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Javid Bayandor

Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

Mid-air collisions; crashes involving drones (unmanned aircraft systems); space exploration and missions; crashworthiness; ballistics; advanced aerospace design

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Javid Bayandor is an expert on kinetics and collisions involving unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also known as drones.

He can speak to members of the news media about what happens when these systems, as well as birds, hail and other objects, collide with piloted aircraft.

He is the founder and director of the CRashworthiness for Aerospace Structures and Hybrids (CRASH) Lab at UB, which uses sophisticated computer simulations to model these complex real-world events. The lab has built a database of more than 150 UAS models and investigated the potential damage they can cause to a wide range of air vehicles during impact. Bayandor is also studying how to mitigate collisions and how to limit the subsequent damage.

Examples of his space research include solar system exploration missions, sample return, re-entry and landing, and human missions.

CONTACT:

Javid Bayandor, PhD
Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

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