Dr. Patricia Parlevliet, Senior Research Project Leader at Airbus Blue Sky, a small but effective Airbus research group with the aim to shape the future of aerospace. This is achieved through collaborative research activities with renowned scientists around the world.

She has more than 10 years’ experience in R&D projects on aerospace polymer composites at Airbus Helicopters and Airbus Central R&T, and since 2018, Patricia has been one of the ambassadors for Airbus Blue Sky. Current projects deal with topics ranging from computational neuroscience to synthetic biology.

Patricia is author or co-author of more than 50 scientific publications and inventor or co-inventor of over 10 patents. She has an MSc in Materials Science and Engineering – TU Delft (NL), with a specialisation in fibre reinforced polymer composites, and PhD at Aerospace Engineering – TU Delft. Patricia is also a mentor for female colleagues, engineering students and PhDs.