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Michael SeligMichael Selig

Michael Selig is an Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and teaches courses in Applied Aerodynamics, Aircraft Design and Flight Mechanics. He is the leader of the UIUC Applied Aerodynamics Group and has published widely in the areas of low-speed aerodynamics, low Reynolds number aerodynamics, airfoil design, wind energy, wind tunnel testing and real-time flight simulation, including aircraft icing upset simulation and modeling. His aerodynamics research and design expertise has been applied to myriad unmanned aerial vehicles/systems, kilowatt thru multi-megawatt scale wind turbines, record breaking solar powered aircraft, appendage design for the America's Cup, front and rear wing designs in motorsports (CART/F1), and many other areas. His codes and methods for airfoil design and wind turbine blade design are used in both the aerospace and wind turbine industries. His airfoil designs and data are available in the open/online literature and used worldwide in the RC and UAV/UAS arenas.

Prof. Michael Selig holds a Ph.D. from Penn State (1992), M.S.E. from Princeton University (1988) and B.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1984).

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