Areas of expertise

  • Systems Engineering
  • Throughlife Engineering Services
  • Vehicle Health Management


Shafayat Hasan Chowdhury is currently researching on IVHM technologies and tools at the Integrated Vehicle Health Management Centre (IVHM) since 2017 as a PhD research student. He also works as the student representative at the RAeS Cranfield Branch. 

Before joining Cranfield, he has obtained his Bachelor of Engineering degree in Aerospace Systems Engineering from Coventry University in July 2016. During his Bachelor studies, he has also completed his placement year at GE Aviation Wales as Operations Intern in July 2015, taking responsibility of GE90 Gate 1 Bulk and Detail Strip. He has designed and introduced the Visual Management System to enable Lean Manufacturing at General Electric. Following the placement year, he has also attended Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt short course at Oxford University by obtaining the Chancellors Award from Coventry University.

Current activities

The IVHM technologies require exhaustive experimentation to verify and validate its capabilities. With Boeing, we are currently conducting a comprehensive experimental investigation on a Boeing 737-400 Environmental Control System (ECS).

The ECS of an aircraft regulates the temperature, pressure, humidity and mass flow of air into the cabin, cockpit and avionics bay. This research work includes the conversion of the Cranfield University's Boeing 737-400 aircraft into a Ground Test Facility (GTF) by instrumenting the ECS Passenger Air Conditioner (PACK) with various sensors. The data collected will enable a clear understanding of the system performance characteristics and be used for verification of the Digital Twin (DT) of the ECS (developed at IVHM Centre) and investigate diagnostic algorithm for Fault Detection and Isolation (FDI).


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