Dr Lowenberg is a member of the Dept. of Aerospace Engineering and the Dynamics and Control Research Group. His principal research interest is nonlinear flight dynamics in general, including related wind tunnel experimentation, and in the use of bifurcation analysis to study nonlinear systems in particular. This work was instrumental in initiating bifurcation-based flight dynamics studies in the UK, following a number of research contracts with the then Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (DERA). These led DERA to invest in both in-house bifurcation analysis capability and other external contracts aimed at refining the techniques and software for flight dynamics applications ...
Dr Lowenberg obtained his BSc (Eng) and MSc in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, and later a PhD from the University of Bristol. His early career included four years in the Flight Mechanics Division of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in South Africa and six years as a lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand. He joined the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Bristol in December 1992.
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