University of Stuttgart

Lecturer at the Institute of Flight Mechanics and Control

Since March 2021

University of Michigan

Adjunct Assistant Research Scientist at the Department of Aerospace Engineering

Since October 2021

Research Fellow with the Department of Aerospace Engineering.

2019 to 2021

ONERA — The French Aerospace Lab

For the duration of my PhD studies, I was employed by the ONERA Centre Midi-Pyrénées and part of the Identification and Control group. ONERA fully founded my research on upset recovery and covered also conference stays. My main advisor had been part of the same group until December 2018.

While ONERA employs many collaborations with companies such as Airbus as well as the French Ministery of Defense and the French Army, my work was independent and mostly free from further constraints.

2016 to 2019

French Civil Aviation School (ENAC)

I was further associated to the French Civil Aviation School as doctoral researcher, working with the drones research group, of which my co-advisor is part of. The ENAC drones group works on design, control, and operation of (mainly fixed-wing) unmanned aircraft for years and since 2018, they have also access to ENAC's Volière, the hitherto largest indoors flight arena of Europe.

Besides my PhD studies, I worked on the concept, implementation, and identification for a small-scale demonstrator for upset recovery approaches.

2016 to 2019

University of Michigan

November/December 2018

In the final year of my PhD, I visited the Vehicle Optimization, Dynamics, Control, and Autonomy Lab in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in order to investigate the application of model-predictive control for upset recovery. This research led to a reformulation of the altitude-minimal recovery problem, which provided an extensive theoretical framework for rigorous stability proofs.

Aalborg University

January & March 2018

In the begin of 2018, I stayed in Aalborg twice, invited by the Automation & Control group to collaborate on identification and analysis of the commercial drone Cumulus. This drone has been particularly designed for stable flight in deep-stall trim conditions, providing me with further insight into post-stall dynamics as well as with a very useful case study for further research.

Delft University of Technology

September 2015 to May 2016

The fall term of 2015/16, the last term of my Master's, I spent as guest with the Micro Air Vehicle Laboratory in Delft. Together with researchers on flapping-wing flight dynamics, I developed a controller for precise position flight of the DelFly II in a wind-tunnel. This control approach later enabled measurements of the wings' wake using Particle image velocimetry in free flight.