UTIAS Grads Make Aviation History for the Second Time

UTIAS grads Dr. Todd Reichert and Cameron Robertson led a team of U of T engineering grads and students and made history when they won the prestigious Sikorsky Human Powered Helicopter Challenge.  Read the full story…

New UTIAS Program in Sustainable Aviation

The Centre for Research in Sustainable Aviation (CRSA) was established to help equip future scientists and engineers with the skills to develop environmentally sustainable aircraft.  Find out more…

Inside U of T's MarsDome, an enclosed testing facility modified to simulate an extraterrestrial surface (photo by Roberta Baker and Deb Hazlewood)
Robots crawl, swim, and fly across the UTIAS MarsDome

Robotics experts in sensory perception, artificial intelligence, mechatronics, autonomous robots, and advanced control systems technology joined in the NCFRN trials at the UTIAS MarsDome  

UTIAS Student Team Test Fires Rocket Engine

On August 13, 2013 undergraduate and graduate students from the University of Toronto Aeronautics Team Rocketry Division (UTAT Rocketry) performed a static test fire of their hybrid rocket engine.  Watch the test…

Downsview Aerospace Hub

The Downsview aerospace hub would include universities, colleges, industries, and SMEs.  Matt Nicholls writes about the real rewards of such a cluster


“UTIAS is a world class aerospace department … without doubt the top aerospace department in Canada.”   UTIAS External Review

The academic program in aerospace science and engineering at the University of Toronto includes undergraduate and graduate studies. Our undergraduate program is offered through the Engineering Science Program. At the graduate level we offer research-intensive programs leading to MASc and PhD degrees, and a professionally-oriented program leading to the MEng degree. The scope of our research includes aeronautical engineering (aircraft flight systems, propulsion, aerodynamics, computational fluid dynamics, and structural mechanics) and space systems engineering (spacecraft dynamics and control, space robotics and mechatronics, and microsatellite technology).

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Prof. David Zingg featured in Washington Post story about the future of green aviation

Why solar-powered planes are still a long way from carrying passengers By Chelsea Harvey April 27 at 2:32 PM Swiss pilot Bertrand Piccard made headlines on Saturday when he glided a solar-powered plane onto Moffett Airfield in California after a three-day journey across the Pacific Ocean. It’s the most recent stop in an around-the-world trip […]

Alumnus Raffaello D’Andrea reveals the magic in his machinery at the 2016 I.I. Glass Lecture

At the 2016 I.I. Glass Lecture, Professor Raffaello D’Andrea (EngSci 9T1) left his audience with the whimsical words of Arthur C. Clarke: “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” To the casual observer, much of D’Andrea’s work looks like magic. Read more…

Professor Tim Barfoot’s research lets mobile robots drive themselves

This week, Google, Ford and Uber united behind a push to speed up the implementation of self-driving cars. But in Professor Tim Barfoot’s lab at the University of Toronto’s Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS), mobile robots have been driving themselves for years. Read more…

A look into the Canadian aerospace innovation ecosystem

Innovation clusters and hubs often grow around specific industries. In The Next Silicon Valley, we frequently explore what makes particular locations strong in specific industry sectors. In this article we take a look at the innovation ecosystem in Canada’s aerospace sector, since this is one of the most important contributors to its economy, delivering CAD$29 […]

Here Come the Robots with Prof. Angela Schoellig

About this Video When ‘The Jetsons’ premiered in 1962, it showed the world a future of robots cleaning homes. While robots are not quite there yet, they are taking over jobs in all kinds of industries. Angela Schoellig, head of the University of Toronto’s Dynamic Systems Lab, joins The Agenda to explain where robots are […]