Thomas Lambert

Thomas Lambert

PhD Student in Aerospace Engineering

University of Liège


I am currently pursuing a PhD in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Liège. My thesis focuses on the analysis of tandem wing systems undergoing flapping motion. The results of this work will help to better understand the physics underlying these complex systems. In turn, this is going to facilitate the development of bio-inspired UAVs of medium size. In addition, tandem wing configurations are also considered to be the first evolutionary step for avian flight. The researches conducted during my thesis may therefore help biologists to better understand the capabilities of some early flying species.

In addition to my research work, a small part of my time at the University is devoted to teaching Aerospace Design and Aerospace Propulsion to Master students.

On a broader scale, I am also deeply interested in various fields of computer sciences such as data management, the internet of things, distributed ledger technologies and contributing to open source projects.

Download my resumé.

  • Unmanned Aerial Systems
  • Rotorcraft
  • Bio-inspired flyers
  • Experimental Aerodynamics
  • PhD in Aerospace Engineering, Ongoing

    University of Liège

  • Master in General Management, 2019

    University of Liège

  • Master in Aerospace Engineering, 2015

    University of Liège


University of Liège
Teaching Assistant
Jan 2017 – Present Liège, Belgium

Teaching and supervision of Master students practical sessions and projects, mostly for:

  • Aerospace Design;
  • Aerospace Propulsion;
  • Flight Mechanics.

Supervision of students Master theses (rotocraft, panel methods).

University of Liège
Research Engineer
Oct 2015 – Dec 2016 Liège, Belgium

Research work on two projects involving multiple industrial partners

  • Modeling of the aerodynamic forces on a counter-rotoating rotor (TDR patented technology) for a Macro-UAV.
  • Development of a test bench for the propulsion system of a next generation helicopter drone. Test campaign and characterization of the engine assembly.


Active projects



An UVLM code for multi-wings flapping, pitching and plunging systems.



Experimental setup for a medium-size tandem flapping wings system.



A feature-rich and open-source implementation of the BEMT in Matlab.


  • (+32) 04 366 92 41
  • Allée de la Découverte, 9
    4000 Liège
  • Office +2/524