Davide Ferretto

Fixed-term assistant professor
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (DIMEAS)


Research interests

Aerospace engineering
Environmental impact assessment
High-speed vehicles
Life cycle costing
Model based systems engineering


Davide Ferretto is Assistant Professor at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Politecnico di Torino, where he started his career as Research Assistant in 2014. He received the Ph.D. degree in Aerospace Engineering from Politecnico di Torino in 2020 with a dissertation entitled “Model-Based Systems Engineering approach for the design of hypersonic transportation systems”. His research activities include the design of aerospace systems for conventional and innovative aircraft as well as the systems engineering methods and tools. He is currently contributing to the activities of Horizon 2020 Project MORE&LESS, for which Politecnico di Torino acts as Coordinator, dealing with European calls on "Breakthrough innovation" in aerospace domain and "Towards global environmental regulation of supersonic aviation". Previously, he was involved within the activities of Horizon 2020 STRATOFLY Project, dealing with enabling technologies for civil hypersonic flight.

Research topics

  • Aircraft conceptual design for conventional and non-conventional (high-speed) configurations
  • Environmental impact of subsonic/supersonic aviation
  • Life Cycle Cost assessment for the aeronatical product, considering innovative technologies and vehicle/systems architectures
  • Model-Based Systems Engineering approach to the definition of the aeronautical product
  • Preliminary design of on-board systems for aeronautical applications


ERC sectors

PE8_1 - Aerospace engineering


Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy
Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities
Goal 13: Climate action

Awards and Honors

  • Premio di Qualità 2019 conferred by Politecnico di Torino, Italy (2019)


Editorial boards

  • AEROSPACE (2022-2024), Guest Editor of magazine or editorial series


Collegi of the degree programmes



MostraNascondi A.A. passati

Master of Science

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Bachelor of Science

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Research groups


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