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Principal Investigator

Prof. Ruben E. Perez

Prof. Ruben E. Perez

Dr. Perez, P.Eng., is an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Royal Military College of Canada and director of the Aircraft Design Lab. He received his B.Eng. in Aerospace from Ryerson University in 2000, M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. degree in Aerospace Engineering both from University of Toronto in 2001 and 2007 respectively. Dr. Perez also has industrial experience working for Bombardier Aerospace.

E-Mail: Ruben.Perez@rmc.ca

Research Associates

Peter W. Jansen

Peter Jansen

Dr. Jansen received his Bachelors of Engineering (Aerospace) from Carleton University in 2006, Masters of Applied Science from the University of Toronto Institute of Aerospace Studies in 2009 and Doctoral Degree from Royal Military College of Canada in 2015. Currently he is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Royal Military College of Canada.

E-Mail: Peter.Jansen@rmc.ca

Graduate Students

Name

Photo

Research Area(s)

Degree

Luke Peristy

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AA/GNC - Air-to-Air Refueling Aircraft Wake Analysis and Handling Qualities

Ph.D.

Ankit Kothyari

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MDAO - Topology Optimization

M.A.Sc.

Felix Sim
Felix.Sim@rmc.ca

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AA/ACD/GNC - Application of Tubercles for Tilt-Wing Transition

M.A.Sc.

Dillon Hesketh

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AA/MDAO - Application of Tubercles on Vertical Axis Wind Turbines
AA - Leading-Edge Tubercle Investigations for Dynamic Stall Effects
AA - Application of Leading-Edge Tubercles to Rotorcraft Blades

M.A.Sc.

Maurice Nayman

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AA - Aerodynamic Analysis of Air Vehicles
AA - Automotive Aerodynamic Shape Optimization
AA - Leading-Edge Tubercle Investigations for Dynamic Stall Effects

M.A.Sc.

Research Assistants

Name

Photo

Research Area(s)

Martin Alexiev
NSERC USRA Awardee

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AA - Leading-Edge Tubercles in Transonic Flow
ACD/SOS - Coupled Optimization of Aircraft Family Design and Fleet Assignment
AA - Automotive Aerodynamic Shape Optimization

Elizabeth Shannon

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AA/ACD/GNC - Application of Tubercles for Tilt-Wing Transition
AA - Application of Leading-Edge Tubercles to Rotorcraft Blades
AA - Aerodynamic Characterization of Leading-Edge Tubercles

Alumni

Graduate Students

Graduate Alumni

Name

Photo

Research Area(s)

Degree (Year)

Current Position

Stewart Reid
NSERC CGS-M

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Thesis: Hybrid Electric Regional Aircraft Design with Optimal Power Management

ACD/MDAO - Hybrid Electric Aircraft Design and Optimization
ACD/SOS - Coupled Optimization of Aircraft Family Design and Fleet Assignment
AA - Aerodynamic Characterization of Leading-Edge Tubercles

M.A.Sc. (2022)

Aerospace Engineer - De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd

Eric Kim

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Thesis: Robust Neurocontrol for Autonomous Soaring

AI/GNC - Autonomous Soaring using Neuro-Control

M.A.Sc. (2022)

Aerospace Engineer - Royal Canadian Air Force

Ryley Colpitts

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Thesis: Application and Optimization of Leading Edge Tubercles on Rotor Blades

AA - Application of Leading-Edge Tubercles to Rotorcraft Blades
AA - Leading-Edge Tubercles in Transonic Flow

M.A.Sc. (2021)

Aerospace Engineer - Royal Canadian Air Force

Alexi Levert-Beaulieu

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Thesis: Optimization and Experimental Characterization of Leading Edge Tubercles in Transonic Flow

AA - Leading-Edge Tubercles in Transonic Flow

M.A.Sc. (2019)

Aerospace Engineer - Royal Canadian Air Force

Stephen Andrews

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Thesis: Multi-Disciplinary Analysis of Closed, Nonplanar Wing Configurations for Transport Aircraft

ACD/MDAO - Design and Optimization of Non-Planar Lifting Surface Aircraft Configurations

Ph.D. (2016)

R&D Scientist - Sandia National Laboratories

Peter Jansen

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Thesis (Ph.D.): Robust Coupled Optimization of Aircraft Family Design and Fleet Allocation for Multiple Markets
Thesis (M.A.Sc.): Aerostructural Optimization of Non-planar Lifting Surfaces

ACD/SOS - Coupled Optimization of Aircraft Family Design and Fleet Assignment
ACD/MDAO - Conventional Aircraft Design for Minimum Environmental Impact

M.A.Sc (2008), Ph.D. (2015)

Assistant Professor - Royal Military College of Canada

Thomas Connerty

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Thesis: Optimal Trajectories for Autonomous Thermal Soaring

GNC - Trajectory Optimization for Autonomous Soaring

M.A.Sc. (2014)

