Imperial College London

André Tristany Farinha

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Aeronautics

Research Postgraduate



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André is currently a PhD at the Aerial Robotics Laboratory. He’s research focuses in sensing with UAV’s and focuses in multimodal locomotion and aerial sensor deployment for oceanography, volcanology and monitoring of nuclear fusion torus reactors.

He received his BSc in Mechanical Engineering Sciences from Técnico Lisbon in 2014 and MSc in Manufacturing and Computational Mechanics from Técnico Lisbon in 2016. During his studies, he pursued his interests in fluid dynamics and prototype development, doing an internship at the University of Texas at Austin, an Erasmus at the Chalmers University of Technology and taking a leadership role on a electric racing prototype project. For his master thesis, worked on computational models for ships crash dynamics, advising the recovery of the Douro river waterway in Portugal. He pursued his interests in fluid dynamics and completed an MRes in Environmental Fluid Dynamics by the von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics in 2017 where he worked in cooling of nuclear reactors and phase change flows.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Farinha A, Zufferey R, Zheng P, et al., 2020, Unmanned aerial sensor placement for cluttered environments, Ieee Robotics and Automation Letters, Vol:5, ISSN:2377-3766, Pages:6623-6630

Zufferey R, Ancel AO, Farinha A, et al., 2019, Consecutive aquatic jump-gliding with water-reactive fuel, Science Robotics, Vol:4, ISSN:2470-9476, Pages:1-11

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