Academic Staff

Assoc. professor 

Dr. sc. ing.
Iyad Alomar
Engineering Faculty
Iyad Alomar

Current position:  Assistant professor, Engineering Faculty


  • More than 8 years of academic expereince
  • More than 17 years experince in aviation maintenace
  • More than 2 years and still ongoing experince at top managment position in aviation business (Airline General Director Technical Maintenance Chief Advisor)

Teaching activity

Master level (Aviation Managment Program): Managmet of Aviation Maintenace

Bachelor level (Aviation engineering Program): Aircraft Maintenace Planning, Aerodynamic & Flight Dynamic; Maintenace of Aircraft; Probeller and its control systems; Human Facotors; Introduction to spiciality

Publication activity: Author\Co-author of 10 research publications in journals and conference proceedings (incl. SCOPUS&WoS)

Projects: Horizon 2020 “ Enhancing excellence and innovation capacity in sustainable transport interchange – ALLIANCE”

Supervised theses: 1 Master student, 3 Bachelor students


Motto: Quality is not an act, it’s a habit

Hobby: Mushroom picking


Mg. sc. ing., Mg. oec.
Jelena Baranova
Engineering Faculty
Jelena Baranova
Assoc. professor 

Dr. sc. ing.
Evelina Budilovica
Head of Research Administration Department
Transport and Management Faculty

Current position – Assistant professor

Experience – more than 15 years of experience in transport planning and simulation in the Riga municipality, more than 1 year in academic and research as assistant of professor and lecture in TSI Certified specialist in using EMME software (traffic flow simulation.

Membership Member of the Latvian Simulation and Modelling Society, Association “WOMEN IN TRANSPORT”

Teaching activity – Geography of Transport Systems (4ECTS, master level), Decision Making Methodologies (2ECTS, master level), Sustainable Transport Interchanges (6ECTS, master level)

Publication activity – Author/co-author of 11 research publications in journals and conference proceedings (indexed in SCOPUS/WoS).

Projects – for the last years participated in more than 2 international projects (Horizon2020, INTERREG): ALLIANCE project ( – participant, SUMBA ( – project coordinator

Supervised theses – 2 master level thesis supervision with successful defence

Research fields/domains – simulation modelling, sustainable transportation, mobility

Awards – ALLIANCE PROJECT. Scientific Excellence Award 2018

Motto – Don’t give up

Assistant professor 

Dr. sc. ing.
Aleksandr Bulekov
Engineering Faculty

Current position – docent,, TSI/APAC Part-147 quality manager.

Experience  – Associate Professor at RKIIGA (1987-1992), Quality Manager for the  Wings 4 Sky Group Maintenance Organisation (1995- present), Head of the Wings 4 Sky Group Maintenance Organisation (2013-present)

Teaching activity – Human Factors, Aviation Legislation, Aircraft Avionics Systems, Aircraft Electrical Equipment, Airport Operations Management, Aviation Safety Management System, Maintenance Provision.  All programs are bachelor’s level.

Supervised theses – 13 Bachelos,  

Research fields/domains – aircraft systems diagnostics, development of the quality system elements for an aircraft maintenance organizations, refinement of sports aircrafts design.

Motto – “Before making a decision – think.  It is necessary to make decisions”


Mg. sc. comp.
Olga Dribeneca
Engineering Faculty

Mg. oec., Bc. oec.
Elina Goncarova
Transport and Management Faculty
Elina Goncarova

Academic degree and current position in TSI: Lector of Transport and Management Faculty.

Previous experience: 15 years’ experience in Higher Education at Transport and Telecommunication Institute.

Teaching activity: Microeconomics (6ECTS, bachelor level), Macroeconomics (6ECTS, bachelor level), Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship (6ECTS, bachelor level), Marketing (6ECTS, bachelor level), Management and Organization Theory (3ECTS, bachelor level), Essentials of Business Management (6ECTS, bachelor level), Study Project I (3ECTS, bachelor level).

Supervised theses: Supervision of the Bachelor’s Theses (27 Bachelor of Social Sciences in Management)

Research fields/domains: Strategic Management, Economics.

Motto: “Everything happens for a reason”.

Guest Academic Staff

Guest professor 

Khaled Abbas
Egypt National Institute of Transport (Egypt)
Guest lecturer 

Mg. sc. ing.
Aleksandrs Avdeikins
Aleksandrs Avdeikins photo
Guest professor 

Rathan Babu Athota
Institute of Aeronautical Engineering (India)

Rathan Babu Athota (India) has a master’s degree in technology in Aerospace Engineering from Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology – Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India,  (which is under Department of Space ), and he is pursuing PhD in Aerospace Engineering in Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain). He got academic work experience as an assistant professor in Aeronautical Engineering department in Institute of Aeronautical Engineering (Hyderabad, Telangana India).

He has been actively participating in international scientific projects since 2014. He is specialized in computational fluid dynamics, Aerodynamics, Aircraft propulsion, Aircraft performance and Flight dynamics. Regarding his projects – “Trajectory and Aerodynamics of Spacecraft in Combined Aerocapture and Aerobraking” (2015 –2016) deals with the effect of aerodynamic models on the aerocapture and aerobraking maneuvers for an Earth entry mission. Currently his research work is based on the Investigation of natural energy resources through computational techniques and he is the member of EUROPEAN INSTITUTE OF INNOVATION  AND TECHNOLOGY. He has authored scientific publications in the field of mechanical and aerospace engineering.

Guest lecturer 

Vyacheslav Cheglatonyev
Odesa International Airport Marketing&Commercial Director
Guest lecturer 

Ioseb Gabelaia
Guest lecturer 

Stefan Hermann Kuhn
Monfort University (UK)

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