Professor Massimiliano Vasile

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


Has expertise in:

    • Computational optimisation
    • Multidisciplinary design
    • Robust design optimisation
    • Astrodynamics and mission analysis
    • Computational intelligence
    • Development of computational tools for system,component and process design and optimisation
    • Integrated design of new products and processes
    • Reliability analysis of products and processes, enhanced product quality
    • Analysis of new mission concepts
    • Autonomous control of processes and systems
    • Autonomous activity planning and scheduling, support to multi-criteria decision making


SISAR imaging for space debris based on nanosatellites
Theodorou Ilias, Ilioudis Christos, Clemente Carmine, Vasile Massimiliano, Soraghan John
IET Radar Sonar and Navigation (2020)
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)
Robust space trajectory design using belief stochastic optimal control
Greco Cristian, Campagnola Stefano, Vasile Massimiliano
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) SciTech Forum
, pp. 1-25 (2020)
Space systems resilience optimisation under epistemic uncertainty
Filippi Gianluca, Vasile Massimiliano, Krpelik Daniel, Korondi Peter Zeno, Marchi Mariapia, Poloni Carlo
Acta Astronautica Vol 165, pp. 195-210 (2019)
Direct multiple shooting transcription with polynomial algebra for optimal control problems under uncertainty
Greco Cristian, Di Carlo Marilena, Vasile Massimiliano, Epenoy Richard
Acta Astronautica (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)

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Professional activities

5th European Optimisation in Space Engineering Workshop
8th International Systems & Concurrent Engineering for Space Applications Conference
Society of Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry Europe 28th Annual Meeting
European Space Agency Clean Space Industrial Days
Faculty Robotics and Automation Users Group Discussion
CNES Workshop on Evolutionary Computation - Key-note speaker

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Multi-layer Temporal Network Model of the Space Environment
Vasile, Massimiliano (Principal Investigator) Feng, Jinglang (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 28-Jan-2023
3 Dimensional Phased Array Antenna for Active and Passive Debris Detection and Tracking
Vasile, Massimiliano (Principal Investigator) Clemente, Carmine (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 28-Jan-2023
Doctoral Training Partnership 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | Parsonage, Ben
Maddock, Christie (Principal Investigator) Vasile, Massimiliano (Co-investigator) Parsonage, Ben (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 01-Jan-2022
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
Advanced Applications of Space-Based Laser Systems (Fraunhofer - SDTC cofund
Vasile, Massimiliano (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 31-Jan-2021

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Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
James Weir Building

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