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The School of Aviation at UNSW is both a place of learning and one of active research. At any one time there are a range of research projects being undertaken at all levels from undergraduate to postdoctoral. In keeping with UNSW's status as one of the leading research institutions, the School of Aviation is building an impressive reputation in industry-oriented research.

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PhD RESEARCH PROJECTS

How do Drivers Avoid Crashes and Novices Develop Key Skills?
Raaj Biswas
Supervisor: A/Prof Teresa Senserrick

Remotely Piloted Aircraft: A Human Factors Investigation into Human Performance Limitations
Matthew Dunn
Supervisor: Dr Brett Molesworth

The impact of passenger shopping behaviour and airport terminal layout and the commercial revenues of an airport
Yimeng Chen
Supervisor: A/Prof Cheng-Lung (Richard) Wu

Road safety
Gray Knight
Supervisor: A/Prof Teresa Senserrick

Developing a behavioural basis for the Power law, and implications for forecasting methodologies for predictive analytics in travel and mobility
Pong Lung (Dragon) Lau
Supervisor: Dr Tay Koo

The relative contributions of endogenous and exogenous factors on operator fatigue
Rainer Zeller
Supervisor: Dr Rena Friswell

Airline fuel policy modelling and optimisation
Agnes Tang
Supervisor: A/Prof Cheng-Lung (Richard) Wu

The safety impact of noncompliance to SOPs on Indonesian aviation safety
Agus Pramono
Supervisor: Prof. Jason Middleton

Airline strategy and climate change: A study of organisational response to climate change issues.
Roger Millar
Supervisor: Dr Ian Douglas

Assessing the suitability of quad bikes for the farming environment.
David Hicks
Supervisor: Prof. Raphael Grzebieta

Safety impact of speed-based interface on driving
Nurul Ibrahim
Supervisor: Dr Carlo Caponecchia

Demand analysis and forecasting for air transport sector based on airport network model
Pedram Keshavarzian
Supervisor: A/Prof Cheng-Lung (Richard) Wu

Influence of culture on pilot training
Mat Petrenko
Supervisor: Prof. Ann Williamson

MASTERS RESEARCH PROJECTS

Integration of airline pricing and inventory control function: optimal pricing structures by fare class realignment
Suranga Perera
Supervisor: Dr David Tan

Writng better task cards to improve safety in commercial aviation maintenance
Indunil Weerasinghe
Supervisor: Dr Brett Molesworth

The feasibility of lighter than air airships (LTAA) for freight operations within Australia.
Craig Neal
Supervisor: Dr Tay Koo

Occupant protection in rollover crashes.
Jeffrey Simmons
Supervisor: Prof. Raphael Grzebieta

Using flight data monitoring in the development of performance metrics to enhance pilot training
Murray Terwey
Supervisor: Dr Carlo Caponecchia

Trust, no blame system and self disclosure
Kevin McMurtrie
Supervisor: Dr Brett Molesworth

Loss of aircraft control and aircraft handling
David Wilson
Supervisor: Dr Brett Molesworth

HONOURS RESEARCH PROJECTS

Anticipating consumer needs based on an analysis of their clickstream data and frequent flyer data
Jacob Wong
Supervisor: A/Prof Cheng-Lung (Richard) Wu

Rethinking risk and productivity in the tourism industry
Khairil Johar
Supervisor: Dr David Tan

Developing an Airport Dependency Index for Asia-Pacific Airports
Boee Yip
Supervisor: Dr Tay Koo

HIGHER RESEARCH DEGREES IN AVIATION

The School of Aviation is proud to offer a number of research degrees:
- The Master of Philosophy
- The Master of Science by Research
- The Doctor of Philosophy

For more information about the research programs at UNSW Aviation, please click here.