Contact: Dan Inman

Department Chair

Aerospace Engineering

(734) 764-7320

3064 FXB

The back side of a Boeing 787.The Department is grateful for our partner's willingness and desire to serve alongside us. Their contributions have helped to make the Aerospace Engineering program at Michigan the best it can be.

  • Aernnova Engineering US, Inc.
  • Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company
  • The Boeing Company
  • Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne
  • ICF SH&E
  • Aero-Science Technology Associates, LLC
  • Caterpillar, Inc.
  • Ames Research Center

Industrial Advisory Board Members

The mission of the Industrial Advisory Board is to provide the Department with the benefit of industry experience to improve the quality and effectiveness of the curriculum, to identify applied research and study opportunities, and to counsel and advise students pertaining to industry careers.

Get Involved

There are many ways to enhance our students' educational experience and their future career journey. Below are just a few.

  1. Lend or Donate a Model
    We would like to show models of aerospace systems in the AE201 class. Please contact our office if your corporation has logic and/or state machine models of aero systems that you are willing to share or donate for educational purposes. We can be reached at (734) 764-3310.
  2. Share Your Journey
    We feel our students would greatly benefit academically if you could share your information about your career, journey and your vision for aerospace engineering. Below is a list of suggested questions that may be helpful to begin writing. Please include a short bio and a picture, emailed to Kimberly Johnson.
    • What is your educational background, and how did you decide to study engineering?
    • What was your first job in industry?
    • What is the most challenging part of your job?
    • Which person in the field has inspired you the most? In what ways?
    • Do you have any advice for students studying aerospace engineering?
    • What would you say have been the greatest advances of the last decade in aerospace engineering?
    • What is your vision of the future of aerospace engineering?
    • Are there any special projects that you are working on that you'd like to tell the students about?
  3. Be a Guest Speaker
    Present a special lecture at our undergraduate AE285 or graduate AE585 course. Contact Professor Pete Washabaugh for AE285 (PDF) being taught each Friday at 3:00 PM during the Fall term only. Professor Dan Inman coordinates the AE585 (PDF) graduate course which is taught each Thursday at 4:00 PM. Both courses have an average of 125 students enrolled.

Student Projects

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