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PhD Candidate Ahmed Abdelhady places in Objective Resilience Student Competition

Abdelhady’s work models hurricane damage on residential neighborhoods.|Short Read
Portrait of Aline Cotel

Aline Cotel appointed IPE Faculty Advisor

One-third of U-M Engineering students participate in IPE programs, which seek to develop professional and academic skills through international experiences.|Short Read
A robotic, prosthetic leg

Space motor helps make robotic prosthetic leg more comfortable and extends battery life

Getting rid of some gears enabled a free-swinging knee, regenerative braking and brought the noise level down from vacuum cleaner to fridge.|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
Kamal Sarabandi and Navid Barani

Improving cancer and disease treatments by understanding electromagnetic communication among biological cells

Prof. Kamal Sarabandi and ECE PhD student Navid Barani won a best paper award for their research on how biological cells may use electromagnetic signal transmission to communicate.|Short Read
Post-implosion images of the plasma cylinders. On the left, plasma tentacles stretch out from the sides of the conventional, straight-column design. With the 14-tesla and 20-tesla twisted structures in the middle and right, respectively, the plasma tentacles are much shorter. This reflects more uniform compression by the magnetic field. Credit: Paul Campbell; Plasma, Pulsed Power and Microwave Lab; University of Michigan.

Twisting magnetic fields for extreme plasma compression

When magnetic walls are closing in, wily plasma slips out between magnetic field lines. A Michigan-led team pioneered a way to keep more plasma contained.|Medium Read
Jason Flinn

Jason Flinn earns Test of Time award for 1999 invention of adaptable battery use in mobile apps

The approaches to energy adaptation he proposed are now commonplace, and the applications he analyzed (web browsers, voice recognition, video players, and maps) are still ubiquitous.|Short Read
A stock image depicting coronavirus testing

How big data could optimize COVID-19 testing

Microsoft-supported project to coordinate site locations, supply distribution.|Medium Read
2020 Alumni Medal awardee Robin White

Robin White receives Michigan Engineering’s highest honor as 2020 Alumni Medal awardee

Distinguished Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering alumnus, Robin White, is honored by the Michigan Engineering Alumni Board|Short Read

Viswanath Nagarajan receives NSF funding for research in combinatorial optimization

U-M IOE assistant professor, Viswanath Nagarajan, has received NSF funding for further research on decision-making under uncertainty.|Short Read
Ester Bentley

Ester Bentley receives NDSEG Fellowship to help the world navigate without GPS

PhD student Ester Bentley designs smaller, better 3D mechanical resonators for use in high-performance gyroscopes to help unmanned systems navigate when GPS signal is jammed or lost. |Short 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