From the birthplace of aviation comes its future.
Helping move air traffic control to the "NextGen"
If you’ve ever white-knuckled it through turbulence at 30,000 feet or trembled at the thought of a near-collision with another airplane, take comfort knowing that some of the world’s most innovative engineers are working diligently to make flying safer. University of Illinois Professor Naira Hovakimyan is one of those engineers, and her impressive work in the field of control theory and engineering has recently been honored with the Alexander von Humboldt Research Award. Also known as the Humboldt Prize, it recognizes a recipient’s entire body of work, but it’s Hovakimyan’s research with her frequent collaborator, Professor Florian Holzapfel of the