Since graduating at Politecnico di Milano, at the end of July 2013, I pledged all my efforts in finding a role in the academics. Eventually, I was able to get a Junior Research grant at Politecnico di Milano, to start working on the development of numerical methods for non-ideal compressible-fluid flows, in June 2014.
In this period my research was focused mainly on Non-Ideal Compressible-Fluid Dynamics, for turbo machinery applications, and on numerical methods for sliding grids.
Indeed, I am a core developer of the open-source computational fluid dynamic solver SU2 and I am responsible for the maintenance of the sliding mesh interface.
In the last years, part of my efforts were addressed to the theoretical study of shock waves in the non-ideal regime and on the resulting implications in practical applications.
These topic is of particular interest for the design and the optimization of Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) systems.
My research interest regards also the study of the ice accretion phenomenon over aircraft and the further development of the PoliMIce software suite for in-flight icing simulations.
Indeed, I am currently working on fundamental mathematical methods and algorithms to bridge the gap between Uncertainty Quantification and Optimization for aeronautical applications, with a special attention devoted to the problem of ice accretion in hazardous weather.
The goal is to develop efficient and scalable methods to solve large scale inference problems, quantify the resulting uncertainties in the physical models, and propose new experiments
to optimally improve the predictive capabilities of ice accretion models.