Who We Are

The Propulsion and Space Research Center (PSRC) drives global research and educational empowerment in Propulsion and Beyond Earth Exploration. Through our partnerships with leading global institutions, our research areas include aerodynamics, aircraft propulsion and turbomachinery, space exploration, with a transversal focus on artificial intelligence, disruptive propulsion designs and sustainability.

PSRC is part of the Technology Innovation Institute (TII), a global scientific research center attracting the world’s foremost scientists and researchers. TII leads worldwide advances in artificial intelligence, autonomous robotics, quantum computing, cryptography and quantum communications, directed energy, secure communication, smart devices, advanced materials, and propulsion and space technologies, and biotechnology fields.

TII belongs to the Abu Dhabi Government’s Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC), which oversees the technology research.

What We Do

We leverage cutting-edge technologies to enable aircrafts and spacecrafts to go faster and further than before, as well as improve their fuel efficiency and carbon emissions. We also enable aerial vehicles to improve performance while mitigating their environmental impact.

In addition, we develop disruptive technologies including new propulsion architectures, hybrid/electric propulsion, novel computational methods, and sustainable aviation fuels to achieve future environmental targets.

Scientific Advisory Board
Alahbabi
Dr. Mohamed AlAhbabi
Periphoto
Prof. Pericles Pilidis
Roberto
Prof. Roberto Sabatini
Aircraft Propulsion and Turbomachinery
Craig Hoover
Craig Hoover
Director - Hybrid Electric Propulsion
Dr. Philippe Lott
Dr. Philippe Lott
Lead Researcher - Turbomachinery
Sayem Zafar
Dr. Sayem Zafar
Lead Researcher - Propulsion
abrar
Abrar AlHammadi
Senior Associate Researcher
Hadeel Alnahdi
Hadeel Alnahdi
Senior Associate Researcher - Turbomachinery
Mohamed Kuleib
Mohamed Kuleib
Senior Associate Researcher - Turbomachinery
Salama
Salama Almheiri
Senior Associate Researcher - Propulsion
Shaima Albedwawi
Shaima Albedwawi
Senior Associate Researcher
Duran Martin
Duran Martin
Researcher - Turbomachinery
Majed Alhammadi
Majed Yousef AlHammadi
Associate Researcher
Nouf Almesafri
Nouf Almesafri
Associate Researcher
DERC_v3-12
Muna Almeheiri
Senior CAD Engineer
Natalia Ghisi
Natalia Ghisi
Engineer - Turbomachinery
Aijaz
Aijaz Khan
Engineer - Electric Propulsion
Computational Methods and AI
Abdulla Alseiari
Dr. Abdullah Alseiari
Lead Researcher - Predictive Analytics
Areti Malkogianni
Areti Malkogianni
Lead Researcher - Engine Performance Digital Twins and AI
Zhaihui Cen
Dr. Zhaohui Cen
Lead Researcher - Control and Diagnostics
Amanda Pieyre
Dr. Amanda Pieyre
Senior Researcher - Engine Performance and AI
Bushra Aldhanhani
Bushra Aldhanhani
Senior Researcher - Aerodynamics
Francisco
Dr. Francisco Bilendo
Researcher - Condition Monitoring and Fault Diagnostics
Hasani
Dr. Hasani Azamar
Senior Researcher - Performance Analysis of Propulsion Systems
Heba_Youssef
Heba Youssef
Associate Researcher - Control and Diagnostics
Humaid Ibrahim
Humaid Ibrahim
Associate Researcher - Control and Diagnostics
Jawaher Alhaj
Jawaher Alhaj
Associate Researcher - Control and Diagnostics
Maryam
Maryam Alshehhi
Associate Researcher
Sara Khalifa Alseiari
Sara Alseiari
Associate Researcher - Control and Diagnostics
Aerodynamics Team
Joao Martos
Dr. Joao Martos
Lead Researcher
Dr Samir Sfarni
Dr. Samir Sfarni
Lead Researcher
Alessandro Marini
Alessandro Marini
Senior Researcher
Dr. Ozan Kara
Dr. Ozan Kara
Senior Researcher
Renan
Renan Santos
Researcher - Aerodynamics
Amna
Amna Alhosani
Senior Associate Researcher
Hessa Almarzooqi
Hessa Almarzooqi
Senior Associate Researcher
Alhanouf
Alhanouf Eshtairy
Associate Researcher
Space Team
Alexey Simonov
Alexey Simonov
Senior Researcher - Spacecraft AI
Shamil Biktimirov
Dr. Shamil Biktimirov
Researcher - Space
Dr. Yusra
Dr. Yusra Alkendi
Researcher - Space
Maksim
Maksim Shevtsov
Senior Engineer- Space
Sergio
Sergio Sirota
Senior Engineer- Space
Fatima Alnaqbi
Fatima Alnaqbi
Senior Associate Researcher
Aalia
Aalia Alhosani
Associate Researcher
DERC_v3-12
Aisha Alhammadi
Associate Researcher
DERC_v3-12
Fahad Al Baeek
Associate Researcher
DERC_v3-12
Moza AlSerkal
Associate Researcher
DERC_v3-12
Reem Klaib
Associate Researcher
DERC_v3-12
Salama Almazrouei
Associate Researcher
DERC_v3-12
Shamsa SabekZaei
Associate Researcher
MYKHAYLO KNYAZYEV
Mykhaylo Knyazyev
Lab Manager
PMO Group
Newton
Newton Nakada
Lead Project Manager
Rodrigues
Mailyn Rodriguez
PMO-Senior Officer
Nikki
Nikki Magbanua
Executive Assistant
Adarsh Narayanan
Adarsh Narayanan
Project Specialist - Systems Support