“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.
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.
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.
Air, Space and Beyond
Michigan Aerospace research advances important fields.
- Vehicle Design
- Sensors and Controls
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Use our excellent facilities to do your research. Work with faculty who lead in their fields.
Areas of Expertise
Our research focuses on:
- Gas Dynamics
- Dynamics and Controls
- Space Systems
- Structures and Materials
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.
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.
AE Master’s student receives competitive Vertical Flight Foundation scholarship
Aerospace Engineering Master’s student Ryan Patterson has been selected for a highly competitive Vertical Flight Foundation scholarship from the American Helicopter Society (AHS).