Head of Division: Prof Konstantinos Kontis, FAIAA, FRAeS, FIMechE, CEng, PhD
The University of Glasgow has been the home of Aerospace Research for over 60 years. This long-standing activity has culminated in the Division of Aerospace Sciences having internationally recognised expertise in all areas of Aeronautics and Aerospace Systems. Excellence has been achieved through the experimentally based research capabilities of the staff and using that to validate the methodologies used to predict the dynamic performance of aircraft. Although this has involved expert understanding of the multidisciplinary nature of Aeronautics and Advanced Systems, particular research skill has resulted from the studies involved in rotor aerodynamics and handling qualities. These have resulted in very strong research themes and facilities that cover all the main research areas within Aerospace Sciences while providing links to other engineering and science disciplines.