Assessing and developing the potential for sustainable and silent electric aircraft.

September 14, 2018

Initiative hosts leading experts to discuss future of electric aircraft propulsion

On September 14, the Electric Aircraft Initiative welcomed over 50 leading experts from industry and academia on MIT campus to discuss the opportunities and challenges associated with electric aircraft propulsion. During the workshop, the participants identified and prioritized the technological needs associated with bringing the vision of electrified aircraft propulsion systems to life.

December 17, 2017

Steven Barrett receives the Professor Bose Research Grant

In November 2017, LAE Director Steven Barrett was awarded the Professor Amar G. Bose Research Grant to support his research on Electroaerodynamic Propulsion

March 1, 2017

MIT launches Electric Aircraft Initiative

MIT launches the Electric Aircraft Initiative with the aim of assessing and developing the potential for sustainable electric aircraft. The initiative includes participants from the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, as well as Lincoln Laboratory.