Research Opportunities


Aerospace Engineering is one of the most exciting and challenging engineering disciplines. It deals with the design and development of new technologies in aviation, space, and defense systems. It involves designing and manufacturing advanced components and systems for commercial and military vehicles. It is a result of merging two branches:

  • Aeronautical engineering: Aeronautics deals with systems that operate within Earth Atmosphere: aircraft, helicopters, UAVs, and missiles.
  • Astronautical engineering: Astronautics deals with systems that perform outside of Earth Atmosphere or Space: rockets, satellites, and spacecraft.

In general, aerospace engineers are provided with specialized skills in several aspects: designing, manufacturing, testing, and maintenance of aviation, space, and defense systems.


Why Aerospace Engineering?

The continued global expansion of the aviation and aerospace industries is driving strong demand for aerospace engineers. In the UAE, as well as the Middle East, the aerospace industry has continued to expand at a rate significantly above the global average. The geographic and economic positions of the UAE are two of the drivers spurring the growth of aircraft manufacturing, maintenance repair-overhaul (MRO) facilities, and space-related industries.

Our programs at the Khalifa University offer training at both levels: the theoretical such as aircraft systems and design, space mission analysis and satellite modeling, and the practical level that involved assembly, testing, and operations of these systems.

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Graduate Students

Omar Husain Khalifa Obaid Alsuwaidi Graduate Student, PHD ENGR
Mohamed Sherif Fawzi Graduate Student, PHD ENGR
Chiara Pozzi Graduate Student, PHD ENGR
Mariam Ahmed AlDhaheri Graduate Student, PHD ENGR
Abdelrahman Khalid AlzarooniMuzafar Hussain Graduate Student, PHD ENGR
Muhammad Khizer Ali Khan Graduate Student, PHD ENGR
Ibrahim Hassan Mohammed Graduate Student, PHD ENGR
Omar Mamoun Graduate Student, PHD ENGR
Muhammad Yasir Khalid Graduate Student, PHD ENGR
Neelam Jehan Majeed Graduate Student, PHD ENGR
Noora Alahmed Graduate Student, PHD ENGR
Rajasekar Ramachandran Graduate Student, PHD ENGR
Xiaoqian Huang Graduate Student, PHD ENGR
Khaja Fayaz Hussain PhD Student
Khaja Faisal Hussain PhD Student
Zawar Haider PhD Student
Khawlah Alabdouli Graduate Student, PHD ENGR
Tauha Irfan Khan PhD Student
Tayyab Khan PhD Student
Rafath Abdul Nasar PhD Student
Zayed Tariq Alkatheeri Graduate Student, MSC
Majed Richard Mohamad Senbol Graduate Student, MSC
Sara Ahmed Mohamed Abdalla Alzarooni Graduate Student, MSC
Naser Sultan Almarzooqi Graduate Student, MSC
Omnia Khattab Graduate Student, MSC
Ada Altybayeva Graduate Student, MSC
Hamad Almarzooqi Graduate Student, MSC
Norhan Elocla Graduate Student, MSC
Hamad Alhammadi Graduate Student, MSC
Bara'ah Fraihat Graduate Student, MSC
Afnan Elmubasher Graduate Student, MSC
Islam Mohamed Zaid Graduate Student, MSC
May 30, 2023
Tuesday, 11:00AM
Visit of Prof. Dongan Wang -Seminar in Space Medicine
May 11, 2023
Thursday, 6:30 pm
Presentation of book – Italian Cultural Institute Abu Dhabi
APRIL 25, 2023
AERO Seminar – Mr. Loay Elbasyouni “From the Wright brothers Seminar”
February 27-28, 2023
Campus Visit – Dr. Simon Ching-Man Yu – Facilities Department
MARCH 16, 2023
KU-KFUPM collaboration in students services (King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals)
February 11, 2023
Saturday, 9am - 4pm
Open Day 2023