Antenna and acoustic design and characterization.
RF electronic design.
Guidance, Navigation and Control
Bio-inspired robotics, control and locomotion.
High performance and low power embedded electronics. Health monitoring.
Materials and structures
Composite materials environmental reliability, joining methods, reliability modelling.
Self-sensing and adaptive deformable structures.
Science and engineering of advanced metallic materials.
Microsystems and Photonics
Advanced optical signal processing, optical fibre sensing, microwave photonics.
Monolithic frequency comb generators, cavity optomechanics.
Prof. Niels Quack
Photonic micro- and nanosystems for satellite communication, navigation systems and scientific instrumentation in space
Modeling and astrodynamics
High performance modelling, predictive collision avoidance.
Plasma and energy science
Efficient energy conversion and storage processes, reactor and device engineering and system optimization.
Basic plasma physics, fusion science and technology.
Robotics and mechanical systems
Steady and unsteady flows in thermal turbomachinery.
Small scale turbomachinery for decentralized energy conversion.
Reconfigurable and soft robotics.
Science and payloads
Management of natural water resources as natural scale-up "laboratories" for stratified environmental flow studies.
Study of planetary bodies formation and evolution through processes happening on surfaces, in mantles and in cores
Formation and evolution of galaxies, early Universe and dark matter.
Bertrand Merminod and Jan Skaloud
Position and attitude determination of moving platforms.