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Kelly Cohen

Professor Kelly Cohen

UC CEAS aerospace engineering professor Kelly Cohen has been appointed to the newly formed advisory group tasked with creating a model law enforcement policy for the use of unmanned aircraft systems.

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Hyperloop UC

Liftoff for Hyperloop UC

University of Cincinnati unveiling of long-awaited prototype includes levitating pod

by John Bach

Oct. 18, 2016

The whirring sound of Hyperloop UC’s hover engines filled the conference room as an anxious crowd shuffled closer for a better view.

Would this student-designed prototype actually levitate?

The answer came in a matter of moments as the eight miniature engines gained revolutions per minute — emitting noises reminiscent of Star Wars sound effects — and the 14-foot-long Hyperloop UC pod achieved roughly a quarter-inch of magnetic levitation.

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UC Aerospace Dept. Professor Kelly Cohen and Graduate student Tim Arnett win 3 year funding to develop a validation and verification based approcah to test Genetic-fuzzy brand of AI.

How do you surprise a drone that can revise its strategy hundreds of times in an eyeblink?

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NASA Launch

UC Rocket Team Launch

Last Updated: Oct. 14, 2016

Editor: Sarah Ramsey

NASA Selects Student Teams for 2017 Student Launch Rocket Challenge

NASA has selected the University of Cincinnati as one out of 60 student teams from 23 states to participate in the 2016-2017 NASA Student Launch challenge, to be held April 5-9 near NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

Now in its 17th year, NASA Student Launch is an eight-month-long activity, offering middle school to college-aged students a chance to design, build and launch high-powered, reusable rockets to one-mile-above ground level.

Student Launch Teams
The flight line for Student Launch 2016 is busy as rockets are loaded on to launch rails and inspected by rocket scientists and engineers during the 16th annual Student Launch challenge, April 16, 2016.
Credits: NASA/MSFC/Emmett Given

The Academic Affairs Office at Marshall manages Student Launch to further NASA’s major education goal of attracting and encouraging students to pursue degrees and careers in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics click here to continue with this article



Professor Kelly Cohen

Congratulations to our department Professor, Dr. Kelly Cohen, for his recent University of Cincinnati Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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Mrs. A.B. "Dolly" Cohen Award for Excellence in Teaching 


Kelly Cohen
Professor, Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
College of Engineering and Applied Science

Kelly Cohen’s passion for teaching and fueling learning is as contagious as the curiosity surrounding the drones that whiz through his classrooms.

Despite the complex content of his engineering courses, his classes attract students beyond engineering as they catch his enthusiasm for exploring emerging technology. “I came to UC in 2006 as a semi-motivated aerospace undergrad who just wanted to get his degree and leave. Now I’m Dr. Ernest, CEO of Psibernetix, Inc., a tech company I founded after graduating that is already profitable. Dr. Cohen is why,” wrote Nicholas Ernest about Cohen’s positive support and dedication.

“He researches new material, makes it accessible and interesting to students and makes it easy for students to succeed, if they work hard. His courses are demanding,” says former PhD student Elad Kivelevitch. “But the results of his courses are amazing.”

Cohen has tirelessly developed courses with experiential learning opportunities and innovations to expand curiosity and creativity, taking learning beyond the book and the classroom.

“Dr. Cohen has a zeal and desire for excellence that I enjoyed inside and outside the classroom,” says doctoral candidate Nicholas Hanlon. “He is a dedicated teacher constantly striving to improve his classroom structure, material and delivery.”

“Dr. Cohen is hands-down, the best teacher, advisor and mentor I have ever had,” says Phd alumnus Alex Walker.

Hyperloop UC advances to the next round at SpaceX’s Hyperloop Design Weekend competition January 30, 2016


Congratulations to our UC student team for being chosen as one of the 30 teams to build the Hyperloop pod! Our Hyperloop UC team went up against 124 teams from around the world. Their next task is to build a working prototype to be tested in the Summer of 2016. 

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Professor Shaaban Abdallah is the student advisor for this exciting research.

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Elon Musk Explains the Hyperloop, the Solar-Powered High-Speed Future of Inter-City Transportation



Cameron Crippa

Congratulations to Cameron Crippa, Aerospace senior  and winner of the 2016 Herman Schneider Medal award.

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Professor Peter Nagy

Congratulations to our Professor Dr. Peter Nagy for his 2015 NDE Lifetime Achievement Award of the International Society for Optics and Photonics.

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Professor Paul Orkwis

Department Head Dr. Paul Orkwis, is one of the newly appointed members of the Ohio Aerospace and Aviation Technology Committee.

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2014/2015 College of Engineering and Applied Science award recipients

Congratulations goes out to our department professors for their recent College awards:


Fantastic Flight AEEM 2031 with Professor Mark Turner exploring drones in athletics here at UC