Areas of Research and Collaborative Centres

UTIAS Research

Research and education form the highly-coupled core of life at UTIAS. With our 20 faculty and over 150 graduate students, we are engaged in research projects ranging from launching micro-satellites, to jet engines, to composite materials, to applied mathematics.

Many of our research projects are multidisciplinary, crossing boundaries between core aerospace disciplines, individual research labs, institutions, and even countries.

We are engaged with all major Canadian aerospace companies and government bodies, as well as many international organizations; and we are still growing! Over the past five years UTIAS has added seven new faculty members that continue to expand Aerospace and Robotics research.

Much of the department`s research focuses on two core themes:

  1. Aviation and the environment
  2. Space exploration

We have recently established a new Centre for Research in Sustainable Aviation (CRSA), which is supported by an NSERC CREATE award and the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering.  The CRSA will be the focal point for environmentally-focused research in the department.

2012 also saw the opening of the new Microsatellite Science and Technology Centre (MSTC), a multi-million dollar facility funded by the Canadian Foundation for Innovation and the Ontario Research Fund. The MSTC, along with our greatly increased activities in space robotics, will push the forefront of research in space exploration.

Below you will find links to our various research laboratories, which are loosely categorized into core aerospace engineering disciplines. Links are also provided to major research centres at UTIAS and multi-institutional networks in which we participate.

UTIAS Research Centres and Collaborative Networks

Centre for Aerial Robotics Research and Education (CARRE)
Centre for Research in Sustainable Aviation (CRSA)
Centre for Computational Science and Engineering (CCSE)
Space Flight Laboratory
UTIAS Microsatellite Science and Technology Centre (MSTC)
UITAS Advanced Combustion Energy Research (ACER) Facility
Green Aviation Research and Development Network (GARDN)
BioFuelNet
Mitacs