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
Fusion Energy: Plasma Materials Interactions Lab
Prof. James Davis
Image: Fusion Group’s dual beam particle accelerator system
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
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.