Behind-the-scenes @ Department of Aeronautics Professor Paul Robinson (Head of Aeronautics Dept.) and Dr Nige The timetable for the event is as follows: 16.00 – Welcome from Professor Paul Robinson (Head of Aeronautics Dept.) and Dr Nigel MacCarthy (Experimental Services and Wind Tunnel Manager) Arrival from 15.50, go to Level 3 of the City and Guilds Building and you will be directed to the introductory area. Tea/coffee and biscuits will be served. 16.10 – Friends split into 2 groups of 10 to visit areas: a) Novel controllable stiffness composites and shape memory composites b) Wind tunnels and drone flying facilities 16.40 – Groups swap visit areas 17:10 – Event end The Department of Aeronautics has excellent facilities for research and teaching. Research facilities support computational and experimental projects in fluid mechanics, structural analysis, composites, optimisation and control and aircraft design. Experimental research is supported by well-appointed laboratories and wind tunnels, some of the equipment being unique in this country. 2018 marks a hundred years since aeronautics was first studied at Imperial College London. It is now the UK's leading Aeronautical Engineering Department. Links [Imperial's Dept of Aeronautics] .