In the News

National Public Radio September 23, 2020

Politics and climate change science clash as west coast wildfires rage

Professor of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering Ricky Rood is interviewed WEMU.
In the News September 14, 2020

Propeller influence on the aeroelastic stability of High-Altitude Long Endurance aircraft

Professor Carlos Cesnik from the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan investigated the impact of propeller effects on the aeroelastic stability of very flexible aircraft.
In the News September 10, 2020

3-2-1…blast off! COE students use ARC-TS HPC clusters for rocket design

The Michigan Aeronautical Science Association (MASA) is a student-run engineering team at U-M that has been designing, building, and launching rockets since its inception in 2003. The MASA team has been working with the ARC-TS and the Great Lakes High-Performance Computing Clusters to rapidly iterate simulations. What previously took six hours on another cluster, takes 15 minutes on Great Lakes.
September 8, 2020

Realizing the dream of rotating detonation engines through an OLCF, NETL, GE, and University Of Michigan collaboration

UM professor of Aerospace Engineering Venkat Raman has tapped the nation’s most powerful supercomputer for open science, Summit, to execute combustion simulations with unprecedented fidelity and speed for this new engine.
September 3, 2020

Foreship appoints NAME graduate Benjamin Sward as President

Leading naval architecture and marine engineering company Foreship Ltd has appointed Benjamin Sward as President of Foreship LLC to take responsibility for the company’s U.S. activities, their growth and a renewed pursuit of opportunities in the commercial shipping and offshore sectors.
The New York Times August 31, 2020

Humans take a step closer to ‘flying cars’

Professor of Aerospace Engineering Ella Atkins tells New York Times that eVTOL machines will have mixed applications, being more efficient than helicopters but less efficient than cars.
The New York Times August 31, 2020

Looking to reopen, colleges become labs for coronavirus tests and tracking apps

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Krista Wigginton tells New York Times that universities are working to find new tools to help them track and curb the spread of COVID-19 on campuses.
Detroit Free Press August 28, 2020

Fix for Detroit-area’s aging water pipes could include liners, sensors

A partnership between University of Michigan researchers, Great Lakes Water Authority and Structural Technologies is looking to smart sensors to bolster water pipelines in Detroit, as reported by the Detroit Free Press.
In the News August 27, 2020

Drones Could Be Future Of Campus Cleaning

Aerospace Engineering Professor and IEEE senior member, Ella Atkins says there are "real possibilities" that drones could drop fast-drying solution as they're flown in pattern over tables and chairs.
In the News August 20, 2020

In developing robot warships, US Navy wants to avoid another littoral combat ship

"Some very basic questions still need to be answered about how a large unmanned, or lightly manned, surface vessel might work." Associate Professor Matthew Collette discusses the future of robot warships.
Michigan Daily August 17, 2020

Gov. Whitmer announces ‘first-of-its-kind’ corridor connecting Detroit, Ann Arbor

The “first-of-its-kind” road will connect locations along Michigan Avenue and Interstate 94 such as the University of Michigan, Detroit Metropolitan Airport and Michigan Central Station.
Bloomberg August 14, 2020

Michigan is developing a 40-mile+ driverless car corridor

Michigan Engineering and partners are bringing connected vehicles to Southeast Michigan, boosting accessibility, equity, and sustainability.