Keynote lectures

Keynote lectures

Giuseppe, 65 years, graduated cum laude in Aeronautical Engineer at Politecnico di Milano in 1977.

Joined Agusta helicopters as Head of Aerodynamics, then of design disciplines and applications to new product development. After a period in Engineering Management, he was Chief Project Engineer for Licence Helicopters for 8 years. In 2003 moved to Innovation Projects Coordination, acting as representative in all related groups at EU level.

He joined Clean Sky in September 2009 as Coordinating Project Officer (Head of Operational Unit); he also acted as Chief Technical Officer, coordinating the activities of Scientific Committee. His Team was composed of 8 Project Officers and 8 Project Support Officers.

Since Sept. 2017 he’s Head of Unit of the Strategic and Horizontal Affairs Unit, with the purpose to help define the next FP9 content and role of CS.

Present Occupation:

  • Senior R&D engineer on aerothermodynamics and propulsion both on system and technological level.
  • More than 30 years active in the aerodynamic and propulsion discipline.
  • More than 20 years active at ESTEC related to advanced propulsion and vehicle concepts, launchers (A5), launcher propulsion engines (Vulcain 1 & 2), upper-stage engines (Aestus, Vinci, HM7B). Mainly involved in anomaly analyses.
  • More than 10 years: Professor at the University of Leuven (Belgium) on Spacecraft Technology and Space environment
  • Responsible for propulsion system analysis and simulation, reusable hypersonic transportation, liquid and solid rocket combustion processes, …in particular transient analysis involving multi-phase & multi-component flow phenomena
  • Responsible for airbreathing propulsion and related future space transportation systems
  • Initiator and coordinator of multiple large European projects involving more than 20 different institutes, industries and universities related to future airbreathing propelled transportation vehicle systems and technologies, propulsion units and advanced materials: LAPCAT-I & II, ATLLAS-I & II, FAST20XX, HEXAFLY, HEXAFLY-INT

M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering;

  • Research Engineer for Microgravity and Space Science at ZARM – Research Institute focus on Combustion Science combined with advanced Laser-diagnostics in different Collaborative Research Programs co-funded by DLR, ESA, MITI / Nedo (now Jaxa) and NASA (1993-2003).
  • Various Industry R&D projects with industry on Turbomachinery (1997-2003).
  • Airbus Coordinator for European Commission funded Research and Technology Projects
    • AWIATOR in EC FP5 (2003-2007)
    • CleanSky - Smart Fixed Wing Aircraft “SFWA” in EC-FP7(2007-2014)
    • CleanSky2 – Large Passenger Aircraft “LPA” (EC-FP8 -H2020, since 2014).

Prof. Dr. Stavrinidis graduated in Aeronautical Engineering (Bachelor of Science BSc and Master of Science MSc) from Imperial College, University of London and obtained Doctor-ates in Structural Dynamics from the University of Stuttgart (Dr.-Ing.), Germany, and Imperial College University of London (PhD), England. Prof. Dr. Stavrinidis received in 2011 an Hon-orary Doctorate from the Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI). Prof. Dr. Stavrinidis received in 2016 an honorary Doctorate from the University of Patras. Prof. Dr. Stavrinidis was awarded in 2012 the DGLR Eugen-Sänger medal.

Prof. Dr. Stavrinidis has published over 90 papers, many in refereed journals. He is a visiting Professor at the Surrey Space Centre, University of Surrey, the Aerospace Department of Imperial College, London, UK, and Professor at the Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China.

He worked in industry with Lloyds Register of Shipping, Kongsberg, and the European Space Agency (ESA) before joining IABG in an Executive position. Up to March 2016 Prof. Dr. Stavrinidis has been the Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department which covers the major space disciplines Structures, Mechanisms, Automation and Robotics, Thermal Control, Propulsion, Aerothermodynamics, Optics, Optoelectronics, Life and Physical Sciences, Envi-ronmental Control and Life Support Systems (ECLSS), Verification Testing (AIV/AIT), and the major ESA Test Facilities at ESTEC for the verification of space vehicles systems and sub-systems. The Department is responsible for the developments that are being performed in these areas in various Agency Technology and Satellite Programmes. Since April 2016 Prof. Dr. Stavrinidis has joined IABG as CEO Executive Adviser and Business Development in particular in the areas of Aeronautics, Space, and Automotive Engineering and currently he is the IABG Technical Director and Member of the Executive Board.

