Mariachiara Gallia is a last-year PhD student at the Department of Aerospace Science and Technology at Politecnico di Milano. She pursued her bachelor’s and Master’s degree at Politecnico di Milano in 2018 and 2020 respectively. Her research focus is on the development of a numerical framework for the robust design and optimization of electro-thermal ice protection systems (ETIPS) for fixed and rotary-wing aircraft. She works in combining the physical numerical model that describes the ice accretion process on a heated and unheated surface and the uncertainty quantification techniques, to develop a robust optimization procedure to be included in the design process of ETIPS. She actively works in the development of the in-house software for ice accretion PoliMIce. She contributed to the European project ICE-GENESIS to develop the next generation of 3D simulation tools for icing.
In 2022 she has been awarded the “Amelia Earhart Fellowship”, which is awarded annually to up to 30 women pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace engineering and space sciences.