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I corsi insegnati sono: (Courses taught are:)

1. Micro-Nanofluidica (10589277, Magistrale Ingegneria delle Nanotecnologie, 6 CFU, I semestre II anno, Italiano)

2. Micro-Nano fluidics (10592629, Master Nanotechnology Engineering, 6 CFU, II semester I year, English)

3. Turbulence and Combustion (1047503, Magistrale Ingegneria Meccanica, 6 CFU, I semester II year, English)

4. Turbulence and Combustion (1047556, Magistrale Ingegneria Meccanica, 6 CFU of  9 CFU, I Semester II year, English)

5. Turbulence (1052234, Magistrale Ingegneria Aeronautica, 6 CFU, I semester II year, English)

6. Laboratorio di Calcolo di Aerodinamica (AAF1312, Ingegneria Areounautica, 3 CFU, II semestre II anno, Italiano)

 

Anno Accademico (Academic Year) 2021-22

 

I Semestre - First Semester

 

MICRO-NANO FLUIDICA (6 CFU)

Inizio Lezioni: Lunedì 27 settembre 2021

Fine Lezioni: Martedì 21 dicembre 2021

 

Gli allievi sono fortemente incoraggiati a seguire le lezioni in presenza, in accordo con le regole vigenti dettate dalla pandemia.

 

Orario (5 ore/settimana)

- Lunedì  10.00:12.00 Aula 13 

  Indirizzo Zoom per la connessione remota (non è un link, copiare l'indirizzo nella barra del browser):

  https://uniroma1.zoom.us/j/87508455659 
 

- Martedì 08.00:11.00 Aula 48 

  Indirizzo Zoom per la connessione remota (non è un link, copiare l'indirizzo nella barra del browser):

  https://uniroma1.zoom.us/j/89285141025

 

TURBULENCE & COMBUSTION (6 CFU & 9 CFU)

Lectures start: Monday, September 27, 2021

Lectures end: Wednesday, December 22, 2021

 

Students are strongly encouraged to come in person to the Lecture Room according to the current regulations on pandemics

 

 

Time Table (6 CFU course: 5 hours per week,  9 CFU course: 5 hours per week taught by prof. Casciola + 3 hours per week taught by prof. Giacomello)

- Monday       17.00-19.00 Lecture Room 32

  Zoom address for remote connection (not a link, please cut and paste the address in your browser)

  https://uniroma1.zoom.us/j/89562412493

 

- Tuesday      16.00-17.00 Lecture Room 32

  Zoom address for remote connection (not a link, please cut and paste the address in your browser)

   https://uniroma1.zoom.us/j/82402052161

 

- Wednesday 17.00-19.00 Lecture Room 32

  Zoom address for remote connection (not a link, please cut and paste the address in your browser)

  https://uniroma1.zoom.us/j/87022124109

 

 

TURBULENCE (6 CFU)

Lectures start: Monday, September 27, 2021

Lectures end: Wednesday, December 22, 2021

 

Students are strongly encouraged to come in person to the Lecture Room according to the current regulations on pandemics

 

Note: The course will run in parallel with Turbulence & Combustion for the first half of the semester. After that, the two courses will split and new slots will be assigned.

 

Time Table (5 hours per week)

- Monday       17.00-19.00 Lecture Room 32

  Zoom address for remote connection (not a link, please cut and paste the address in your browser)

  https://uniroma1.zoom.us/j/89562412493

 

- Tuesday      16.00-17.00 Lecture Room 32

  Zoom address for remote connection (not a link, please cut and paste the address in your browser)

   https://uniroma1.zoom.us/j/82402052161

 

- Wednesday 17.00-19.00 Lecture Room 32

  Zoom address for remote connection (not a link, please cut and paste the address in your browser)

  https://uniroma1.zoom.us/j/87022124109

Giovedì 12:00-13:00

L'appuntamento va concordato inviando una email.

Short Curriculum Vitae of Carlo Massimo Casciola

Biographic information and present position

Carlo Massimo Casciola is presently full professor of Fluid Dynamics at the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department of Sapienza University of Rome where he is teaching the courses of: 1. TURBULENCE AND COMBUSTION, 2. AERODINAMICA DEL VEICOLO, 3. MICRO-NANO FLUIDICS AND MICRO-NANO FLUIDIC DEVICES.

