Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Aeronautics

Senior Lecturer



+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, and Senior Lecturer in 2013.


My research interests include:

  • Adaptive/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.



Gramola M, Bruce PJK, Santer M, 2018, Experimental FSI study of adaptive shock control bumps, Journal of Fluids and Structures, Vol:81, ISSN:0889-9746, Pages:361-377

Bird J, Santer M, Morrison J, 2018, Compliant kagome lattice structures for generating in-plane waveforms, International Journal of Solids and Structures, Vol:141, ISSN:0020-7683, Pages:86-101

Jinks E, Bruce P, Santer M, 2018, Optimisation of adaptive shock control bumps with structural constraints, Aerospace Science and Technology, Vol:77, ISSN:1270-9638, Pages:332-343

Bird J, Santer M, Morrison JF, 2018, Experimental Control of Turbulent Boundary Layers with In-plane Travelling Waves, Flow Turbulence and Combustion, Vol:100, ISSN:1386-6184, Pages:1015-1035

Jones G, Santer M, Debiasi M, et al., 2018, Control of flow separation around an airfoil at low Reynolds numbers using periodic surface morphing, Journal of Fluids and Structures, Vol:76, ISSN:0889-9746, Pages:536-557

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