CIADI has further enlarged its scope to encompass research in aerospace. As such, it has developed a mandate to enrich the learning experience of highly qualified personnel through innovative research and to assist industry in implementing research results and innovations. CIADI has assembled a critical mass of aeronautics and space researchers into a center of excellence for aerospace related research. It facilitates both research and curriculum development, through the insertion of Industrial Research Chairs and Chairs in Design Engineering and coordinates aerospace collaborative research through CRIAQ, CRIAQ International and NSERC CRD programs. CIADI currently has over 23 members comprised of professors from the Departments of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering.