Space and Terrestrial Autonomous Robotic Systems (STARS Lab)

Prof. Jonathan Kelly

Image: Husky rover undergoing field trials at the Canadian Space Agency Mars Analogue Terrain facility, as part of STARS Laboratory research project on energy-aware path planning

Flow Control and Experimental Turbulence Lab

Prof. Philippe Lavoie

Image: UTIAS Wind Tunnel

Vehicle Simulation Lab

Prof. Peter Grant

Image: The Flight Simulator Lab at UTIAS

The Flight Simulator Lab at UTIAS

Fusion Energy: Plasma Materials Interactions Lab

Prof. James Davis

Image: Fusion Group’s dual beam particle accelerator system

Aerospace Computational Engineering Lab

Prof. Masayuki Yano

Figure: Adaptive high-order discontinuous Galerkin method applied to high-lift turbulent flows

Adaptive high-order discontinuous Galerkin method applied to high-lift turbulent flows

Spacecraft Dynamics and Control Lab

Prof. Chris Damaren

Image: Solar Sail diagram showing control systems developments

Solar Sail diagram showing control systems developments

Aerospace Mechatronics Lab

Prof. Reza Emami

Decision Analytics for Computational Engineering Lab

Prof. Prasanth Nair

Figure: Scalable machine learning algorithms for massive spatiotemporal datasets

Figure: Scalable machine learning algorithms for massive spatio-temporal datasets

Experimental Fluid Dynamics Lab

Prof. Alis Ekmekci

Image: The water tunnel facility during a PIV test

Flight Systems and Control Lab

Prof. Hugh Liu

Image: A vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) UAV in flight for biological science investigation

Toronto Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (TRAILab)

Prof. Steven Waslander

Image: Drone deployments from ships for iceberg monitoring and extent mapping in St. Johns Newfoundland

Space Flight Lab - Nanosatellite and Microsatellite Missions

Prof. Robert Zee

Image: SFL’s collection of Microsatellites and Nanosatellites

Computational Aerodynamics Lab

Prof. David Zingg

Image: Unconventional aircraft configurations could be critical to achieving improved fuel efficiency and reduced emissions.

Why should you study Aerospace Engineering at UTIAS?

Aerospace engineering is one of the most exciting and satisfying branches of science. Aerospace engineers use sophisticated technology to solve challenging problems and literally see their ideas take flight. The University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS) is Canada's leading centre for aerospace research and education.

UTIAS is at the forefront of Canadian aerospace because of its legacy of ground breaking scientific exploration and its ongoing excellence in aerospace research. UTIAS faculty members are international leaders in computational aerodynamics, micro and nanosatellites, combustion and propulsion, robotics for space and terrestrial applications, and in other fields of aerospace engineering.

Because of the quality of research and education at UTIAS, the student body is exceptionally talented. Graduates from UTIAS work at major Canadian and international aerospace companies, and hold professorships at globally recognized universities. Companies such as Bombardier, Pratt & Whitney Canada and MDA are eager to work with our students and researchers.

Moreover, UTIAS is part of the University of Toronto, which is consistently ranked in the top twenty-five global universities, and is located in one of the world's most diverse, exciting and cosmopolitan cities. There is no limit to the possibilities available to the select group of students who earn admission to UTIAS.

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