Skip to main content

Edit your staff profile

Your staff profile is made up of information taken from systems including Pure and Subscribe.  This page explains how to update each section of your profile.

Doctor Andras Sobester

Airbus Professor in Digital Design

Connect with Andras

Email: a.sobester@soton.ac.uk

Address: Boldrewood Campus, Burgess Road, SO16 7QF (View in Google Maps)

How to update your personal details

Profile photo
Upload your profile photo in Subscribe (opens in a new tab). Your profile photo in Pure is not linked to your public staff profile. Choose a clear, recent headshot where you are easily recognisable. Your image should be at least 340 by 395 pixels. 

Name
To change your name or prefix title contact Ask HR (opens in new tab)  If you want to update an academic title you'll need to provide evidence e.g. a PhD certificate. The way your name is displayed is automatic and cannot be changed. You can also update your post-nominal letters in Subscribe (opens in a new tab).

Job title
Raise a request through ServiceNow (opens in a new tab) to change your job title (40 characters maximum) unless you're on the ERE career pathway. If you're on the ERE path you can not change your main job title, but you can request other minor updates through Ask HR (opens in new tab). If you have more than one post only your main job title will display here, but you can add further posts or roles in other sections of your profile.

Research interests (for researchers only)
Add up to 5 research interests. The first 3 will appear in your staff profile next to your name. The full list will appear on your research page. Keep these brief and focus on the keywords people may use when searching for your work. Use a different line for each one.

In Pure (opens in a new tab), select ‘Edit profile’. Under the heading 'Curriculum and research description', select 'Add profile information'. In the dropdown menu, select 'Research interests: use separate lines'.

Contact details
Add or update your email address, telephone number and postal address in Subscribe (opens in a new tab). Use your University email address for your primary email. 

You can link to your Google Scholar, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts through Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’.  In the 'Links' section, use the 'Add link' button. 

ORCID ID
Create or connect your ORCID ID in Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’ and then 'Create or Connect your ORCID ID'.

Accepting PhD applicants (for researchers only)
Choose to show whether you’re currently accepting PhD applicants or not in Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’. In the 'Portal details' section, select 'Yes' or 'No' to indicate your choice. 

About

Dr András Sóbester is a Professor in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, in the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Southampton. 

András’s research focuses on design technology – specifically the tools and techniques that facilitate aerospace design processes. These include parametric geometry modelling, design space search and exploration and the management of design data and rationale. He works closely with the aircraft industry on new ways in which engineers can interact with an emerging, parametric design.

He is also interested in applying these technologies in airframe design, for example towards the development of novel unmanned aircraft systems; he is a co-investigator on the EPSRC programme grant CASCADE, aimed at improving the `real world’ usability of unmanned aircraft.

András leads the development of two large open source projects. The first is ADRpy (Aircraft Design Recipes in Python), a free library of aircraft design and performance analysis tools suitable for rapid sizing calculations. The models implemented in ADRpy are largely analytical, enabling fast explorations of large design spaces (the open source code is hosted on GitHub). The second is AirCONICS (Aircraft CONfiguration through Integrated Cross-disciplinary Scripting), a parametric geometry toolkit for aircraft conceptual design.

In addition to 30+ journal articles, András is the author of a book exploring the scientific and technological limits of flight at high altitudes, as well as co-author of three Wiley texts, one on the statistical modeling for engineering design applications, another on aircraft geometry, and one on fixed wing unmanned aircraft design.

How to update your 'about' section

You can update this in Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’. Under the heading and then ‘Curriculum and research description’, select ‘Add profile information’. In the dropdown menu, select - ‘About’.

Write about yourself in the third person. Aim for 100 to 150 words covering the main points about who you are and what you currently do. Clear, simple language is best. You can include specialist or technical terms.

You’ll be able to add details about your research, publications, career and academic history to other sections of your staff profile.

Back to top