Focus Areas

The research focus areas at Embry-Riddle continue to evolve as technology and the world around us changes. Some of our focus areas include:

College of Arts & Sciences

  • Atmospheric Physics, Stellar Astrophysics and Plasma Physics
  • Space Systems Engineering (controls and instrumental)
  • Neurobiology of Human Performance
  • Cognitive and Systems Engineering, Ergonomics, Display Design
  • Non-linear Wave Phenomena (experiments, modeling, simulation)
  • Security and International Affairs, including Cyber-applications
  • Space Physics
  • Space Weather

College of Aviation

  • Aviation Safety
  • UAS
  • Technical Training
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Low Altitude Meteorology

College of Business

  • Airline and Airport Profitability Strategies
  • Supply Chain Design and Evaluation for the Aerospace Industry
  • Strategies for Aircraft/Assets Financing, Leasing, and Evaluation
  • General Aviation, UAS, and Space Operations
  • Business Analytics Applications in the Aviation Industry

College of Engineering

  • Modeling and Simulations of Complex Multiphysics Systems (e.g., scramjet engines, turbulence, acoustics)
  • Aircraft Design (including airframe and propulsion)
  • Flight Test Engineering, Advanced Flight Control Systems
  • Autonomous Systems, Robotic Systems, Sense, and Avoid Technology
  • Clean Energy (e.g., hybrid propulsion systems, wind and water turbines, and alternative fuels)
  • Cybersecurity, High-Assurance Software and Systems