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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A simplified hydraulic capacity-sensitive fluid dynamics numerical model for monitoring aerospace electro-hydraulic actuators
Dalla Vedova Matteo DL, Alimhillaj Parid, Minisci Edmondo, Maggiore Paolo
Proceedings of the Joint International Conference Joint International Conference Lecture Notes on Multidisciplinary Industrial Engineering, pp. 264-274 (2024)
Machine learning based prognostics of on-board electromechanical actuators
Minisci Edmondo, Dalla Vedova Matteo DL, Alimhillaj Parid, Baldo Leonardo, Maggiore Paolo
Proceedings of the Joint International Conference Joint International Conference Lecture Notes on Multidisciplinary Industrial Engineering, pp. 148-159 (2024)
A geometric sensitivity study for the aerodynamics of a strut-braced airframe
Jones B, Nagy P, Minisci E, Fossati M
Aerospace Science and Technology Vol 142 (2023)
Approximate estimates of orbit transfer cost for efficient mission analysis and design
Avanzini Giulio, Zona Danilo, Marchetti Francesco, Minisci Edmondo
2023 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference (2023)
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)

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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

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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
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
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