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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…

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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…

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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   Read the full article

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Pilotless Planes May Hold Key to Spotting Forest Fires

UTIAS’s Prof. Hugh Liu, Brican Flight Systems, and MNR are helping to detect forest fires with pilotless planes.  Read about the successful test…

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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…

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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).

Upcoming Events

  1. 2014 Summer School on Sustainable Aviation – Aeroacoustics

    May 20 @ 9:00 am - May 21 @ 5:00 pm
  2. International Workshop on Aviation and Climate Change

    May 27 @ 9:00 am - May 29 @ 5:00 pm

Latest UTIAS News

New UTIAS research ends decade-long physics debate about turbulence

New research in the Journal of Fluid Mechanics from the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS) has provided conclusive evidence that reinforces these basic principles and ends a decade-long debate in the field.

UTIAS Research Featured On the Cover of the Journal of Fluid Mechanics

Turbulence is present in most flows of economic and social interest, yet it stands as the last unsolved problem in classical physics. Turbulent flows are characterized by swirling motions of different sizes, known as eddies, covering a wide range of scales. Some of the core principles of turbulence theory, relating to the interaction between these […]

Professor Emeritus Bernard Etkin Recipient of the Prestigious AIAA Aerospace Guidance, Navigation, and Control Award

The Aerospace Guidance, Navigation and Control Award was established to recognize individuals that have made important and substantial contributions in the field of guidance, navigation and control.  This award is a lifetime achievement award which is presented biennially.  Professor Etkin received this prestigious award “for outstanding achievement in and dedication to research and education in […]

The Economist: Speed is the new stealth

Hypersonic missiles: Building vehicles that fly at five times the speed of sound is amazingly hard, but researchers are trying.  Professor Clinton Groth was interviewed extensively for the story in The Economist.

Mission Possible: What Natalie Panek’s space odyssey means for young women

Natalie Panek’s 2012 TEDxYouth@Toronto talk was quick to home in on women whose names we know – reality show stars and lingerie models. While the audience was familiar with Heidi Klum and Kim Kardashian, they were lost when she mentioned high-achievers like Melissa Pemberton and Marissa Mayer. For women in fields like aerospace engineering and […]