Dr Robert Camilleri

Dr Robert Camilleri

Dr Robert Camilleri

  B.Eng.(Hons)(Melit.),M.Sc.(Cran.),D.Phil.(Oxon.)

Senior Lecturer

Room 330
Faculty of Engineering
Msida
  +356 2340 3140
Dr Robert Camilleri is an academic within the Institute of Aerospace Technologies at the University of Malta.

Robert graduated with a DPhil in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford. His DPhil thesis focuses on thermal management of high current density electrical machines. He holds a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Malta and a Master’s degree in Thermal Power (Gas Turbine Technology) from Cranfield University.

Robert is involved both in teaching and research. In teaching, he delivers study units on aircraft performance, aircraft design and aircraft powerplants. In research, he has attracted over Euro 1.2M in research funding on topics of flight data analysis, electrical machine design, and energy recovery and storage solutions, for which he acts as Principal Investigator. His interests include aircraft performance, aircraft propulsion, more electric aircraft and thermal management of electrical machines, electronics and battery technology.

Robert has over ten years experience working within an R&D environment in industry and academia. His research output includes over 20 publications in journals and peer reviewed conferences, technical and industrial documents and patent applications.
  • Aircraft performance
  • Gas turbine technology
  • More electric aircraft
  • Heat Exchanger Technology
  • Electrical machine design
  • Thermal management of electrical machines, electronics and battery technology
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Robert has successfully attracted the following funded research projects, which he currently leads:

• Investigating hybrid Turbo-ElectRic AicrafT Engines (ITERATE)
Project duration: 2021-2023
Funding Body: UM TRAKE fund
Project budget: ca. Euro s00k

• REducing AirCraft Taxiing emissIons through energy recoVery and storagE (REACTIVE)
Project duration: 2021-2023
Funding Body: SINO-MALTA Fund
Project budget: ca. Euro 400k; UM share ca. Euro 200k.
In collaboration with University of Nottingham Ningbo China and Shandong University, China

• Analysis of flight data anomalies within a Weather, Geographical and Engineering context (WAGE)
Project duration: 2021-2024
Funding Body: Technology Development Programme - MCST National R&I funds.
Project budget: ca. Euro 200k; UM share ca. Euro 150k.
In collaboration with industrial partner QuAero

• Buoy Eau Air - Multiple drone systems (BEA)
Project duration: 2020-2022
Funding Body: Technology Development Programme - MCST National R&I funds.
Project budget: ca. Euro 200k; UM share ca. Euro 150k.
In collaboration with industrial partner DiversCode

• Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERSair) for a landing Aircraft
Project duration: 2019 - 2021
Funding Body: Technology Development Programme - MCST National R&I funds.
Project budget: ca. Euro 200k; UM share ca. Euro 150k.
In collaboration with industrial partner MEDAVIA Ltd.

Past projects that have been successfully completed include:

• A Calorimetric detection System for Hypervelocity Impacts (CaDetS)
Project duration: 2018
Funding Body: International Partnership Award Scheme (IPAS2018) - MCST National R&I funds.
Project budget: ca. Euro 5k.
In collaboration with University of Oxford and University of Padova.

• Novel Evaporative Cooled (NEVAC) Battery Technology
Project duration: 2017 - 2020
Funding Body: Technology Development Programme – MCST National R&I funds.
Project budget: ca. Euro 200k; UM share ca. Euro 150k.
In collaboration with industrial partner ABERTAX KEMTRONICS LTD.

• SMART Flight Data Monitoring (SMARTFDM)
Project Duration: 2017 - 2020
Funding body: Technology Development Programme - MCST National R&I funds.
Project budget: ca. Euro 200k; UM share ca. Euro 150k.
In collaboration with industrial partner QuAero LTD.

• SMARTCOPTER
project ended 2018
Funding body: Technology Development Programme - MCST National R&I funds.
Project budget: ca. Euro 200k; UM share ca. Euro 75k.
In collaboration with industrial partner Celier Aviation Malta.

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