Susan Liscouët-Hanke

Associate Professor

Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering

Concordia University


1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. West, EV12.183
Montreal, Quebec
Canada H3G 1M8


Research topics:



Open Positions

Funded position for MASc and PhD applicants are available starting in Sep 2020 or Jan 2021, in the following areas:

§  MASc 1: Model-based safety assessment for aircraft system architectures in hybrid-electric and distributed electric aircraft (in collaboration with Bombardier / AGILE4.0 partners)

§  MASc 2: Development of a concept for maintainability criteria integration in conceptual design (in collaboration with Bombardier/ AGILE4.0 partners)

§  MASc or PhD 3: Development of estimation methods for the conceptual design of air systems (ECS, pneumatic power system, ice protection etc.) for unconventional aircraft

§  Three position are available in the area of virtual design and testing of advanced flight control systems (in collaboration with Bombardier)

o   PhD or MASc 4: Focus on Model-based Systems Engineering

o   PhD or MASc 5: Model-based Safety Assessment

o   PhD or MASc 6: Model-Based Design including aspect of control of in flight control system testing

Excellent candidates with background and interest in aircraft systems design can submit their application to, with the reference to the position. Suitable candidates must be committed to high-quality research, willing to develop excellent communication skills and comfortable working in a research lab requiring teamwork and interactions with international partners. Please check Concordia’s admission requirements before submitting your application.


Current research projects:

§  AGILE4.0Towards cyber-physical collaborative aircraft development

§  MDAO-Next-Gen - Developing next generation multi-disciplinary design, analysis and optimization capabilities for next generation aircraft (funded by NSERC, CRIAQ and Bombardier)

§  Aircraft systems architecting methodologies for more electric, hybrid and unconventional vehicles (NSERC - Discovery Grant)

§  Investigation of the feasibility of an auxiliary photovoltaic system for aircraft

§  Model-based methodologies for the conceptual design of aircraft systems architectures

o   Investigating MBSE frameworks for large design space exploration

o   Prototype Tool for Aircraft System Architecture Design Space Exploration

Completed projects:

§  2017-2019: Multi-level modeling methodologies for aircraft thermal architecture optimization (Project with Bombardier Inc., funded through MITCAS Elevate)

§  Winning team of the AGILE Academy Challenge – (Aircraft 3rd generation MDO for innovative collaboration of heterogeneous teams of experts)

§  Generic model-based development of test means for flight control systems using variability (Project with Thales Canada Inc., funded by MITACS)

§  MBSE Methodology for Implementation of Networked Aircraft Control Systems on Distributed Integrated Modular Architecture (XDIMA) – Environmental Control System (Project with Bombardier Inc., funded by MITCAS)

§  Investigation of value of Model-Based Systems Engineering approach for the conceptual design of advanced aircraft high-lift system architectures (Project with Bombardier Aerospace, funded by MITACS)


Research Team Members:


§  Dr. Florian Sanchez (Post-Doctoral Fellow)

§  Andrew Jeyaraj (PhD in progress)

§  Vijesh Mohan (PhD in progress)

§  Andrea Cartile (PhD in progress) – co-supervision with Dr. Catharine Marsden (NCADE)

§  Abdul Malik Huzaifa (MASc in progress)

§  Carlos Rodriguez (MASc in progress)

§  Mohammadreza Sadri (MASc in progress) – co-supervision with Dr. Catharine Marsden (NCADE)

§  Noah Sadaka (Research Assistant)

§  Alec Thaemlitz (UGrad – summer internship – NSERC USRA)

§  Richard El Chaar (UGrad – summer internship - CUSRA)



§  Nikta Tabesh (MEng project)

§  Andrew Jeyaraj (MASc)

§  Noah Sadaka (B Eng - CUSRA)

§  Hasti Jahanara (MASc)

§  Prince George Mathew (MASc)

§  Ezhil Shakti Murugesan (MASc)

§  Olivier Bigo (M Eng) – summer research project

§  Saroj Kumar Nahak (undergrad summer research project – Mitacs Globalink)

§  Pierre-Marie Gaudry (visiting student, INSA Toulouse, France)

§  Alan Padilla Martinez (Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering - CUSRA)

§  Bharani Raj Mohan (MEng Aerospace)

§  Prince Nelson (MEng Aerospace)

§  Vikram Shanmugiah Mathisa (MEng Mechanical Engineering)

§  Priya Dharshini Muthu (MEng Aerospace)


Last update: June 10, 2020