This research area focuses on dynamical systems comprising aircraft, spacecraft, uninhabited aerial vehicles (or drones), wind turbines, and robotic systems. Related research involves exploration of the theory required to improve the performance of such systems and ensure their provably correct operation, which typically requires flight testing.
Our research aims to improve the safety, environmental impact, economics and productivity of aerospace systems. In so doing, we train students to work within interdisciplinary teams to develop new technologies that shape our society.
Graduates from the programs who participated in our research have gone on to academic positions at leading universities around the world, government agencies such as the National Wind Technology Center, and companies such as Amazon and Blue Origin.