Division of Aerospace Engineering and Fluid Mechanics

Research Themes

Our research is organised in 3 themes:

  1. Aerospace technologies

QMUL is a European research leader in spacecraft electric propulsion for nano- and micro satellites. Furthermore, our Division has a strong track record in aeroacoustics in the area of community noise modelling (jet noise, jet installation noise, aerofoil noise) with our projects being supported at the national and international level.

2. Optimisation and operational research

The core expertise of the division is in the coupling of optimisation algorithms with extremely demanding physics-based simulations (e.g. optimisation coupled with CFD), and heavy problems with a huge number of design parameters.  

3. Multiscale fluid and solid mechanics 

We have broad expertise in single-phase and multi-phase mechanics across scales, with unique strengths in  aero- and hydrodynamics, fluid dynamics of printing, fluid dynamics of nanomaterials, and mesh-less methods.