Contact Dr Nicola Garzaniti

Areas of expertise

  • Space Systems
  • Systems Engineering


Dr. Garzaniti is a space systems engineer interested in the New Space Economy. His research interests include product development for New Space missions, mathematical models to optimize engineering systems design and development, applied AI, as well as technology management and roadmapping.

He received the M.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering from Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy, in 2017, and the Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, an international research university, founded in 2011 in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

Nicola is the co-founder of Golbriak Space OÜ, a European startup operating in the Aerospace sector, developing free-space optical communication solutions for airborne platforms. From 2017 to 2021, he served as Chief Technology Officer and Chief Operating Officer of the startup. He has also been actively involved in the design and development activities of the optical intersatellite link payload within the framework of the FSSCAT mission funded by the European Space Agency.

Dr. Garzaniti served as a member of the ECSS New Space Task Force, supporting the definition of ECSS standards for New Space missions.

Nicola joined Cranfield University (UK) in January 2022 as a Lecturer in Space Engineering.


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