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
    • 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


Sensitivity analysis and probabilistic re-entry modeling for debris using high dimensional model representation based uncertainty treatment
Mehta Piyush M., Kubicek Martin, Minisci Edmondo, Vasile Massimiliano
Advances in Space Research Vol 59, pp. 193–211, (2017)
Spaceplane trajectory optimisation with evolutionary-based initialisation
Maddock Christie, Minisci Edmondo
Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence, (2016)
Analysis of the de-orbiting and re-entry of space objects with high area to mass ratio
Vasile Massimiliano, Minisci Edmondo, Serra Romain, Beck James, Holbrough Ian
AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, 2016AIAA Space Forum, (2016)
Wind turbine design optimization under environmental uncertainty
Caboni Marco, Campobasso M. Sergio, Minisci Edmondo
Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power Vol 138, (2016)
Surrogate model for probabilistic modeling of atmospheric entry for small NEO's
Mehta Piyush M., Kubicek Martin, Minisci Edmondo, Vasile Massimiliano
Spaceflight Mechanics 2016Advances in the Astronautical Sciences Vol 158, pp. 1807-1822, (2016)
Aerodynamic design optimization of wind turbine rotors under geometric uncertainty
Campobasso M. Sergio, Minisci Edmondo, Caboni Marco
Wind Energy Vol 19, pp. 51-65, (2016)

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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 2011 Conference
CPD in Fundamentals of Space Mission Analysis and Design
Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence (Journal)
Peer reviewer

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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
EXPRO+ Benchmarking re-entry prediction uncertainties
Minisci, Edmondo (Principal Investigator) Riccardi, Annalisa (Co-investigator) Vasile, Massimiliano (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Sep-2015 - 31-Aug-2016

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Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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