Keynote speakers

Dr. Roberto Kobeh González

Professor of Aeronautical Electronics at the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico and Lifetime Goodwill Ambassador of ICAO.

Dr. Pablo Mendes de Leon

Professor of Air and Space Law and Director of the International Institute of Air and Space Law of Leiden University in the Netherlands.

Dr. Pier Marzocca is a Professor and Associate Dean of the School of Engineering (Aerospace Engineering and Aviation Discipline) at RMIT University, Melbourne Australia. Professor Marzocca also holds a Research Professorial position from Clarkson University in USA, and academic fellowships from Virginia Tech, University of South California, and the US Naval Research Laboratory and PhD and Master in Aerospace Engineering from Politecnico di Torino Italy. Professor Marzocca has been working in multi-physics modeling and characterization of advanced materials and structures since 1996. His expertise is in structural dynamics and controls of advanced aerospace systems, including active flow and aeroelastic controls of flexible structures, nonlinear system identification, diagnostics, prognostics, and health management. He leads/co-leads a number of projects in Aerospace and Aviation, totaling more than $20M in research funding from several government agencies, including Australian Federal and State Government, Defence Science and Technology, Boeing, Pratt & Whitney, Lockheed Martin, etc, and strategic partnerships including the Australian Defence Aviation Safety Authority, Australian Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group, and the Australian Transport Safety Bureau. Dr. Marzocca’s received several awards including the Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award and the Forest R. McFarland Award from SAE, the ONR ASEE Senior Faculty Fellowship Award, the Inaugural Research Excellence Award and the Outstanding New Teacher Award of Clarkson University. He is an Associate Fellow of AIAA, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Aeronautical and Space Sciences, Associate Editor of ASCE Journal of Aerospace Engineering, and Journal of Thermal Stresses and chaired the Unmanned Aircraft System Technical Committee for SAE International. Pier Marzocca is the author and/or co-author of over 400 papers and has supervised more than 40 PhD and Master students to completion.