Franco Bernelli Zazzera

Curriculum vitae

Born in Milano (Italy) on December 20, 1960.

High school degree at the Liceo Scientifico Statale "R. Donatelli" in Milano in 1979 with full marks (60/60).

Degree in Aeronautical Engineering at Politecnico di Milano in the academic year 1984/85 with full marks (100/100), with thesis on: "Methods for the identification of the stability derivatives and the flutter characteristics of aircrafts by means of flight tests" (supervisor prof. P. Mantegazza).

In 1984 and 1985 he spent two training periods three months long, one at Pilatus Aircraft Ltd and the other at Aermacchi S.p.A.. The main topic of these stages has been the study and numerical implementation of flight test analysis methods.

Following the M.S. degree ("laurea") he was awarded two research fellowships from Fondazione Ing. Paolo Foresio, spent at the Dipartimento di Ingegneria Aerospaziale of Politecnico di Milano for the researches: "Modelling and Control of Large Space Structures" and "Active Control of Large Space Structures".

He was awarded the 1987/88 study prize from "Rotary Club Milano San Babila".

In 1990 he successfully completed his Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering, discussing the dissertation on: "Modeling and active control of aerospace dynamic systems".

In November 1992 he became Associate Professor at Politecnico di Milano.

In March 2001 he became Full Professor at Politecnico di Milano, where he currently teaches and performs researches in the fields of space flight mechanics and aerospace control systems.

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