Dr. Domenico Quagliarella earned on July 1993 a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering at University “Federico II” in Naples, Italy. In July 1988 he got a research engineer position at C.I.R.A. (Italian Centre for Aerospace Research) in the Informatics Department where he worked until October 1994. During this period he got his Ph.D. degree; then he moved in the Fluids Mechanics Department where he works in the Multidisciplinary Analysis and Design laboratory. He has been member of the AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) National Technical Committee on Intelligent Systems. His main current research interests is the application of robust multi-objective optimization methods to aerodynamic design problems giving particular attention to hybrid optimization techniques such as genetic algorithms coupled with gradient based local search methods.
CIRA was created in 1984 to manage PRORA, the Italian Aerospace Research Program, and uphold Italy’s leadership in Aeronautics and Space. CIRA is a company with public and private sector shareholders. The participation of research bodies, local government and aeronautics and space industries sharing a common goal has led to the creation of unique test facilities, unmatched anywhere in the world, and of air and space flying labs.