Today, Prof. Paolo Gaudenzi, Director of the Mechanical and Aerospace Department, took up service as Scientific Representative at the Consulate General of Italy in Boston.
Prof. Gaudenzi, serves as a Professor of Aerospace Structures within the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering of the Università di Roma La Sapienza, where he coordinates the aerospace structures section. He is also the director of the Ph.D. course in Aerospace Technologies and of the professional Master course in Space Systems and services at La Sapienza.
Responsible of research projects funded by the Italian Ministry for Research, the National Research Council, the Italian Space Agency, the European Space Agency and private companies.
Expert in the evaluation of research projects for the Italian Ministry for Education, University and Reserch, the Italian Ministry for Industrial development, The European Research Council, the regions Lazio, Toscana, Veneto, Piemonte, Puglia. Chairman of the selection board for ENEA (National research body in the field of energy and power).
Advisor of ESA-ESRIN Vega Project team for the critical reviews of the Vega launcher Programme. Promoter of the European Union/La Sapienza stage program EUROSPACESTAGES. La Sapienza representative for the PEGASUS Consortium among European aerospace universities. Member of the Council for International Relationships of La Sapienza. Prof. Gaudenzi is President of Smart Structures Solutions Srl, a spin-off company of the Università di Roma La Sapienza.