Electric aircraft startup doubles down on Chicago

Chicago Business Journal

Jim Dallke, Chicago Inno

A Seattle-based electric airplane startup unveiled more details about its launch Thursday, and announced plans to continue growing its Chicagoland presence.

Zunum Aero, a startup that’s building hybrid-to-electric aircraft designed to take passengers from regional airports with a range of up to 700 miles, said it plans to begin testing flights in 2019 and make flights available to passengers in 2022.

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 News-Gazette highlights non-traditional students

ECE News

Victoria Halewicz, ECE ILLINOIS
6/19/2017 2:54:44 PM

Karl Reinhard (PhD ’16) is not what you might call a traditional post-doc student. The 56-year-old retired Army colonel and father was featured in “Higher on the learning curve,” an article in the News-Gazette focusing on the unique stories of older, non-traditional students.

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Barth honored as IEEE Outstanding Student

ECE News

Khushboo Jain, ECE ILLINOIS
5/3/2017 3:20:09 PM

ECE ILLINOIS graduate student Christopher Brandon Barth (BSEE ‘12, MSEE ‘14) has been awarded the IEEE Region 4 Outstanding Student 2016 award. Christopher is currently working toward a PhD in the Power and Energy Systems group. Read More


Haran’s startup aims to reinvent domestic air travel

ECE News

Rebecca Nash, ECE ILLINOIS
4/18/2017 8:27:18 AM

ECE ILLINOIS Associate Professor Kiruba Sivasubramaniam Haran , co-founder of the startup Zunum Aero, is aiming to reinvent congested air travel on the nation’s most traveled regional routes.

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