Prof. Fabrizio Nicolosi is actually FULL Professor at University of Naples “Federico II” – Dep. of Industrial Engineering.
He obtained MSc in Aeronautical Engineering at University of Naples “FEDERICO II” in 1994. In the period 1995-1997 has been performing research activities supported by several grants. In 1996-1997 (12 months) has been visiting researcher at TU-Delft, research activities on design of high-performance sailplanes (in collaboration with Prof. L. Boermans for fuselage and wing-fuselage junction of Antares Saiplane).
From 1997 to 2003 he has been Researcher at Univ. of Naples. “Federico II”, 2003 to 2010 Assistant Professor in Flight Mechanics and Aircraft Design, University of Naples. Since 2011 to 2021 he has been Associate Professor in Flight Mechanics and Aircraft Design, University of Naples.
Since 2010 he coordinates a research group at University of Naples called DAF (Design of Aircraft and Flight technologies) Research Group www.daf.unina.it, which includes 13-14 people, 5 faculty members plus several post docs and Phd students.
Since January 2018 is member of the AIAA ADTC (Aircraft Design Technical Committee) and is AIAA Member since 1996. He has been responsible of several research contracts with external industries (ATR, Leonardo, Piaggio) and he has been scientific responsible for Unina of 7 research projects financed by the European Community (H2020 and Clean Sky 2) and 2 financed by the Italian Ministry of Research for a global funding of about 4.5 M € since 2013.
He has solid collaboration with companies (Leonardo aircraft, Piaggio Aerospace, Airbus DS, Tecnam) and with research centers (CIRA, DLR, ONERA) and other Universities (i.e. TU Delft).
Research activities are highly applied (often in collaboration with Industries) and are focused on Aircraft Design, Electric Aircraft design, Flight Mechanics, performance, wind-tunnel tests, flight tests, aircraft aerodynamic design and optimization. Prof. Nicolosi is responsible for the aeronautical activities for the main low-speed wind-tunnel of the University of Naples.
Concerning teaching he is responsible of several courses since 1999, and recently he is responsible of flight mechanics course, Aircraft Design course (MSc degree) and have some teaching in flight test course.
He has been tutor of more than 200 MSc thesis since 1998.