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Leifur Leifsson

Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
School of Science and Engineering
Reykjavik University
Menntavegur  1, 101 Reykjavik
Tel. +354 5996379; Fax. +354 5996201
E-mail: leifurth@ru.is

RU webpage: http://www.ru.is/haskolinn/starfsfolk/leifurth


  • Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2006
  • M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, University of Iceland, 2000
  • C.Sc. Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Iceland, 1999
  • 2013-present: Associate Professor, School of Science and Engineering, Reykjavik University
  • 2008-2013: Assistant Professor, School of Science and Engineering, Reykjavik University
  • 2007-2008: Adjunct, School of Science and Engineering, Reykjavik University
  • 2006-2007: R&D Engineer, Marorka Ltd.
  • 2005-2006: Wing Integration Engineer, Airbus UK Ltd.
  • 2002-2005: Graduate Assistant, Virginia Tech
  • 2000-2002: Design Engineer, Hafmynd Ltd. 
  • 1998-1999: Teaching Assistant, University of Iceland
Research Outline

Leifur's research interests are in the fields of aerodynamics, computational fluid dynamics, multidisciplinary design optimization, surrogate-based optimization, and engineering design of unmanned vehicles. Current research projects include aero/hydrodynamic optimization of streamlined surfaces, such as airfoils, wings, turbine blades, and underwater vehicles, as well as the development of unmanned vehicle systems, such as flapping-wing micro air vehicles, small unmanned meteorological observer (SUMO) aircraft, and autonomous unmanned underwater vehicles (see http://luv.ru.is/).

Full CV can be found here: http://www.ru.is/kennarar/leifurth/cv-LeifurLeifsson.pdf

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