Luciano Fornasier


Luciano Fornasier has a doctor degree in Aeronautical Engineering received in 1974 from the Polytechnic of Turin, Italy. In 1975 he joined the Military Aircraft Division of Alenia - at that time Aeritalia - as project engineer in the Aerodynamic Technology Department. In 1981 he moved to the Military Aircraft Division of Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm, Ottobrunn Germany - as R& D Engineer. Since then he was responsible for multiple projects in theoretical Aerodynamics, numerical methods and their application to the design and analysis of fighter aircraft and hypersonic vehicle configurations. He was also in charge of conceptual design of advanced air systems concepts and unmanned air vehicle technology (UAV). He introduced advanced numerical methodologies in the multi-disciplinary design optimization of aircraft configurations and acted as coordinator of the Project TAURUS, a European Framework 5th Programme focused on the exploitation of High Performance Computing and Networks - HPCN - technology to aero-elasticity problems. In 2005 he coordinated a group of experts tasked by the EADS Corporate Technology Officer to evaluate the strategic relevance of multidisciplinary design (MDO) technology for the entire EADS Group. In 2006 he joined the EADS Headquarters, where he was in charge of the function Systems Engineering Group Capabilities within the Corporate Technical Office until his retirement end of January 2011. He represented EADS in the Corporate Advisory Board of the International Council for Systems Engineering - INCOSE - and has served as chairman of the Taskforce Requirements Management and Systems Engineering Interface within the EADS PLM Harmonization Program PHENIX. He is Senior Member of the American Institute for Aeronautics and Aerospace - AIAA where he has served one term in the Technical Committee for Applied Aerodynamics as International Member. He is developer or co-developer of several computer programs in the field of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and authors or co-authors of tens of technical publications. Presently he is the Chair of the INCOSE Project Team that organises IS2012 - International Symposium on Systems Engineering - that will take place in Rome, Italy, from 9 to 12 July 2012.