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Doctor of Philosophy / Master of Philosophy

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Entrance Year September 2021

Programme Code 48601

Local Application Deadline 2 Dec 2020

Non-Local Application Deadline 2 Dec 2020

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) was established in July 2016 to consolidate and to 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

Aerospace Propulsion and Combustion

Supervisors

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

UAV/MAV technology research and development

 

 

Prof. Simon Yu
Email: simon.c.yu@polyu.edu.hk
Turbulent mixing; Applied fluid dynamics; Multi-phase flows; Starting jet phenomenon

Aerospace Structures and Materials

Supervisors

Dr Frank Zou
Email: frank.zou@polyu.edu.hk
Non-destructive evaluation; Structural health monitoring; Ultrasonic testing; Corrosion; Functionalised nanocomposite materials

 

 

Dr Kai Wang
Email: qf-kai.wang@polyu.edu.hk
Aircraft structure-oriented structural health monitoring; Aircraft composites; Composites-guided ultrasonic wave propagation; Smart materials and sensors; Advanced composites and aircraft structure mechanics

Aviation Engineering

Supervisor

Dr K.H. Ng
Email: kam.kh.ng@polyu.edu.hk
Airside operation; Air traffic control; Operations research; Soft computing, optimisation methods and artificial intelligence; Human factors and ergonomic; Situation awareness and cognitive modelling

Flight Mechanics and Control

Supervisor

Dr Boyang Li
Email: bo-yang.li@polyu.edu.hk
UAV/UAS design; Flight dynamics and control; Robotics; Path/Trajectory 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 Bing Xu
Email: pbing.xu@polyu.edu.hk
Signal processing; Satellite positioning and navigation; Interference detection and localisation; Wireless communications

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