Aerospace — Editors

Editor

Prof. Dr. Konstantinos Kontis
Editor-in-Chief
Mechan Chair of Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, James Watt Building South, University Avenue, Glasgow G12 8QQ, Scotland, UK
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Interests: aerodynamic technologies; flow and flight control systems; shock physics; aerospace design and optimization; flow diagnostics
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Editorial Board

Dr. Rafic Ajaj
Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, United Arab Emirates University, 15551 Al Ain, UAE
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Interests: morphing aircraft; aircraft design; adaptive/smart structures; aircraft structures; UAVs; acoustic fatigue
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Aerospace: Adaptive/Smart Structures and Multifunctional Materials with Application to Morphing Aircraft
Special Issue in Aerospace: Adaptive/Smart Structures and Multifunctional Materials 2016
Topical Collection in Aerospace: Adaptive/Smart Structures and Multifunctional Materials in Aerospace
Dr. Giuliano Allegri
Depart of Aeronautics, Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, SW7 2AZ, London, UK
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Interests: composites; fatigue and damage tolerance; aircraft design; aeroelasticity
Dr. David Anderson
Aerospace Sciences Research Division, School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
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Interests: Autonomous Systems; Multi-agent & Multi-resolution Simulation; Nonlinear Control; Operational Analysis and Flight Dynamics & Control
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Aerospace: Unmanned Aerial Systems 2015
Topical Collection in Aerospace: Unmanned Aerial Systems
Prof. Dr. Christian Breitsamter
Chair of Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Munich, 85748 Munich, Germany
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Interests: aerodynamic configuration; turbulent flows and high-lift, highly agile configurations; unsteady aerodynamics and aeroelasticity; helicopter aerodynamics; rotor and propeller aerodynamics; membrane wings and fluid-structure interaction
Dr. Paul Bruce
Department of Aeronautics, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ, UK
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Interests: high-speed aerodynamics; unsteady compressible flow; experimental methods; transonic/supersonic flow control; experiment/computation comparison
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Aerospace: Under-Expanded Jets
Prof. Dr. Luís M.B.C. Campos
Center for Aeronautical and Space Science and Technology (CCTAE), IDMEC, Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Universidade de Lisboa, 1049-001 Lisboa Codex, Portugal
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Interests: aeroacoustics; magnetohydrodynamics; flight dynamics and performance; solar-terrestrial and stellar astrophysics; special functions and differintegration operators
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Special Issue in Aerospace: Recent Advances in Aeroacoustics
Prof. Dr. Mário M. G. Costa
IDMEC, Mechanical Engineering Department, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
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Interests: conventional and alternative fuels; particulate and aerosol formation and abatement; heterogeneous processes; advances in diagnostic methods in combustion; gas turbines; small- and large-scale stationary combustion and power generation; new concepts
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Aerospace: State-of-the-Art Aerospace Sciences and Technologies in Europe
Dr. Erinc Erdem
School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, Scotland, UK; TUSAS Engine Industries (TEI), Esentepe Mah. Cevreyolu Bulvari no.356, Eskisehir, Turkey
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Interests: aerothermal analysis; turbomachinery; modelling and simulation; ground testing; measurement techniques; propulsion
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Special Issue in Aerospace: Secondary Air Systems in Gas Turbine Engines
Prof. Dr. Antonio Ficarella
Department of Engineering for Innovation, University of Salento, Lecce 73100, Italy
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Interests: propulsion; combustion; burners; applied fluid-dynamics; active control of flow; turbomachinery; fluid machinery; energy systems; innovative propulsion systems
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Energies: Combustion and Propulsion
Special Issue in Applied Sciences: Active Flow Control Technologies for Energy and Propulsive Systems
Prof. Dr. Shijun Guo
Professor of Structural Dynamics and Aeroelasticity, Center of Aeronautics, School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing, Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedfordshire MK43 0AL, UK
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Interests: composite structures; multidisciplinary design optimization; aeroelasticity; flapping wing MAV; composite structural health monitoring
Prof. Dr. Mool C. Gupta
NSF I/UCRC Laser Center, University of Virginia, National Institute of Aerospace, 100 Exploration Way, Suite 214, Hampton, VA 23666-6147, USA
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Interests: High power laser applications; solar energy; energy harvesting; optical sensors; photonics; optics
Priv. Doz. Dr.-Ing. Georg Herdrich
Head Plasma Wind Tunnels and Electric Propulsion, Space Transportation, Institute of Space Systems (IRS), University of Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 29, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany
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Interests: aerothermodynamics (modeling, experiment, in-flight investigation); aerothermochemistry (modeling, experiment, in-flight investigation); electric space propulsion; advanced space propuldion; energy systems for space; technology transfer
Prof. Dr. Darren L. Hitt
Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405, USA
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Interests: small spacecraft propulsion and engineering; orbital mechanics; micro-scale thermofluid engineering
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Topical Collection in Aerospace: Micro-Propulsion Systems and Components for Small Spacecraft—Current Trends, Innovations and Challenges
Prof. Dr. Hamid Hosano (Hosseini)
Bioelectrics Department, Institute of Pulsed Power Science & Graduate School of Science and Technology Kumamoto University, 2-39-1 Kurokami, Kumamoto, 860-8555 Japan
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Interests: Fluid Dynamics, Ultrasound, Shock Waves, Medical Technology, Acoustics, Cavitation, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, Biophysics, Bioelectrics, Aerodynamics, Turbomachinery, Gas Dynamics, Optics, Interferometry, Measurement, Electrics, Bubble Dynamics, Pulsed Power, Bioelectric Energy Sources, Renewable Energy
