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Dr Edmondo Minisci

Lecturer

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Personal statement

I'm the director of the Intelligent Computational Engineering Laboratory (ICE-Lab) and I have 15+ years of experience in the field of model based analysis and design optimisation of complex mechanical systems/devices.

I'm also founder member and former general manager of OPTIMAD Engineering S.r.l. – Italian SME, Spin-off of the Politecnico di Torino, active in the field of aerodynamic analysis, design, and optimization.

Expertise

Has expertise in:

    • Multi-Objective Optimisation
    • Nature Inspired Optimisation Algorithms
    • Uncertainty treatment
    • Design Under Uncertainties
    • Multidisciplinary Design Optimisation
    • Uncertainty based Multidisciplinary Design Optimisation
    • Design Optimisation of Aerospace Transportation Systems
    • Design Optimisation of Wind turbines
    • Trajectory Optimisation
    • Shape Optimisation
    • (Re-)Entry of Space Objects
    • Meta-modelling Techniques
    • Surrogate based Optimisation and Uncertainty Treatment
    • Multi-Fidelity Optimisation Approaches

Publications

Aerodynamic design optimization of wind turbine airfoils under aleatory and epistemic uncertainty
Caboni M., Minisci E., Riccardi A.
The Science of Making Torque from Wind 2018, (2018)
Low-fidelity modelling for aerodynamic characteristics of re-entry objects
Benedetti Gianluca, Viola Nicole, Minisci Edmondo, Falchi Alessandro, Vasile Massimiliano
Stardust Final ConferenceAstrophysics and Space Science Proceedings Vol 52, (2018)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69956-1_15
HDMR-based sensitivity analysis and uncertainty quantification of GOCE aerodynamics using DSMC
Falchi Alessandro, Minisci Edmondo, Kubicek Martin, Vasile Massimiliano, Lemmens Stijn
Stardust Final ConferenceAstrophysics and Space Science Proceedings Vol 52, (2018)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69956-1_18
GTOC9 : Methods and results from University of Strathclyde (team Strath++)
Ortega Absil Carlos, Ricciardi Lorenzo A., Di Carlo Marilena, Greco Cristian, Serra Romain, Polnik Mateusz, Vroom Aram, Riccardi Annalisa, Minisci Edmondo, Vasile Massimiliano
Acta Futura, pp. 57-70, (2018)
http://dx.doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1139246
GTOC 9 : Results from University of Strathclyde (team Strath++)
Ortega Absil Carlos, Ricciardi Lorenzo A., Di Carlo Marilena, Greco Cristian, Serra Romain, Polnik Mateusz, Vroom Aram, Riccardi Annalisa, Minisci Edmondo, Vasile Massimiliano
Acta Futura Vol 11, pp. 57-70, (2018)
http://dx.doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1139246
Uncertainty treatment in the GOCE re-entry
Minisci Edmondo, Serra Romain, Vasile Massimiliano, Riccardi Annalisa, Grey Stuart, Lemmens Stijn
1st IAA Conference on Space Situational Awareness (ICSSA), (2017)

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Teaching

Current

"Engineering Analysis" Teaching Subject Group Coordinator

 

Current

"Introduction to Engineering Optimisation" (UG/PG Level)

"Mathematical Modelling And Analysis – Part2 (Engineering Analysis)" (UG Level)

 

Past

"System Engineering, Mechanical systems part" (UG Level)

“Engineering Analysis 3 – Part2 (Introduction to CFD)” (UG Level)

“Flight mechanics 3” (UG Level)

"Helicopter Flight Mechanics", tutorials (UG/PG Level)

Research interests

I'm currently involved in projects regarding:

  • global optimisation of trans-atmospheric and interplanetary trajectories;
  • multi-disciplinary robust design of space transportation systems and wind turbines; and
  • (re-)entry modelling and simulation of space objects (debris and asteroids) and design for demise.

Professional activities

EUROGEN 2017
Participant
4/2016
University of Sassari
Visiting researcher
15/10/2015
Stardust Final Conference on Asteroids and Space Debris
Participant
10/2015
EUROGEN 2015
Chair
14/9/2015
Universty of Cagliari
Visiting researcher
5/5/2015
EUROGEN 2013 - Evolutionary and deterministic methods for design, optimization and Control with applications to Industrial and Societal Problems
Participant
4/2012

more professional activities

Projects

Optimising Industrial Service Workforces using Mobile App Data
Roper, Richard (Principal Investigator) Minisci, Edmondo (Co-investigator) Riccardi, Annalisa (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Mar-2018 - 01-Sep-2018
Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP - University of Strathclyde) | Lyden, Andrew Francis
Tuohy, Paul Gerard (Principal Investigator) Minisci, Edmondo (Co-investigator) Lyden, Andrew Francis (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2015 - 01-Apr-2019
Doctoral Training Partnership (DTA - University of Strathclyde) | Pepper, Russell Stuart
Tuohy, Paul Gerard (Principal Investigator) Minisci, Edmondo (Co-investigator) Pepper, Russell Stuart (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2015 - 01-Apr-2019
NSTP Small Satellite Launcher (FSPL-UK)
Maddock, Christie (Principal Investigator) Minisci, Edmondo (Co-investigator)
Period 26-Apr-2016 - 29-Nov-2016
Uncertainty based Multidisciplinary Design Optimisation of Space Transportation systems
Minisci, Edmondo (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Mar-2015 - 28-Feb-2018
Uncertainty Treatment and OPtimisation in Aerospace Engineering (UTOPIAE) (H2020 MCSA ETN)
Vasile, Massimiliano (Principal Investigator) Akartunali, Kerem (Co-investigator) Maddock, Christie (Co-investigator) Minisci, Edmondo (Co-investigator) Revie, Matthew (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Jan-2017 - 31-Dec-2020

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Address

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
James Weir Building

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