Dr Edmondo Minisci

Senior Lecturer

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


Personal statement

I have 20+ years of experience in the field of model based analysis and design optimisation of complex mechanical/aerospace systems/devices.

At the Intelligent Computational Engineering Laboratory (ICE-Lab), whithin the Aerospace Centre of Excellence.

Please do not hesitate to contact me for research or knowledge exchange collaborations or to discuss a possible PhD project.


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Area of Expertise

  • 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 and Design for Demise
  • Meta-modelling Techniques
  • Computational Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Multi-Fidelity Optimisation Approaches
  • Engineering Design Optimisation
  • Intelligent Control

Prize And Awards

Sir Arthur C Clarke Award for Space Achievement (Academic Study/Research)
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)

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Probabilistic analysis of wind turbine performance degradation due to blade erosion accounting for uncertainty of damage geometry
Campobasso M Sergio, Castorrini Alessio, Ortolani Andrea, Minisci Edmondo
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews Vol 178 (2023)
A numerical approach to evaluate temperature-dependent peridynamics damage model for destructive atmospheric entry of spacecraft
Peddakotla SA, Yuan J, Minisci E, Vasile M, Fossati M
The Aeronautical Journal Vol 127, pp. 398-427 (2023)
Decentralized and automated business logic in a future MBSE blockchain ecosystem
Boumghar Red, Riccardi Annalisa, Ameen Shazhad, Arulselvan Ashwin, Minisci Edmondo
Model Based Space Systems and Software Engineering - MBSE2022 (2022)
Decentralized trust management in concurrent design using blockchain
Boumghar Redouane, Ameen Shazad, Riccardi Annalisa, Arulselvan Ashwin, Minisci Edmondo, Bui Long AnhToan, Pizarro De La Iglesia José
10th International Systems & Concurrent Engineering for Space Applications Conference (SECESA 2022) (2022)
Adjoint state method for the trajectory optimization of a reentry vehicle
Marchetti Francesco, Minisci Edmondo
19th EUROPT Workshop on Advances in Continuous Optimization (EUROPT 2022) (2022)
Multi-fidelity nonlinear aeroelastic analysis of a strut-braced ultra-high aspect ratio wing configuration
Nagy Peter, Jones Bryn, Minisci Edmondo, Fossati Marco, Cea Alvaro, Palacios Rafael, Roussouly Nicolas, Gazaix Anne
AIAA AVIATION 2022 Forum (2022)

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Research Interests

Currently involved in projects regarding:

  • design optimisation of high lift devices;
  • multidisciplinary design optimisation under uncertainties of wind turbines and aerospace transportation systems;
  • machine learning techniques for data analytics, meta-modelling, and intelligent control; 
  • aerospace tehcnologies and computational intelligence methods for sustainable development, especially precision agriculture and forest management.

Professional Activities

Contributions on Reliability to Recondition the Maintenance Plan and the Design of Systems by Using Evolutionary Algorithms
Characterization and Capture of Space Debris Objects Using Domain Ontology and Optimal Control
A Consideration of Geometry in Very-Low Earth Orbit Satellites
International Conference on Bioinspired Optimisation Methods and Their Applications
5th European Optimisation in Space Engineering Workshop

More professional activities


Symbolic Computation for Differential Equation Based Systems
Cartmell, Matthew (Principal Investigator) Minisci, Edmondo (Co-investigator) Wynne, Bradley (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2026
DTP 2224 University of Strathclyde | Downie, Jenna
Cartmell, Matthew (Principal Investigator) Minisci, Edmondo (Co-investigator) Downie, Jenna (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 01-Jan-2026
EPSRC IAA: Uncertainty Quantification of Novel Aeroelastic Systems using Advanced Composite Materials
Yuan, Jie (Principal Investigator) Minisci, Edmondo (Co-investigator) Vasile, Massimiliano (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 30-Jan-2022
Optimisation for energy efficiency
Minisci, Edmondo (Principal Investigator)
Short course within the framework of the Scientific School on Energy Efficient Buildings. University of Cagliari.
13-Jan-2021 - 18-Jan-2021
A Distributed Ledger approach to MBSE
Riccardi, Annalisa (Principal Investigator) Arulselvan, Ashwin (Co-investigator) Minisci, Edmondo (Co-investigator)
09-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2022
System Engineering Models meet Knowledge Graphs
Riccardi, Annalisa (Principal Investigator) Minisci, Edmondo (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 30-Jan-2022

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Dr Edmondo Minisci
Senior Lecturer
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Email: edmondo.minisci@strath.ac.uk
Tel: 574 5059