Dr. Sean Shan Min Swei
Dr. sean shan min swei Professor of Practice Director, Space Technology and Innovation Lab Aerospace Engineering

Contact Information
sean.swei@ku.ac.ae +971-02-312-4185


Dr. Sean Swei is currently a Professor of Practice in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Director of KU Space Technology & Innovation Center (KUSTIC).  Prior to joining KU, Dr. Swei spent 20 years as a Senior Research Scientist/Principal Investigator at NASA Ames Research Center, conducting advanced aeronautics and spaceflight research.  Currently, he is leading a team of researchers at KUSTIC in conducting innovative research in the areas of Mars/Lunar air mobility vehicles, SpaceRobotics, CubeSat constellation, intelligent space structures, and micro electric propulsion systems.

  • PhD - Aeronautics & Astronautics, Purdue University, USA
  • MSc - Mechanical & Mechanics, Drexel University, USA
  • BSc - Mechanical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

  • Aerospace Vehicle Performance (AERO480)
  • Aircraft Design Laboratory (AERO470)

Research Interests
  • Advanced Air Vehicle Concept, Spaceflight Systems, SpaceRobotics & Intelligent Systems, Extraterrestrial Mobility Vehicle Concept

Research Staff and Graduate Students:

Basel AlTawil Research Assistant
Panagiotis Dimitropoulos Research Engineer
Aaliya Khan Research Engineer
Nedal Abdul-Fattah Lehlooh PhD student
Khawlah Alabdouli PhD student
Omar Abass MSc student
Aditya Narayanan MSc student
Afnan Elmubasher MSc student