WHAT WE DO
The FXB Flight Vehicle Institute is home to François-Xavier Bagnoud (FXB) Fellows Program, FXB Professorship of Aerospace Engineering, and the Center for Rotary and Fixed Wing Air Vehicle Design. We have sponsored various programs, initiatives, and outreach activities at elementary, middle-school, high-school, and university levels run by the Aerospace Engineering Department. Every year U-M Aerospace Engineering engages with students in Aerospace Day as well as several other outreach activities and events. FXB Flight Vehicle Institute is also committed to funding projects centered on improving the human condition through the targeted application of aerospace vehicles and engineering.
FXB FElLOWS PROGRAM
The FXB Flight Vehicle Institute has provided a number of graduate student fellowships and this generosity has launched the careers of dozens of aerospace engineers.
The FXB Flight Vehicle Institute has sponsored various programs and initiatives run by the Aerospace Engineering Department. Every year U-M Aero engages with students in Aerospace Day as well as several other outreach activities and events.
We are committed to funding and supporting projects centered on improving the human condition through targeted application of aerospace vehicles and engineering.
FXB PRofessorship PROGRAM
The François-Xavier Bagnoud Professorship of Aerospace Engineering was established to enhance the Department's research and teaching portfolio in Vertical Flight. Since 1999, it has been held by Professor Peretz P. Friedmann.
HOW the FXB FellowS Program has helped me
"My research focuses on the development of high-performance tools for multidisciplinary design optimization frameworks. These include robust nonlinear solvers and tools that enable formulation of industry-relevant design optimization problems. With these, my goal is to create design optimization frameworks that speed up the development of next generation aircraft, while not compromising from performance or safety. In this context, the FXB fellowship enabled me to pursue research ideas without worrying about the resources to perform these studies. As a result, I was able to make great progress towards my vision, and I am very excited about the next steps I will take in this field."
—ANIL YILDRIM (FXB FELLOW, 2019)