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Professor Jonathan Cooper

Professor Jonathan Cooper

Professor Jonathan Cooper
FAIAA, FREng, BSc(London), PhD(London), FRAeS(Royal Aeronautical Society)

RAEng Airbus Sir George White Professor of Aerospace Engineering

Area of research

Integrated Design of Novel Wing Architectures

Office 2.83
Queen's Building,
University Walk, Clifton BS8 1TR
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 95 45388

Research summary

Jonathan Cooper holds the Royal Academy of Engineering Airbus Sir George White Chair in Aerospace Engineering and has an international reputation in the fields of aeroelasticity, loads, structural dynamics, adaptive aircraft structures and aeroelastic optimization.

His current research involves the following main research themes all focussed on the development of new efficient future aircraft designs:

  1. Novel technologies for loads control
  2. Improved measurement and modelling of structural / control system nonlinearities and more accurate and efficient prediction of aeroservoelastic behaviour
  3. Use of aeroservoelastic designs for improved aircraft performance
  4. Efficient and accurate prediction of uncertainties in aircraft performance
  5. Improved multi-disciplinary design optimisation and ...

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Upon obtaining a PhD in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of London, Jonathan Cooper worked as a Senior Research Fellow at the Royal Aerospace Establishment, Farnborough, for three years before joining the University of Manchester in October 1989 as a ‘new-blood’ lecturer.  During 18 years there, he made a significant contribution in terms of teaching, research and administration, and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in October 1997 and Professor in March 2001, becoming the last Head of School before the merger in October 2004 between the University of Manchester and UMIST.  In August 2007 he moved to the School of Engineering ...

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