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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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Faculty 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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