Evelyn Otero Sola
My research interests lie in the area of sustainable aviation. They are directly aligned with my position as Vice-Director of the Centre for Sustainable Aviation (CSA) at KTH and as a member of the Executive Board of the Environmentally Compatible Air Transport System (ECATS) International Association.
In particular, my research area focuses on the operational measures within air traffic management (ATM), such as analyzing and optimizing aircraft trajectories to minimize gas emissions. I am especially interested in the interdependencies between CO2 and non-CO2 emissions dependent on the atmospheric properties but also considering noise impact (TREVOL project, paper).
My other research work is related to transportation mode comparison with respect to air travel in terms of sustainability from a holistic perspective considering the environmental, economic, and social aspects (paper).
I also plan to consider and integrate futuristic aircraft and sustainable aviation fuels (SAF).
Finally, my research serves as an educational platform through my new master’s level course in Aircraft Performance and Air Traffic Management (SD2830) with a strong focus on sustainability. This new discipline complements the traditional courses in aeronautics.