News and events

International Symposium on Smart Aircraft, 2019

25-27 October 2019, Xi'an Jiaotong University. The international symposium on Fluid-Structure Interaction and Bio-inspired Technology (FSI&BT) for Smart Aircraft was set up between the University of Manchester and Xi'an Jiaotong University, first held in Xi'an in 2015, then in Manchester in 2017. In order to further promote international exchange and collaboration amongst the smart aircraft community, the symposium has been renamed the "International Symposium on Smart Aircraft", and will this year be held in Xi'an. Full details at the event's dedicated website

The Royal Aeronautical Society 7th Aircraft Structural Design Conference

7-9 October 2020, The Unviersity of Limerick. The only conference in Europe dedicated to aircraft structures and materials, will this year address the challenges facing the designers of next generation aircraft. Call for papers now open. Full details can be found on the RAeS Website

AERO-UA workshop on "Composites in Action"

From 19-23 November 2018, the Aerospace Research Institute hosted the Composites in Action AERO-UA workshop within the framework of the AERO-UA pilot projects in aerostructures.

Manchester's CanSat Success 2017

The CanSat (can-sized satellite) competition is organised annually by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the American Astronautical Society.  This year, Manchester's CanSat Project team placed 6th out of an intitial 87 entries around the world. Read about the team's successes here  

UK Space Conference 2017

The University of Manchester Aerospace Research Institute will be exhibiting at the UK Space Conference 2017, which this year will be held in Manchester at the Central Convention Complex, 30th May - 1st June. Full details available at the conference's dedicated website.  Click here

Graphene/epoxy nano-composites

Researchers from the University of Manchester have shown the influence of pre- and post- dispersion on the properties of GNP-enhanced epoxy.  Read more here

Visit from the National Aerospace University, KhAI

In December 2016 the University of Manchester's Aerospace Research Institute received a British Council in Ukraine sponsored visit of representatives from the National Aerospace University "KhAI" (Kharkiv, Ukraine).  Read more here

Department of Materials Blog

Click here to view the Aerospace Research Institute's feature on the University of Manchester Department of Materials Blog. 

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