April 19, 2017. Ann Arbor -
On May 15, Professor Sridhar Kota will receive the Distinguished University Innovator Award from the University of Michigan Office of Research. He is being recognized for an approach to engineering design that has led to the invention, development, flight-testing and commercialization of shape adaptive aircraft wings. This award honors university faculty who have made important and lasting contributions to society by developing novel ideas and insights through their research, and then translating them to practice.
More on the award and the full article can be found here.
Update June 29, 2017 Video of Dr. Kota's Presentation on Shape Adaptive Aircraft WIngs at the ceremony; The Long Road to Technology Commercialization: Getting There is Half the Fun.