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Konstantinos Kontis, Sir Henry Mechan Chair of Engineering, Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Dean for Global Engagement

Professor Kostas Kontis (FAIAA, FRAeS, FIMechE, FRSA, CEng), Mechan Chair of Engineering and Professor of Aerospace Engineering. He is a world-leading authority in aerospace engineering including integrated wing technologies, air-transport systems and space access, and multi-disciplinary applications of aerodynamics, shock physics, wind tunnel testing, flow control and diagnostics.

He is leading the high-speed and ESA Plume-Regolith facilities. He has published more than 350 articles including 139 journals, 9 book chapters, and 3 books. His publications embrace both scientific fundamental research and practical engineering applications. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of international journals, and advisory committees and the inaugural Editor-in-Chief of Aerospace. He has been contributing to the European, UK and US Aerospace strategies. As Dean for Global Engagement – East Asia at the University of Glasgow, Kontis carries the regional strategy responsibility to shape the future of the University’s international activity and deliver on the internationalisation objectives.