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


Set propagation in dynamical systems with generalised polynomial algebra and its computational complexity
Vasile Massimiliano, Ortega Absil Carlos, Riccardi Annalisa
Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation (2019)
CubeSat-based passive bistatic radar for space situational awareness : a feasibility study
Persico Adriano Rosario, Kirkland Paul, Clemente Carmine, Soraghan John J, Vasile Massimiliano
IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems Vol 55, pp. 476-485 (2019)
Robust optimisation of low-thrust interplanetary transfers using evidence theory
Di Carlo Marilena, Vasile Massimiliano, Greco Cristian, Epenoy Richard
29th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting 29th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting (2019)
A relaxation approach for hybrid multi-objective optimal control : application to multiple debris removal mission
Ricciardi Lorenzo A, Vasile Massimiliano
29th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, pp. 1-20 (2019)
MODHOC - Multi Objective Direct Hybrid Optimal Control
Ricciardi Lorenzo Angelo, Vasile Massimiliano
7th International Conference on Astrodynamics Tools and Techniques (2018)
Space systems resilience engineering and global system reliability optimisation under imprecision and epistemic uncertainty
Filippi Gianluca, Krpelik Daniel, Korondi Peter Zeno, Vasile Massimiliano, Marchi Mariapia, Poloni Carlo
69th International Astronautical Congress, pp. 1-13 (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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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
Vasile, Massimiliano (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 30-Jan-2019
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)
01-Jan-2017 - 31-Jan-2020
INFUSE Infusing Data Fusion in Space Robotics (H2020 COMPET-4 OG3)
Post, Mark (Principal Investigator) Vasile, Massimiliano (Co-investigator) Yan, Xiu (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2016 - 31-Jan-2019

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Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
James Weir Building

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