Fabio Santoni received the Dr. Eng. degree in Aeronautical Engineering
(cumlaude) and the PhD in Aerospace Engineering both at Universita’ di Roma “La
Sapienza”, in 1992 and 1996. In 1996 he was visiting scholar at Stanford University, were he participated
in the small satellite programs Sapphire and Opal. He had technical managenent
responsibiliy in the education program UNISAT at University of Rome “La
Sapienza”, till 2009.
He is presently Associate Professor in Aerospace Systems at the Dipartimento
di Ingegneria Astronautica, Elettrica ed Energetica (DIAEE) of University of
Rome “La Sapienza”, where he established the Aerospace Systems Laboratory. His
research activity is mainly devoted to nanospacecraft design, attitude
determination and control, space debris observation, mitigation and remediation
techniques, including end-of-life disposal and active debris removal.