Dr. Thurai Rahulan

School of Science, Engineering and Environment

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Contact Details

Newton Building Room UG7

Please email for an appointment.

Current positions

Senior Lecturer


I obtained my first degree in Mechanical Engineering Science in 1979 and my PhD in 1984 from the University of Salford. I commenced full time employment in March 1983 designing aircraft control systems funded by the Ministry of Defence followed by a few years developing advanced suspension systems at Jaguar Cars Limited in Coventry. I started as a Lecturer in Aeronautics in 1990 at the University of Salford.


  • Aircraft design
  • aeroelasticity
  • flight mechanics 
  • aircraft systems

Research Interests

  • Air accident investigation
  • uninhabited air vehicles
  • flight safety

Qualifications and Memberships


  • BSc (Hons)   PhD   AMIMechE

  • Council Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society
  • Chairman of the Association of Aerospace Universities
  • Secretary of the International Society of Multiphysics