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Chantal Cappelletti

Assistant Professor in Aerospace Engineering, Faculty of Engineering



Chantal Cappelletti is currently an Assistant Professor at University of Nottingham (UK), where she is affiliated with the Nottingham Geospatial Institute. She received a BSc (2005) in Aerospace Engineering, a MSc (2008) in Astronautical Engineering and a PhD (2012) in Aerospace Engineering all from Sapienza Università di Roma (Italy). Previously, she was an Assistant Professor at the University of Brasilia (Brazil) and a visiting researcher at Morehead State University (USA). She is the cofounder of the Italian company GAUSS Srl. She has led 6 satellite projects in Italy (UNISAT program and others) and in Brazil (SERPENS, TuPOD). She was PI of 2 missions concerning cancer cells behaviour in space. She was an Italian Space Agency delegate at the Inter-Agency Space Debris Coordination Committee. She is member of the International Academy of Astronautics.

Expertise Summary

  • Small satellites
  • Biomedical research in space
  • Space debris
  • Astrodynamics

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