I am an internationally-recognised professional in computational fluid dynamics and reduced order models for aero-servo-elasticity, located at the University of Southampton, UK. I have a strong track record in the field with about 30 referred journals and a book published by Wiley. I work closely with Airbus Operations Ltd to provide technical solutions to streamline the aircraft design process. To this goal, my team developed for Airbus Operations Ltd a novel computational fluid dynamics solver that saves 80-97% of the computational costs compared to existing state-of-the-art methods. I have supported the integration of the flow solver within an industrial-grade software and now it is used for production at Airbus Operations Ltd.
In addition to an extensive technical competence, I lead a research team of eigth members to successfully accomplish the project goals, I attract external R&D funding from direct acquisition or proposal submission (about £1 million in total), and to maintain and nurture new collaborations with industrial clients and academic partners.
My professional ambition is to fuse technical specialism with real-world problems. The outgrowth is the certainty to solve industrial challenges with clear reductions in cost and time as well as allowing unpreceded designs to take form with confidence.
In the role of a Lecturer, my primary responsabilities are to: a) carry out research to high standards; b) teach undergraduate and postgraduate modules; and c) perform administration duties at the University. More details about the latter two aspects may be found at the Faculty page
I have gained industrial experience from working at Airbus Operations Ltd, UK, during an Industrial Fellowship financially supported by the Royal Academy of Engineering (ISS1415\7\44) and Airbus Operations Ltd. I have contributed to make a positive lasting change to the industrial aircraft design by developing, demonstrating and integrating a fast method for load calculations (time saving between 80% and 97%) compared to existing state-of-the-art approaches.
Equivalent tenure track lecturer located at the Faculty of Engineering and the Environment, University of Southampton, UK.
Aeronautical Engineering, equivalent First class; Department of Aerospace Engineering; Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Department of Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering, KTH, Sweden.
The degree was awarded within the remit of Top Industrial Managers of Europe scholarship. Proficiency in Swedish language was a pre-requisite for the degree to be awarded.
In my free time, I enjoy cooking, walking and painting...