Dr Edmondo Minisci

Senior Lecturer

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
    • Multidisciplinary Design Optimisation Under Uncertainties
    • MDOuU 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


On the use of machine learning and evidence theory to improve collision risk management
Sánchez Luis, Vasile Massimiliano, Minisci Edmondo
2nd IAA Conference in Space Situational Awareness (2020)
Machine learning-aided assessment of wind turbine energy losses due to blade leading edge damage
Cavazzini Anna, Minisci Edmondo, Campobasso M Sergio
ASME 2019 2nd International Offshore Wind Technical Conference ASME 2019 2nd International Offshore Wind Technical Conference (2019)
Modelling peak supersonic heated jet noise at fixed jet or fixed acoustic Mach number using an acoustic analogy-based non-parallel flow asymptotic approach
Afsar Mohammed, Sescu Adrian, Minisci Edmondo
72nd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics (2019)
An optimization approach for designing optimal tracking campaigns for low-resources deep-space missions
Gentile Lorenzo, Greco Cristian, Minisci Edmondo, Bartz-Beielstein Thomas, Vasile Massimiliano
70th International Astronautical Congress (2019)
AI to support decision making in collision risk assessment
Sánchez Luis, Vasile Massimiliano, Minisci Edmondo
70th International Astronautical Congress (2019)
Intelligent control : a taxonomy
Wilson Callum, Marchetti Francesco, Di Carlo Marilena, Riccardi Annalisa, Minisci Edmondo
8th International Conference on Systems and Control (2019)

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

Currently involved in projects regarding:

  • global optimisation of trans-atmospheric and interplanetary trajectories;
  • multidisciplinary design optimisation under uncertainties 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 meta-modelling.

Professional activities

5th European Optimisation in Space Engineering Workshop
Numerical Computations: Theory and Algorithms (NUMTA2019)
8th International Systems & Concurrent Engineering for Space Applications Conference
Space Junk: The Odds of Being Hit
4th International Workshop on Space Debris Re-entry
Mechanical And Aerospace Engineering (Organisational unit)

more professional activities


Centre for Doctoral Training in Socially Progressive Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Sahasranamam, Sreevas (Academic) Riccardi, Annalisa (Academic) Rodrigues Loncan, Tiago (Academic) Nicolopoulou, Katerina (Academic) Minisci, Edmondo (Academic) Kalin, Robert (Academic)
This is a interdisciplinary centre for doctoral training led by Chancellor's Fellows. The projects will focus on studying research questions in social entrepreneurship and social innovation aimed at addressing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) through market-based mechanisms and theory linked interventions.
Assessment of Intelligent Control Techniques
Riccardi, Annalisa (Principal Investigator) Minisci, Edmondo (Co-investigator)
21-Jan-2019 - 21-Jan-2019
Stardust-R (Stardust Reloaded) H2020 MCSA ITN 2018
Vasile, Massimiliano (Principal Investigator) Fossati, Marco (Co-investigator) Grey, Stuart (Co-investigator) Minisci, Edmondo (Co-investigator) Riccardi, Annalisa (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2022
Probabilistic Assessment of Destructive Re-entry (PADRE)
Minisci, Edmondo (Principal Investigator) Riccardi, Annalisa (Co-investigator) Vasile, Massimiliano (Co-investigator)
15-Jan-2018 - 21-Jan-2019
WARC2 - Design Optimisation
Riccardi, Annalisa (Principal Investigator) Dempster, William (Co-investigator) Minisci, Edmondo (Co-investigator) Nash, David (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 30-Jan-2021
Optimising Industrial Service Workforces using Mobile App Data
Roper, Marc (Principal Investigator) Minisci, Edmondo (Co-investigator) Riccardi, Annalisa (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 01-Jan-2019

more projects


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
James Weir Building

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