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Research News

A smarter way to design rocket engines that don’t blow up

Exploding rocket engine prototypes date back to the Apollo mission, but computer modeling might just be ready to crack combustion problems wide open.

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Synthetic tooth enamel may lead to more resilient structures

A DARPA project goes paleontological to find a solution for a rigid substance that can defend against vibrations.

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Students embark on 100-year space mission

They’re calling it the first space time capsule. Under the mantle of the University of Michigan’s Bicentennial, a team of students will interview 1,000 members of the U-M community and launch their stories into orbit for 100 years.

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Aerospace Community News

Two aerospace-bound undergrads honored with 2017 20Twenties Award

Two College of Engineering undergraduates, Kelly Henckel (BSCS ’18) and Becky Hill (BSAE ’18), were named as recipients of Aviation Week’s prestigious 20Twenties award for 2017.

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Three Aerospace Engineering Ph.D. candidates receive Amelia Earhart Fellowship

Aerospace Engineering Ph.D. candidates Sarah Cusson, Devina Sanjaya and Pinar Acar were selected as recipients of the prestigious Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship.

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Henry Sodano promoted to AIAA Associate Fellow

Aerospace Engineering Associate Professor Henry Sodano has been promoted to an American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Associate Fellow.

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Aerospace Day

Find out more about the department’s biggest outreach event, bringing in young students from across Michigan.

The event is held biannually in the Fall and Spring. It's a great way to meet and connect with the next generation of aerospace engineers!

Tenure-Track Faculty Search

Our mission is to prepare students who are widely known for exceptional strength in technical fundamentals across all aerospace disciplines, cognizant of modern aerospace technologies and are sought after by top graduate schools and aerospace related industries worldwide.

We are currently searching for new faculty in the areas of aerospace that align with principal research interests pursued in the department.