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Jamie Cutler and Kiko Dontchev, now old friends, clasping hands.

Kiko Dontchev: Changing the game

Michigan Engineering alum Kiko Dontchev never planned to work on spacecrafts for a living, yet he now works as a power systems engineer at SpaceX, designing and testing lithium ion batteries.|Short Read
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Flying robots

"Unusual" unmanned aircraft are being built at the U-M Aerospace Department, and they are breaking barriers.|Short Read
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Satellites in a box

CubeSats are sparking innovation and providing easier access to space.|Short Read
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A heart-powered pacemaker

A new power scheme for cardiac pacemakers turns to an unlikely source: vibrations from heartbeats themselves.|Medium Read
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Computer-driven airplane optimization stretches its wings

In order to make these gains, airplane designers have improved two important factors: the structure, which must be strong yet lightweight, and the shape, which must create lift while generating as little drag as possible|Medium Read
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The growing problem of “space junk”

U-M Professor Jamie Cutler describes the challenges with controlling and anticipating collisions with space debris, and how that challenge is being tackled in space exploration.|Short Read
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Michigan engineering alumni help to develop the SpaceX Dragon

SpaceX's Dragon, the first cargo-carrying private spacecraft, made its way back to Earth Thursday, and it was helped along the way by Michigan engineers.|Medium Read
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Thruster on a chip

The principle for each is simple: rather than blasting hot gas out of the back of a spacecraft, ion thrusters and nanoFETs use electrical energy to shoot out streams of particles.|Medium Read
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Airline executives: Engineers can have an important policy role

Airlines continue to need the intelligence and creativity of Michigan engineers and other graduates to maximize efficiency in an insanely complicated business.|Medium Read
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The future of aerospace engineering

In this second century of flight, Michigan Engineering’s highly ranked Aerospace Engineering Department is doing its part to educate those who will chart the future of the field.|Short Read