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Meeting of the European PhD Students in Aerospace Engineering

Meeting of the European PhD Students in Aerospace Engineering


The first PHD day of European students in Aerospace Engineering: a network of young researchers in Europe.

The first PhD day of European students in Aerospace Engineering is organised by AIDAA, the Italian Association of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

AIDAA was founded in 1920 after the first world war by scientists and high officers of Italian Army and Air Force with the aim of promoting research, meetings, exchange of information, with the final goal of promoting the civil air transport in peace time. After a century from the foundation, AIDAA wishes to celebrate its centennial by collecting together the PhD students in Aerospace engineering from Universities and research centres of Europe, for the first time.

The PhD students will have the possibility to share their activities to all the colleagues in Europe and, thus, to create a net of European young researchers. Moreover, it will be possible to have a complete overview of the whole research activities in Aerospace in Europe.

The participants will become members of A.I.D.A.A. in the years 2021 and 2022; as members of AIDAA, they can receive free of charge the articles published on Aerotecnica Missili e Spazio (ATMS), edited by Springer Nature, along the period of membership. ATMS was founded in 1920 as the Journal of AIDAA and the first issue of 2021 will be published in the volume #100. A special issue of ATMS could be dedicated to the papers which the participants to the PhD day 2021 would submit to the Journal, according to the Springer standards of the Journal itself.



The first PhD days will start on February 15th, 2021. This is the date of birth of Galileo Galilei, the father of modern science and AIDAA wishes to celebrate this giant when organizing the first workshop of the European PhD students in Aerospace.

The presentations will be given in a web-conference format and will begin with a brief overview (e.g. 10 minutes), followed by discussion and questions. The presentations will be short enough to allow all the participants:

  • to show brief information on University and Department;
  • to present the background of the research and connections, if any, with the general goals of Europe on Aerospace;
  • to discuss on the methodologies used, avoiding too technical details;
  • to present the results obtained or expected;
  • to propose future developments and possible requests of collaborations.

The presentations will be collected and, at the end of the workshop, will be shared open access, so allowing the participants, if they agree, to disseminate their activities worldwide.

The workshop is open to all the European PhD students and also the PhDs who got their doctorate after January 1st, 2019.


Participation Fees

The participation fee is 80 € to be paid by credit card, paypal or bank transfer to AIDAA Rome, Italy.

Bank transfer data:
AIDAA Rome, Italy
IBAN: IT83F0200805164000005064973

To participate in this course it is necessary to register by paying a registration fee of €80. Pay now using Paypal.

AIDAA educational series

Challenges and opportunities for the aerospace frontier

Challenges and opportunities for the aerospace frontier

22nd FEBRUARY 2021

The main instruments for the development and attraction of talent to the European Union (EU) are the European Research Council (ERC) and the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA).

Over the last decade, the ERC and the MSCA found wide and diverse areas of research of relevance to aerospace and gave many researchers the opportunity to develop their projects with highly competitive conditions. This short webinar is addressed to early-career and experienced researchers and is intended to promote successful proposals for the ERC and MSCA Individual Fellowship grants.

In the first part, EU scientific officers and experts will give an overview on the main characteristics and opportunities offered by the ERC and MSCA-IF funding schemes. Particular attention will be focused on mission, funding, and evaluation process.

In the remaining part of the course, authors of successful ERC and MSCA-IF grant proposals on arguments of aerospace relevance will present their own stories and projects and will give application advice. Details on lessons learnt, proposal writing, preparation of the curriculum vitae, and stage-2 interview will be discussed along with eventual opportunities to join an ERC team.



If you are a member of A.I.D.A.A., you must fill in the form below to confirm your participation.

Non-A.I.D.A.A. members must fill in the form and, in addition to that, pay a 50€ participation fee.


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    Non-A.I.D.A.A. members need to register to the course by paying a registration fee of 50€. We accept bank transfers and Paypal and Credit Card payments.

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    AIDAA Rome, Italy
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    Causal: Webinar AIDAA-012021


    International Contracts in Aerospace Industries

    International Contracts in Aerospace Industries

    The course, unique in Italy, offers a programme targeting mainly in-house lawyers and managers in the aerospace and aviation industry.

    The 2017 programme comprises three specialized modules (8 hours a day) on 1-Contract Law, 2-Insurance, 3-Negotiation and Settling Disputes. Each module includes face-to face presentation in the mornings while the afternoons are devoted to discussion, practical and interactive exercises (mock cases, drafting clauses, group work, problem-solving).

    The lecturers are highly recognized academics and top level professionals with a longstanding reputation in aerospace and aviation law. Moreover, a one-day executive seminar is planned for the Autumn 2017 on the subject “Procurement Regulation in Aerospace” (private and public sector). Details will be later available.

    Key information on the executive course:

    • Duration 5-7 July 2017 (for a total of 24 hours)
    • Location Rome – Viale dell’Università 20 (Casa dell’Aviatore)
    • Email
    • Phone +39 011 670 9425

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    Middle Tennessee State University

    Middle Tennessee State University

    Middle Tennessee State University

    Established in 1942, the Aerospace Department is now a signature department at MTSU and has grown into one of the most respected aerospace programs in the nation. Seventeen full-time faculty members, 75 flight instructors, and around 1,000 majors places it among the largest of the nation’s collegiate aviation programs. Aerospace graduates hold responsible positions with companies throughout the United States and Internationally.

    Middle Tennessee State University’s Aerospace Graduate Programs are now available in a completely online format!

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    The Southern California Safety Institute

    The Southern California Safety Institute

    Operating worldwide for over a quarter century, SCSI (Southern California Safety Institute) is an established center of excellence in safety training serving global leaders in the aviation, oil and healthcare industries. Headquartered in Southern California, SCSI offers full service safety training and consultation as well as Certificate Programs in Aircraft Accident Investigation and Safety Management Systems — both industry recognized.

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    Von Karman Institute

    Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics

    Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics

    The von Karman Institute organizes each year 8 to 12 one-week Lecture Series on specialized topics in the field of aerodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer with application to aeronautics, space, turbomachinery, the environment and industrial fluid dynamics.

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    IAC 2021
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    International Astronautical Congress 2021

    The 72nd International Astronautical Congress 2021

    25-29 OCTOBER 2021, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Inspire, innovate & discover for the benefit of humankind.

    For the very first time, the IAC will open its doors to the global space community in the United Arab Emirates, the first Arab country to host the IAC since its establishment in 1950.

    The United Arab Emirates’ interest in astronomy and space sciences dates back to the 1970’s, when His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan met with the NASA team responsible for the Apollo moon landing. This encounter sparked a national focus on space that began almost three decades ago, eventually leading to the birth of a national space sector.

    The IAC 2021 Host Organization – the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center (MBRSC) – member of the IAF since 2012, was established by the Dubai Government to serve as one of the main pillars to drive the establishment of the knowledge economy and sustainable development in the UAE.

    With the theme “Inspire, Innovate & Discover for the Benefit of Humankind”, the IAC 2021 looks forward to making a contribution to humanity and to science by strengthening and enhancing cooperation between all countries in the space sector.

    This is your chance to inspire the next generation, to architect the further development and expansion of the space sector’s growing ecosystem. In fact, the IAC 2021 could be your opportunity to contribute in breakthroughs that revolutionize the future of space exploration.

    The IAC 2021 comes to the UAE at a fortuitous juncture: it will follow closely on the heels of the launch of the Emirates Mars Mission (Hope Probe), the Arab’s first space exploration craft to Mars. It will also mark the anniversary of the return of the first Emirati astronaut from the International Space Station, and the second anniversary of the launch of KhalifaSat — the first Earth-observation satellite to be produced wholly by Emiratis.

    These achievements are symbolic of the beginning of a new era in the region; the IAC 2021 will be an opportunity to shed light on how space science and technology can contribute to a nation’s progress.

