Funding Provided by the industrial-stream NSERC CREATE Program.
“We believe that the [UTIAS Sustainable Aviation] program, designed to combine traditional education with research projects and industrial internships, will produce a new generation of highly qualified engineers, who will provide insight, innovation and talent to develop solutions addressing the environmental impact of aviation.” – Walter Di Bartolomeo, Vice President, Engineering, Pratt & Whitney Canada.
“It is our belief that students with the breadth of expertise covered by the [UTIAS Sustainable Aviation] program will be in great demand in the aerospace industry.” – Farzad Mokhtarian, Manager, Advanced Aerodynamics, Bombardier Aerospace
“My experience at UTIAS has not only helped me significantly in my own research by providing the necessary background in aviation, but has instilled a passion to address the industry’s future challenges relating to sustainability. Aside from the proximity to cutting edge research, being a part of the Sustainable Aviation Program allows access to the community-like setting of the UTIAS campus and provides opportunities for professional development.” – Katherine Rispoli, M.A.Sc. Candidate – Civil Engineering, CREATE Trainee in Sustainable Aviation, University of Toronto
The Centre for Research in Sustainable Aviation (CRSA) was established in January 2013 to address the need for scientists and engineers with the skills to develop future generations of environmentally sustainable aircraft.
Designing modern aircraft is a tightly integrated process requiring interdisciplinary interaction between aerospace practitioners: aerodynamicists, structural designers, propulsion experts and control specialists. The CRSA provides a uniquely comprehensive education in all elements of aviation and the environment, including engineering, scientific, economic, political, and legal aspects, with particular emphasis on technologies that reduce noise andemissions. The centre leverages the interdisciplinary technical and professional expertise within UTIAS, its partner institutions, and industry. UTIAS has partnered with global leaders in academia including Université de Sherbrooke, Stanford University, University of Michigan, Imperial College of London, Cranfield College of Aeronautics, University of Cambridge and the largest employers for aeronautical engineers and researchers in Canada, Bombardier Aerospace and Pratt & Whitney.
The CRSA has three new initiatives: the industrial-stream NSERC Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Program in Environmentally Sustainable Aviation, the collaborative Research in Sustainable Aviation program, and an Emphasis in Sustainable Aviation for MASc, MEng and PhD Students:
- The NSERC CREATE Program in Environmentally Sustainable Aviation was established in April 2012 with $1.65 million in funding from NSERC. The program boasts interdisciplinary technical training and collaborative opportunities with leaders in academia and industry, professional development opportunities, and four-month internships with the largest employers for aeronautical engineers and researchers in Canada.
- The Collaborative Research in Sustainable Aviation Program promotes collaborative research with interdepartmental supervision within the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, expanding the breadth and depth of the students’ technical knowledge and skills in sustainable aviation.
- The Emphasis in Sustainable Aviation increases student access to the unique training opportunities offered by the CREATE Program and CRSA. Students in Aerospace Studies, Civil Engineering, Physics and Chemical Engineering select from a tailored set of courses leveraging interdisciplinary expertise within UTIAS and its partner institutions.
Please visit the admissions page to learn about the application process.