Agriculture | Black Holes | Electric Propulsion | Sensing from Space
In ECE, we are propelling rockets without traditional fuel systems to launch satellites out of orbit; sending some of the most sensitive antennas and sensors into space on NASA missions; monitoring the soil for effective agriculture; pioneering new techniques for measuring ice and snow to get a bigger picture of our changing climate; and investigating cosmic events that affect our planet.
Beyond Apollo 11
For the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, U-M ECE takes a look back – and a look forward – to how our professors, students, and alums have made their mark on the field.
Impact of Plasma in Space
Louise Willingale’s research in plasma physics advances many research areas from spectacular astrophysical phenomena to cancer treatment to fusion power.
Cyber-physical Systems in Space
Next-gen space missions require autonomous systems to operate without human intervention for long periods.
Former grad student Iverson Bell worked on tiny satellites that can be flung into the atmosphere with electromagnetic tethers.