We are all excited to share that Alessandro Cocco, who has been working at the multibody and coupled fluid-structure simulations of ATTILA for Politecnico di Milano since the beginning of the project, successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis cum laude on tiltrotor aeroelasticity.

Alessandro made the best possible use of our multibody solver, MBDyn, and vortex particle solver, DUST, and substantially contributed to their development, creating an outstanding suite of tools for the aeroelastic analysis of tiltrotor aircraft.

At the same time, he gave substantial contributions to aeroelastic simulations of ATTILA, in support of the design of the wind-tunnel model. He will soon move to the University of Maryland as a postdoctoral researcher.

Congratulations for your achievements, Alessandro, and good luck for the continuation of your career.