In a one-hour conversation with Zhang, the word “impact” came up no fewer than 10 times. It is clear that it is important to Max Zhang that his work matters—that it has a positive effect in the real world as soon as possible.
NASA has just greenlighted a project from Cornell University that is truly mind-blowing: a satellite capable of being launched into space in tiny segments, which can then navigate autonomously to a point and self-assemble.
Professor Mark Campbell has been reappointed for a one-year term as the S.C. Thomas Sze Director of the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
Wolfgang Sachse, Meinig Family Professor of Engineering Emeritus, has been approved for emeritus status.
Dmitry Savransky, assistant professor (MAE), had his proposal "Modular Active Self-Assembling Space Telescope Swarms" selected in phase one NASA's Innovative Advanced Concepts Program, which nurtures visionary ideas that could transform future NASA missions with the creation of radical or new aerospace concepts.
Associate Professor Max Zhang was quoted in a recent Newsweek story about toxic smog in China.