Drones that are Quiet and Fly Like Birds: Using Smart Materials to Create a New Generation of Air Vehicles
Join Onur Bilgen, assistant professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, for a discussion and Q&A about the growing unmanned aerial vehicle market, including the need for new propulsion systems and lightweight structures to enable a broad range of operational conditions.
Prof. Bilgen earned his undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degrees at Virginia Tech in Mechanical Engineering, and held a two-year (post-doctoral) research officer position at Swansea University in United Kingdom. His research to date is in the field of active structures and small UAS incorporating smart-materials; he serves as the PI of an ARPA-E ATLANTIS project and as co-PI on a NASA University Leadership Initiative.
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