Centre for Intelligent Transport

Research Themes


Energy Systems


Our research topics involve spacecraft electric propulsion for nano- and micro satellites, plasma- and hydrogen-powered actuators and thrusters in aerospace, energy, or power in application to aircraft actuators and thrusters

Future Mobility

CIT has a strong track record in aeroacoustics in the area of community noise modelling  and traffic management in the area of routing, scheduling and control. Research topics include Urban Air Mobility and learning combinatorial optimisation algorithms over graphs.

Robotics and Smart Machines

Research in Robotics covers robot design and mechatronics, human-robot interaction, control and systems engineering, autonomous systems, robotic locomotion, sensing and biomedical mechatronics.

Materials and Structures

The focuses of this research theme are mechanics and modelling with a coordinated endeavour of solid mechanics, computational modelling and materials science for future transport.

Digital Manufacturing

Advanced additive manufacturing process particularly multi-scale multi-physics approaches to metallic materials for aerospace applications and 3D printing using autonomous robots.

Digital Twins

Optimisation algorithms coupled with extremely demanding physics-based simulations; Robust multi-fidelity modelling using Machine Learning in the whole lifecyle of products.