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Dr Benjamin King Sutton Woods

Biography

Dr. Benjamin K.S. Woods earned his PhD in Aerospace Structures from the Alfred Gessow Rotorcraft Center at the University of Maryland in 2012, having earlier received a B.S. with honors (2005) and M.S. (2007) in Aerospace Engineering from Maryland.  His PhD focused on the development of a novel pneumatic actuator solution for active helicopter rotor blades. He was also heavily involved in Maryland’s World Record breaking Human Powered Helicopter project.  He held a post-doctoral research post (Senior Research Officer) at Swansea University from 2012 to 2015, where he developed a number of morphing aircraft concepts.  He started his current post in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Bristol in August of 2015 as a Lecturer in Aerospace Structures. He is currently an EPSRC Early Career Fellow and is leading the Horizon 2020 project SABRE (https://sabreproject.eu/).  He holds 7 US patents, has authored 27 journal publications, two book chapters, and 53 conference papers.