I hold a a PhD in Process and Particle Engineering from the Graz University of Technology and a master degree in Energy and Nuclear Engineering from the University of Bologn. My expertise lies in the Multiscale and numerical modelling of multiphase and porous systems.
My PhD was funded by the European project EU FP7-604656 NanoSim with the overall objective of developing a multi-scale platform to model gas-particle CO2 capture technologies, which is now publicly available in GitHub.
Afterwards, I spent one year as Postdoctoral Researcher at Purdue University.
During my career I developed a range of C++ libraries for scientific computation including:
- CPPPO : a C++/MPI library specifically designed for upscaling (i.e., linking models defined at different spatio-temporal scales) by mean of the volume averaging method.
- OpenHFDIB: an OpenFOAM® based library for simulating flow, heat and mass transfer in complex domains using an immersed boundary/fictitious domain method.
- twoFluidsNBSuspensionFoam: an OpenFOAM® based library for simulating flows of non-Brownian suspensions including particle migration phenomena (using a two-Fluid model).
- filteredTFM: an OpenFOAM® based library for simulations of dense suspensions employing the filtered two-Fluid model.
- Computational Fluid Dynamics
- Multiphase Flows
- Reactive Flows
- Homogenisation and Volume Averaging
- Coarse Graining
- Heat and Mass Transfer
- Particulate Flows
- SECURe: A Multi-scale Simulation-Based Design Platform for Cost-Effective CO2 Capture Processes using Nano-Structured Materials