M.Sc. Researchers

Tianyang Hu

Second-year M.S. student

Research: “I am an AE master student working at the LGST lab.  My research focuses on developing simulations for the 3-D magnetic field of Halbach arrays and studying their sensitivity as a function of key physical parameters. I have background in Electromagnetism and Control theory, and I am looking forward to acquiring new knowledge on aerospace engineering. I’m excited about any innovative technology!”

Francesco Isidori Pacelli

First-year M.S. student

Research: “I am a dual degree student pursuing a MSc in Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology and a MSc in Space and Astronautical Engineering at La Sapienza University of Rome. I am doing research on the mitigation of lunar dust for the next lunar space campaign. During my bachelor degree I did research on a radio occultation experiment during VERITAS mission to prove Venus atmosphere

Luca Scifoni

First-year M.S. student

Research: “I am a graduate dual degree student in Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech and in Space and Astronautical Engineering at La Sapienza. My main area of interest is in space environment and protective devices. I will be doing research on lunar dust mitigation, while during my Bachelor’s degree I focused on methods for magnetic shielding from cosmic rays for interplanetary missions

Reyouf Alotaibi

First-year M.S. student

Research: “My work interests lie in thermal control management, which involves studying and designing thermal control systems for heat transfer and developing technologies for heat dissipation. My focus is on efficiently managing power, transferring heat, and dissipating it to ensure the mission’s functionality, safety, and longevity.”

Shay Vitale

Incoming M.S. student

Research: “I am working to develop mathematical models that compare the impact of different forces, including magnetic and dielectrophoretic, on propellant behavior. The results of this project will inform propellant management device selection for tanks of different sizes and contribute to the development of more efficient propulsion systems for future space missions.”