Our research focuses on the development of Innovative Propulsion Systems aiming for optimized and highly efficient solutions for vehicles like spacecraft, rockets, aircraft, satellites, and related devices and systems. The aerodynamics research provides solutions through physical and mathematical modeling, computational and numerical simulation, Tradespace evaluation, optimized solutions, verification and validation through experimental tests in a relevant environment.

Research domains include:

  • Fluid Mechanics and Computational Aerosciences;
    • CFD
    • Experimental Fluid Dynamics
  • Supersonic air-breathing engines;
  • Combustion;
  • Aerothermodynamics.

Computational Methods and AI

Our research efforts mainly focus on the development of computationally intelligent methods and solutions for addressing existing and future challenges of air and space propulsion systems.

Research domains include:

  • Simulation and Control
  • Digital Twins
  • Diagnostics and Prognostics
  • System Health Management

Aircraft Propulsion and Turbomachinery

Our research focuses on novel and disruptive propulsion concepts/architectures aiming at performance optimization, sustainability, and integration on aircraft or spacecraft.

Research domains include:

  • Hybrid/Electric Propulsion
  • Innovative gas-turbine cycles, propellers and rocket engines
  • Propulsion components, materials, fuels
  • Aircraft and spacecraft integration

Beyond Earth Exploration