Academic and research staff

Ben Parslew – Group lead and Senior Lecturer in Aerospace Engineering

Bill Crowther – Professor of Aerodynamic Engineering

Antonino Filippone – Reader in Aerospace Engineering

Alistair Revell – Reader in Computational Fluid Dynamics

Alejandro Macario Rojas – Research Associate

Kate Smith – Senior Lecturer in Aerospace Engineering

Andy Weightman – Reader in Medical Mechatronics

Shan Zhong – Professor of Aerodynamics

PhD researchers

Ethan Bond
Drone operations in urban environments.

Fernanda Bribiesca Contreras
Morphological adaptations of the musculoskeletal system of bird wings in relation to flight behaviour.

Damian Crosby
Robotics for hazardous environments: a mechatronic tail for dynamic compensation of a robotic arm applied to a quadruped robot.

Kwok Cheung John Lo
Jumping robotics

Conor Marsh
Machine learning for improved operations and maintenance of offshore wind farms.

Maxime Savoie
Experimental and numerical investigation of flow control for refrigerated freight transport.

Xutong Zhang
Separation behavior and drag prediction for commercial aircraft based on K-ω SST IDDES model.


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