Prof. Dr. Gustaaf (Guus) Jacobs
Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Drive (Room 306), San Diego, CA 92182, USA
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Interests: high-speed flow, particle-laden flow, flow separation, flow control, computational physics, higher-order flow solvers, discontinuous Galerkin methods
Prof. Dr. Sergey B. Leonov
Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Notre Dame, 109 Hessert Lab, Notre Dame, IN 46556, USA
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Interests: experimental plasma aerodynamics; weakly ionized plasma generation; flow actuation by electrical discharges; plasma-assisted combustion; diagnostics of low-temperature plasma; hypersonics; aerothermodynamics; high-speed combustion
Prof. Dr. Sen Liu
China Aerodynamics Research and Development Center, Mianyang, 621000, Sichuan, China
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Interests: wind tunnel testing; hypersonic aerothermodynamics; hypervelocity impact dynamics; ground testing; numerical simulation
Dr.-Ing. Stefan Löhle
Institute of Space Systems (IRS), University of Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 29, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany
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Interests: Hypersonic Aerothermodynamics; high heat flux measurement methods; optical diagnostics
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Aerospace: Optical Diagnostics for High Enthalpy Flows
Dr. Raffaello Mariani
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 50 Nanyang Avenue, 639798, Singapore
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Interests: wind tunnel testing; incompressible and compressible experimental aerodynamics; shock/vortex interaction; shock waves; compressible vortex flow
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Special Issue in Aerospace: Innovations in Wind Tunnel Testing
Prof. Dr. Dimitri Mavris
S.P. Langley NIA Distinguished Regents Professor, Director of the Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory, School of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-0150, USA
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Interests: multi-disciplinary design optimization; multi-disciplinary analysis; probabilistic design; aircraft design; propulsion design; rotorcraft; systems engineering; systems of systems and technology assessments
Prof. Dr. Stéphane Mazouffre
ICARE - CNRS, 1c Avenue de la recherche scientifique, 45071 Orléans, France
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Interests: spacecraft electric propulsion; micropropulsion; ground testing; measurement techniques; plasma physics; laser-aided diagnostics
Prof. Dr. Moji Moatamedi
Department of Technology, Narvik University College, Narvik, Norway
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Interests: multiphysics; fluid structure interaction; computational modelling; composite materials; aerospace structures; aerospace business and management
Prof. Dr. Spiros Pantelakis
Laboratory of Technology and Strength of Materials, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics, University of Patras, Panepistimioupolis Rion, 26500 Patras, Greece
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Interests: mechanical behaviour of materials; structural integrity; damage mechanics; experimental fracture mechanics; fatigue of aircraft materials and structures; ageing aircraft; characterization and manufacturing processes of polymers, thermosetting and thermoplastic composites; nanocomposites and nanocrystalline alloys; multifunctional and self-healing materials
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Special Issue in Aerospace: 8th EASN-CEAS Workshop on Manufacturing for Growth and Innovation
Prof. Dr. Ning Qin
Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Sheffield, Mappin Building, Mappin Street, Sheffield S1 3JD, UK
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Interests: aerodynamic simulation; design and optimisation; computational fluid dynamics development and applications; flow control technologies
Prof. Dr. Roberto Sabatini
Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Aviation, Head of the Intelligent Transport and Mission Systems Group, RMIT University, School of Engineering, PO Box 71, Bundoora, VIC 3083, Australia
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Interests: Aerospace Sensors and Systems; Avionics; Air Traffic Management; Autonomous Systems; Unmanned Aircraft Systems; Defence Systems; Intelligent Transport Systems; Space Traffic Management; Sustainable Aviation; Navigation, Guidance and Control; Satellite Navigation; Electro-Optics and Infrared Systems; Human Factors and Ergonomics; Cognitive Ergonomics; Multisensor Data Fusion
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Sensors: Aerospace Sensors and Multisensor Systems
Prof. Dr. Akihiro Sasoh
Department of Aerospace Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University, Nagoya 464-8603, Japan
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Interests: space propulsion (electric propulsion, laser propulsion); compressible fluid dynamics; high-enthalpy flow; shock wave; plasma; laser; supersonic flow
Prof. Dr. Raffaele Savino
Department of Industrial Engineering, Aerospace Division, University of Naples "Federico II", Piazzale Tecchio 80, 80125 Naples, Italy
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Interests: high speed aerodynamics; aerothermodynamics; space propulsion; space technologies; microgravity fluid dynamics
Prof. Dr. Robert Spall
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, Utah State University UMC 4130, Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322-4130, USA
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Interests: computational fluid dynamics, vortex dynamics
Prof. Dr. Zhongqing Su
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong
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Interests: structural health monitoring (SHM); wave propagation; sensor and sensor network; non-destructive evaluation (NDE); smart materials and structures; advanced composite materials
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Aerospace: Selected Papers from APWSHM 2018
Special Issue in Sensors: Selected Papers from 7th Asia-Pacific Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring 2018 (APWSHM 2018)
Prof. Dr. Ephraim Suhir
1Department of Mechanics and Materials, Portland State University, Portland, OR 97207, USA
2ERS Co., 727 Alvina Ct., Los Altos, CA 94024, USA
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Interests: applied mathematics, applied mechanics, probabilistic methods in reliability engineering, technical diagnostics; composite and smart materials and systems; shock and vibrations analyses and testing; thermal stress analysis; human-in-the-loop; aerospace missions success and safety
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Aerospace: Are the Today’s Practices for Reliability Assurance of Aerospace Electronic and Photonic Products (AEPP) Adequate?
