Laurent Dala

Northumbria University

Professor Laurent Dala joined Northumbria University in 2016, as a Full Professor in Aerospace Engineering, having previously held positions as Chief Scientist in Aerospace Engineering for the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (South Africa) and the Chair in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Pretoria. He was also the President of the Aeronautical Society of South Africa (AeSSA). He is also a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society (FRAeS), a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and an Eur-Ing. He has a research experience of more than 25 years of Aerospace Engineering and he has led various research projects around the world, particularly in flow control and multidisciplinary optimization methods. He has been awarded as a PI more than ZAR 3.0 M and £ 250,000 since 2014. He has published over 160 peer-reviewed papers/conferences. He has 4 Patents with 3 in Flow Control. He has been invited more than 60 as a guest speaker throughout the whole world and is a multiple awards winner. He is a Member of the Specialist Committee for Aerodynamics at the Association Aeronautique et Astronautique de France, Visiting Professor in France, South Africa, Russia and China. He is a member of the EPSRC’s College of Peer Reviewers, the European Research Council’s College of Peer Reviewers and the National Research Foundation’s College of Peer Reviewers (South Africa). He is currently, the Head of Department of the Mechanical and Construction Engineering at Northumbria University.