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Propulsion Futures

Transport is on the cusp of a revolution.

To meet mounting economic and environmental pressures, we are being challenged to identify new ways of moving people and goods, while escaping our dependency on conventional fuel systems.

Discovering the propulsion system of the future


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Greener transport will be at the heart of this revolution, with the biggest game changer being electrified propulsion. Within this beacon, we are driving the discovery and translation of new materials, components and technologies to drive innovative electrified propulsion systems in this a new age of sustainable transport.


Meet our experts

David Grant
Propulsion Futures Director and Professor of Materials Sciences

Michael Galea
Propulsion Futures Co-Director and Deputy Director of the Institute for Aerospace Technology

David Amabilino
EPSRC/GSK Professor of Sustainable Chemistry

Elena Besley
Professor of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry

Seamus Garvey
Professor of Dynamics and Director of the Rolls Royse University Training Centre in Gas Turbine Transmission Systems

Amalia Patane
Professor of Physics

Chris Gerada
Professor of Electrical Mechines


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