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The UTIAS Start Entrepreneurship Program, funded by UTIAS Alumnus and Entrepreneur Francis Shen, awarded 14 UTIAS Start teams a total of $250,000.00 to further develop their ideas.

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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

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“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).

Latest UTIAS News

Sustainable aviation: How 3D printing makes airplanes more environmentally friendly

When most people board a plane, they probably aren’t thinking about the complex invisible structures inside the materials that make up the body or wings of the aircraft. Fortunately for the rest of us, Craig Steeves and Glenn Hibbard are.  Find out how and why Professors Glenn Hibbard and Craig Steeves are creating lighter, stronger […]

Professor Hugh Liu receives $1.65 million from NSERC to CREATE 150 drone experts

Hugh Liu has received a $1.65 million NSERC CREATE grant to train 150 graduate students in the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for everything from fighting forest fires to exploring for natural resources.  Read the full story.

Professor Hugh Liu receives a UofT Inventor of the Year Award

Engineering professors Parham Aarabi (ECE), Richard Cobbold (IBBME, ECE) and Hugh Liu (UTIAS) have been named Inventors of the Year by the University of Toronto. The honour recognizes exceptional researchers who are commercializing new technologies that can benefit society. Read the full story.

Professor Angela Schoellig on why Amazon is testing drone deliveries in Canada

Angela Schoellig, a drone researcher at the University of Toronto, said she and her collaborators at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology tried in two different ways to get licences to conduct drone tests for research in the U.S. and weren’t successful. “And that’s pretty standard,” she said. The researchers ended up doing outdoor tests in […]

PrecisionHawk and UTIAS to Develop Solution for UAV Platforms in GPS-Denied Environments

PrecisionHawk and the University of Toronto today announced a collaboration to develop a solution for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in the event of GPS loss or jam. The partnership, named ‘Project Breadcrumb’, will facilitate safe UAV travel even when all other communications or navigations systems are lost. The objective will be to integrate directly into PrecisionHawk’s […]