Aeronautical Science Association is continuing to break expectations of a collegiate rocket team as they work toward reaching space with their new rocket, the Tangerine Space Machine.|Medium Read

Joaquim R.R.A. Martins elected as AIAA Fellow

Michigan Aerospace congratulates Professor Joaquim R.R.A. Martins on his election as an AIAA Fellow |Short Read
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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.|Short Read
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Michigan Aerospace Remembers the late Richard Passman

Mr. Richard Passman (BSAE ‘44, MSAE ‘47) had a prolific, wide-spanning career in the field of aerospace engineering, working with companies such as Bell Aircraft and General Electric, and making significant contributions to United States aircraft, spy satellites, and missiles. He passed away on April 1st, in Silver Spring, MD at the age of 94.|Short Read
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Return to Earth: Astronaut Shares Advice on Leaving Lockdown

Retired NASA astronaut and International Space Station Expedition 25 commander Colonel Douglas Wheelock gives advice for aerospace students on how to adjust to "returning to Earth" after the COVID-19 lockdown is lifted.|Long Read
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Professor Karthik Duraisamy selected as Miller Faculty Scholar

Michigan Aerospace congratulates Professor Karthik Duraisamy on his selection as a Miller Faculty Scholar.|Short Read
Professor of Practice George Halow teaches new Aerospace Enterprise undergraduate aerospace engineering course

UM Aero blends engineering with business education to teach students how to thrive as well as build in modern industries

The University of Michigan Aerospace Engineering Department is going beyond the nuts and bolts of engineering education by introducing essential aspects of business culture. Led by George F. Halow, Professor of Practice in Aerospace Engineering, the goal is to create a new generation of well-rounded engineers who can thrive in a fast-changing professional world. |Medium Read
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Plasma jet wands could rapidly decontaminate hospital rooms

Room-temperature plasma beams could essentially dissolve away bacteria and viruses.|Medium Read