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Doctor of Philosophy / Master of Philosophy

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Entrance Year September 2022

Programme Code 48601

Local Application Deadline 1 Dec 2021

Non-Local Application Deadline 1 Dec 2021

Remarks

For full-time UGC quota PhD admission, preference will be given to applicants who apply for the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme, for which the application period starts in early September each year. All research postgraduate applicants are recommended to approach potential supervisors and preferably, put their names on the applications.

Aims and Characteristics

The Department of Aeronautical and Aviation Engineering (AAE), formerly Interdisciplinary Division of Aeronautical and Aviation Engineering, was established under the Faculty of Engineering in 2016 to consolidate and take charge in leading the development of the field of aeronautical and aviation engineering by amalgamating the experts in the Faculty and the industry.

 

AAE strives to play a leading role to bridge the innovative research and development in the field of aviation and aeronautical with the needs and demand of the aviation and aerospace industry. The close collaboration with the industry, together with the excellent facilities and staff expertise, enable the sustainable growth and competitiveness of our various stakeholders including students and industrial partners.

Research Areas

Aerodynamics

Supervisors

Prof. C.Y. Wen
Email: cywen@polyu.edu.hk

Aerothermodynamics and boundary layer transition of hypersonic/supersonic vehicles; Shock/droplet and shock/bubble interactions; Applications of DBD actuators on flow control; Experimental fluid mechanics and CFD; Numerical simulations and assessment of urban wind field and air pollution

 

 

Dr Jiaao Hao
Email: jiaao.hao@polyu.edu.hk

High-Speed Aerodynamics; Hypersonic Nonequilibrium Flows; Shock-Wave/Boundary-Layer Interactions; Computational Fluid Dynamics

 

 

Dr Shibin Cao

Email: shibin.cao@polyu.edu.hk

High-speed flows; Shock/boundary-layer interaction; Laminar-turbulent transition; Direct numerical simulation

 

Aerospace Propulsion and Combustion

Supervisors

Prof. C.Y. Wen

Email: cywen@polyu.edu.hk

Scramjet and Oblique Detonation Engines; Detonation

 

 

Prof. Simon Yu

Email: simon.c.yu@polyu.edu.hk

Turbulent mixing; Applied fluid dynamics; Multi-phase flows; Starting jet phenomenon

 

 

Dr Sangdi Gu

Email: sangdi.gu@polyu.edu.hk

Thermochemical nonequilibrium; Hypersonic impulse facilities; Optical diagnostics; Experimental hypersonics

Aerospace Structures and Materials

Supervisors

Dr Frank Zou

Email: frank.zou@polyu.edu.hk

Non-destructive evaluation; Structural health monitoring; Ultrasonic testing; Ultrasonic corrosion monitoring; Nanocomposite strain sensor

 

 

Dr Xi Shen

Email: xi.shen@polyu.edu.hk

Nanoengineered composites; Nanostructured fillers for composites; Functional composites for thermal management; Multimodal sensors; and EMI shielding; Fracture of nanocomposites

Aviation Engineering

Supervisor

Dr Fan Li

Email: fan-5.li@polyu.edu.hk

Human factors; Safety management; Fatigue risk management; Accident analysis; Psychophysiological data-driven human factors evaluation

 

 

Dr Wei Liu

Email: wei.w.liu@polyu.edu.hk

Air transportation modeling; Air-rail system modeling; Airport ground transportation; Data-driven decision analytics; Transportation network modeling; Transportation and aviation economics; UAV applications in smart transportation and logistics

 

 

Dr K.H. Ng

Email: kam.kh.ng@polyu.edu.hk

Air traffic control; Air traffic flow; Airport engineering and Aviation management: Operations research; Robust Optimisation; Stochastic programming; Uncertainty modelling; Data-driven optimisation; Optimisation methods; Approximation algorithms design; Scheduling; Airport services engineering; Airside operations; Data analytics; Artificial intelligence.

Human factors and ergonomics in air traffic control and pilot training: Human factors and ergonomics; Situational awareness; Cognitive modelling; Human-centred design in air traffic control system; Non-technical skills assessment; Automatic decision aids and support system; Intelligent automation of aviation system

 

 

Dr Gangyan Xu 

Email: gangyan.xu@polyu.edu.hk

Intelligent Transportation Systems; Air Transport Systems; Data-Driven Optimization; Reinforcement Learning; Multi-Agent Systems; Complex System Analysis; Optimization; and Control; Emergency Management

Flight Mechanics and Control

Supervisor

Prof. C.Y. Wen

Email: cywen@polyu.edu.hk

UAV/MAV technology research and development

 

 

Dr Hailong Huang           

Email: hailong.huang@polyu.edu.hk

Navigation and control of UAVs; Autonomous systems; Multi-agent systems; Control applications

 

 

Dr Boyang Li

Email: bo-yang.li@polyu.edu.hk

UAV/UAS design; Flight dynamics and control; Model predictive control (MPC); Aerial robotics; SLAM and planning

Satellite Communication and Navigation

Supervisors

Dr L.T. Hsu

Email: lt.hsu@polyu.edu.hk

Global navigation satellite system; Beidou; Integrated navigation system; Autonomous driving; Simultaneous localisation and mapping

 

 

Dr Y.P. Jiang

Email: yiping.jiang@polyu.edu.hk

Satellite navigation; Integrity monitoring; Augmentation systems; Sensor fusion

 

 

Dr Weisong Wen

Email: welson.wen@polyu.edu.hk

LiDAR SLAM; Visual SLAM; GNSS; GNSS-RTK; Sensor Fusion; Cooperative Positioning; Cloud Positioning; Autonomous Driving; UAV; Robotics; Intelligent Transportation Systems; Smart Cities

 

 

Dr Bing Xu

Email: pbing.xu@polyu.edu.hk

Signal processing; Satellite positioning and navigation; GNSS receiver design; GNSS radio frequency interference detection and localization; Parameter estimation; Wireless communications

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