Since 1919, our department has been at the forefront of advances in the aeronautical sciences. A key strength in our department is that we link fundamental knowledge to applications in engineering. Our research currently covers a wide spectrum of topics, which spread way beyond the aerospace industry, and which mostly belong to one of the strategic research themes in this page.


Sustainable Growth in Space

Our research seeks increased access to space, sustainable space operations, and human exploration of the Solar System.


Next-generation autonomous systems

Our research seeks new methods and applications of safe, reliable and efficient control systems, embedded sensors and aerial and multi-modal robotics in an interconnected world