Space

The mission of the University of Manchester’s Aerospace Research Institute is to gain full benefit from the University's diverse research capability, to be internationally recognised as a centre of excellence in aerospace research and innovation and become a collaborator of choice.  The University has a strong heritage of space research encompassing the pioneering radio astronomy work at Jodrell Bank, astrophysics, planetary science and cosmochemistry, space instrumentation and space technology development.  The Space Theme brings together these capabilities and more to bring a cross and multi-disciplinary approach to our work.

 

Hypersonic flows

Within this group, we use both numerical and experimental approaches to study aerodynamics and heat transfer phenomena encountered by hypersonic re-entry space vehicles with complex 3D geometry.

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 Contact:

 Dr Sergey Utyuzhnikov

 S.Utyuzhnikov@manchester.ac.uk

 

Control systems

Advanced modelling, control and optimisation for aerospace systems.

 Contact:

 Professor Hong Wang

 hong.wang@manchester.ac.uk 

 

Space Systems Engineering

With capabilities in spacecraft systems, payload development, spacecraft orbital aerodynamics and spacecraft propulsion, the group develops novel and innovative solutions through new systems approaches and technologies.

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 Contact:

 Dr Peter Roberts

 peter.c.e.roberts@manchester.ac.uk

 

Remote Sensing, GIS and Spatial Modelling

Development and application of Geographical Information Science techniques, including satellite acquired Earth Observation data, for understanding glacier and ice sheet dynamics, the oceans, ecosystem processes, wildfire risk, active fire detection, burn scar detection and urban environments, including ecosystems, air pollution and climate.

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 Contact:

 Dr Laura Edwards

 laura.edwards@manchester.ac.uk

 

Atmospheric Science & Remote Sensing

We develop and use the synergy of ground-based, aircraft and satellite sampling and remote sensing to address research questions on atmospheric processes and Earth observation.

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 Contact:

 Dr Grant Allen

 grant.allen@manchester.ac.uk

 

Isotope Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry

Our research applies isotopes to the problems of understanding the chemical and physical evolution of the Earth, planets and minor bodies of the Solar System. We undertake laboratory analysis of terrestrial rocks, gases and fluids and extraterrestrial material, including samples from the Moon, Mars, asteroids, comets and the interplanetary and interstellar medium.

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 Contact:

 Prof. Jamie Gilmour

 jamie.gilmour@manchester.ac.uk

 

 

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