Aviation

Dr. Veera Sundararaghavan Promoted to Professor of Aerospace Engineering

Dr. Veera Sundararaghavan is promoted to professor of aerospace engineering, with tenure.|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
Aerospace Professor Carlos Cesnik.

Professor Cesnik receives Vertical Flight Society’s Technical Fellow Award

Michigan Aerospace congratulates Professor Carlos Cesnik on receiving the Technical Fellow Award from the Vertical Flight Society |Short Read
A model of a bird-like wing in Professor Inman's lab.

Aerospace Professor Dan Inman receives a National Science Foundation grant for development of avian inspired morphing aircraft

Aerospace Professor Dan Inman receives a National Science Foundation grant to continue his research into avian inspired morphing aircraft. |Long Read
Dr. Juan deBedout, PhD and VP, Enterprise Engineering, Collins Aerospace, lectures Aerospace 285 students

Collins Aerospace VP, Juan deBedout Speaks to Aerospace Undergraduates

Dr. Juan de Bedout, Vice President of Advanced Technology at United Technologies Collins Aerospace, spoke to Aerospace Undergraduates about the design challenges of commercial aviation. |Short Read

Women in Aeronautics and Astronautics host Dawn Seymour Women in Aerospace Conference

Women in Aeronautics and Astronautics encourages diversity and disruptive thinking in the aerospace industry at the Dawn Seymour Women in Aerospace Conference |Medium Read

FXB Fellowships awarded to Anil Yildirim and Christina Harvey

Congratulations to Anil Yildirim and Christina Harvey on being awarded the FXB fellowship!|Short Read
The Summit Supercomputer

Rewriting the rules for supercomputers

Machine learning will teach the world’s fastest machines to work smarter, not harder|Medium Read
An X-51A Waverider plane

Commercial supersonic aircraft could return to the skies

Don’t call it a comeback.|Short Read
Aerospace Engineering Professor Iain Boyd

Why is the Pentagon interested in UFOs?

During a military mission, whether in peace or in war, the inability to identify an object within an area of operation represents a significant problem.|Short Read
Artistic rendering of an electric vertical takeoff and landing taxi cruising through an urban center. Image credit: Dave Brenner/University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability.

A Jetsons future? Assessing the role of flying cars in sustainable mobility

Fully loaded flying cars could outperform gasoline-powered ground vehicles by as much as 52 percent.|Medium Read
air traffic control tower

Decentralized air traffic control for drone-laden skies

Autonomous control laws enable crash-free flights.|Medium Read