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An N95 mask testing device

All masks are not created equal

Michigan Engineers test to evaluate safety.|Short Read
Dr. Benjamin Jorns wins the 2019 AIAfeature story-A Electric Propulsion Best Paper Award

Dr. Benjamin Jorns co-author on the 2019 AIAA Electric Propulsion Best Paper Award

University of Michigan Department of Aerospace Engineering Assistant Professor Benjamin Jorns is co-author on the “Best Paper in Electric Propulsion” from the 2019 AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum.|Short Read
Aisha Bowe wins 2020 Outstanding Recent Alumna award

Department of Aerospace Engineering alumna Aisha Bowe wins 2020 Outstanding Recent Alumna award

Distinguished Department of Aerospace Engineering alumna is honored by the Michigan Engineering Alumni Board.|Short Read
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Department of Aerospace Engineering alumna Corey Brooker awarded for Distinguished Alumni Service

Corey Booker, distinguished Department of Aerospace Engineering alumna, is honored by the Michigan Engineering Alumni Board.|Short Read

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.|Medium Read
Two distinguished Department of Aerospace Engineering alumni are honored by the Michigan Engineering Alumni Board.

Department of Aerospace Engineering alumni sweep two-thirds of alumni awards

Two distinguished Department of Aerospace Engineering alumni are honored by the Michigan Engineering Alumni Board.|Short Read
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To the Moon and beyond: How University of Michigan Aerospace Engineering is on the cutting edge of electric space propulsion

The University of Michigan Aerospace Engineering Department's Plasmadynamics and Electric Propulsion Laboratory (PEPL) is developing the next-generation of Hall thruster technology that may one day propel the first human missions to Mars.|Long Read

Anthony Waas awarded ASME Warner T. Koiter medal

Aerospace Department Chair Anthony Waas has received the 2020 American Society of Mechanical Engineers Warner T. Koiter Medal for outstanding contribution and leadership within the field of composite materials mechanics.|Short Read
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Aerospace chair Anthony Waas’ statement on the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch

The successful launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 and crew Dragon, carrying humans from the Kennedy center for the first time in 9 years, is a huge first step in US's second phase of space explorations.|Short Read
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

Local engineering firm utilizes Michigan Aerospace wind tunnel to test pollution sensors

Livonia based engineering consulting firm Airflow Sciences utilized the University of Michigan’s 5’x7’ Wind Tunnel to test sensors used to monitor pollution from industrial exhaust stacks |Short 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