Riccardo Bevilacqua

Aerospace Engineering Department
College of Engineering
Riccardo Bevilacqua

Dr. Riccardo Bevilacqua is a Professor of Aerospace Engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach Campus. He holds a M.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering (2002), 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 the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (2012) and the Office of Naval Research (2013), of the 2014 Dave Ward Memorial Lecture Award from the Aerospace Controls and Guidance Systems Committee, and of four 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, IAA Full Member, and AAS Fellow. He is the founder and chair of the IAA conference on Space Situational Awareness.

  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematical Methods and Models, Universita degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza
  • M. - Master in Aerospace Engineering, Universita degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza
  • B. - Bachelor in Aerospace Engineering, Universita degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza

  • AE 800: Dissertation
  • AE 427: Spacecraft Preliminary Design