News and Announcements

  • Dr. Bin Yang, Associate Professor of Biological Systems Engineering at WSU was a featured panelist at the National Advanced Biofuel Conference & Expo held on June 21-22 in Milwaukee. Dr. Yang's research focuses on renewable energy technologies and he received JCATI funding in 2016-16 for "Catalytic Upgrading of Biomass-Derived Lignin to New BioJet Fuel and it's Qualification and Performance Testing."

    Date: Wed, 09/14/2016
  • Two JCATI awardees were featured speakers at the Pacific Northwest AIAA Technical Symposium. Dr. Jacob Leachman described the liquid hydrogen powered flight of Insitu's Scan Eagle while Dr. Kristi Morgansen discussed her work on "Integrated Sensing and Actuation for Biological and Engineered Aerospace Systems." 

    Date: Mon, 11/02/2015
  • Date: Mon, 04/20/2015
  • JCATI is collaborating with the U.K.'s National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme (NATEP), a £40M program focused on strengthening aerospace technology development and job creation. Washington Governor Jay Inslee and U.K. Secretary of State Michael Fallon signed a pact between the two groups at the 2014 Farnborough Air Show.

    Both JCATI and NATEP are identifying emerging technologies and accelerating their development through funding and in-kind industry support. The next step is to identify a cooperative project between JCATI and NATEP to help open new markets for aerospace companies. For more information, visit NATEP's web page. If you are interested in a collaboration please contact

    Date: Mon, 10/06/2014
  • Claire Watts presented "2D and 3D millimeter-wave synthetic aperture radar imaging on a PR2 platform" at the 2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots & Systems. Her work is part of Matt Reynolds current JCATI funded project "Reconfigurable airborne radar imaging with dynamic metamaterial antennas."

  • Dr. JK Yang and his group recently published "Visualization of stress wave propogation via air-coupled acoustic emission sensors" in the Journal of Smart Materials & Structures. This work has also been presented at both the SEM and ASME-IMECE conferences. Dr. Yang is from the UW Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics and is a JCATI awardee for 2015-16 and 2016-17. 

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  • At the AIAA Region VI Student Conference, Jake Boening (UW) won first place in the Master's division for "Design and Experimental Investigation of a Continuously Rotating Detonation Engine Initialted by Azimuthally Sequential Sparking." Jake's advisor is Dr. Mitsuru Kurosaka, 2014-15 JCATI awardee.

  • Dr. Xiao Zhang, WSU Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering, was a speaker at the International Symposium on Catalytic Conversions of Biomass (ISCCB) meeting held recently in Taiwan. Dr. Zhang presented results from his 2015-16 JCATI project "A novel pathway to convert lignin to jet fuel and carbon fiber precursors." 

  • Max Spetzler won Best Graduate Student Paper Award and Best Presentation in Session Award for "Local Linear Controllability and Observability Analysis of Nonlinear Systems with Continuation Methods" at AIAA SciTech in San Diego. Max's advisor is Anshu Narang-Siddarth, 2015-16 JCATI awardee