Elisa Capello is Tenured Assistant Professor (RTD-B) of Flight Mechanics at Politecnico di Torino, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. She is research associate at the Istituto di Elettronica e di Ingegneria dell’Informazione e delle Telecomunicazioni (IEIITI) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR), in the Systems Modeling and Control group of CNR-IEIIT. https://www.sct.ieiit.cnr.it, since 2012. She is a member of The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Member (IEEE), Control Systems Society since 2014. She is a member of the IEEE Technical Committee in Aerospace Control since 2016. She is member of the SIDRA, Società Italiana Docenti e Ricercatori in Automatica, since 2017.
Author of about sixty articles published in international journals and conferences of the following sectors: aerospace engineering, control, automation and robotics. She is involved in research activities in the following fields: flight mechanics of fixed and rotary wing aircraft, flight simulation, development and testing of unmanned aerial systems, planning and mission control for autonomous systems, design of guidance, control and navigation systems for aircraft and spacecraft, control of wind turbine and wind farm. As part of her research activities, she collaborates with academic institutions, research centers, networks and companies, both in Italy and abroad. Elisa Capello was an International FAI Judge for Helicopter Championship from 2009 to 2015.