Our full Professors

At the faculty of Aerospace Engineering researchers – from Full Professors to PhD and master students – work on new knowledge and technology in the areas of aerospace engineering and related areas such as materials and wind energy. They collaborate widely with the industry and SMEs, for example by joining forces in European consortia, by  making available research facilities or by doing contract research. This page gives you quick and easy access to the Professor you’re looking for.

Turbulence phenomena in aerodynamics and flight propulsion as well as turbulence in fluids with complex thermodynamics.

Prof.dr. S. (Stefan) Hickel
Computational fluid dynamics

Understanding and control of aerodynamic flows, e.g. for aerospace and sports applications.
Prof. dr. F. (Fulvio) Scarano 
Aerodynamic flows


Innovative aircraft configurations, propulsion concepts, aircraft engines, e.g. to limit (noise) emissions.
Prof. Dr. ir. L.L.M. (Leo) Veldhuis
Aircraft configurations and propulsion

Energy conversion and propulsion systems, such as gas turbines and Organic Rankine Cycle.
Prof.dr.ir. P. (Piero) Colonna
Propulsion and Power

Experimental simulation methods, e.g. design wind tunnels. Director DNW: German Dutch Wind Tunnels.
Prof. Dr. ir. G. (Georg) Eitelberg
Simulation and wind tunnels

Wind turbine rotors, management and maintenance offshore wind farms, concepts and application of wind energy in the built environment.
Prof.dr. G.J.W. (Gerard) van Bussel

Wind turbine technology and wind farms 

Aerodynamics of wind turbine rotor blades. Director of Delft Wind Energy Institute, DUWIND.
Prof.dr.ir. G.A.M. (Gijs) van Kuik
Aerodynamics of wind turbines, DUWIND

Manufacturing, maintaining, and repairing aerospace structures. Focus on testing fatigue, damage tolerance, and durability for metal, composite, and hybrid aerospace structures.
Prof.dr.ir. R. (Rinze) Benedictus 
a.i. dean

Manufacturing, maintaining and
repairing aerospace structures

Testing fatigue phenomena in aircraft materials, development of ultra- strong – fibre – materials.
Prof.dr.ir. R. (Roel) Marissen
Fatigue in aircraft materials, strong fibre materials

Computational design of novel high performance metals, the development of self-healing (polymeric, metallic and ceramic) materials as well as the development of novel functional composites.
Prof. dr. ir. S. (Sybrand) van der

Novel metals, self-healing materials, novel functional composites

High-performance polymers (e.g. liquid crystal network polymers, aramids, polyimides) for structural applications such as high-strength fibres, film and (non)continuous (nano)composites. And lightweight multifunctional materials e.g. aircraft materials that also generate and store energy.
Prof. dr. T.J. (Theo) Dingemans
High performance polymers, lightweight multifunctional materials

Smart materials, light touch materials that integrate luminescence and touch, piezoelectric composites in sensor devices and energy harvesting materials.
Prof. dr. W.A. (Pim) Groen
Smart, light touch and energy harvesting materials

Aerospace composite structures, and in particular buckling and post-buckling, crashworthiness, optimization, fatigue and damage propagation.
Prof. dr. C. (Chiara) Bisagni
Aerospace structures and composite

Human-machine systems, interaction humans and automated systems to realise a 100% safe and sustainable air transport system.
Prof.dr.ir. M. (Max) Mulder
Human-machine interaction in aerospace

Using communication, navigation, surveillance and Air Traffic Management to make air travel more safe, silent and sustainable.
Prof.dr.ir. J.M. (Jacco) Hoekstra
Communication, navigation, Air Traffic Management

Understanding, modelling and improving air transport performance in capacity, cost effectiveness, sustainability and safety by looking at airline and airport operations.
Prof. dr. R. (Ricky) Curran
Airline and airport operations

Air Traffic Management Safety, National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR).
Prof. dr. ir. H.A.P. (Henk) Blom
Air Traffic Management Safety

Modelling aircraft noise (perception) and calculating CO2, NOx, contrails and O3 in aircraft emissions. Aim: assessing the effectiveness of mitigation measures such as changing flight settings or supersonic flying.
Prof.Dr. D.G. (Dick) Simons
Modelling and calculating aircraft noise
and emissions

Astrodynamics, orbit calculations of satellites and applications of satellite remote and Doppler measurements.
Prof.dr.ir. P.N.A.M. (Pieter) Visser
Orbit calculations and application of

Planetary exploration, e.g. ice moons, earth observation from space, such as sea level rise and the melting of ice caps.
Prof.dr. L.L.A. (Bert) Vermeersen
Planetary exploration and earth

Space systems engineering, satellite orbits, satellites swarms.
Prof. Dr. E.K.A. (Eberhard) Gill
Space systems engineering




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