U-M is a member of a new $15M institute to improve physics-based modeling of advanced thrusters for human space exploration.
Testing advanced space engines here on Earth
Michigan on team selected for $15M NASA institute to investigate testing of advanced propulsion concepts
The NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate has selected the Joint Advanced Propulsion Institute (JANUS) to explore high power electric propulsion systems for human exploration. Michigan Aerospace alumnus Mitchell Walker of the Georgia Institute of Technology will be the principal investigator and director. U-M Assistant Professor Benjamin Jorns will serve as co-director.
Plasma jet wands could rapidly decontaminate hospital rooms
Room-temperature plasma beams could essentially dissolve away bacteria and viruses.