Dr William Crowther

Research interests:

- Design, control and flight test of of Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs), including fixed, rotary and flap

- Development of novel vision and acoustic based sensing systems for indoor navigation

- Flow control, including development of fluidic manoeuvre effectors for flapless aircraft, flow separ

- Flapping flight. Development of flapping wing propulsion systems for sub 1g insect like flight vehicles

- Fluidic micropumping solutions for industrial applications

Aerospace, Aerodynamics, Flow control, Water, Transport, Interdisciplinary, Applied research, Research methods, Sustainability, Teaching, Education


Dr Antonio Filippone

Dr. Filippone has been at the University of Manchester since 2000. Before coming to Manchester, he was at the Technical University of Denmark and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr Filippone's expertise is on modelling and simulation of fluid flows, software engineering and integration, numerical optimisation, stochastic methods, data analysis.

Wind energy, Renewable energy, Aerodynamics, Automotives, Transport, Interdisciplinary, Knowledge exchange, Universities, Sustainability, Teaching, Education


The University of Manchester Aerospace Research Institute

The mission of our Institute is to gain full benefit from the University’s diverse research capability and to be internationally recognised as a centre of excellence in aerospace research and innovation.  The Institute nurtures a broad-based research portfolio and at the same time is seeking to establish a number of major research initiatives that add value to the existing research base in the University.

Aerodynamics, Aerospace, Car and vehicle aerodynamics, Aero