Master degree in Aeronautical Engineering and Ph.D. in Transport Engineering awarded by the University of Naples “Federico II” on 2002 and 2005. Assistant Professor of Aircraft Structures Stability and Lecturer of Advanced Aircraft Structures at the same University since 2011. He has worked for many aircraft manufacturing companies (including but to limited to ATR, ALENIA AERMACCHI, BOMBARDIER, PIAGGIO AEROINDUSTRIES) and research centers as technical advisor for loads, aeroelasticity, aircraft structures design and certification (EASA CS-23,-25 standards). His research activity is mainly focused on aero-servo-elasticity of unconventional structural systems, structures dynamics and smart structures while covering leading roles in major European and extra-European projects (CAPECON, Clean Sky GRA, SARISTU, CRIAQ-MDO505, Cleans Sky 2). He is author of several scientific papers, editor of a book on morphing wing technologies for large civil airplanes and designed inventor of European and US patents on SMA-based architectures for morphing wing trailing edge.
Design of a morphing test-article for large-scale, high-speed wind tunnel tests of an adaptive wing flap
Flutter analysis of a large civil aircraft in case of free-plays and internal failures of morphing wing flaps mechanical systems
Feasibility studies for the installation of Plasma Synthetic Jet Actuators on the skin of a morphing wing flap
Control strategy of an electrically actuated morphing flap for the next generation green regional aircraft
Aeroelastic stability analysis of a large civil aircraft equipped with morphing winglets and adaptive flap tabs