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Mr Federico Romei MEng, BEng

Senior Research Assistant

Mr Federico Romei's photo

Federico Romei is a Senior Research Assistant within Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Southampton.

Federico is currently working on the design, manufacturing and testing of spacecraft structures using metal additive manufacturing as part of the ReDSHIFT Horizon 2020 project. Prior to that, Federico did a PhD titled “High Temperature Resistojets for All-Electric Spacecraft” in the same research group. Federico collaborates with Surrey Satellite Technology Limited in the development of high-temperature resistojet propulsion systems.

Research interests

Research interests

  • Electric propulsion systems for spacecraft
  • High-temperature resistojets for all-electric spacecraft and small satellites applications
  • Metal Additive Manufacturing (AM) design optimisation
  • Non-destructive Testing of metal AM parts. Case study at µ-VIS X-Ray Imaging Centre
  • Multiphysics modelling
  • Spacecraft structures for space debris environment
Radiograph for STAR breadboard model
Radiograph for STAR breadboard model

Fig.1    Radiograph of the Super-high Temperature Additive Resistojet (STAR) breadboard model showing the main components and the recirculating flow path reaching the nozzle.

Printed STAR breadboard model
Printed STAR breadboard model

Fig.2 As-printed STAR breadboard model components on the Concept Laser M2 Cusing base plate.

PhD Supervision

Dr Angelo N Grubisic

PhD Research

The PhD research titled “High Temperature Resistojets for All-Electric Spacecraft” was funded by the Doctoral Training Partnership through the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

Research group


Mr Federico Romei
Engineering, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton. SO17 1BJ United Kingdom

Room Number: 13/5075

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