Aerospace Engineer - Department of National Defence

Yasaman Saeedi

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Thesis: Robustness Analysis of a Simultaneously Stabilizing Controller: A Flight Control Case Study

M.A.Sc. University of Toronto, co-supervised (2011)

Senior Control Systems Engineer - Pratt & Whitney Canada

Ryan Henderson

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Thesis: Aircraft Conceptual Design Optimization with Emissions Minimization

ACD/MDAO - Conventional Aircraft Design for Minimum Environmental Impact

M.A.Sc. University of Toronto, co-supervised (2009)

Manager - Nav Canada

Post-Doctoral Fellows

Visiting Scholars

Name

Photo

Research Area

Year(s)

Oscar Gonzalez-Gallego

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ACD - Technical Viability of Supersonic Business Jets
AA - Aerodynamic Analysis of Air Vehicles
ACD/MDAO - Design, Optimization and Testing of Unmanned Aerial and Ground Vehicles

2016-2018

Research Assistants

Research Assistants

Name

Photo

Research Area

Year(s)

Current Position

Abigail Lee
NSERC USRA Awardee

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AA - Application of Leading-Edge Tubercles to Rotorcraft Blades

2021

Engineer Intern - SpaceRyde

Andrew Churchill

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ACD/MDAO - Design, Optimization and Testing of Unmanned Aerial and Ground Vehicles
AI/GNC - Autonomous Soaring using Neuro-Control

2021

Systems Engineer - MDA Systems

Matthew Tidman

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ACD/MDAO - Design, Optimization and Testing of Unmanned Aerial and Ground Vehicles
AA - Aerodynamic Characterization of Leading-Edge Tubercles

2021

Mechanical Engineer - Epsilon Industries

Desiree Fisker
NSERC USRA Awardee

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GNC - Unmamned Vehicle Navigation Using Magnetic Fields
ACD/MDAO - Design, Optimization and Testing of Unmanned Aerial and Ground Vehicles

2020

Engineer Intern - Cesaroni Technologies

Griffin Staples

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ACD/MDAO - Design, Optimization and Testing of Unmanned Aerial and Ground Vehicles

2020

Software Developer - Properly

Cole Mero

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ACD/MDAO - Design, Optimization and Testing of Unmanned Aerial and Ground Vehicles

2020

Graduate Student - Stanford University

Tanner Rellinger

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AA - Application of Leading-Edge Tubercles to Rotorcraft Blades
ACD/MDAO - Design, Optimization and Testing of Unmanned Aerial and Ground Vehicles

2020

Monique Rivard

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GNC - Unmamned Vehicle Navigation Using Magnetic Fields
ACD/MDAO - Design, Optimization and Testing of Unmanned Aerial and Ground Vehicles

2019

Software Engineer - Honeywell

Lucas Diatchenko-Boillot
Exchange student Ecole de l’air

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AA/MDAO - Application of Tubercles on Vertical Axis Wind Turbines

2020

Élève officier - Armée de l’air, France

Mattias Mehta

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AA - Aerodynamic Characterization of Leading-Edge Tubercles
AA - Leading-Edge Tubercles in Transonic Flow

2018-2019

Engineer Intern (Wind Tunnel) - Pininfarina

Jose Arnal
NSERC USRA Awardee

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AA - Aerodynamic Characterization of Leading-Edge Tubercles
AI/GNC - Autonomous Soaring using Neuro-Control

2017-2019

Doctoral Student - University of Toronto

Alexander Amos

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ACD/MDAO - Hybrid Electric Aircraft Design and Optimization

2019

Aircraft Architect - Beyond Aero

Caroline Kim

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MDAO - Numerical Optimization Algorithms Development
& pyOPT

2019

Neuroscience Research Student - Queens University

Marty Fay

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AA - Aerodynamic Characterization of Leading-Edge Tubercles

2019

Applied Mathematics and Engineering Student - Queens University

Daniel Guindon
NSERC USRA Awardee

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AA - Aerodynamic Characterization of Leading-Edge Tubercles
AA/MDAO - Application of Tubercles on Vertical Axis Wind Turbines
AA - Aerodynamic Analysis of Air Vehicles

2016-2018

Flight Optimization Service Manager - Boeing

Benjamin Blake
NSERC USRA Awardee

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pyACDT
AA - Aerodynamic Analysis of Air Vehicles

2013

Staff Developer at Shopify

Robert Edwards
NSERC USRA Awardee

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GNC - Trajectory Optimization for Autonomous Soaring

2013

Director of Technology - Research Solutions at Clearpath Robotics

Benjamin Yan

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ACD/MDAO - Conventional Aircraft Design for Minimum Environmental Impact

2011-2012

Director Of Information Technology, Geneseeq Biotech Inc

Benjamin Chalovich

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pyOPT
ACD/MDAO - Design, Optimization and Testing of Unmanned Aerial and Ground Vehicles

2009-2010

Software Development Manager, Pavliks

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