The Aerospace Research Institute was established in May 2007 based on the research needs of the Department of Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering and the State Key Laboratory for Turbulence and Complex Systems. It is composed of faculty from the College of Engineering who are enthusiastic and dedicated to promoting China’s aerospace engineering research. The institute focuses primarily on basic theories, experimental methods, numerical simulations, and project development work regarding aerospace engineering. Research is fostered with many experimental facilities such as aircraft simulation mechanisms, wind tunnels, impact dynamic apparatuses, and more.
Acting as a bridge between the College of Engineering and other aerospace engineering institutions, the Aerospace Research Institute has undertaken tasks of project management, research exchange, and cooperation; it hopes to provide new and enhanced contributions toward the development of the aerospace industry.
The Aerospace Research Institute currently has 40 staff members including one academician, two “Cheong Kong Scholar” distinguished professors, 12 associate professors, and 10 senior engineers and experimentalists. Twenty-six staff members hold doctorate degrees.
• Basic mechanical research in aerospace engineering
Mechanics Building, College of Engineering, Peking University, Haidian District, Beijing 100871, China