Special Issue in Aerospace: Challenges in Reliability Analysis of Aerospace Electronics
Prof. Dr. Urbano Tancredi
Department for Technologies, University of Naples 'Parthenope', Centro Direzionale, Isola C4, 80143 Napoli, Italy
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Interests: guidance navigation and control; air traffic management; aerospace systems
Prof. Paolo Tortora
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale, Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
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Interests: small satellites; innovative spacecraft subsystems including the ground segment; planetary exploration with particular reference to radio science experiments
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Special Issue in Aerospace: Verification Approaches for Nano- and Micro-Satellites
Prof. Dr. Lance Traub
Department of Aerospace Engineering, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, AZ 86301, USA
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Interests: experimental and theoretical aerodynamics; flow control; slender wing aerodynamics; wind tunnel testing; morphing technology and application
Prof. Dr. Antonios Tsourdos
Centre for Autonomous and Cyber-Physical Systems, School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing, Cranfield University, Cranfield, MK43 0AL, UK
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Interests: UAV; sensor and data fusion; network decision systems; information management; sense and avoid; guidance and navigation; target tracking and estimation
Prof. Dr. Norman M. Wereley
Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland, 3179J Martin Hall, College Park, MD 20742 USA
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Interests: smart materials and structures; actuators; sensors; dampers; energy absorbers; pneumatic artificial muscles; control systems; applications to aircraft, ground vehicles, and robotic systems
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Actuators: Magnetorheological Fluids, Devices, and Integrated Adaptive Systems
Topical Collection in Aerospace: Adaptive/Smart Structures and Multifunctional Materials in Aerospace
Prof. Dr. Fuh-Gwo Yuan
Samuel P. Langley Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA
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Interests: smart sensors; nano-structured sensors and transducers; non-contact transducers; wireless sensors; energy harvesting; signal and image processing techniques; structural health monitoring/management; integrated vehicle health management; piezoelectric devices
Dr. Hossein Zare-Behtash
Aerospace Sciences Division, School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, Scotland, UK
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Interests: Fluid-Structure Interactions, Flow and Flight Control, Advanced Flow Diagnostics, Shock-Vortex Interactions, Non-planar wing planforms, Compressible Flows, Unsteady Aerodynamics, Wind Tunnel Testing
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Aerospace: Recent Advances in SWBLI Research
Special Issue in Aerospace: Fluid-Structure Interactions
Prof. Dr. Yang Zhang
Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Sheffield, Sir Frederick Mappin Building, Mappin Street, Sheffield S1 3JD, UK
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Interests: combustion and flow diagnostics; high altitude reignition; gas turbine combustion and high temperature wall heat transfer
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Aerospace: Aviation Alternative Fuels and Energies
Prof. Dr. Xiang Zhang
Faculty of Engineering and Computing, Coventry University, Priory Street, Coventry CV1 5FB, UK
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Interests: aircraft structural integrity; durability; damage tolerance; numerical modelling of material and structural failure behaviour; life prediction methods; metallic; fibre reinforced composites; experiments
Prof. Dr. Yan (Rockee) Zhang
Intelligent Aerospace Radar Team (IART), School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Advanced Radar Research Center (ARRC), University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019-0390, USA
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Interests: radar and aerospace; intelligent airborne radar system
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Aerospace: Radar and Aerospace
Prof. Xinqian Zheng
Turbomachinery Laboratory, State Key Laboratory of Automotive Safety and Energy, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 100084, China
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Interests: centrifugal compressor; gas turbine; turbocharging
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Applied Sciences: Radial Turbomachinery Aerodynamics
Prof. Dr. George Z.H. Zhu
Department of Mechanical Engineering, York University, 435C Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3, Canada
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Interests: dynamics and control of tethered spacecraft system and space robotics; electrodynamic tether propulsion and space debris removal; multi- functional materials; additive manufacturing in space; solid mechanics and finite element method
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