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.
Additionally, members of the Aerospace Engineering group also participate in projects and research within the Green Energy Technologies and Systems group, such as:
- ERA – Hydex, Energy Research Accelerator, UoL Lead. For more info contact, Dr Harold Ruiz (Head of Group)
- EPSRC-DTP programme, Project 2438289 (2020-2024). For more info contact, Dr Harold Ruiz (Head of Group)
- Hi-Scale: From Materials to Devices. European Cooperation in Science & Technology , COST Action project CA19108. WG1 lead. For more info contact, Dr Harold Ruiz (Head of Group)
- EPSRC Superfem, Project No. EP/S025707/1. Superconducting Ferromagnetic Metamaterials Enabling the Development of Resilient High Voltage / High Current Transmission Systems (SuperFem). For more info contact, Dr Harold Ruiz (Head of Group)
- Solar Boost British Council Newton Fund, Project No. 413871894. Boosting solar energy capacity of Indonesia without compromising protected areas: an integrated GIS tailoring solar energy resource and local information. For more info contact, Dr Harold Ruiz (Head of Group)
Readers and Associate Professors
- Dr Emmanuel Prempain (Associate Professor)
- Dr Aldo Rona (Associate Professor)
- Dr Harold Ruiz (Associate Professor)
- Dr Audrius Bagdanavicius
- Dr Benjamin Bugeat
- Dr Nadjim Horri
- Dr Zahir Hussain
- Dr Bing Ji
- Khaled Laib
- Dr Harold Ruiz
- Dr Xue-Fang Wang
- Dr Tao Zhang
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.