Imperial College London

André Tristany Farinha

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Aeronautics

Visiting Researcher



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André Farinha is a postdoctoral researcher at the  Aerial Robotics Laboratory at Imperial College London and the Laboratory for Sustainability Robotics at Empa, Switzerland. His research focuses on the modelling and system development of bio-inspired soft aerial-aquatic robots for environmental monitoring missions. He obtained his PhD in Aeronautics from Imperial College London UK in 2022, where he worked on remote sensing with MAVs in multi-terrain environments. He was previously at Técnico Lisbon for his BSc and MSc (leavers 2016) and at the von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics for a Research Master in 2018. He has also conducted research at UT Austin and Tokyo Institute of Technology as a visiting researcher.

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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