Raffaele Savino, Ph.D., is full professor of Aerodynamics at the University of Naples Federico II. He was responsible of several research programs in collaboration with Research Centers, Industries and Space Agencies (ASI, CIRA, ESA, NASA). His memberships include the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), the International Astronautical Federation (IAF), the Italian Association of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIDAA), the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).
He is in the Board of Directors of the Aerospace District of Campania Region. Prof. Savino is author of about 250 publications in the fields of Fluid Dynamics, Microgravity and Space Experimentation, Physics of Fluids, Hypersonic Aerodynamics, Heat transfer, Aerospace Propulsion Recent research activities include hypersonic numerical and experimental aerodynamics, aerothermochemistry, innovative heat pipes for ground and space applications, hybrid rocket propulsion.