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.