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


Robust design optimisation of dynamical space systems
Filippi Gianluca, Vasile M, Korondi P Z, Marchi M, Poloni C
8th International Systems & Concurrent Engineering for Space Applications Conference, pp. 1-6 (2018)
The Strathclyde space systems database : a new life cycle sustainability assessment tool for the design of next generation green space systems
Wilson Andrew Ross, Vasile Massimiliano, Maddock Christie, Baker Keith J
8th International Systems & Concurrent Engineering for Space Applications Conference (2018)
Direct solution of multi-objective optimal control problems applied to spaceplane mission design
Ricciardi Lorenzo A, Maddock Christie Alisa, Vasile Massimiliano
Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics (2018)
Direct transcription of optimal control problems with finite elements on Bernstein basis
Ricciardi Lorenzo A, Vasile Massimiliano
Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics (2018)
CubeSat-based passive bistatic radar for space situational awareness : a feasibility study
Persico AR, Kirkland P, Clemente C, Vasile M, Soraghan J J
IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, pp. 1-17 (2018)
Analysis of NEOs reachability with nano-satallites and low-thrust propulsion
Greco Cristian, Di Carlo Marilena, Walker Lewis, Vasile Massimiliano
4S Symposium 2018 - Small Satellites Systems and Services (2018)

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Professional activities

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
IAC -63rd International Astronautical Congress
Member of programme committee
European Commission - FP7 - Cooperation only (External organisation)

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Advanced Applications of Space-Based Laser Systems (Fraunhofer - SDTC cofund
Vasile, Massimiliano (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2017 - 31-Mar-2021
Vasile, Massimiliano (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Sep-2017 - 30-Oct-2019
Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP - University of Strathclyde) | Wilson, Andrew
Vasile, Massimiliano (Principal Investigator) Maddock, Christie (Co-investigator) Wilson, Andrew (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2015 - 01-Apr-2019
ESA/ITI Robust Mission Design Phase B
Vasile, Massimiliano (Principal Investigator) Riccardi, Annalisa (Co-investigator)
Period 16-Jun-2016 - 15-Jun-2017
Multi-Purpose CubeSat at the ISS
Post, Mark (Principal Investigator) Vasile, Massimiliano (Co-investigator)
Cubesats are routinely deployed at the ISS but only for classic stand-alone missions, relying on the natural decay of the spacecraft orbit and positive separation from the ISS. Future human exploration missions will require a number of techniques which could be efficiently demonstrated at the ISS with increasing levels of the complexity with a small Cubesat, serving as a multi-purpose platform adaptable for various missions. Among others, the purpose of exterior station inspection will be demonstrated in this project. This study is to define a multi-purpose 8U class Cubesat to be launched from the ISS in a pressurized logistics module and connected to an internal and external docking station for power supply and data transfer (AD[1]).
Period 01-Jan-2016 - 31-May-2016
INFUSE Infusing Data Fusion in Space Robotics (H2020 COMPET-4 OG3)
Post, Mark (Principal Investigator) Vasile, Massimiliano (Co-investigator) Yan, Xiu (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Nov-2016 - 31-Jan-2019

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