Prof. Mariano Andrenucci

SITAEL S.P.A.: Head of Space Propulsion Division


Professor of Electric Propulsion at the University of Pisa, where he has been on the Faculty of Engineering since 1977.

Visiting professor of Spacecraft Propulsion at Syracuse University, USA, in 1983.General Chairman of the International Electric Propulsion Conference in 1991 and in 2007. 

Founder of the Centrospazio Research Centre in Pisa in 1989. 

Founder of the Alta company in the year 2000, later to become SITAEL (2015). 

Currently Head of SITAEL’s Space Propulsion Division.  Awardee of the ERPS Ernst Stuhlinger Medal for Oustanding Achievement in Electric Propulsion in 2011. 

Research Fields:  Electric Rocket Propulsion, chemical rocket propulsion, energy conversion,  orbital mechanics,  space systems. 

Has authored or co-authored over 200 scientific publications, mainly in the propulsion sector.



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