Nature never breaks her own laws.
Leonardo Barilaro graduated with a PhD in Sciences, Technologies and Measurements for Space (STMS) at the University of Padua in 2011, the focus of his research concerned new techniques to study the space debris risk and mitigation. During those years he had the opportunity to take part in an exchange program at Cranfield University (UK) and in the REXUS/BEXUS Programme of the European Space Agency, with the S.C.R.A.T. Experiment.
He also pursued for a period the academic work as post-doc researcher at CISAS, Center of Studies and Activities for Space (Italy).
His technical background is mainly in mechanical measurements for engineering, constructions and structures, fluid dynamics and aerospace systems, with an extended experience in simulations (FEA).
He also aquired industrial experience working 5 years for multinational corporations like Maserati, SIT Group and Methode Electronics, being part of the Research and Development teams and developing new products.
He joined as Researcher the Institute of Aerospace Technologies team at the University of Malta in 2017, working on a project related to the development of an innovative interface for a multi-purpose detachable pod for a new type of gyroplane and on the Design of Experiment for a novel software tool which will be used by Air Traffic Control to reduce airlines operation costs and carbon emissions, optimizing the ascent and descent phase.
Currently Leonardo is working on a project to design a kinetic energy recovery system for a landing aircraft, he is also involved in a collaboration with the Oxford University and the University of Padova for the development of a calorimetric detection system for hypervelocity impacts.