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Opinion: How To Achieve Diverse And Inclusive Advanced Air Mobility

University of Michigan Aerospace Professor Ella Atkins proposes migration to autonomous cloud-based data management systems capable of coordinating flight plans as the solution to implementing AAM safely.|Short Read
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Air Serv and University of Michigan Partner to Improve Aerial Support in Humanitarian Aid

This is the first collaboration for Air Serv International, one of the world’s leading aviation service providers for humanitarian missions, and the University of Michigan’s Aerospace department, the fourth ranked undergraduate aerospace engineering program in the country. |Medium Read

U-M Aerospace Engineering Alumnus Mitchell Walker Awarded the AIAA 2021 Sustained Service Award

Congratulations Mitchell Walker on receiving the 2021 Sustained Service Award from the AIAA for his lasting contributions to the AIAA and the aerospace industry.|Short Read

Nadine Sarter receives FAA funding for research on pilots’ role in risk mitigation

U-M IOE professor, Nadine Sarter has received funding from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for research on the role flight crews play in aviation safety.|Short Read

Professor Cesnik selected to participate in NASA’s University Leadership Initiative to advance hypersonic flight

U-M Aerospace congratulates Professor Cesnik on being selected to work for NASA’s University Leadership Initiative.|Short Read

U-M Aerospace PhD student Alexander Coppeans awarded the 2020 MICDE Award

Congratulations to first-year PhD candidate Alex Coppean on being awarded the 2020-2021 Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery and Engineering Fellowship for his work on mesh generation and mesh adaptation for airplane design.|Short Read

U-M Aerospace first-year PhD student, Eytan Adler (BSAE ’20) awarded 2020-2021 MICDE Fellowship

Congratulations to PhD student, Eytan Adler, on receiving the 2020-2021 Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery and Engineering (MICDE) Fellowship for his work with hybrid electric aircraft! Established in 2013 as an initiative by the University of Michigan College of Engineering, the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, and the Office of Research, the MICDE Fellowship awards graduate students from a diverse set of research disciplines for their contributions to advancing scientific computing. |Short Read

U-M Aerospace Engineering PhD candidate Christina Harvey investigates how gliding birds stack up to UAVs

U-M Aerospace Engineering PhD candidate Christina Harvey and Daniel J Inman, Harm Buning Collegiate Professor, have had a new paper on the efficiency of gliding birds versus UAVs accepted for publication by Bioinspiration & Biomimetics.|Short Read

The future of autonomous aircraft

Imagine a world of aerial delivery drones bringing goods right to your door or sixth-generation fighter aircraft patrolling battle zones - all without the intervention or even supervision of a human pilot. We recently caught up with Professor Ella Atkins, the director of U-M's Autonomous Aerospace Systems (A2SYS) Lab, and asked her about autonomous flight systems and its implications.|Medium Read

Caleb Van Beck awarded 2020 NDSEG Fellowship

U-M Aerospace PhD candidate Caleb Van Beck was awarded the 2020 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship under the US Air Force Office of Scientific Research for developing cutting-edge propulsion devices.|Short Read

Dr. Venkat Raman on the Rotating Detonation Engine, the frightening-sounding technology of tomorrow

Dr. Venkat Raman, Aerospace Engineering Professor at the University of Michigan Department of Aerospace Engineering, discusses Rotating Detonation engines and the part that U-M is playing in making them a practical reality.|Medium Read
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Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Dr. James Cutler discusses CubeSats and how spacecraft the size of a loaf of bread are revolutionizing space technology and exploration

Dr. James Cutler discusses CubeSats and the role of U-M in their development.|Medium Read