Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Aeronautics

Reader in Aerospace Structures



+44 (0)20 7594 5117m.santer




335City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





I received my MEng in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford. Following this, after a time as a stress engineer at EADS-Astrium in the telecommunications satellite division, I then returned to academia to complete a PhD in the design of multistable structures at the University of Cambridge. I remained at Cambridge as a Research Associate in the Deployable Structures Laboratory until moving to Imperial College as a Lecturer in 2008, Senior Lecturer in 2013, and Reader in Aerospace Structures in 2019.


My research interests include:

  • Adaptive/Deployable/Morphing Aerospace Systems
  • Flexible Composite Materials
  • Image-based Measurement
  • Design Optimization
  • Multistable Structures and Materials
  • Compliant Structures and Materials 

Further information may be found on my research pages using the above tab. Please feel free contact me if you are interested in carrying out PhD research in any of the above or related fields.



Peacocke L, Bruce P, Santer M, 2019, Coupled aerostructural modelling of deployable aerodecelerators for Mars entry, Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol:56, ISSN:0022-4650, Pages:1221-1230

Garland MGC, Santer MS, Morrison JF, 2019, Control of cellular separation using adaptive surfaces, Journal of Fluids and Structures, ISSN:0889-9746

Imediegwu C, Murphy R, Hewson R, et al., 2019, Multi-scale structural optimization towards three-dimensional printable structures, Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, ISSN:1615-147X


Gramola M, Bruce PJ, Santer MJ, 2019, FSI study of 2D adaptive shock control bumps, AIAA Scitech 2019 Forum, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Murphy RD, Imediegwu C, Hewson R, et al., 2019, Multiscale concurrent optimization towards additively manufactured structures, AIAA Scitech 2019 Forum, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

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