School of Engineering

Aerospace Engineering


Working at the heart of the UK aerospace eco-system, the Aerospace group provides transformative advances in aeronautics and space technology for the 21st century.

The group integrates fundamental advances across specific disciplines to deliver new architectures for affordable, sustainable, and innovative air transport and space operations.

Scholarly academic leadership, complementary discipline expertise, powerful software, and the School numerical and experimental facilities grow hand in glove to deliver aerospace industry transformative advances.

Strategy and strands

The Aerospace research group brings together the School of Engineering disciplines in the aeronautical and space research themes of:

  • Autonomous air vehicles
  • Electrically powered aircraft
  • Green propulsion
  • Laminar-turbulent flow control
  • Silent flight
  • Satellite technology

Current research projects

The group is keen to lead or take part in collaborative research projects and consortia. Informal discussions can be initiated with either the Head of Group or any of the group members directly.

PhD applications

The group welcomes students to study for PhD degrees in any of its research areas. Informal discussion can be made with either the Head of Group or any of the Aerospace engineering group members directly. Details of potential research topics can be found in the websites of Aerospace engineering group members.

For details of the application procedure, please contact Mrs Michelle Pryce. Learn more and apply for a Research degree in Engineering.

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