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Pennisi, Giuseppe

Pennisi, Giuseppe

Postdoctoral Associate
Aerospace Engineering
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  • Ph.D.,  Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace (ISAE-SUPAERO), Nonlinear Dynamics, Toulouse, France (2017).
  • M.S.,  Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace (ISAE-SUPAERO), Aerospace Engineering, Toulouse, France (2012).
  • M.S., Aerospace Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy (2012)
  • B.S., Aerospace Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy (2010)


  • HyVibe - Smart Vibration Technology, Research Vibration Control Engineer, Paris, France, 2018-2019.
  • ENSTA ParisTech, Postdoctoral Researcher, Paris, France, 2017-2018.
  • Duke University, Visiting scholar, Durham NC, USA, 2015-2016.
  • ONERA - The French Aerospace Lab, PhD student within the Aeroelasticity and Structural Dynamics Dept, Paris, France, 2013-2017.


  • Flexible multibody dynamics,
  • FInite Element Modeling,
  • Nonlinear dynamics,
  • Structural dynamics and vibrations,
  • Nonlinear passive vibration absorbers,
  • Energy harvesting from vibrations,
  • Active Vibration Control.

  • ENAE324 – Aerospace Structures: Analysis of torsion, beam bending, plate bending, buckling and their application to aerospace vehicles.
  • ENAE423 – Vibrations and Aeroelasticity: Dynamic response of single and multiple degrees of freedom systems, finite element modeling, wing divergence, aileron reversal, wing and panel flutter.

  • G. Pennisi, B. P. Mann, N. Naclerio, C. Stephan, G. Michon, Design and experimental study of a Nonlinear Energy Sink coupled to an electromagnetic energy harvester, Journal of Sound and Vibration (2018), 437:340-357, DOI: 10.1016/j.jsv.2018.08.026.

  • C. Stephan, G. Pennisi, G. Michon, Vibration Mitigation based on Nonlinear Absorbers. A review of recent ONERA’s studies. AerospaceLab Journal (2018), DOI: 10.12762/2018.AL14-08.

  • G. Pennisi, C. Stephan, E. Gourc, G. Michon, Experimental Investigation and Analytical Description of a Vibro-Impact NES Coupled to a Single-Degree-of-Freedom Linear Oscillator Harmonically Forced, Nonlinear Dynamics (2017) 88:1769-1784, DOI: 10.1007/s11071-017-3344-1.

  • G. Pennisi, C. Rouby, J. Boisson, O. Doare, Use of permanent magnets in order to shape the restoring force of a Nonlinear Tuned Vibration Absorber, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, IDETC/CIE 2018, Quebec City CANADA, August 2018.

  • G. Pennisi, C. Rouby, J. Boisson, O. Doare, J. Lee, Stability of Chains of Cylindrical Permanent Magnets, 10th European Solid Mechanics Conference, Bologna ITALY, July 2018.

  • G. Pennisi, C. Stephan, G. Michon, Vibro-Impact NES: A Correlation Between Experimental Investigation and Analytical Description, Sensors and Instrumentation, Volume 5, Society for Experimental Mechanics, Proceedings of the 34th IMAC, Orlando FL USA, January 2016.

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