AER1315 Sustainable Aviation Course

A cornerstone of the UTIAS programs in Sustainable Aviation is the graduate course AER 1315: Sustainable Aviation. Coordinated by Prof David Zingg, the Director of UTIAS and the Centre for Research in Sustainable Aviation, this unique course features experts in a broad range of subjects related to sustainable aviation presenting lectures on topics related to their specializations. The goal is to emphasize the strong interrelationships between the subject areas that have an impact on the design and operation of commercial aircraft. Last academic year, the lecturers in AER 1315 included:

Stephane Moreau holds an IRC in Acoustics Applied to Aviation and is an expert in turbomachinery design. His current research focuses on the noise generation of wall-bounded flows and jets, and the control of such noise sources. This includes the prediction of tonal and broadband noise from airfoils, fans, high-lift devices and landing gears.

Gray E. Taylor is Partner at Bennett-Jones, where his practice focuses on climate change and related corporate issues affecting businesses in Canada and abroad. He brings a unique understanding of climate change transactional law.

Antony Evans, Lecturer at University College London, has 15 years of research experience in the analysis of air transport systems and environmental policy relating to aviation.Tony completed postdoctoral research at Cambridge and MIT, before being awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from NASA Ames Research Center. At Cambridge, Tony was a key contributor to the development the Aviation Integrated Modelling project, while at MIT he simulated airline gaming under a performance based air traffic management concept. At NASA, Tony investigated the environmental trade-offs of avoiding contrail formation by deviating around airspace in which contrails are predicted to form.

E. Master brings extensive experience in bioprocesses for the production of fuels, biogas, and renewable materials from plant biomass. She holds an ERA for her work on enzymatic valorization of plant biomass, and was awarded the Finland Distinguished Professor Fellowship.

Stephen Colavincenzo joined Bombardier Aerospace in 1996 as part of the Stability and Control group to work on the development of the Q400. In 2001 he joined the Acoustics and Vibration group and in 2007 became the Chief of Acoustics and Vibration. He lead the Green Aviation and Research and Development (GARDN) project on airframe noise reduction (BA-3). Stephen has also lead Bombardier’s efforts in the area of alternative fuels since 2002 and has been a member of the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI) since its formation in 2006. He lead the GARDN project on biofuels that resulted in the first biofuel flights in Canada.

Sam Sampath joined UTIAS as an NSERC Industrial Research Chair after 41 years at Pratt & Whitney Canada, where he was a Senior Fellow, managing technology related to combustion and emissions. He is also a member of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the Canadian Academy of Engineering.