Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Aeronautics

Senior Lecturer



+44 (0)20 7594 5047a.wynn Website




340City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





I am a Lecturer in the department of Aeronautics. The focus of my research is on the modelling, estimation and control of nonlinear or infinite dimensional systems with particular emphasis on flow control, flexible aircraft and the theory of distributed parameter systems. 

For more detailed information, please refer to our lab homepage 

Career History

  • 2016 - Senior Lecturer, Department of Aeronautics, Imperial College London
  • 2012 - 2016 Lecturer, Department of Aeronautics, Imperial College London
  • 2010-2012 Research Associate, Department of Aeronautics, Imperial College London
  • 2009-2010 Teaching Fellow, Department of Mathematics, University College London
  • 2005-2009 D.Phil Mathematics, University of Oxford

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Brackston RD, Wynn A, Morrison JF, 2016, Extremum seeking to control the amplitude and frequency of a pulsed jet for bluff body drag reduction, Experiments in Fluids, Vol:57, ISSN:0723-4864

Brackston RD, de la Cruz JMG, Wynn A, et al., 2016, Stochastic modelling and feedback control of bistability in a turbulent bluff body wake, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol:802, ISSN:0022-1120, Pages:726-749

Fantuzzi G, Wynn A, 2016, Optimal bounds with semidefinite programming: An application to stress-driven shear flows, Physical Review E, Vol:93, ISSN:2470-0045

Ji L, Rawlings JB, Hu W, et al., 2016, Robust Stability of Moving Horizon Estimation Under Bounded Disturbances, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol:61, ISSN:0018-9286, Pages:3509-3514

Wang Y, Wynn A, Palacios R, 2016, Nonlinear Modal Aeroservoelastic Analysis Framework for Flexible Aircraft, AIAA Journal, Vol:54, ISSN:0001-1452, Pages:3075-3090

Wang Y, Palacios R, Wynn A, 2015, A method for normal-mode-based model reduction in nonlinear dynamics of slender structures, Computers & Structures, Vol:159, ISSN:0045-7949, Pages:26-40

Rabey PK, Wynn A, Buxton ORH, 2015, The kinematics of the reduced velocity gradient tensor in a fully developed turbulent free shear flow, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol:767, ISSN:0022-1120, Pages:627-658

Fantuzzi G, Wynn A, 2015, Construction of an optimal background profile for the Kuramoto-Sivashinsky equation using semidefinite programming, Physics Letters A, Vol:379, ISSN:0375-9601, Pages:23-32

Wynn A, Vukov M, Diehl M, 2014, Convergence Guarantees for Moving Horizon Estimation Based on the Real-Time Iteration Scheme, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol:59, ISSN:0018-9286, Pages:2215-2221

Wynn A, Wang Y, Palacios R, et al., 2013, An energy-preserving description of nonlinear beam vibrations in modal coordinates, Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol:332, ISSN:0022-460X, Pages:5543-5558

Jacob B, Rydhe E, Wynn A, 2014, The weighted Weiss conjecture and reproducing kernel theses for generalized Hankel operators, Journal of Evolution Equations, Vol:14, ISSN:1424-3199, Pages:85-120

Wynn A, Pearson DS, Ganapathisubramani B, et al., 2013, Optimal mode decomposition for unsteady flows, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol:733, ISSN:0022-1120, Pages:473-503


Wang Y, Wynn A, Palacios R, 2016, Model-predictive control of flexible aircraft using nonlinear reduced-order models


Rigas G, Brackston RD, Garcia de la Cruz Lopez JM, et al., 2015, Drag Reduction Method

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