Current research funding in the Division of Aerospace Engineering and Fluid Mechanics
£2,670,765

Division of Aerospace Engineering and Fluid Mechanics

Research Projects

The following are current funded research projects taking place within the research division:

Surface treatments for next generation quiet aerofoils


Principal Investigator: Sergey KARABASOV
Co-investigator(s): Vassili TOROPOV
Funding source: EPSRC Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Start: 01-04-2021  /  End: 31-03-2024
Amount: £412,529

Electro-Collapse Jetting: Towards the Next Generation of Printing Technologies


Principal Investigator: Ahmed ISMAIL
Co-investigator(s): Rafa CASTREJóN
Funding source: EPSRC Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Start: 01-04-2022  /  End: 31-03-2024
Amount: £296,834

Electro-Collapse Jetting: Towards the Next Generation of Printing Technologies

EC Jetting: Towards the Next Generation of Printing Technologies


Principal Investigator: Ahmed ISMAIL
Co-investigator(s): Rafa CASTREJóN
Funding source: EPSRC Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Start: 15-01-2022  /  End: 14-01-2024
Amount: £296,834

Small nozzles, which are used to deposit small volume of liquids, are more prone to clogging and breaking and more difficult to manufacture. This project aims to develop a novel technique to produce jets that are 100 times smaller than the nozzle in size (no need for small nozzles) and printing frequency that is one order of magnitude higher than the natural electrojetting pulsation technique (fast printing).

iCASE Award Industrial Contribution BT


Principal Investigator: Jun CHEN
Funding source: BT PLC British Telecommunications PLC
Start: 01-10-2019  /  End: 30-09-2023
Amount: £36,000

The Jetting of Complex Inks for Industrial Inkjet Technologies - KTP


Principal Investigator: Rafa CASTREJóN
Co-investigator(s): Neil CAGNEY
Funding source: Innovate UK
Start: 01-10-2021  /  End: 30-09-2023
Amount: £180,000

Multiscale Modelling of Dissolutive Wetting


Principal Investigator: Yi SUI
Funding source: EU Commission - Horizon 2020
Start: 01-06-2021  /  End: 31-05-2023
Amount: £179,947

DJINN: impact on future Ultra-High-Bypass-Ratio commercial and business jet aircraft
Decrease Jet-Installation Noise (DJINN)


Principal Investigator: Sergey KARABASOV
Funding source: EU Commission - Horizon 2020
Start: 01-06-2020  /  End: 31-05-2023
Amount: £171,866

The motivation of DJINN is to work on jet-wing interaction noise for representative engine, pylon and wing configurations at relevant flight conditions. The ambition of the QMUL team is to work with the leading UK and EU universities and aerospace companies in order to maintain industrial and economical leadership in the highly competitive global aviation market. https://djinn.online/

Disinfecting indoor air against diseases as COVID and TB in cities in the Indian subcontinent
Disinfecting indoor air against diseases as COVID and TB in cities in the Indian subcontinent


Principal Investigator: Eldad AVITAL
Co-investigator(s): Fariborz MOTALLEBI
Funding source: Royal Academy of Engineering
Start: 15-04-2021  /  End: 14-04-2023
Amount: £39,490

The aim of this project is to develop an air filtration system for the Indian subcontinent with heavy pollution settings, while having air infection risk. Strategies of deployment and usage will be developed along with training of UK and Indian students, and knowledge transfer with industry with overall UK & India budget of £80k.

FlexNanoFlow
FlexNanoFlow


Principal Investigator: Lorenzo BOTTO
Funding source: Commission of the European Community
Start: 01-04-2017  /  End: 31-03-2023
Amount: £1,017,645

2D nanomaterials hold immense technological promise thanks to extraordinary intrinsic properties such as ultra-high conductivity, strength and unusual semiconducting properties. Our understanding of how these extremely thin and flexible objects are processed in flow is however inadequate, and this is hindering progress towards true market applications. When processed in liquid ...

Innovate blade aerodynamic technology for wind turbines


Principal Investigator: Eldad AVITAL
Funding source: British Council
Start: 01-12-2021  /  End: 31-01-2023
Amount: £12,620

Innovate blade aerodynamic technology for wind turbines

CAD-based wing optimisation for the XRF1 - CASE studentship Airbus


Principal Investigator: Jens-Dominik MUELLER
Funding source: Airbus Defence & Space Ltd
Start: 01-09-2018  /  End: 31-08-2022
Amount: £27,000

The analysis of aircraft wings is highly multi-disciplinary including e.g. aerodynamic loads as well as structural weight. The large number of parameters that are needed to describe an optimal design requires gradient-based optimisation methods. The unique feature of the project is the first use of a gradient-enabled CAD system in aircraft design which was developed in a preceding project.