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3D motion tracking system could streamline vision for autonomous tech

Transparent optical sensor arrays combine with a specialized neural network in new University of Michigan prototype |Medium Read
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Scrap to sustainable sheet metal: A $2M effort to overhaul automotive recycling

The global move to advanced materials and electric powertrains requires a re-evaluation of how we recycle vehicles.|Medium Read
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$6.25 million to develop new semiconductors for artificial photosynthesis

An interdisciplinary team from four universities are developing a new class of semiconductors for novel artificial photosynthesis and the production of clean chemicals and fuels using sunlight, as part of a DoD MURI|Medium Read
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Model developed at U-M is adopted in the aerospace and automotive industries

When making and breaking a single prototype airplane component can cost a million dollars, a reliable computer model enables engineers to explore more designs.|Medium Read

U-M Aerospace Engineering scholars win the ASME Best Paper award for their work on nanowire vibration-tamping study

PhD Candidates LoriAnne Groo and Kelsey Steinke, Harm Buning Collegiate Professor of Aerospace Engineering Daniel J Inman, and Professor of Aerospace Engineering Henry A Sodano have been awarded the prestigious Best Paper award by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).|Short Read
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Alumnus Brian Justusson awarded the Young Professional Award from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

U-M Aerospace Engineering congratulates alumnus Brian Justusson (PhD ‘15), Structural Analysis Engineer at Boeing, on winning the 2020 AIAA St. Louis Section Young Professionals Award for his development of structural analytic tools for composite structures. |Short Read
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UM researchers awarded $3.9M for transformational energy technology

The University of Michigan announced today that it was awarded $3.9 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). The funding will be used to harvest hydrokinetic energy using reconfigurable high-efficiency marine micro-turbines.|Short Read
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Chemistry and energy: Machine learning to understand catalyst interactions

Toward harnessing machine learning to design the materials we want.|Medium 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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Designing lightweight glass for efficient cars and wind turbines

Lighter, stiffer glass fibers could make composite materials thinner without sacrificing strength. |Medium Read
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Pingsha Dong named ASME Fellow

Professor of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Pingsha Dong has been named as American Society of Mechanical Engineers Fellow. |Short Read
University of Michigan engineers professor Katsuyo Thornton, left, and graduate student Erik Hanson. Photo courtesy Paul Braun

Researchers gain control over internal structure of self-assembled composite materials

Researchers new templating technique instills greater order and gives rise to new 3D structures in a special class of high-performance materials, called eutectics.|Medium Read