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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
    • 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


GTOC 9 : 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 Vol 11, pp. 57-70, (2018)
Shock-conforming mesh generation for aerodynamic analyses at supersonic regimes
Herrera Montojo Javier, Fossati Marco, Minisci Edmondo
Computers and Fluids Vol 157, pp. 276-293, (2017)
Computational intelligence in aerospace science and engineering [Guest Editorial]
Vasile Massimiliano, Minisci Edmondo, Tang Ke
IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine Vol 12, pp. 12-13, (2017)
Uncertainty based multidisciplinary design optimisation of conventional space transportation systems
Maddalena Giulio, Diveu Alexis, Ducamp Christophe, Minisci Edmondo, Riccardi Annalisa
15th EUROPT Workshop on Advances in Continuous Optimization, (2017)
DSMC-based correction factor for low-fidelity hypersonic aerodynamics of re-entering objects and space debris
Falchi Alessandro, Minisci Edmondo, Vasile Massimiliano, Rastelli Davide, Bellini Niccolò
7th European Conference for Aeronautics and Space Sciences, pp. 1-15, (2017)
Aero-thermal re-entry sensitivity analysis using DSMC and a high dimensional model representation-based approach
Falchi Alessandro, Minisci Edmondo, Vasile Massimiliano, Kubicek Martin
7th European Conference on Space Debris, (2017)

more publications


UG/PG Level

Jan 2016 onwards         "Introduction to Engineering Optimisation"


UG Level

Mar 2015 – Mar 2016   "System Engineering", Mechanical systems part

Jan 2014 – present        University of Strathclyde, “Mathematical Modelling And Analysis – Part2 (Engineering Analysis)”

Jan 2012 – Aug 2015    University of Strathclyde,“Engineering Analysis 3 – Part2 (Introduction to CFD)”

Nov 2010 - Aug 2011   University of Glasgow, “Flight mechanics 3”.

Sep 2008 - Dec 2011   University of Glasgow, tutorials on "Numeca CFD codes for CFD courses".

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

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


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 - 02-Nov-2017

more projects


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
James Weir Building

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