Professional quality experimental facilities, close contact with industry and talented, enthusiastic staff all contribute to the outstanding reputation of Imperial’s Department of Aeronautics.
The Department is organised into two sections: Aerodynamics and Aerostructures.
We have research expertise spanning three key fields: field mechanics; aerospace materials and structures; and computational methods and mathematical.
Our research facilities support computational and experimental projects in fluid mechanics, structural analysis, composites, optimisation and control and aircraft design.
Our experimental research is supported by well appointed laboratories and wind tunnels, with some of the equipment being unique in the UK.
The Department's professional-quality experimental facilities include a range of equipment for the manufacture of advanced fibre composites, advanced structural test rigs, and more than 10 wind tunnels from low to hypersonic speeds.
We offer a number of study options to help you take your knowledge to the next level. If you are interested in Doctoral study, it’s important to gain support for your application from your potential supervisor before making a formal application to the College.