Prof. Dr. Stavrinidis is a Chartered Engineer with the UK Engineering Council, Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng), Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society (FRAeS), Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (FAIAA), Member of Interna-tional Academy of Astronautics (IAA), Member of Académie de I' Air et de I' Espace (AAE), Space Branch Chairman of the Council of European Aerospace Societies (CEAS), Member of the Structures and Materials Committee of the RAeS Specialist Group, Chairman of the International Astronautics Federation (IAF) Committee on Materials and Structures, and Chairman of NAFEMS the international professional association on simulation technology for the engineering analysis community. Prof. Dr. Stavrinidis is member of the Technology Advi-sory Board (TAB) of the Imperial College Aeronautics Department. He is member of the Ad-visory Board of the Governing Body of the University of Delft, The Netherlands. Prof. Dr. Stavrinidis is Editor in Chief of the CEAS ESAJDLR Space Journal that promotes the publica-tion of outstanding space engineering achievements in this European refereed journal.

Tom Williams was appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Airbus Commercial Aircraft in January 2015. He is responsible for the overall operations including Manufacturing, Engineering, Quality, Procurement and Supply Chain Management. Tom is a member of the Executive Committee of Airbus.

Previously Tom was Airbus Executive Vice President Programmes, a position he held from July 2005. His role covered all Airbus aircraft families and as such, he was in charge of ensuring the profitability of the civil programmes, of leading the product policy and the development of new products, as well as ensuring proper delivery to the customers. Before being appointed to this position, he had been Executive Vice President Procurement since February 2004.

Andy Schofield is the Head of Manufacturing & Materials Engineering in the Air Sector business within BAE Systems. He has over 35 years of experience in the aerospace industry and is currently responsible for the development, deployment and subsequent governance of all engineering processes, technology and capabilities used across a variety of military aircraft products. He has experience of the full lifecycle of the aircraft products ranging from conceptual studies for future aircraft projects through to providing support to aircraft in operational service. Andy also sits on a number of advisory groups in the UK and represents BAE Systems on the programme boards of a number of High Value Manufacturing Catapult Technology Centres in the UK. He is member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and a Chartered Engineer.

1995 Dipl.-Ing. in Aeronautical Engineering at TU Munich, graduated in 2001 to Dr.-Ing. in the field of conceptual aircraft design.

From 2002 to 2008 director of Grob Aerospace in Mindelheim, Germany, responsible for design, production and support of the Grob fleet of all-composite aircraft; development of a 4-seat aerobatic turboprop, a 7-seat turboprop and the SPn business jet.

From 2009 to 2013 program director for a 19-seater commuter aircraft project at Sky Air-craft in Metz, France, then VP Programs at SST Flugtechnik in Memmingen, Germany, set-ting up an EASA approved design organization, holding the TC for a 6-seat all-composite turboprop aircraft.

Since 2015 professor for aircraft design at the Institute of Aircraft Design, University of Stuttgart with a research focus on manned (hybrid-)electric flight (“Icaré 2” and “e-Genius”) and scaled UAS flight testing.

Since 2016 member of the Board of Directors of the European Aeronautics Science Network (EASN), taking the role of Industrial Advisory Officer.

Education - PhD in CFD from University Politehnica Bucharest, MSc in Aerospace Engineering from University Politehnica Bucharest, MSc in Mathematics from University Bucharest, Post-Doc at University of Glasgow, NATO/DAAD senior fellowship at FZJ-Forschungszentrum Juelich – Germany, visiting scientist at NASA Ames – USA and INRIA – France.

Work experience: senior scientist at INCAS – National Institute for Aerospace Research in Bucharest Romania, wind tunnel manager at INCAS Supersonic Wind Tunnel. Manager for several civil and military programs for aeronautics and space, including new generation jet trainer IAR-TD. Romanian consortia leader for Smart Fixed Wing Aircraft – BLADE and RACER – Fast Rotorcraft in Clean Sky2. Author of more than 100 scientific papers and reports and owner of 6 patents and 3 industrial models.

Current responsibilities: President and CEO at INCAS, President of EREA – European Research Establishments in Aeronautics Association for 2018-2020, President of STAI – Supersonic Tunnels Association International for 2018-2020, member of Clean Sky Governing Board. ACARE General Assembly member and co-chair of ACARE IRG – Implementation and Reporting Group.

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