Dr Edmondo Minisci

Senior 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.


Has expertise in:

    • Multi-Objective Optimisation
    • Nature Inspired Optimisation Algorithms
    • Uncertainty Treatment
    • Multidisciplinary Design Optimisation Under Uncertainties
    • MDOuU of Aerospace Transportation Systems and Renewable Energy Systems
    • Trajectory and Shape Optimisation
    • (Re-)Entry of Space Objects
    • Meta-modelling Techniques
    • Computational Intelligence
    • Machine Learning
    • Multi-Fidelity Optimisation Approaches
    • Engineering Design


Improved collaborative optimization in multidisciplinary design optimization problems
Zhang Shuai, Minisci Edmondo, Liu Mingyong, Huang Yunke, Riccardi A
8th International Systems & Concurrent Engineering for Space Applications Conference (2018)
Optimisation based analysis of the effect of particle spatial distribution on the elastic behaviour of PRMMC
Gentile Lorenzo, Giugliano Dario, Cestino Enrico, Frulla Giacomo, Minisci Edmondo
6th European Conference on Computational Mechanics and 7th European Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics 2018 (2018)
Optimal sizing of electric multirotor configurations
Avanzini Giulio, de Angelis Emanuele L, Giulietti Fabrizio, Minisci Edmondo
8th EASN-CEAS International Workshop on Manufacturing for Growth & Innovation (2018)
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 Conference (2018) (2018)
HDMR-based sensitivity analysis and uncertainty quantification of GOCE aerodynamics using DSMC
Falchi Alessandro, Minisci Edmondo, Kubicek Martin, Vasile Massimiliano, Lemmens Stijn
Stardust Final Conference (2018) (2018)

more publications



"Engineering Analysis" Teaching Subject Group Coordinator



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

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



"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

Currently involved in projects regarding:

  • global optimisation of trans-atmospheric and interplanetary trajectories;
  • multidisciplinary design optimisation under uncertainties of space transportation systems and wind turbines;
  • (re-)entry modelling and simulation of space objects (debris and asteroids) and design for demise; and
  • machine learning techniques for data analytics and meta-modelling.

Professional activities

Numerical Computations: Theory and Algorithms (NUMTA2019)
Space Junk: The Odds of Being Hit
4th International Workshop on Space Debris Re-entry
Nonlinear approaches to attitude control using magnetic and mechanical actuation
Mechanical And Aerospace Engineering (Organisational unit)

more professional activities


Stardust-R (Stardust Reloaded) H2020 MCSA ITN 2018
Vasile, Massimiliano (Principal Investigator) Fossati, Marco (Co-investigator) Grey, Stuart (Co-investigator) Minisci, Edmondo (Co-investigator) Riccardi, Annalisa (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2022
Probabilistic Assessment of Destructive Re-entry (PADRE)
Minisci, Edmondo (Principal Investigator) Riccardi, Annalisa (Co-investigator) Vasile, Massimiliano (Co-investigator)
15-Jan-2018 - 21-Jan-2019
WARC2 - Design Optimisation
Riccardi, Annalisa (Principal Investigator) Dempster, William (Co-investigator) Minisci, Edmondo (Co-investigator) Nash, David (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 30-Jan-2021
Optimising Industrial Service Workforces using Mobile App Data
Roper, Marc (Principal Investigator) Minisci, Edmondo (Co-investigator) Riccardi, Annalisa (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 01-Jan-2019
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)
01-Jan-2017 - 31-Jan-2020
NSTP Small Satellite Launcher (FSPL-UK)
Maddock, Christie (Principal Investigator) Minisci, Edmondo (Co-investigator)
26-Jan-2016 - 29-Jan-2016

more projects


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
James Weir Building

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