University of Naples

Team Leader

Raffaele Savino

University Of Naples “Federico II” – Department Of Industrial Engineering, Aerospace Section: The Aerospace section has a long-lasting tradition dating back to 1926, when the school was established by Gen. Prof. Umberto Nobile, famous designer, pilot of airships and polar explorer. The Aerospace Section at the Department of Industrial Engineering plays an important role in the European scientific community through a continuous contribution to the most important funded research projects. Furthermore, stable collaborations with the most important European and US Universities are the witness of an established tradition of education of aerospace sciences. Its mission is to perform R&D throughout the aerospace disciplines, to contribute to the best training of future aerospace engineers, to maintain the technical and scientific state-of-the-art for the aerospace community, to develop and improve the reputation of its laboratories. With particular reference to space sciences and technologies, research activities are carried out in the following areas, with a balanced mix of experimental and computational capabilities: Aerodynamics and Aerothermal Chemistry, Space Systems Dynamics and Control, Microgravity, Aerospace Propulsion, Space Systems, New TPS Material Technologies