University of Padova • Researcher

Mirko Magarotto is a research fellow at the University of Padova since 2018. From the same University, he earned a PhD degree in Science, Technologies and Measurements for Space in 2019 and a Master degree in Aerospace Engineering in 2015. His main research interests concern plasma technologies. Mirko has been involved in the development of innovative electric propulsion systems and plasma antennas. He has developed 3D-VIRTUS, a numerical code that simulates, with a fluid approach, the plasma dynamics in electric thrusters and/or telecommunication devices. He is collaborating with the company Technology for Propulsion and Innovation at the design, development and testing of magnetically enhanced plasma thrusters for CubeSats (Regulus and E-Regulus) and plasma antennas for satellite communications. Moreover, he was involved in a project on the treatment of PFAS-contaminated water by means of plasma-based reactors. He was a visiting fellow at the University of Southampton (UK), at the Shanghai University (CN), and at the Aristoteles University of Thessaloniki (GR). Mirko is co-supervising several under-graduates and two PhD studens working at fluid and Particle In Cell codes that simulate the plasma dynamics in electric propulsion systems. In the free time, Mirko likes travelling and practicing scuba diving.


International Astronautical Congress 2021

25-29 October 2021

Dubai, United Arab Emirates