Wed, 06/05/2019 | Department of Aeronautics & AstronauticsOrigami for designing novel materials and structures
Professor Jinkyu Yang’s research team in the LEMS Lab is designing and fabricating origami-inspired aerospace structures.
Fri, 05/24/2019 | UW NewsOrigami-inspired materials could soften the blow for reusable spacecraft
A&A researchers have developed a novel solution, inspired by origami, to help reduce impact forces.
Fri, 05/17/2019 | Department of Aeronautics & AstronauticsThrough icing research, KWT installs structural upgrades
Funding targeted toward enhancing UW ice accretion research leads to KWT structural upgrades.
Wed, 05/15/2019 | Department of Aeronautics & AstronauticsA&A faculty nominated by students for FACET awards
Eight A&A faculty members have been recognized by the 1st annual FACET awards program.
Sat, 05/11/2019 | GeekWireWashington Hyperloop slims down its pod racer for Elon Musk’s next big contest
UW Hyperloop is going for the top prize in Elon Musk’s competition. This time they’ve got their racer down to fighting weight.
Mon, 05/06/2019 | Department of Aeronautics & AstronauticsA&A's Professor Christopher Lum to move to Boeing
A&A looks forward to continued collaboration with Professor Christopher Lum after his transition to Boeing.
Thu, 05/02/2019 | UW Aero & AstroA&A wins three awards at AIAA Region VI conference
A&A students won first in master's, first in team, and third in undergraduate at the AIAA Region VI Conference.
Wed, 05/01/2019 | College of EngineeringKristi Morgansen appointed department chair
Professor Kristi Morgansen has accepted the position of Chair of the Aeronautics & Astronautics Department. Says College of Engineering Dean Mike Bragg, "Her experience and dedication to the mission and excellence of A&A will serve the department and college well."
Mon, 04/22/2019 | Department of Aeronautics & AstronauticsRAIN Lab's research on the science of sync published in Science
Research on sync and the structure of networks by the RAIN Lab, led by Mehran Mesbahi, was published in Science.
Tue, 04/16/2019 | LA TimesAmazon's entry into the satellite internet market sets up another faceoff between Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk
LA Times quotes Interim Chair Morgansen about the competition to provide broadband internet through networks of small satellites.
Mon, 04/15/2019 | Aerospace AmericaAlum profile: Working on a product that helps keep people safe
Alum Maggie Wintermute is profiled for her work at Honeywell Aerospace and her A&A training and looks to the future of aviation.
Mon, 04/15/2019 | Department of Aeronautics & AstronauticsA&A partners with Chomarat, JCATI to advance composites and train students
A&A has partnered with JCATI and aerospace company Chomarat to advance composites research and bring hands-on experience to students.
Sat, 04/13/2019 | ABC News 4 Charleston, SCDrones designed by students with Boeing's AerosPACE program take flight over Johns Island
A&A students in Boeing's AerosPACE capstone program designed, built, and flew drones in a multi-university effort.
Mon, 04/08/2019 | Department of Aeronautics & AstronauticsVaranasi named the 2019 A&A Distinguished Alumnus
Rao Varanasi will accept his Distinguished Alum award at the 2019 A&A graduation, where he will also serve as graduation speaker.
Fri, 04/05/2019 | Department of Aeronautics & AstronauticsPlasma flows may provide the missing ingredient to a cheaper, more compact route to nuclear fusion
A&A's FuZE Lab has developed a smaller, cheaper method for thermonuclear fusion using a Z-pinch to compress flowing plasma.
Fri, 03/29/2019 | Phi Kappa PhiGustavo Fujiwara awarded dissertation fellowship
A&A's Gustavo Fujiwara has been awarded a prestigious Phi Kappa Phi dissertation fellowship.
Thu, 03/21/2019 | Department of Aeronautics & AstronauticsComposites work wins second Mary Gates Scholarship for John Buffalo
After a six-month internship at SpaceX, John Buffalo has returned to win a second Mary Gates Scholarship.
Wed, 03/13/2019 | Department of Aeronautics & AstronauticsAlexis Harroun named one of Aviation Week's 20 Twenties
A&A congratulates alum Alexis Harroun for her selection into Aviation Week’s prestigious 20 Twenties list for 2019.
Mon, 02/11/2019 | Department of Aeronautics & AstronauticsA&A launches a CubeSat team
A&A grad students Charlie Kelly and Taylor Reynolds have founded a new CubeSat team to advance department research.
Wed, 02/06/2019 | Brooke Owens FellowshipA&A's Cat Hannahs wins Brooke Owens Fellowship
A&A’s Cat Hannahs will be at SpaceX this summer as a vehicle engineering intern through a Brooke Owens Fellowship.
Mon, 01/14/2019 | Department of Aeronautics & AstronauticsU.S. Department of Energy awards advance fusion research at the UW
A&A was awarded grants from the United States Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fusion Energy Sciences.
Mon, 01/07/2019 | Department of Aeronautics & AstronauticsPh.D. student Rob Grover on his research, the InSight probe landing
A&A’s Rob Grover explains experiencing the landing of the Mars InSight probe after six years of preparations.
Fri, 12/21/2018 | Department of Aeronautics & AstronauticsA&A’s Ray Golingo moves to Fuse in Montreal
A&A says farewell to Professor Ray Golingo as he transitions to Montreal-based start-up Fuse to advance fusion energy experimentation.
Wed, 12/12/2018 | Department of Aeronautics & AstronauticsA&A’s Australia summer program helps forge future directions with LSAMP
A&A Australia, a summer program led by Professor JK Yang and supported by LSAMP, fuses art and STEM into structures and composites research and opens up new pathways for UW students who didn’t expect to be able to study abroad.
Fri, 12/07/2018 | Live ScienceWhile You Weren't Looking, Engineers Combined a Plane and a Blimp to Make a Plimp Airship
A&A Interim Chair Kristi Morgansen comments on the potential and challenges of a new hybrid aircraft.