Congratulations to MAISE team on the first successful propulsion demonstration!
2018-09-21 The Michigan Advanced In-Space propulsion Engineering (MAISE) team conducted their first electric propulsion demostration as part of the Technology Takeover on Ingalls Mall.
Alec Thomas elected Fellow of APS
2018-09-22 Alec Thomas has been elected Fellow of the American Physical Society "for contributions to the experimental and theoretical understanding of short pulse high intensity laser plasma interactions and in particular for the development of laser wakefield accelerators and the generation of x-rays from these beams."
From EU Research and Innovation Commission: Frontier research on plasma technologies for societal benefit
Volker Sick receives president's international education award
2018-04-26 Volker Sick was presented with the 2018 President’s Award for Distinguished Service in International Education. The purpose of this award is to recognize and celebrate the extraordinary efforts of faculty and staff who keep U-M on the leading edge of international education for the students.
MIPSE welcomes a new cohort of Fellows
2018-04-25 Seven graduate students have been named MIPSE Fellows 2018-2019: Austin Brenner and Zachariah Brown (Aerospace Engineering, U-M); Kenneth Chung (Civil Engineering, U-M); Forrest Glines (Astronomy/Computer Science and Engineering, MSU); Amina Hussein (Applied Physics, U-M); Agnit Mukhopadhyay and Yeimy Rivera (Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering, U-M).
Stephanie Miller receives DOE NNSA Laboratory Residency Graduate Fellowship
2018-04-17 Stephanie Miller (NERS) has been selected to receive the Laboratory Residency Graduate Fellowship from the Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration. For her LRGF research, Stephanie will spend two 12-week residencies at Sandia National Labs, working with the pulsed-power sciences and inertial confinement fusion (ICF) groups. She will be working to transfer the technology and diagnostic techniques that she is developing here at U-M to the 30-MA Z facility at Sandia.
Yao Kovach wins Eye on Research photo contest
2018-04-13 Yao E. Kovach (NERS) is a winner of Eye on Research, a graduate student photo contest aimed at capturing the excitement, range, color and creativity of research. In her plasma picture, the self-organization pattern shows a perfectly symmetrical spoke structure with center convergence on the anode surface of sodium chloride solution at 80mA. Above the plasma spokes, a golden yellow colored prominent halo that surrounds the white colored main plasma column along with 8 millimeter gap in the air. Below the plasma spokes, the image shows a salt water reflection of the halo with helium plasma emitted from the 500 micrometer center of a hollow shaped cathode. From the spectroscopic analysis, we determined the golden yellow colored of the halo is due to the sodium glow from the vapor of the liquid. These blue colored plasma spokes have a size of around 25 micrometer and 85 micrometer in width and length respectively.
Louise Willingale receives NSF CAREER award
2018-03-06 Louise Willingale received an NSF CAREER award for her research project “Relativistic Electron Driven Magnetic Reconnection." Read more about Louise's research in the EECS News.
Ryan McBride receives the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award
2018-02-21 The Office of Naval Research (ONR) has announced awards of $16 million through its 2018 Young Investigator Program (YIP). The awards were made to young scientists whose research holds strong promise across a wide range of naval-relevant science and technology areas. Ryan McBride's winning project title is "High-Power Microwave Generation by Compact Linear Transformer Driver Technology."