Enrico Flamini

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Born in Roma in 1951. Married, one daughter.

Main Awards:

  • Officier de l’Ordre National du Mérite de France
  • Exceptional Public Service Gold Medal by NASA, 2008.
  • Laurel Award by Aviation Week & Space Technology, 1997
  • Laurel for Team achievement by IAA, 2006
  • IAU awarded him with an asteroid named 18099-Flamini

More than 100 papers published, Co-editor of Special issues of Planetary Space Science, 2 books in press.

2006 - Current

Professor of Solar System Exploration

at G. D'Annunzio University in Chieti, Italy

2010 - 2018

ASI Chief Scientist

Hemeritus Principal Investigator of the SIMBIO-SYS experiment on the BepiColombo;

Vice-Chair and Chair of the Science Programme Committee of ESA and Italian Delegate.

Coordinator of ASI Earth Observation programs

Delegate to the ESA Program Board_Earth Observation

ASI Director of the Observation of the Universe department

2012

Mission Science Director for the Launch of LARES on VEGA maiden Flight 2012

2006-2010

Chairman of the Philae Comet Lander Steering Committee;
Member of the Action Team on Exploration and Innovation of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space and Innovation;
Member of: International Mars Exploration Working Group, Mars Exploration Program Assessment Group (NASA), MPSET (NASA), JMART (NASA-ESA), International Mars Architecture for the Return of Samples iMARS1.

1985-2018

Agenzia Spaziale Italiana – ASI:

Product Assurance Manager for the missions : ITALSAT 1&2 , Tethered Satellite System 1 & 1R, Mini Pressurized Logistic Modules ( phase B), IRIS-LAGEOS II;

Program Manager of the Italian participation to the Cassini-Huygens Mission, Co-Investigator the Cassini Radar and on H-ASI on the Huygens probe; Program Manager of VIRTIS, and GIADA instruments on the Rosetta Mission, MARSIS and PFS on the ESA Mars Express Mission, Sharad on the NASA MRO Mission;

1983-1985

ESA Research Fellow at University of Sussex (UK)

Working mainly on hypervelocity impacts applied to planetary evolution processes and materials selection for space applications (Giotto HMC)

1977-1983

Researcher at the National Research Council

Main research: Thermo-dynamical evolution of Martian surface.

1977

Graduated in Physics at Roma University “La Sapienza”

With a thesis on X-Ray spectroscopy applied to Lunar Apollo Samples.