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Personal Statement

I'm the director of the Intelligent Computational Engineering Laboratory (ICE-Lab) and I have 15+ years of experience in the field of model based analysis and design optimisation of complex mechanical systems/devices.

I'm also founder member and former general manager of OPTIMAD Engineering S.r.l. – Italian SME, Spin-off of the Politecnico di Torino, active in the field of aerodynamic analysis, design, and optimization.

Research Interests

Currently involved in projects regarding:

  • global optimisation of trans-atmospheric and interplanetary trajectories;
  • multidisciplinary design optimisation under uncertainties of space transportation systems and wind turbines;
  • (re-)entry modelling and simulation of space objects (debris and asteroids) and design for demise; and
  • machine learning techniques for data analytics and meta-modelling.

Expertise & Capabilities

  • Multi-Objective Optimisation
  • Nature Inspired Optimisation Algorithms
  • Uncertainty Treatment
  • Multidisciplinary Design Optimisation Under Uncertainties
  • MDOuU of Aerospace Transportation Systems and Renewable Energy Systems
  • Trajectory and Shape Optimisation
  • (Re-)Entry of Space Objects
  • Meta-modelling Techniques
  • Computational Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Multi-Fidelity Optimisation Approaches
  • Engineering Design

Teaching Interests


"Engineering Analysis" Teaching Subject Group Coordinator



"Introduction to Engineering Optimisation" (UG/PG Level)

"Mathematical Modelling And Analysis – Part2 (Engineering Analysis)" (UG Level)



"System Engineering, Mechanical systems part" (UG Level)

“Engineering Analysis 3 – Part2 (Introduction to CFD)” (UG Level)

“Flight mechanics 3” (UG Level)

"Helicopter Flight Mechanics", tutorials (UG/PG Level)


  • Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
  • Engineering design. Design Optimisation. Uncertainty Quantification
  • wind turbine
  • Uncertainty
  • CFD
  • Aerodynamic design
  • Machine Learning
  • Computational Intelligence
  • Numerical methods
  • Evolutionary Computation

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Edmondo Minisci is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Reentry Engineering & Materials Science
Trajectories Engineering & Materials Science
Aerodynamics Engineering & Materials Science
Wind turbines Engineering & Materials Science
Global optimization Engineering & Materials Science
Debris Engineering & Materials Science
Evolutionary algorithms Engineering & Materials Science
Orbits Engineering & Materials Science

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Projects 2012 2022

Research Output 2008 2019

Autonomous generation of observation schedules for tracking satellites with structured-chromosome GA optimisation

Greco, C., Gentile, L., Filippi, G., Minisci, E., Vasile, M. & Bartz-Beielstein, T., 10 Jun 2019, 2019 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, 9 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

Open Access
Earth (planet)
Space debris
State estimation

Modeling supersonic heated jet noise at fixed jet Mach number using an asymptotic approach for the acoustic analogy Green’s function and an optimized turbulence model

Afsar, M. Z., Sescu, A. & Minisci, E., 18 May 2019, 25th AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference. Reston, VA, 13 p. AIAA 2019-2731

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

Open Access
Turbulence Model
Turbulence models
Green's function
Mach number


High dimensional uncertainty propagation for hypersonic flows and entry propagation

Author: Kubicek, M., 1 May 2016

Supervisor: Minisci, E. (Supervisor) & Vasile, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Shock estimation in supersonic vehicles

Author: Herrera Montojo, J., 1 Oct 2016

Supervisor: Fossati, M. (Supervisor) & Minisci, E. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Activities 2011 2018

Numerical Computations: Theory and Algorithms (NUMTA2019)

Edmondo Minisci (Participant)
Oct 2018 → …

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganiser of major conference

Space Junk: The Odds of Being Hit

Edmondo Minisci (Recipient)
15 May 2018

Activity: Other activity typesTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation