Christian Circi is currently an Assistant Professor in flight mechanics in the Department of Astronautic, Electrical and Energy Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome. He graduated in aeronautical (B.S. and M.S. degrees) and aerospace engineering (M.S. degree) and pursued his Ph.D. degree in aerospace engineering at Sapienza University of Rome. He held the Grant MURST 2002 (Ministry of University and Research) for “Young Researchers.” From 2003 to 2010 he held scholarship and collaboration agreements in the Department of Aerospace Engineering. He is a Lecturer in "Interplanetary Trajectories" (since 2007) and "Mathematical Methods for Aerospace Engineering" (since 2009) in the Master Degree course of Astronautical Engineering at Sapienza University of Rome. He is a lecturer in the second level Master course in "Space Transportation Systems" (since 2004). He has been Supervisor and Cosupervisor of Theses in Aerospace Engineering. He worked as a researcher at the GMV (Grupo de Mecanica of Vuelo-Madrid) and is engaged in intensive consultancy activities for public companies and private industries (Fiat Avio-ELV, Alenia Space, CNES, CIRA, Alenia Marconi Systems, Selex-Si, GMV, Deimos space, Italian Air Force, ASI, ESA). His principal research fields are the optimization of interplanetary trajectories, solar sailing, low-energy lunar trajectories, and ascent trajectories of launch vehicle.
Biography Updated on 27 July 2014