University of Hertfordshire

Dr Peter Thomas


Dr Peter Thomas is a senior lecturer in Aerospace Engineering in the School of Engineering and Computer Science, and the Centre for Engineering Research, at the University of Hertfordshire. He lectures in the areas of flight mechanics, stability and control systems, aeroelasticity, and aerodynamics. He has significant experience in experimental testing; the implementation, modelling, and simulation of flight control and autonomous systems; as well as a decade worth of programming experience, including MATLAB/Simulink. His main research interests are in nonlinear flight dynamics and control systems and biomechanical systems.

After completing his MEng (Warw) in mechanical engineering and PhD (Cran) in aerospace engineering Peter worked at the Department of Aerospace Engineering in the University of Bristol, working with Cobham Mission Equipment on the ASTRAEA programme for autonomous air-to-air refuelling of unmanned aerial vehicles. He then worked at the Engineering Design Centre in the University of Cambridge, with industrial partners on developing evolutionary human-machine interfaces (HMI) for aerospace applications. He also worked on a number of other internal and industrial collaborations including experimental flight testing, bio-inspired flight control, and the implementation of technology-focused methods for engineering education.

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