Mission Statement & Vision
Research is the core of our academic activities and forms the basis on which teaching and knowledge exchange stand. It is the way we generate new knowledge, explore and develop new concepts and ideas. It is the powerhouse of new ground-breaking discoveries driven by curiosity, the need to go beyond our limits and to solve existing and future problems.
Aerospace Centre of Excellence in the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at the University of Strathclyde develops frontier research on innovative concepts and solutions for present and future space systems, aerospace transport, space exploration, satellite applications and the sustainable exploitation and exploration of space.
The research in the Aerospace Centre has a target horizon of more than 50 years in the future while deploying practical solutions, over a wide range of Technology Readiness Levels (from TRL0 to TRL6), to respond to the needs of today.
The major areas of development are: astrodynamics and mission analysis, remote sensing, space systems engineering, computational intelligence, hypersonics and computational fluid dynamics, theorectical aeroscience, aerospace propulsion, aerospace structures, access to space, multidisciplinary design and concurrent engineering, uncertainty treatment and optimisation, machine learning.