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Aerospace is one of our major cross-disciplinary research areas, with expertise in materials and structures, propulsion and transmission, lightning protection, and airborne systems.

Our work in materials and structures enables the design of lightweight, robust aerospace assemblies capable of meeting today’s demanding criteria for lower financial and environmental costs.

The combined expertise of mechanical and chemical engineers, mathematicians and physicists provides a skills set that enables major energy problems of a thermofluid, chemical reaction or modelling nature to be addressed.

Our electrical engineers are investigating the impact of lightning on composite materials and aircraft components.

The airborne systems group is engaged in the development of compact, lightweight sensors, actuators and communication systems for a range of applications within the aerospace field including fixed wing, rotor and unmanned aircraft.