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Biography

I work as a Lecturer in Virtual Engineering at the University of Manchester. After having received the Master Degree in Civil Engineering at University of Calabria (2009), I moved to the University of Bologna where I completed the PhD in Structural and Hydraulic Engineering (2013). In 2015, I have been awarded the PRESTIGE postdoctoral mobility grant (Marie Curie Actions) that allowed me to spend 18 months at the Laboratoire de Mecanique des Fluides et Acoustique where I developed lattice Boltzmann algorithms to simulate high-Reynolds magnetohydrodynamic flows. I also spend a period at the Biofluids Laboratory of the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology aiming at simulating biological flows.

Research interests

My research activity deals mainly with multiphysics modelling by lattice Boltzmann method (LBM). In particular, the key idea is to develop original LB algorithms allowing us to simulate a rich variety of physics problems (e.g., fluid-structure interaction, multiphase flows, passive scalar transport, magnetohydrodynamics, shallow water flows, tissue/cells proliferation).

Overview

A passionate scientist working in the field of multiphysics modelling by lattice Boltzmann method. Enthusiastic author of more than 30 papers in scientific international peer-reviewed journals. Charmed by challenging physics problems.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Structural and Hydraulic Engineering, Universita Degli Studi Bologna

1 Jan 201031 Dec 2012

Award Date: 31 May 2013

Master of Engineering, Civil Engineering, University of Calabria

1 Sept 200731 Jul 2009

Award Date: 31 Jul 2009

Keywords

  • Lattice Boltzmann Method
  • Finite Element Method
  • Multiphysics modelling
  • fluid mechanics
  • Solid Mechanics
  • Fluid-Structure Interaction
  • Immersed Boundary Method

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