The field of aeronautics faces many exciting environmental and energy challenges which require major reductions in emissions, noise and aircraft weight.

The precision expertise associated with this has also stimulated a range of related aerospace and non-aeronautical activities.

Our research is funded through many sources including the EPSRC, the EU, and a range of industrial and government collaborators. We have many state-of-the-art research facilities, some of which are unique to the UK which are also used for teaching and commercial research.

Our research areas

Fluid mechanics

  • Turbulence
  • Flow control
  • Biological fluid mechanics

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Aerospace materials and structures

  • Composites and materials innovation
  • Multifunctional materials
  • Smart and micro air vehicles

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Computational methods and mathematical modelling

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Computational Structural Mechanics
  • Optimisation and Control

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