Francesco Topputo

Full Professor


Prof. Topputo is a Full Professor of Space Systems at Politecnico di Milano, Italy. His core research activities involve interplanetary CubeSat mission and system design, autonomous guidance, navigation, and control, spacecraft flight dynamics. Prof. Topputo is an ERC laureate (CoG 2019) and has been PI in 19 main research projects, with over €4.5M research grants allocated to work under his direction. He leads the Deep-space Astrodynamics Research and Technology (DART) group, composed of 4 PostDoc Fellows, 10 PhD Students, and 1 Research Assistant. He has authored 67 peer-reviewed articles published in international journals and over 230 works in total. He is co-funder and partner at Nautilus Srl and holds a position as Visiting Professor at TU Delft, The Netherlands.


Ph.D in Aerospace Engineering at Politecnico di MilanoM.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering at Politecnico di MilanoB.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering at Politecnico di Milano

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