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AFOSR Flight Test
August 2012: Morpheus lab graduate students, in collaboration with Penn State University, conducted an unprecedented flight test of a custom-built avian-scale flapping wing UAV. The test, conducted at the AFRL Micro Air Vehicle Laboratory (the largest Vicon motion capture system lab in the U.S.), evaluated the performance of the ornithopter, whose compliant wing structure mimics the function of an avian wrist.

AIAA Fellow AIAA Fellow
May 2012: Dr. James E. Hubbard Jr. has been promoted to the rank of felolw of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Fellows have made notable and valuable contributions to the arts, sciences or, technology of aeronautics or astronautics.
Alexander Brown Center for Adaptive Aerospace Vehicle Technology New Center for Adaptive Aerospace Technologies
April 2012: Morpheus Laboratory has officially announced the establishment of the Alexander Brown Center for Adaptive Aerospace Vehicle Technology at the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA), Hampton, Virginia.
Alia Slipher

Welcome To The World, Alia!
February, 2010: Morpheus Lab is excited to welcome its newest member, Alia Slipher, into the world. Alia was born on February 5th, 2010. Her Mom and Dad, Patty and Geoff, are very pleased. We wish her a long happy life full of success and creativity.

Dr. Robert Proctor Dr. Robert Proctor Visits Morpheus Lab
February, 2010:  Dr. Robert Proctor, the CEO and Founder of FlexEl, tours Morpheus Lab. During the visit we discussed the new battery technology developed by FlexEl and the potential for a future cooperation bewteen Morpheus and the company. (FlexEl)
Dr. Hubbard's New Book Dr. Hubbard Publishes His New Book
January, 2010: Dr. Hubbard publishes his book titled "Spatial Filtering for the Control of Smart Strucutres" (ISBN: 978-3-642-03803-7). This book develops and details rigorous design methodologies and performance measures for the control of modern Smart Structures. (Publisher's Website)
Cornelia Altenbuchner Morpheus Welcomes New Researcher
January, 2010: Morpheus Lab welcomes new graduate student researcher Cornelia Altenbuchner.  Cornelia will be conducting research focused on creating a structural dynamic model for the ornithopters. Welcome Cornelia!

Trinity Retires
November 2009: Morpheus Lab retires our first active ornithopter flight test platform, "Trinity."  After five years of faithful service, hundreds of successful experimental flight tests, Trinity is ready to retire in style to a static display in the NIA lobby.

Director Miller

Army Research Lab Director John Miller visits Morpheus Lab  October 2009: Morpheus Lab was pleased to host Mr. John Miller, Director of the U.S. Army Research Lab (ARL), and his distinguished party for a tour of our facilities and discussions of our research progress.  We enjoyed the technical discussions over a pizza lunch with Director Miller and his ARL staff.

Dr. Hubbard

Dr. Hubbard Delivers Keynote Address
September 2009: Dr. Hubbard was the keynote speaker at the 2009 ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures & Intelligent Systems, September 21-23, in Oxnard, California.  He spoke on the future of the U.S. Aerospace Industry, and reclaiming our technological leadership.

Dr. Kelly

Dr. Frances Kelly Visits Morpheus Lab
June 2009: Dr. Frances ("Fran") Kelly, former director of U.S. Navy Education Programs, tours Morpheus Lab after delivering her lecture on “The Implications of the Internet and E-Learning for Changes in American Society” at NIA, (lecture).

Tyler Welcome To The World, Tyler!
May, 2007: We are excited to announce our newest member, Tyler Guerreiro. Mom and Dad are very pleased. We expect Tyler to contribute ideas toward our disruptive technologies just as soon as his big brother, Nathan, lets him play at the computer.
AIAA Seattle

Morpheus Presentations in Seattle
April, 2009: Dr. Hubbard and Jared Grauer present morpheus research papers at the AIAA Infotech@Aerospace Conference, Seattle, WA: "Testing of a Passively Morphing Ornithopter Wing" and "Field Calibration of Inertial Measurement Units for Miniature Unmanned Aircraft."

Aimy Wissa

Morpheus Welcomes New Researcher
January, 2009: Morpheus Lab welcomes new graduate student researcher Aimy Wissa.  Aimy will be conducting research focused on optimizing the performance of our ornithopter wings. Welcome Aimy!

Jared Grauer

Morpheus Presentation in Florida
January, 2009: Jared Grauer and Dr. Hubbard attend and present a paper titled ""A Multibody Model of an Ornithopter" at the AIAA Aerospace Sciences conference in Florida. 




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