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People

Dr William Crowther

Senior Lecturer; Director of Aerospace Engineering Programme

Research interests:

- Design, control and flight test of of Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs), including fixed, rotary and flap

- Development of novel vision and acoustic based sensing systems for indoor navigation

- Flow control, including development of fluidic manoeuvre effectors for flapless aircraft, flow separ

- Flapping flight. Development of flapping wing propulsion systems for sub 1g insect like flight vehicles

- Fluidic micropumping solutions for industrial applications

Division: 
Research
Sustainability enthusiast?: 
No
Interdisciplinary themes: 
Education
Engagement
Transport

Connections

Course

Aircraft Design 2

Students study the impact of civil aviation on the environment (15% of unit)

Group

The University of Manchester Aerospace Research Institute

The mission of our Institute is to gain full benefit from the University’s diverse research capability and to be internationally recognised as a centre of excellence in aerospace research and innovation.  The Institute nurtures a broad-based research portfolio and at the same time is seeking to establish a number of major research initiatives that add value to the existing research base in the University.

Keywords: 
Aerodynamics, Aerospace, Car and vehicle aerodynamics, Aero