Ioannis Gkolias

I acquired my bachelor’s in physics and master’s in computational physics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. I obtained my PhD degree on applied mathematics in the University of Rome Tor Vergata. Currently I am a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Aerospace Science and Technology in Politecnico di Milano as part of the COMPASS group. My research interests include orbital dynamics, spin-orbit coupling and design of post-mission disposal manoeuvres. I am currently supported by the European Union funded projects ReDSHIFT and COMPASS.

Current research within COMPASS

  • Post-mission disposal manoeuvres design
  • Semi-analytical orbit propagation
  • Analytical modelling of distant Earth satellite orbits
  • Long-term sustainability of the geosynchronous orbital region

Other research

  • Spin-orbit coupling
  • Binary asteroid dynamics