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CV Marcello Onofri

CV Marcello Onofri
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Meccanica e Aerospaziale, Università di Roma «La Sapienza»
Via Eudossiana 18 – 00184 Roma – Tel 0644585896 – E-mail: [email protected]
From 1999
From 2008
From 2002
1990 - 2004
Academic Appointments
Full Professor in Aerospace Propulsion at University of Rome “La Sapienza” (UniRoma1).
Present teaching: “Space Propulsion” and “Space Launcher Design”.
Director of “CRAS – Centro Ricerca Aerospaziale Sapienza”, the largest European University
Interdepartmental Center for aerospace research.
Director of the Master for graduate students in “Space Transportation Systems”, promoted in
cooperation with Carlo Buongiorno, now at its 12th Edition.
Coordinator of the Propulsion Branch of the Dept. of Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering, UniRoma1
Other Appointments
Vice-President of CTNA (Cluster Tecnologico Nazionale Aerospazio), institutional organization
to coordinate industrial and scientific national activities and participation to the EU Programs
Coordination Board of DTA Lazio (Aerospace Technological District of Lazio Region),
Member of the Board of Directors of the Agenzia Spaziale Italiana.
2007-2008 / 2012-2013
Member of the Administration Board of ELV SpA.
Associate Fellow of AIAA (“American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics”)
Founding Member of EUCASS (“EUropean Conference for Aero-Space Sciences »)
Founding Member of CEAS (“Council of European Aerospace Societies”)
Member of AIDAA (“Associazione Italiana di Aeronautica e Astronautica”)
Scientific and Technical Activity
Principal Investigator - National Coordinator for research progects supported by ESA, ASI, Ministero Istruzione Università
e Ricerca” (MIUR), CNR, on:
- Theoretical Analysis and Numerical Modeling of Gas Dynamic Phenomena in Propulsion Systems,
- Numerical Methods in Nonequilibrium Chemically Reacting Flows and Unsteady Propulsive Flows,
- Thrust Chambers in Liquid Propulsion Rockets,
- Gasdynamic Analysis and Design of Advanced Nozzles,
- Definition of new concepts, architecture and design of Space Launchers.
Promoter of studies for definition of new concepts, architectures, design of Space launchers, including VEGA Evolution,
LYRA, new liquid engines based on LOx-Methan.
Promoter of studies for new Atmospheric Reentry Vehicles and technology demonstrators (IXV/PRIDE)
Promoter of Studies and Scientific Co-operations at European level (ESA, EC/FP7 with Onera, DLR, VKI, Universitè
de Rouen) and with Universities and Research Centers in USA (NASA/JPL, NASA/Glenn, University of Purdue,
University of California Davis, Polytechnic of New York).
Promoter of Bilateral Cooperations and International Agreements for common educational curricula in the Aerospace
Engineering (ISAE Toulouse, Ecole Arts et Metiers, VKI Brussels, TU-Delft, University of Purdue, University of Clarkson).
Co-chair of the RTO (former Agard) subgroup on “Plug Nozzles” within RTO-AVT WG10.
Consultant for National and International Industries and/or Principal Investigator in collaboration for Scientific
Projects and Applied Researches.
Member of several Evaluation or Review Boards of ESA and ASI for space launchers and rocket engines.
Publications and Editorial activity
- Member of a number of Editorial Boards of International Journals and Reviewer.
- More than 100 scientific papers published on Books, Journals and Conference Proceedings.
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