Mechanical And Aerospace Engineering

  • United Kingdom

Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Department of Mechanical Aerospace Engineering (5-rated RAE 2008) hosts a broad range of leading edge research programmes clustered in the three domains of Engineering Science, Engineering Mechanics and Engineering Systems. Our work spans a range of length scales from understanding the behaviour of nano-fluids for future medical devices to designing large ocean power systems for renewable energy supply. Our industrial collaborations encompass a wide range of key engineering sectors including energy, health, aerospace and transportation. As a flexible and broad based department which can translate ideas from conception to application, we welcome new partnerships with industry, government and academia.

Research Structure:

Engineering Science.  In Engineering Science we tackle complicated engineering situations, that may have many interacting effects, by creatively applying the basic sciences, such as physics.

Engineering Mechanics.  In Engineering Mechanics we investigate computational mechanics and finite element analysis, underpinned by core activities in mechanics of solids and structures.

Engineering Systems.  In Engineering Systems we integrate engineering expertise across clusters to explore new concepts in the targeted areas of Energy, Health and Aerospace.

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    Research Output

    A comparative study on glass and carbon fibre reinforced laminated composites in scaled quasi-static indentation tests

    Fotouhi, M., Damghani, M., Leong, M. C., Fotouhi, S., Jalalvand, M. & Wisnom, M. R., 1 Aug 2020, In : Composite Structures. 245, 14 p., 112327.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 2 Downloads (Pure)
  • AI and space security: collision risk sssessment

    Sanchez Fernandez-Mellado, L., Vasile, M. & Minisci, E., 22 May 2020, Handbook of Space Security: Policies, Applications and Programs. Schrogl, K-U. (ed.). 2nd ed. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, p. 1-19 19 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Open Access
  • 1 Downloads (Pure)


    2013 IAC Student Paper Competition

    Ruaridh Clark (Recipient), 2013

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Akiyama Medal

    Nak-Kyun CHO (Recipient), 24 Jul 2018

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • ASME Fellow

    Haofeng Chen (Recipient), 2019

    Prize: Election to learned society


    23rd International Conference on Wear of Materials

    Margaret Stack (Keynote/plenary speaker)
    25 Apr 2021

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesKey-note speaker and plenary lectures at conferences

    International Conference on Bioinspired Optimisation Methods and Their Applications

    Christie Maddock (Organiser), Massimiliano Vasile (Chair), Edmondo Minisci (Chair), Bogdan Filipic (Chair)
    17 Nov 202020 Nov 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganiser of major conference

    International Astronautical Congress

    Christie Maddock (Chair)
    12 Oct 202014 Oct 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganiser of major conference


    Building performance simulation with computational modelling software enables practitioners to realise a low carbon built environment.

    Joseph Andrew Clarke (Participant), Nicolas Kelly (Participant), Paul Strachan (Participant)

    Impact: Impact - for External PortalEnvironment and sustainability - natural world and built environment, Professional practice, training and standards


    Economic benefits from spin out company, Nautricity Ltd, and adoption of new technology to extract energy from tidal flows.

    Cameron Johnstone (Participant), Andrew Grant (Participant), Joseph Andrew Clarke (Participant)

    Impact: Impact - for External PortalEconomic and commerce, Environment and sustainability - natural world and built environment


    Novel orbits for solar sail spacecraft: adoption by international space agencies and influence on their policies and investment

    Colin McInnes (Participant), Malcolm Macdonald (Participant), Massimiliano Vasile (Participant), James Biggs (Participant)

    Impact: Impact - for External PortalEconomic and commerce, Policy and legislation


    Student theses

    A blade design methodology for overspeed power regulation of horizontal axis tidal turbines

    Author: Gracie-Orr, C., 6 Jun 2017

    Supervisor: Johnstone, C. (Supervisor) & Clarke, J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

    A chemical approach to regenerating the performance of thermally damaged glass fibres

    Author: Bashir, S. T., 16 Aug 2019

    Supervisor: Yang, L. (Supervisor) & Liggat, J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

    Active control of femtosatellite swarms for synthetic aperture rada 

    Author: Cao, J., 1 Jun 2020

    Supervisor: Soraghan, J. (Supervisor) & McInnes, C. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis