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


CAMELOT-Computational-Analytical Multi-fidElity Low-thrust Optimisation Toolbox
Di Carlo Marilena, Romero Martin Juan Manuel, Vasile Massimiliano
CEAS Space Journal, (2017)
Statistical multi-criteria evaluation of non-nuclear asteroid deflection methods
Thiry Nicolas, Vasile Massimiliano
Acta Astronautica, pp. 1-41, (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)
Analysis of spacecraft disposal solutions from LPO to the Moon with high order polynomial expansions
Vetrisano Massimo, Vasile Massimiliano
Advances in Space Research Vol 60, pp. 38-56, (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)
Optimised low-thrust mission to the Atira asteroids
Di Carlo Marilena, Romero Martin Juan Manuel, Ortiz Gomez Natalia, Vasile Massimiliano
Advances in Space Research Vol 59, pp. 1724-1739, (2017)

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Professional activities

CNES Workshop on Evolutionary Computation - Key-note speaker
IAC -63rd International Astronautical Congress
Member of programme committee
European Commission - FP7 - Cooperation only (External organisation)
Eurogen 2011 Conference
Keynote/plenary speaker
Eurogen 2011 Conference
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering (Journal)
Guest editor

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Vasile, Massimiliano (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Sep-2017 - 31-Aug-2018
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
SIROM (Standard Interface for Robotic Manipulation of Payloads in Future Space Missions) (COMPET)
Yan, Xiu (Principal Investigator) Post, Mark (Co-investigator) Vasile, Massimiliano (Co-investigator) Donaldson, Karen (Researcher) Li, Youhua (Researcher) Palazzetti, Roberto (Researcher)
Period 01-Nov-2016 - 31-Jan-2019

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