Professor Massimiliano Vasile

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Professor Vasile key expertise is in computational intelligence applied to the solution of complex problems in aerospace engineering. He pioneered the use of global optimisation techniques for the design and optimisation space trajectories and the use of uncertainty quantification technique in conjunction with optimisation for the design and control of complex engineering systems. He developed innovative methods for optimisation under uncertainty based on evidence theory, called Evidence Based Robust Optimisation, he has worked on non-deterministic planning and goal allocation for robots, fault tolerant distributed navigation systems for spacecraft and nonlinear uncertainty quantification in space flight mechanics, with particular application to space debris and asteroid manipulation. He also developed innovative techniques for multi-objective optimal control and multi-objective optimisation under uncertainty. He is currently leading the Stardust network on asteroids and space debris, the UTOPIAE network on uncertainty treatment and optimisation in aerospace engineering and is part of the management team of the EPSRC ENCORE network on resilience in complex engineering systems.


Polynomial stochastic dynamical indicators
Vasile Massimiliano, Manzi Matteo
Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy Vol 135 (2023)
Life cycle engineering of space systems : preliminary findings
Wilson Andrew Ross, Vasile Massimiliano
Advances in Space Research (2023)
Implementing life cycle sustainability assessment for improved space mission design
Wilson Andrew R, Vasile Massimiliano, Maddock Christie, Baker Keith
Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management (2023)
Robust stability and mission performance of a CubeSat orbiting the didymos binary asteroid system
Fodde Iosto, Feng Jinglang, Riccardi Annalisa, Vasile Massimiliano
Acta Astronautica Vol 203, pp. 577-591 (2023)
Life cycle assessment of the UK Space Energy Initiative technology roadmap
Wilson Andrew R, Vasile Massimiliano, Oqab Haroon B
19th Reinventing Space Conference (2022)
UK Space Energy Initiative : environmental impact assessment scoping review of an offshore rectenna in Scotland
Wilson Andrew R, Oqab Haroon B, Vasile Massimiliano
19th Reinventing Space Conference (2022)

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Professional activities

Stardust-R Global Virtual Workshop II: Space Traffic Management and Resilient Space Environment
International Conference on Bioinspired Optimisation Methods and Their Applications
5th European Optimisation in Space Engineering Workshop
International workshop on satellite constellations and formation flying
17th Workshop on Advances in Continuous Optimization

More professional activities


Generative Mapping and Control of Stationary Points in Complex Dynamical Systems EP/X018288/1 (New Horizons)
Vasile, Massimiliano (Principal Investigator)
02-Jan-2023 - 01-Jan-2025
ESCAPE - Exploration of the SpaceCArrying capacity ProblEm
Vasile, Massimiliano (Principal Investigator) Feng, Jinglang (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2025
Semi-analytical Attitude Propagation Theory
Vasile, Massimiliano (Principal Investigator) Bi, Sifeng (Co-investigator) Feng, Jinglang (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 29-Jan-2024
Data-driven aErothermal and thermomeChanical mOdelling for Destructive re-Entry
Fossati, Marco (Principal Investigator) Maddock, Christie (Co-investigator) Vasile, Massimiliano (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2025
Care & Equity - Logistics UAS Scotland Phase 3 (CAELUS 2) (Future Flight Challenge)
Fossati, Marco (Principal Investigator) Akartunali, Kerem (Co-investigator) Cashmore, Michael (Co-investigator) Irvine, James (Co-investigator) MacBryde, Jillian (Co-investigator) Maddock, Christie (Co-investigator) Patelli, Edoardo (Co-investigator) Tapinos, Efstathios (Co-investigator) Vasile, Massimiliano (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 30-Jan-2024
Intercontinental Radar bIstatic System (IRIS) - OSIP Idea
Ilioudis, Christos (Principal Investigator) Clemente, Carmine (Co-investigator) Vasile, Massimiliano (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2024

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Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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