Research Priorities: Aerospace; Robotics, AI and Data Science; Advanced Materials and Manufacturing

The Aerospace Research and Innovation Center (ARIC) was established to undertake cutting-edge research in aerospace engineering.

The center aligns itself with the strategic plan of Strata, a local composite aero-structures manufacturing operation. Its initial focus is on manufacturing and characterizing the properties of new and novel lightweight materials and structures for use in advanced aerospace applications. ARIC helps Strata to design and manufacture the next generation of high-performance aerospace structures.

The center also acts as a global research hub – collaborating with leading universities across the world, developing research opportunities over a broad spectrum of areas, and assisting technology transfer and innovation possibilities across the aerospace sector.

The center was founded in 2012 through a joint effort between by the Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research (KUSTAR), and Mubadala Aerospace, in partnership with Strata.