Christian Circi is currently an Assistant Professor in flight mechanics at 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 at the Department of Aerospace Engineering. He is a Lecturer in "Interplanetary Trajectories" (since 2007). He has been Supervisor and Cosupervisor of Theses in Aerospace Engineering. He worked as a Researcher at the GMV and is engaged in intensive consultancy activities for public companies and private industries (Fiat Avio-ELV, Alenia Space, CNES). 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 19 August 2014