Craig Johansen


Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

SSE Research Chair

in Aerospace Engineering

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Dr. Craig Johansen is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, and he is the Schulich School of Engineering Research Chair in Aerospace Engineering. He completed his PhD at Queen's University in 2009 on the study of explosions and pulse detonation engine technology. He later worked at the NASA Langley Research Center on high-speed aerodynamics and propulsion using laser diagnostics. In 2011, he joined the University of Calgary to create the AERO-CORE Group, which includes three laboratories on CFD, non-intrusive diagnostics and propulsion. Aerospace vehicle development and flight testing are a major focus of the group, taking theory developed in the lab to demonstrate in the air. Various in-house rocket and unmanned aircraft vehicles have been flight tested. Dr. Johansen enjoys undertaking challenging aerospace projects that inspire young engineers.


Aerodynamics & Propulsion

Robotics & UAV

Flight Research Experiments

Image Processing & Visualization

Numerical Methods & Computing