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Kamis and Pfister named 2019 “Brookies”

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 09:45   Two AE juniors are in the Brooke Owens Fellowship Class of 2019.
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AE Alumnus George K. Muellner, 1943-2019: In Memoriam

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 13:00   AE Alumnus George K. Muellner, B.S., '67, passed away on Feb. 11. He was 75.
Artist’s illustration of a spacecraft using retropropulsion to steer. Courtesy of NASA.

Developing a flight strategy to land heavier vehicles on Mars

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 08:45   Recent study identifies control strategies to maximize mass when landing on Mars.
Katie Carroll and Sara Dopico

Two AE students named Knights of St. Patrick

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 12:45   Katherine “Katie” Carroll and Sara Legg Dopico are two of the 2019 Knights of St. Patrick.
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Geubelle appointed to position in College of Engineering administration

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 14:15   Philippe Geubelle named Executive Associate Dean for the College of Engineering.

Where are they now? AE Alumni Catherine Kuersten, '09 and Grant Kramer, '16

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 15:00   AE alumni go on to diverse careers and experiences. Recently we caught up with two fairly recent alums.
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Understanding dynamic stall at high speeds

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 08:45   AE researchers took a deep dive into the physics of dynamic stall so that it can be used beneficially and reliably by aircraft.
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Research to detect GPS spoofing

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 15:45   Authenticating GPS signals to spot spoofing
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Collagen nanofibrils in mammalian tissues get stronger with exercise

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 08:30   Researchers learn why collagen is such a resilient material.

Student CubeSail satellite launch imminent

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 09:30   CubeSail's launch window opens on Wed., Dec. 12 at 10 p.m. CST from New Zealand’s Māhia Peninsula.

John Lambros named Willett Professor of Engineering

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 15:30   Aerospace engineering Professor John Lambros was recently named as a Donald Biggar Willett Professor of Engineering.

Space technology entrepreneurs wanted for “shark tank” event

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 10:00   Selected entrepreneurs will pitch their idea to NASA iTech.
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Seven new faculty join Dept. of Aerospace Engineering

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 11:00   The department has hired five new tenure-track assistant professors and two new professors of practice.
Gabrielle Wroblewski and Phillip Ansell

Putting hybrid-electric aircraft performance to the test

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 09:15   Although hybrid-electric cars are commonplace, similar technology in airplanes comes with significant challenges.
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AE alumni await Mars InSight landing

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 12:30   Mark Wallace, BS ’03 and Evgeniy Sklyanskiy, BS ’01 and MS ’04, have been working on NASA's Mars InSight for several years.

Three projects demonstrate innovative thinking, receive funding from NASA

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 10:00   NASA's Space Technology Research Grants program selected to fund three Illinois projects for early stage technologies.
Robert and Mary Jean Beatty

Gift of a Lifetime

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 11:00   Robert C. Beatty left a gift in his estate that is the largest single donation the department has ever received.
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New center for unmanned aircraft systems propulsion launched

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 10:30   Research at the center will focus on multi-fuel capable hybrid-electric propulsion systems and other novel propulsion technologies.
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Simulating hypersonic flow transitions from smooth to turbulent

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 10:15   New research created a model that simulates flow transitions brings a revolutionary understanding to the field of hypersonic flow.

Optimizing winglets for minimum drag, more efficient flight

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 08:30   If you’ve ever taken a photo out the window of a commercial airplane, you most likely have a great shot of a winglet.