Aerospace engineering 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. In these pages you can find an introduction to our main research themes. and detailed information about the breadth in the full list of the research groups. Our world-leading research offers opportunities at all levels and you can find them here.

Latest research

Drag reduction strategies

Research Associates Dr Zahra Soltani and Dr Isabella Fumarola are working together on an EPSRC sponsored project called "Understanding and exploiting non-equilibrium effects on turbulent boundary layers: Towards realisable drag reduction strategies".

You can out more about this research on Zahra's profile page.


UROP Project: COVID-19

At the end of his second year as an undergraduate at Imperial College London, Aeronautics student Nnaemeka Anyameleworked with the 10x5 Wind Tunnel team on a COVID-19 related research project supported by the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP).

Read Nnaemeka's profile for more information about the research project and the UROP scheme.