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KUOW logo and Chris Hansen photo

Thu, 12/15/2022 | KUOW

A step closer to a new form of renewable energy: Nuclear fusion

A&A’s Chris Hansen speaks with KUOW on what fusion energy is and the significance of the milestone at Lawrence Livermore National Lab.

Uri Shumlak

Tue, 12/13/2022

Uri Shumlak elevated to 2023 IEEE Fellow

IEEE elevated Uri Shumlak to Fellow for research of sheared flow stabilization of the Z pinch for fusion energy.

Headshots of three A&A faculty members

Mon, 12/12/2022

Our new faculty in their own words

A&A welcomes Karen Leung, Alvar Saenz Otero and Amir Taghvaei to expand our research in controls and enhance our capstone program.

Holland Kantner and Jayden Shafer

Tue, 12/06/2022 | UW College of Engineering

A pathway to engineering

Holland Kantner and Jayden Shafer come to A&A with some meaningful preparation.

Albatross aircraft

Mon, 12/05/2022

Design Build Fly charts a new course

Expanded membership and a reimagined organizational structure delivered a successful plane and groundwork for more.

Nathan Precup in Antarctica

Wed, 11/23/2022

A&A mourns the passing of Nathan Precup (MSAA '18)

We are saddened to announce the passing of alumnus and former KWT staff Nathan Precup.

A rendering of the Orion spacecraft

Mon, 11/21/2022 | KIRO7

Orion space capsule passes within 80 miles of Moon's surface

Kristi Morgansen talks with KIRO7 on Artemis’s potential for groundbreaking research that could get us to Mars.

Amazon drone in Kirsten Wind Tunnel

Tue, 11/15/2022 | TechCrunch

Amazon previews its new delivery drone, the MK30

Amazon unveils its newest delivery drone, the MK30, after testing in A&A’s Kirsten Wind Tunnel.

Eli Livne

Wed, 10/26/2022

Eli Livne wins Enoch Thulin ICAS Innovation in Aeronautics Award

Professor Eli Livne wins the ICAS award for his contributions to aeroservoelasticity.

Marco Salviato headshot

Tue, 10/25/2022 | UW College of Engineering

Marco Salviato named as Director of the Advanced Composites Center

Salviato will also lead the Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials in Transport Aircraft Structures.

Niyousha Rahimi headshot

Mon, 10/24/2022

A&A doctoral student Niyousha Rahimi awarded UW + Amazon Science Hub Fellowship

Rahimi received the fellowship to pursue research in robotics and AI with applications to safety critical systems.

an undulating, translucent star-forming region in the Carina Nebula is shown in this Webb image, hued in ambers and blues; foreground stars with diffraction spikes can be seen, as can a speckling of background points of light through the cloudy nebula

Mon, 10/17/2022

A&A summer research runs the gamut from space travel to vaccine injections

A&A undergrads deliver summer research through Space Grant’s SURP program, spanning from vaccines to space travel.

Sarah Li headshot

Mon, 09/26/2022

A&A’s Sarah Li chosen as this year’s Condit Dissertation Fellow

Sarah Li was chosen as the 2022 Condit Dissertation Year Fellow, which is awarded to PhD students finishing their degree.

Marco Salviato headshot

Thu, 09/22/2022 | UW Mechanical Engineering

Planning for the next generation of composites

A&A's Marco Salviato is part of NSF IUCRC grant supporting industry partnerships to advance composites.

Jan Roskam

Fri, 09/16/2022 | Warren-McElwain Services

Obituary for Jan Roskam (A&A PhD '65)

Roskam, an accomplished Boeing and Cessna engineer, KU professor and mentor, died September 9 in Lawrence, KS.

Forest fire

Mon, 09/12/2022

Adding turbulence to wildfire research: A conversation with A&A Professor Robert Breidenthal

Professor Breidenthal applies research on turbulence to a new cross-field study of wildfires.

George Marklin headshot

Fri, 09/02/2022

A&A remembers research scientist George Marklin

Marklin, educator, mentor, and expert in numerical methods and tools to model plasma, died last month.

Nicolai Leland headshot

Tue, 08/30/2022

Remembering Alumnus Leland Nicolai

The 2016 A&A Distinguished Alumnus leaves behind a legacy as an aircraft designer, developer, and educator.

A model lunar rover

Mon, 08/15/2022 | UW News

UW to host college students for NASA-funded lunar rover challenge

Eight college teams come to the UW to go to the Moon - or at least a simulated version of it.

Karen Leung headshot

Thu, 08/11/2022 | UW College of Engineering

Amazon and University of Washington announce inaugural Science Hub faculty research awards

A&A’s Leung receives inaugural grant from UW + Amazon Science Hub to advance safety for robot planning and control.

Kristi Morgansen headshot

Thu, 07/28/2022

Kristi Morgansen awarded Boeing Egtvedt Chairship

The UW selected Morgansen for this honor for her excellence in research, teaching, service and A&A leadership.

Carter Vu

Thu, 07/28/2022

Carter Vu awarded NSF Research Fellowship

Carter Vu wins an NSF GRFP to address dynamic muzzle issues in Ram Accelerators for large-payload space launches.

2022 research showcase Aero & Astro

Tue, 07/12/2022

2022 A&A Research Showcase

A&A organized our 1st Annual Research Showcase featuring cutting-edge research projects from our graduate students. 

fusion energy development illustration

Mon, 07/11/2022

Fusion energy is finally getting its moment

Investment in fusion energy, including in A&A’s research and spinoffs, is taking off with advances in computing.

Student Excellence Awards

Thu, 07/07/2022

A&A Student Excellence Awards 2022

We are pleased to announce the 2022 cohort of students honored by our department-wide Student Excellence Awards!