Aerospace Professor | Engineer |Technical Consultant
Welcome to my website! It is truly an exciting time to be in aerospace as we look to address issues related to traffic congestion in major cities and transit hubs worldwide. Despite electric aircraft appearing to be the answer to many shortcomings of commuter travel, their integration into existing networks is contingent upon their seamless (and quiet) operation. My research, which focuses on various aspects of sustainable aviation, strives to make this a reality!
The aviation industry has set ambitious goals of reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 through a roadmap that includes improved flight operations and new aircraft powered by batteries, fuel cells, and biofuels. A limited understanding of these emerging technologies, however, has plagued their integration into propulsion architectures. Additionally, many implications stemming from the introduction of entire fleets of these aircraft on grid-energy infrastructure as well as communities below have yet to be thoroughly distilled. Founded by Prof. Matthew Clarke in 2023, the Laboratory for Electric Aircraft Design and Sustainability (L.E.A.D.S) explores the interaction between aircraft and the environment through detailed computational modeling of energy systems and vehicle noise. By quantifying the uncertainties and sensitivities of such complex systems, L.E.A.D.S. is not only strategically positioned to tackle technical challenges that spur out of the interactions between the critical domains of energy and noise, but to address the environmental and socioeconomic implications that impede progress toward sustainable aviation.
Electrochemical Energy Storage Systems
Aircraft Noise and Aeroacoustics
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