    Progettazione dirigibile
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    Conferenza “Ingegneria e progettazione del dirigibile”

    Conferenza Ing. Paolo Valsecchi ''Ingegneria e progettazione del dirigibile: analisi storica e prospettive future''

    10 DICEMBRE 2020, ONLINE

    La conferenza, tenuta dall’Ing. Paolo Valsecchi, si svolgerà il 10 dicembre 2020 dalle ore 15:15 fino alle 17:15.

    L’Ing. Paolo Valsecchi è laureato in Ingegneria Aeronautica presso il Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Aerospaziali del Politecnico di Milano, con una tesi in ambito dirigibilistico. Appassionato di storia e tecnologia aeronautica, e attivo collezionista di cimeli e materiali militari, propone questo seminario con lo scopo di stimolare la curiosità in questo settore dell’ingegneria, dopo essersi interfacciato con progettisti di dirigibili di primaria importanza.

    Se consentito dalle disposizioni vigenti alla data della conferenza, l’evento sarà fruibile anche in presenza in aula.

    conferenza dirigibili
    Congresses and events

    Conferenza “Dirigibili – I transatlantici del cielo”

    Conferenza Prof. Max Pinucci ''Dirigibili - I transatlantici del cielo''

    10 NOVEMBRE 2020, ONLINE

    In occasione delle celebrazioni del centenario, A.I.D.A.A. è lieta di annunciare la conferenza a cura del Prof. Max Pinucci “Dirigibili, i transatlantici del cielo. Un omaggio ad una storia dimenticata ed a futuri scenari: l’epopea dei grandi dirigibili, navi nate per solcare i cieli. Avventure, esplorazioni, lussuosi viaggi tra le nuvole. Cento anni di storia del più leggero dell’aria, cento nuovi progetti per il trasporto del futuro.”

    La conferenza si terrà in modalità telematica il prossimo Martedì 10 Novembre dalle 16.30 alle 18.30. Clicca a questo link per partecipare.

    (Posti disponibili: 250. Lingua: Italiano)

    Congresses and events

    Centenario di A.I.D.A.A

    Centenario associazione italiana di aeronautica e astronautica 1920-2020


    A seguito del DPCM del 18 ottobre 2020, la manifestazione celebrativa del Centenario A.I.D.A.A. già prevista per venerdì 30 ottobre 2020, presso la Casa dell’Aviatore a Roma, viene rinviata a data da destinarsi, presumibilmente nella primavera 2021.   

    La storia dell’AIDAA inizia nel 1920, anno della costituzione del suo nucleo storico AIDA e celebra nel 2020 un secolo di vita. La celebrazione del centenario verrà effettuata il giorno venerdì 30 ottobre 2020 presso la Casa dell’Aviatore a Roma.

    Il programma prevede:

    • dalle ore 10.00 alle ore 12.30  interventi e saluti di autorità. L’elenco definitivo degli interventi sarà disponibile sul sito appena possibile.
    • dalle ore 13.00 alle ore  16.00 seguirà il pranzo di gala per tutti i convenuti.



    Per motivi legati alla attuale situazione è necessaria la preventiva registrazione compilando e inviando il modulo d’iscrizione qui allegato ed il pagamento della suddetta quota:

    • Soci AIDAA 80,00 euro;
    • Non Soci 100,00 euro;
    • Soci sostenitori 500,00 euro.

    L’ iscrizione prevede la partecipazione all’evento, il pranzo di gala presso la Casa dell’Aviatore ed una borsa con pubblicazione storica dell’AIDAA e gadget inerenti la celebrazione.

    Il pagamento può esser effettuato Bonifico Bancario:


    Largo Benedetto Marcello 198 – 00198 Roma

    IBAN: IT 83 F 02008 05164 000005064973


    Intestato a: A.I.D.A.A. Associazione Italiana di Aeronautica e Astronautica, Casella Postale 227, 00187 ROMA V.R. Oggetto: Centenario A.I.D.A.A. – nome del partecipante.