Dr. Iraj Mantegh is a Sr. Research Officer and Technology Lead at the National Research Council Canada’s Aerospace Research Centre. His research areas include intelligent robotics, automated manufacturing, and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and has published over 80 peer-reviewed research articles and patents. He has led NRC’s Civil UAS research program from 2013 to its successful completion in 2019 and scientifically or technically contributed to the development of new technologies in various areas such as aerial robotics and drone detection. He is currently supporting and leading developments related to airspace integration and drone detection for BVLOS and multi-vehicle operations. He holds a Ph.D in robotics and mechatronics and MBA in General management.