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     Date Submitted:28-04-2013
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     Current job:Ph.D. Researcher
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     KeywordsMy research activities deal mainly with space trajectory optimisation, in particular Low Thrust trajectory design. I am also involved in the design Multi-Objective stochastic optimisation algorithms and their application to space-related interdisciplinary
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    Personal information

     

    Nationality

    Italian

    Date of birth

    20/10/1984

    Gender

    Male

     

     

    Current Status

     

    Dates

    From 12/2009 (Expected graduation: 2013).

    Qualification

    Ph.D. Candidate

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom

    PhD Topic: Global and Multiobjective optimization of Low-Thrust trajectories.

     

     

                              Past experience

     

    Dates

    9/2012-3/2013

    Qualification

    JSPS Fellow

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Institute for Space and Astronautical Studies (ISAS), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Sagamihara-shi, Kanagawa-ken, Japan.

    Main activities

    Preliminary design of Low-Thrust, orbit raising phase for DESTINY Mission by means of a Multi-Objective optimisation approach.

    Dates

    11/2009-4/2011

    Activity

    Member of the Mission Analysis and Flight Dynamics team for the European Student Moon Orbiter (ESMO), an ESA lunar mission.

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Launch window analysis, manoeuvre optimisation.

     

     

                     Teaching  experience

     

    Dates

    1/2010-5/2012

    Qualification

    Academic Tutor

    University

    School of Engineering, University of Glasgow

    Main activities

    Supervision of the students for the Master's Course Space Group Project in Space Mission Design.

    Dates

    1/2011-5/2011

    Qualification

    Academic Demonstrator

    University

    School of Engineering, University of Glasgow

    Main activities

    Demonstrator for the Master’s Advanced Astrodynamics course.

    Dates

    10/2011-12/2011

    Qualification

    Academic Demonstrator

    University

    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Strathclyde

    Main activities

    Demonstrator for the Master’s Astrodynamics course.

     

     

                            Other experience

     

    Dates

    March 2008

    Activity

    Expedition to Ecuador related to the project of the Alta Scuola Politecnica for the development of informal settlements (Barrios) in that country.

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Technical surveys of various Barrios and interviews with the local population to assess the current risk situation.

    Place

    Barrio “El Fortin”, Guayaquil, Ecuador

    Type of business or sector

    International cooperation

     

     

    Education and training

     

    Dates

    9/2006-7/2009 (Graduation date 22/7/2009)

    Title of qualification awarded

    MEng Degree in Space engineering. Final mark: 108/110.

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Politecnico di Milano, 32 piazza Leonardo da Vinci, 20133 Milano, Italy

    Level in national or international classification

    Laurea Magistrale (Master Degree)

    Notes

    Thesis: ”Gravity Assist Space Pruning using Tisserand and Shape-based methods”. The subject of the thesis was an integrated method for the design of interplanetary trajectory with Multiple Gravity assists. At its core there was a “branch and prune” algorithm adapted for both impulsive and low-thrust interplanetary transfers. The whole integrated algorithm was programmed in MatLab and C++ and was provided with a graphical interface.

    Dates

    9/2006-6/2009

    Title of qualification awarded

    Diploma of Alta Scuola Politecnica

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Alta Scuola Politecnica (Joint venture of Politecnico di Milano and Politecnico di Torino)

    Level in national or international classification

    School of excellence diploma

    Notes

    The ASP curriculum comprised a series of seminars (in English language) on economics, management, decision making, as well as scientific topics e.g., modelling of complex systems. It included the participation to a Multidisciplinary project well, which in my case was “Engineering and architecture for supporting sustainable development in Ecuador: the case study of Guayaquil’s barrios”. Its aim was to devise a comprehensive, cost-effective and sustainable development plan for a urban slum in South America.

    Dates

    2/2006-7/2009

    Title of qualification awarded

    Diploma of the Collegio di Milano

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Fondazione Collegio delle Università Milanesi, via San Vigilio 10, 20142 Milano

    Level in national or international classification

    Diploma di Collegio d’Eccellenza del MIUR (Diploma of Residential College of Excellence of the Italian University Ministry)

    Notes

    During my stay at the Collegio, I attended internal courses and workshops on various subjects, like history, politics arts, economics, as well as English and French conversation drills.

    Dates

    9/2003-9/2006 (graduation date 28/9/2006)

    Title of qualification awarded

    BEng Degree in Aerospace engineering. Final mark: 110/110 Cum Laude

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Politecnico di Milano, 32 piazza Leonardo da Vinci, 20133 Milano, Italy

    Level in national or international classification

    Laurea di primo livello (Bachelor Degree)

    Notes

    Thesis: ”ScanSat-I Microsatellite project: Mission Analysis and Management”. This was a pre-Phase A feasibility study for a simple and cheap Earth observation Microsatellite to be built by using, where possible, off-the-shelf, commercial components (i.e. non-“space certified”). My work dealt with orbit analysis and design and the management of mass, propellant and money budgets for the whole mission. Tools used were mainly Satellite Tool Kit (STK) and MatLab.

