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Dr Edmondo Minisci


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
    • Design Under Uncertainties
    • Uncertainty based Multidisciplinary Design Optimisation
    • UMDO 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


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 ConferenceAstrophysics and Space Science Proceedings Vol 52, (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 ConferenceAstrophysics and Space Science Proceedings Vol 52, (2018)
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)

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

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;
  • (re-)entry modelling and simulation of space objects (debris and asteroids) and design for demise; and
  • machine learning techniques for data analytics and engineering design.

Professional activities

University of Sassari
Visiting researcher
Stardust Final Conference on Asteroids and Space Debris
Universty of Cagliari
Visiting researcher
EUROGEN 2013 - Evolutionary and deterministic methods for design, optimization and Control with applications to Industrial and Societal Problems

more professional activities


WARC2 - Design Optimisation
Riccardi, Annalisa (Principal Investigator) Dempster, William (Co-investigator) Minisci, Edmondo (Co-investigator) Nash, David (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2018 - 30-Sep-2021
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

more projects


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
James Weir Building

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