Trent Lukaczyk

UAV Pilot​ and Designer
Short Bio

Trent Lukaczyk received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in June 2015. As part of the Aerospace Design Lab he contributed to several projects, including the design of NASA’s next-generation supersonic passenger jet, the development of an open-source aerodynamics simulation code called SU2, and the development of an open-source aircraft design code called SUAVE. In parallel he was a founding member of the Stanford UAV club, a student-organized group for collaboration and discussion among the Silicon Valley drone community.

Today he is actively developing long-endurance UAVs for maritime domain awareness as a founder of FlightWave Aerospace Systems, and as a post-doctoral fellow of the University of Porto Underwater Systems and Technology Laboratory.



Paulo Dias, Maria Costa, José Pinto, Keila Lima, Luís Venâncio, Miguel Aguiar, João Borges de Sousa. 2020 , "Large Scale Unmanned Vehicles Oceanic Exercise REP(MUS)19 Field Report", IEEE/OES Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Symposium (AUV), St Johns, NL, Canada, 2020, pp. 1-2, doi: 10.1109/AUV50043.2020.9267898.