Fotis KopsaftopoulosRensselaer Polytechnic Institute

New grant to study bio-inspired morphing wings

March 17, 2016, 1:11 p.m.

The Structures and Composite Lab is really excited to take part in a new grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research to study bio-inspired shapeshifting (morphing) wings!

With new materials, advanced sensing and control techniques, and inventive methods for observing birds in flight, our team will begin to bring avian efficiency and agility to the next generation of air vehicles. A collaborative project with teams from University of Michigan, Stanford, UCLA, Texas A&M, University of British Columbia, and Oxford University.