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.



Peacocke L, Bruce PJK, Santer M, Coupled Aerostructural Modeling of Deployable Aerodecelerators for Mars Entry, Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, ISSN:0022-4650, Pages:1-10

Garland MGC, Santer MS, Morrison JF, 2019, Control of cellular separation using adaptive surfaces, Journal of Fluids and Structures, ISSN:0889-9746

Imediegwu C, Murphy R, Hewson R, et al., 2019, Multiscale structural optimization towards three-dimensional printable structures, Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, ISSN:1615-147X

Gramola M, Bruce PJK, Santer M, 2019, Photogrammetry for accurate model deformation measurement in a supersonic wind tunnel, Experiments in Fluids, Vol:60, ISSN:0723-4864

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

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