I am a Postdoctoral researcher at the Politecnico di Milano, where I am studying the application of a continuum-based propagation to space debris modelling and evolution, and re-entry simulations and predictions. My current work focuses on the analyses of the effects of uncertainties on the re-entry of spacecraft and asteroids. Alongside the research activities, I am involved in teaching activities of Mission Analysis and Orbital Mechanics for both Bachelor and Master students.
Before joining the COMPASS team in Milan, I was a PhD student in the Astronautics Group of the University of Southampton, UK. There I studied the effects of design-for-demise solutions on the design of modern spacecraft, considering the effects that design choices have on the spacecraft survivability to space debris impacts.
I am an Aerospace Engineer and attained my BEng and MEng Degrees cum laude at the University of Pisa.
Current research within COMPASS
- Re-entry simulations and predictions
- Space debris modelling and evolution
- Density-based model applications to astrodynamics
- Uncertainty propagation
- ESA Passive Deorbiting Devices
- ASI EUSST Fragmentation Services