As the 2015-16 academic year winds down, many exciting things are happening at UTIAS. Prof. Adam Steinberg was recently awarded the Hiroshi Tsuji Early Career Researcher Award by the Combustion Institute, an impressive international recognition of the excellence of Prof. Steinberg’s combustion research. Professor Angela Schoellig appeared on TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin to discuss the future of robots. Prof. David Zingg discussed the importance of sustainable aviation in a video created for Research2Reality.
UTIAS’s two recently formed Centres, the Centre for Research in Sustainable Aviation (CRSA) and the Centre for Aerial Robotics Research and Education (CARRE) are now at full speed. The CRSA includes both innovative education and cutting edge research in sustainable aviation, producing a uniquely qualified group of graduates who are well prepared to enter Canada’s aerospace sector. CRSA research spans a wide range of technologies aimed at reducing noise and emissions, including lightweight structures, active flow control, unconventional aircraft configurations, and biofuel combustion, to name a few. More information can be found by clicking here.
The CRSA is also holding its 5th International Workshop on Aviation and Climate Change in May, an invitation-only event held every two years and attended by some of the world’s top experts in the field from the academic, industry, and government sectors. Also, it is not too late to register for the CRSA’s Summer School on Sustainable Aviation 2016: Active Flow Control, which will be held at UTIAS May 16-17. Click here for more information.
CARRE was established in May 2015 to meet the demand for engineers and scientists with the highly interdisciplinary education needed to contribute to the burgeoning field of civil unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), which we refer to as aerial robots in order to emphasize the connection to robotics. In addition to its educational component, CARRE is engaged in leading edge research in many topics critical to the next generation of UAVs, including sensing and control for near-autonomous operation, aerodynamics, propulsion, structures, and materials. Although CARRE has numerous partners from the Canadian UAV industry, anyone interested in becoming involved with CARRE is encouraged to contact Prof. Hugh Liu at UTIAS.