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Info & CV

24-feb-2014

Batchelor Aeronautical Engineering at University of Palermo on january 1986 magna cum laude and discussion of a thesis titled “Analysis and modeling of the dynamic response of a civil aircraft under blast effects”.

After the call-up, since 1987 to 1988, research engineer at the Aertech Industries, Italy.

Since 1988 to 1990, chief research engineer at Tecnair Industries, Italy.

Since 1990 to 1992, production chief engineer at LoCastro Company, Italy.

Winner of the Italian Minister of Scientific Research competition, on may 1992, as academic researcher in Fluid dynamic areas – at the Faculty of Engineering of University of Palermo (Department of Structural, Aerospace Engineering & Geotechnics).

Winner of the Italian Minister of Scientific Research competition, on december 2004, as associate professor in Fluid dynamic areas – at the Faculty of Engineering of University of Palermo (Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering).

Since 1.1.2005 up today at the Department of Structural, Aerospace Engineering & Geotechnics at the Faculty of Engineering of University of Palermo

Since 1.1.2005 up today, associate professor of Aerodynamics and Aircrafts Aerodynamics teaching courses at the Faculty of Engineering of University of Palermo.


In the last five years, the scientific activity of the writer focused on CFD approach of unsteady thermal-fluid dynamic fields, digitally-based devices for aircraft and vehicles control systems, low-noise design of marine and aircraft propeller and, more recently, the digital design of human cell cycle sequencer for anti-cancer applications. More in detail, the results of that early activity regard the enhancement of numerical and analytical models and formulations for solving complex problems arising from aerodynamic/aeroacoustic interactions and interference among lifting surfaces and propeller elements. The topics of the current research activities can be resumed in the following:

  • CFD approach and modeling of 3D thermal/fluid dynamic fields;
  • Active control of wing-flutter;
  • Simulation and investigation of aerodynamic interference;
  • Active and digital aircraft control systems;
  • Low-noise propeller design;
  • In silico simulation of cancer cell cycle