CIRFA-associated PhD candidate Richard Hann has submitted his thesis entitled Atmospheric Ice Accretions, Aerodynamic Icing Penalties, and Ice Protection Systems on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles” at the Department of Engineering Cybernetics of NTNU in Trondheim, Norway. The thesis defense took place on 1 July 2020, kl. 15:00-22:00 in Teams.

The trial lecture focused on the topic: “Icing Impact on Next Generation Advanced Air Mobility UAVs: Needs, Challenges, and Solutions to measuring and modeling critical atmospheric parameters”.

The following committee has been appointed to evaluate the thesis, trial lectures and defence:

  • Andy Broeren, NASA Glenn Reserch Center, Cleveland
  • Professor Peter Webley, University of Alaksa
  • Professor Mary Ann Lundteigen, Department of Engineering Cybernetics, NTNU

Professor Mary Ann Lundteigen, Department of Engineering Cybernetics (NTNU) is appointed as the administrator for the assessment commitee. Richard`s main supervisor has been Professor Tor Arne Johansen (NTNU).

Richard Hann during fieldwork in Longyearbyen, Svalbard. Photo: Richard Hann.