    Dates

    9/1999-7/2003

    Title of qualification awarded

    Diploma di Maturità Scientifica (High school diploma with a specialization in sciences)

    Final mark: 100/100

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    Italian, literature, Latin, mathematics, physics, philosophy, history, English, German, science and chemistry

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Liceo scientifico statale “Giovanni Marinelli” 4, via Leonardo da Vinci, 33100 Udine, Italy

    Level in national or international classification

    Diploma di scuola secondaria superiore

     

     

    Awards

     

     

    Hans von Muldau 2010 student award for team project for the work on ESMO presented at the 61st International Astronautical Congress (IAC2010).

     

    James Watt Research Scholarship from the University of Glasgow (2009-20013).

     

    Research Fellowship of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), FY2012.

     

     

    Publications

     

    Journal Papers

    Zuiani, F., Vasile, M.: “Multi-Agent Collaborative Search based on Tchebycheff decomposition”, Computational Optimisation and Applications, (2013 accepted).

     

    Zuiani, F., Vasile, M., Gibbings, A.: “Evidence-Based Robust Design of Deflection Actions for Near Earth Objects”, Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy, Vol. 114, No. 1, 107-136, (2012).

     

    Zuiani, F., Vasile, M.: “Preliminary design of Debris removal missions by means of simplified models for Low-Thrust, many revolution transfers”, International Journal of Aerospace Engineering, (2012).

     

    Zuiani, F., Vasile, M., Palmas, A. and Avanzini, G.: “Direct Transcription Of Low-Thrust Trajectories With Finite Trajectory Elements”, Acta Astronautica, Vol.72, March–April 2012, 108-120 (2012).

     

    Zuiani, F. and Gibbings, A. and Vetrisano, M. and Rizzi, F. and Martinez, C. and Vasile, M.: “Orbit determination and control for the European Student Moon Orbiter”, Acta Astronautica, Vol. 79, 67-78 (2012).

     

    Vasile, M. and Zuiani, F.: “Multi-agent collaborative search: an agent-based memetic multi-objective optimization algorithm applied to space trajectory design”, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering, Vol.25, No.11, 1211-1227 (2011).

    Conference Papers

    Zuiani, F., Kawakatsu Y., Vasile, M.: “Multi-objective optimisation of many-revolution, low-thrust orbit raising for DESTINY mission”, Paper AAS 13-257, 23rd AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Kauaii, Hawaii, U.S.A. (2013).

     

    Zuiani, F., Vasile, M.: “Extension of Finite Perturbative Elements for Multi-Revolution, Low-Thrust propulsion transfer optimisation”, Paper C.1.4.6, Proceedings of the 63st International Astronautical Congress (IAC2012), Naples, Italy (2012).

     

    Vasile, M., Zuiani, F.: “Evidence-based robust design optimisation of space systems”, EVOLVE2012, Mexico City, Mexico (2012).

     

    Zuiani, F., Vasile, M.: “Multi-Agent Collaborative Search with Tchebycheff decomposition and Monotonic Basin Hopping steps”, BIOMA2012, Bohinij, Slovenia (2012).

     

    Vasile, M., Minisci, E., Zuiani, F., Komninou, E., Wijnands, Q.: “Fast Evidence-Based Space System Engineering”, Proceedings of the 62st International Astronautical Congress (IAC2011), Cape Town, South Africa (2011).

     

    Zuiani, F., Vasile, M., Palmas, A., Avanzini, G.: “Direct Transcription Of Low-Thrust Trajectories With Finite Trajectory Elements”, Proceedings of the 61st International Astronautical Congress (IAC2010), Prague, Czech Republic (2010).

     

    Gibbings, A., Zuiani, F., Rizzi, F., Martinez, C., Novak, D.: “Orbit Determination And Control For The European Student Moon Orbiter”, Proceedings of the 61st International Astronautical Congress (IAC2010), Prague, Czech Republic (2010).

     

    Gibbings, A., Zuiani, F., Novak, D., Vasile, M.: “Optimal Design Of Low-Energy Transfers To Highly Eccentric Frozen Orbits Around The Moon”, Proceedings of the 61st International Astronautical Congress (IAC2010), Prague, Czech Republic (2010).

     

    Vasile, M., Zuiani, F.: “A Hybrid Multiobjective Optimization Algorithm Applied to Space Trajectory Optimization”, Proceedings of the Twelfth Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC 2010), Barcelona, Spain (2010).

    Conference Presentations

    Zuiani, F., Gibbings, A., Vasile, M.: “Robust Design of Deflection Actions for Non-Cooperative Targets”, New Trends in Astrodynamics and Applications VI, New York, U.S.A. (2011).

     

     

    Personal skills and competences

     

    Mother tongue(s)

    Italian

    Other language(s)

    English, German, French (basic), Japanese (beginner)

     

     

    Computer skills and competences

    Completed a computer programming course and a calculus course at the university level. Proficient in Word, Excel, Front Page, C++, Matlab, Femap, STK, etc.

     

     


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