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AE researcher Jared Hobeck harnesses energy from piezoelectric grass

AE Postdoctoral Fellow Jared Hobeck was featured on Nature Knows Best for his work with piezoelectric grass to harness power from the wind.

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Michigan Ph.D. students use aerodynamics to design driver for Golf Channel competition

Michigan AE Ph.D. students Kyle Hanquist and Kevin Neitzel use aerospace design principles to design high-performance golf club for new televised design competition "Driver vs. Driver."

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Robotics building design approved, including space for Ford

Robotic technologies for air, sea and roads, for factories, hospitals and homes will have tailored lab space in Michigan Engineering’s Robotics Laboratory.

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Faculty News

US Airways Flight 1549 seven years later: Safety, autonomy, and the human element

Challenges in increasingly autonomous Aerospace systems research, development, and deployment will be discussed, along with important social and legal questions we face as our air and ground vehicles begin to override our actions to protect us.

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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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The ascent of unmanned

There are now more registered drone operators than licensed pilots. The founder and CEO of Aurora Flight Sciences, John Langford, will discuss the implications of this tectonic shift in the aviation landscape.

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Top Notch Research

Thomson Reuters reports that Michigan Aerospace is at the center of the most impactful aerospace research being done. 

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