In Memoriam: Peter Carlisle Hughes (1940-2023)

by Gabriele D’Eleuterio, Professor, UTIAS It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Professor Emeritus Peter Carlisle Hughes, preeminent dynamicist, aerospace engineer and space robotics pioneer. Hughes died on January 5. He was 82. Hughes was a […]

2022 G.N. Patterson Award and Lecture

In honour of the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies’ (UTIAS) founder and director, Professor Gordon Patterson, the annual G. N. Patterson Lecture was established. On this occasion, the G. N. Patterson Award is presented to a recently completed […]

Emeritus James DeLaurier inducted into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame

Professor Emeritus James DeLaurier from UTIAS was inducted into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame (CAHF). DeLaurier has been a leader of development for aeronautics and aviation in Canada for more than four decades. After earning a PhD in Aeronautics and […]

Faculty Spotlight

Professor R.E. Zee

Space Flight Lab: Nanosatellite and Microsatellite Missions

Research Focus
• The SFL pushes the envelope in its design and construction of some of the world’s most successful Nanosatellites and Microsatellites
• Research and development in disruptive space technologies

Current Projects
• Developing customizable separation systems called “XPODs”
• Lowering the entry barrier to space for companies, research institutions, government, and end users in order to enable more productive use of space for the next generation