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Personal details
Name Professor Mark Lowenberg
Job title Professor of Flight Dynamics
Department Department of Aerospace Engineering University of Bristol
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Qualifications MSc(Eng)(Witw), PhD (Bristol)
Professional details
Membership of professional bodies Member, Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS)
Member of Aerodynamics Group Committee, RAeS
Senior Member, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
Member of Technical Committee on Guidance, Navigation & Control, AIAA
Keywords aircraft dynamics
aircraft control
wind tunnel testing
aircraft design
Areas of expertise My principal research interest is the flight dynamics and control of aircraft, and in particular non-linear aircraft behaviour. This includes topics such as aircraft stability, control systems design and analysis, experimental (wind tunnel) investigations into stability and control, and novel aircraft (manned and unmanned) configurations.

I also carry out work associated with wind tunnel testing for the purposes of generating data for improved mathematical modelling of aerodynamic forces and moments; this involves dynamic wind tunnel testing, including use of the Pendulum Support Rig developed at Bristol. This rig is also being used to further understand and improve the process of control law design for non-linear air vehicles.