Xi’an Speakers: Ernesto Benini

Prof. Ernesto Benini

Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale
Università di Padova

Ernesto Benini graduated with honours in Mechanical Engineering (1996) and obtained his PhD in Energy Technology (2000) at the University of Padova, Italy. He is currently professor of “Propulsion Machines” at the Department of Industrial Engineering of the University of Padova. He has more than twenty years of experience in the research and development of advanced methods for the design of fluid machines. He is Principal Investigator of numerous private and European research projects, as well as a scientific advisor to major international companies in the propulsion sector. Member of ASME, AIAA and AHS. He serves as Associate Editor of authoritative scientific journals such as ASME “Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power” and he is member of the Editorial Board of the Top1 Journal in Aerospace Engineering, “Progress in Aerospace Sciences”. Author and co-author of about 300 scientific publications concerning the Fluid Dynamics of Machines. He has also been granted with 12 international patents. He has received numerous awards for his academic and scientific activity, including numerous “Best Paper Awards”, the gold medal for the best Academic Curriculum and the New York Academy of Sciences nomination for the “Outstanding young researchers” award. He has been recently included in the Top 2% most cited scientists worldwide according to the Scopus/Stanford ranking.

Technical Keynote

Provisional Title:

Technologies for Future Aircraft Propulsion

Our location

With team members spread across the globe, the core team is based in Zurich Switzerland.


Landis + Gyr-Strasse 1, 6300 Zug