Engineering team of AeroMobil grows stronger with Mark Leaity
AeroMobil welcomes Dr. Mark Leaity – Chief Engineer of Structures to the team as one of the growing number of seasoned mechanical engineers to join the roster.
Friday, September 2, 2016 — Mark’s background is in structural engineering, specializing in composite materials in a range of sectors including aerospace, marine and automotive, he will be influential in continuing to refine AeroMobil’s design and aviation capabilities. Having had 25 years of structural engineering in his portfolio, Mark’s impact will provide extensive understanding in an array of management settings involving conceptual design, metallic and polymer composite structures and stress analysis.
With noteworthy technical achievements across multiple aerospace manufacturers, including BAE Military Aircraft, Airbus, Bombardier Aerospace and Rolls-Royce Aero Engines, and a wider spread of blue-chip clients such as Network Rail, Aircraft Carrier Alliance, Lockheed-Martin and QinetiQ, Mark will share the responsibility of ensuring structural integrity for the AeroMobil design. His contribution will be heavily focused on regulating that the vehicle is fully air and road worthy, a first in aerospace and automotive history.
Mark’s career began in the early 90’s after obtaining his Ph.D. in Mechanical Properties of Polymer Composites. His first placement was with Airbus where he went straight into a management role overseeing A300 wing worthiness and repair. Over his career, Mark often lead teams managing projects concerning the conceptual design, advanced composite material, and quality assurance. He comes most recently from being the owner of his consultancy firm MarkAero Limited and in addition to his aerospace experience, has engineered structures as diverse as a solar racing car, a polymer composite footbridge, a tidal turbine through to the BAR Americas Cup Yacht.