Contact Dr Mushfiqul Alam

Areas of expertise

  • Aeronautical Systems
  • Aerospace Structures
  • Flight Physics
  • Human Factors


Dr. Alam is a lecturer in Flight Dynamics. His research area focuses on control of flexible aircraft, aeroelasticity, flight dynamics of fixed and rotary wing aircraft, and inertial sensor’s data fusion.

From 2018 to July 2021, Dr. Alam worked as a postdoctoral research associate at University of Liverpool where he designed some of the novel technologies to aid the helicopter pilots make an autorotation manoeuvre during an emergency like engine failure. The research was done in collaboration with Georgia Institute of Technology, USA funded by The US Army.

Dr. Alam was the winner of the 2020 Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) Herbert Le Sueur Award in recognition of his research into increase flight safety.

Dr. Alam was awarded the degree of PhD in 2018 from Czech Technical University in Czech Republic. In 2013, Dr. Alam completed prestigious Erasmus Mundus double master’s degree in “Joint European Master in Space Science and Technology” known as SpaceMaster with a specialization in Systems and Controls at the Lulea University of Technology, Sweden and Czech Technical University, Czech Republic. In 2011, Dr. Alam graduated with a BEng in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Liverpool with a 1st class honours degree.

Dr. Alam received several prizes and fellowships throughout his studies and work including Erasmus Mundus Fellowship, CTU Doctoral Fellowship and Sir Mason Bibby Award among many others.

Dr. Alam is an Associate Editor and reviewer of several journals in the fields of Aerospace Engineering and Control Theory. 

Research opportunities

Dr. Alam welcomes enquiries regarding research collaborations as well as PhD and postdoctoral research positions.

Current activities

Within the Dynamics Simulation and Control Group at Centre for Aeronautics at Cranfield University, Dr. Alam is leading the research into control of flexible aircraft.


National Grid Electricity Transmission (National Grid)



Articles In Journals

Conference Papers