Senior Lecturer in Aerospace Engineering, University of Hertfordshire
Dr Peter Thomas is a senior lecturer in aerospace engineering in the School of Physics, Engineering and Computer Science, and a researcher in the Centre for Engineering Research, at the University of Hertfordshire. He lectures in the areas of aircraft stability and control systems, aeroelasticity, aerodynamics, and aircraft performance and design. He has a background in experimental testing; the implementation, modelling, and simulation of flight control and autonomous systems; as well as a decade worth of programming experience, including MATLAB/Simulink. His main research interests are in nonlinear flight dynamics and control and biomimetic flight systems.
Before joining the University of Hertfordshire he has worked at the University of Bristol on the ASTRAEA programme for autonomous air-to-air refuelling of unmanned aerial vehicles. He also worked at the Engineering Design Centre in the University of Cambridge on developing evolutionary human-machine interfaces (HMI) for aircraft manufacturers. He also worked on a number of other internal and industrial collaborations including experimental flight testing, bio-inspired flight control, and the implementation of technology-focused methods for engineering education.
Jun 08, 2021 00:13 am UTC| Business
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