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Research News

“Rediscovered” engine for more efficient power plants

U-M led research on the rotating detonation engine in the 1960s - then the US abandoned the design. Now it returns.

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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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Aerospace Community News

Undergraduate Francisco Kulyckyj receives Aerospace Department’s Distinguished Leadership Award

Graduating senior Francisco Kulyckyj (BSAE ’18) was selected as the recipient of the Aerospace Department’s Distinguished Leadership Award “for exemplary leadership in the department and for positively influencing peers in-class and within extracurricular organizations.”

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SPIE Tribute Conference held in honor of AE Department Chair Dr. Dan Inman

On March 28-29, an SPIE Tribute Conference was held in honor of Aerospace Chair Dr. Dan Inman for a lifetime of contributions to the field of smart structures.

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Aerospace graduate student recognized for top academic achievement

Aerospace Engineering doctoral student Puneet Singh is the recipient of the College of Engineering’s Richard F. and Eleanor A. Towner Prize for Distinguished Academic Achievement.

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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.