Tentative List of Conference Sessions


The 9th EASN International Conference gives the opportunity to scientists and researchers from all over the world to present their recent achievements in a series of thematic sessions, organized by internationally recognized scientists. The Agenda of the Conference will include sessions all along with technical workshops where evolving ideas, technologies, products, services and processes will be discussed. Research projects are also invited to exploit the opportunity and disseminate their results and achievements in dedicated Sessions.

Thematic sessions consist of oral presentations oriented towards the latest industrial interest, as well as the latest collaboration opportunities between industry and academia. So far, as the tentative agenda of the Conference is shaping up, more than 50 thematic sessions, including at least 15 dedicated sessions to EU funded research projects that will disseminate their results, have already confirmed their participation. In the same time, preparations are in progress to organize a dedicated workshop entitled “The regional dimension of Clean Sky: Innovation and Technologies created in the European aeronautics regions”. Furthermore, discussions are also in progress with the joint Research Initiative Future Sky in order to incorporate a dedicated session in the 9th EASN International Conference's programme.

  • An indicative list of confirmed thematic sessions, is given below: 
Session Title Session Chair
Aeroelasticity and Morphing Aerospace Structures Prof. Y. Yaman, METU, Turkey
Aerostructures: Surfaces and interfaces Prof. H. Dong & Dr. X. Li, University of Birmingham, UK
Non-Destructive Testing and Structural Health Monitoring of Aircraft structures Prof. E. Jasiuniene, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Advanced Materials for Aerospace and Defence Applications Dr. N. Rocha, INEGI, Portugal
Recent Advances in Light Alloys for Aerospace Applications Prof. G.Haidemenopoulos & Prof. A. Kermanidis, University of Thessaly, Greece
Advanced Composites for Aerospace Applications: Modeling - testing - validation Prof. G. Lampeas, University of Patras, Greece
Impact of Composite Structures Prof. D. Saravanos, University of Patras, Greece & Prof. A. Christoforou, Kuwait University, Kuwait
Integration of self-responsive functions in Aeronautical Nanocomposites Prof. L. Guadagno and Prof. V. Tucci, University of Salerno, Italy
Modeling and Characterization of Nano-enabled Multifunctional Materials Prof. K. Tserpes, University of Patras, Greece
Nano-/micro-composites by design: methodologies and tools for enhanced properties against performance/reliability failure Prof. K. Charitidis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Surface modification for superior and multifunctional properties Prof. M. Guagliano, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Airborne particles and their effect in aviation and aeronautics - Recent advances Dr. S. Diplas, SINTEF, Norway
Innovative Manufacturing Techniques for Aircraft Components Mr. J. Medina Gonzalez, Airbus Group, Spain
Advanced Forming and Machining for Aeronautics Dr. Q. Zeng, University of Strathclyde, UK
Innovative Space Developments Prof. C. Stavrinidis, ESA, ESTEC, The Netherlands
Space Applications and Remote Sensing Mr. M. Kacprzak, Institute of Aviation, Poland
Space Launchers and Space Navigation Prof. O. Pleter, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania
Structural Design against Space Debris Dr. A. Dafnis, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Aerodynamics of morphing high lift devices and aerodynamic noise Prof. F. Grasso, CNAM, France
Civil Supersonic Transport Dr. C. Nae, EREA/INCAS, Romania
Industry 4.0 in Aeronautics Dr. R. Reis, Embraer, Portugal
Challenges in UAS Operations Prof. F. Quagliotti, Politecnico di Torino, Italy & Dr. K.Valavanis, University of Denver, USA
New trends in UAVs Prof. I. Jebáček, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Unconventional airplane configurations Prof. C. Galinski, Institute of Aviation, Poland
Hybrid - Electric Flight Prof. A. Strohmayer, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Design Challenges for Future Aero - Engines Prof. C. Galinski, Institute of Aviation, Poland
Environmental, Recycling and Disposal strategies Mr. T. Moll, Fraunhofer IPT, Germany
Flight Control Prof. T. Rogalski, Rzeszow University of Technology, Poland
Small Air Transport (SAT) Challenges Dr. A. Iwaniuk & Dr. K. Piwek, Institute of Aviation, Poland
Design of sensors and their integrated systems Dr. C. Szczepanski, Institute of Aviation, Poland
Systems / Prognostics / Safety Prof. M. Dalla Vedova, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

The list of sessions is continuously updated. 

  • An indicative list of the EU funded projects that confirmed their participation to disseminate results, is given below: 
Project Acronym | Title  Project Coordinator / Scientific Representative
Future Sky Safety Mr. M. Piers & Dr. L. Speijker, NLR, The Netherlands
AIRPOXY | ThermoformAble, repaIrable and bondable smaRt ePOXY based composites for aero structures Dr. A. Rekondo, CIDETEC, Spain
AMOS | Additive Manufacturing Optimisation and Simulation Dr. R. Gault, University of Sheffield AMRC, UK
MMTech | New aerospace advanced cost effective materials and rapid manufacturing technologies Dr. R. Gault, University of Sheffield AMRC, UK
NHYTE | New Hybrid Thermoplastic Composite Aerostructures manufactured by Out of Autoclave Continuous Automated Technologies Dr. M. Barile, Novotech, Italy
SARAH | Increased safety and robust certification for ditching of aircrafts and helicopters Dr.-Ing. S. Adden, IBK, Germany
SMS | Smart Morphing and Sensing Dr. M. Braza, CNRS, France
SpaceCarbon | European Carbon Fibres and Pre-Impregnated Materials for Space Applications Dr. N. Rocha, INEGI, Portugal
SuCoHS | Sustainable and Cost Efficient High Performance Composite Structures demanding Temperature and Fire Resistance Dr.-Ing. T. Wille, DLR, Germany
AERIALIST | AdvancEd aicRaft-noIse-AlLeviation devIceS using meTamaterials Prof. U. Iemma, Roma Tre University, Italy
DRAGY | Drag Reduction in Turbulent Boundary Layer via Flow Control Prof. G. Bugeda, CIMNE/UPC, Spain
DARTS | Distributed Aperture Radio Telescope in Space - First Starlight Explorer Prof. J. Bergman, Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Sweden
CENTRELINE | ConcEpt validatioN sTudy foR fusElage wake-filLIng propulsioN intEgration Dipl.-Ing. F. Peter, Bauhaus Luftfahrt e. V., Germany
ENABLEH2 | ENABLing cryogEnic Hydrogen based CO2 free air transport Dr. V. Shethi, Cranfield University, UK
RUMBLE | RegUlation and norM for low sonic Boom Levels Mr. J-F Perelgritz, Airbus Group Innovations, France
STRATOFLY | Stratospheric Flying Opportunities for High-Speed Propulsion Concepts Dr. N. Viola, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
OSCAR | Open ScienCe Aeronautic & Air Transport Research Mr. G. Pauly, Fraunhofer EMFT, Germany
RADIAN | Facilitating Collaboration in ReseArch and Development to Foster Further Innovation in European AeroNautics Mr. G. Pauly, Fraunhofer EMFT, Germany

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