Dr. Riccardo Bevilacqua
“Dr. Riccardo Bevilacqua is a Professor of Aerospace Engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU). He holds a M.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering (2002, cum laude), and a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics (2007), both from the University of Rome, "Sapienza", Italy. Dr. Bevilacqua is the recipient of two Young Investigator Awards, from AFOSR (2012) and ONR (2013), of the 2014 Dave Ward Memorial Lecture Award from the Aerospace Controls and Guidance Systems Committee, and of 5 Air Force Summer Fellowships (2012, 2015 and 2021 at AFRL Space Vehicle Directorate, 2019 and 2020 at AFRL Munitions Directorate). His research interests focus on spacecraft formation flight, space robotics and warheads/spacecraft fragment fly-out predictions. He has authored and co-authored more than 100 journal and conference publications on the topics. He is an AIAA Associate Fellow and IAA Member. He is the founder and chair of the IAA conference on Space Situational Awareness.”
Dr. Sanny Omar
Sanny Omar completed his bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering at Auburn University with minors in Business, Spanish, and Computer Science. In the Fall of 2015, he enrolled in the Ph.D. program at the University of Florida (UF) and worked in the ADAMUS lab under Dr. Riccardo Bevilacqua. Sanny received the NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship, the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, and UF's Graduate Student Research Fellowship while at UF. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Florida in 2019 on “A Drag Device and Control Algorithm for Spacecraft Attitude Stabilization and De-Orbit Point Targeting using Aerodynamic Drag”. Sanny is currently employed as a Guidance, Navigation, and Control Engineer at Millennium Space Systems in Los Angeles.
Dr. Dave Guglielmo
Dr. Dave Guglielmo is a Training Engineer with The MathWorks, Inc., with a focus on control design automation and model-based design. Prior to joining MathWorks, Dr. Guglielmo worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Florida, where he also received his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering.
Niccolo Marcello Woodward
Nicolo Woodward is an undergraduate student at University of Florida, Mr. Woodward is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with an expected graduation date in December 2021. Nicolo is passionate about 3D modeling and manufacturing. He joined ADAMUS Lab at UF in May 2020 to design and manufacture two CubeSats: PATCOOL and D3. At ADAMUS Lab, Nicolo contributed to design changes of a custom 3U CubeSat Structure to reduce weight of the CubeSat and improve accessibility of the avionics for assembly procedures. His last work at ADAMUS Lab focuses on investigating boom bending shapes for the, "Drag Deorbit Device (D3)." He is now handling the D3 assembly for a flight version and working on the flight software for the driver boards. After obtaining his bachelor’s degree from UF, Mr. Woodward is planning to attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to pursue a PhD in Aerospace Engineering with his mentor, Dr. Riccardo Bevilacqua. At Embry-Riddle, he will research the dynamics and controls of manned and unmanned space vehicles.