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Energy Research Institute

Applications in Air and Ground Transportation - Current Research

Aircraft in flight

Aviation/Aerospace Research

ERI has a wide range of aviation/aerospace research funded by the EPSRC, the EU and corporate sponsors such as Rolls-Royce and Qinetiq. Third arm activities are conducted through EPTeC. Aviation also forms an important strand of the Centre for Integrated Energy Research (CIER), which has its operational base in ERI. 

Major research themes include:

  • Combustion in Gas Turbine Engines and Enhanced Efficiency
  • Advanced Materials for Aerospace Applications
  • Aviation Fuels, including Alternative Fuels
  • Emissions and their Control
  • Enhancing the Performance of the Civil Aviation System, Ranging from Maintenance to Pandemic Preparedness