Scientific interests

Carlo Massimo Casciola leads a research group working on the Fluid Dynamics of complex flows based at the Mechanical and Aerospace Department of Sapienza University of Rome. The group consists of five members among associate and assistant professors, and presently includes five postdocs and seven PhD students. The modus operandi of the group is chiefly theoretical and numerical, oriented to fundamental and numerical modeling. This approach brought the group members to collaborate with scientists belonging to several neighboring disciplines, such as mathematics, physics, material science, chemistry, biology and medicine. The issuing multidisciplinary and multi scale expertise has already proved successful in dealing with such diverse problems as Aerodynamics, Turbulence, Combustion, Drag reduction, Particle Transport, Multiphase Flows, and Interfacial Phenomena like wetting and liquid slippage.

Major achievements of the research group under his guidance concern the coupling of macroscopic and turbulent flows with a micro-structure. In particular, the group has given contributions in particle-laden, polymer-laden and multiphase turbulent flows. Using Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS), significant insight has been provided for characterizing turbulent kinetic energy fluxes in wall bounded flows, where certain peculiar effects of reverse energy cascade associated with the coherent vortical structures were demonstrated to be fundamental for Large Eddy Simulations (LES) of wall bounded flows. LES is indeed the major numerical simulation tool where fundamental knowledge in Turbulence is transferred to the applications of Fluid Dynamics.

Significant coupling effects were identified through numerical simulations also in the field of particle laden turbulent flows, where particle clustering, turbophoresis and back-reaction of the transported phase on the carrier flow are crucial in a number of engineering applications including Chemical, Nuclear, and Process Engineering. This research line was awarded the 2012 Sapienza Excellence Research Prize. The detailed level of comprehension of these effects in complex flows were actually made possible by the skills developed in studying fundamental issues in Turbulence, like intermittency and anomalous scaling, subjects that were brought to the realm of engineering flows from the abstract setting of homogeneous isotropic turbulence. He also contributed to the understanding of the turbulent dynamics of polymer solutions, with application to drag reduction in, e.g., oil and gas pipelines and of the behavior of turbulent flames of gaseous mixtures.

More recently the interest enlarged to the nanoscale, and concentrated on the study of fluid motion and protein translocation in nano-pores through various kind of Molecular Dynamics (MD) simulations. Finally advanced MD simulation and free-energy methods have been applied to address the stability of vapor nuclei on rough, hydrophobic surfaces. The original results achieved in this field encouraged the group in extending this kind of approaches from the nano to the micro scale (thermodynamics, density functional theory, and related phase field methods for numerical simulations). The issuing research line did indeed pave the way to an innovative proposal concerning the numerical modeling of cavitation for applications as diverse as industrial and hydraulic engineering, ultra-sound medicine and drag delivery, and sono-chemistry for innovative nano-materials. This research proposal has been awarded, for the first time to an Italian Engineer working in Fluid Dynamics, with the 2013 ERC Advanced Grant for excellence research. In this context the group is also developing a novel microfluidic chip for the experimental characterization of the effect cavitation may have in enhancing the blood vessel endothelial layer permeability for drug delivery, supported by the ERC Proof of Concept grant INVICTUS, Invitro Cavitation Through UltraSound.

The research activity in a wide range of different fields of Fluid Dynamics has always inspired a strong commitment in fostering the interest of younger researchers for advanced modeling and simulation techniques. This interest culminated in the direction of the PhD Program in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, and in the proposal and organization of the first Laurea Magistrale in Nanotechnology Engineering nationwide. Among different efforts undertaken to promote research, specially significant is the proposal, organization and direction of the CECAM-IT-Sapienza node, operating in the center/south of Italy, devoted to modeling and numerical simulation. CECAM (Centre Européene de Calcul Atomique and Moléculaire) is a federation of nodes through Europe aiming at developing advanced simulation techniques that traditionally operates in the field of Physics and Chemistry. The Roma node is specially focused on extending the interests of the federation to the different fields of Engineering in order to contribute in developing and transferring to the industrial context innovative simulation tools that originated in the field of Physics and Chemistry. Recently a collaboration was started with the Center for Life Nanoscience of the Italian Institute of Technology, where he organized a Microfluidic lab devoted to the study of problems related with biology and medicine, such as bacterial micro swimming, vessel-on-a-chip and tumor-on-a-chip devices for studying cavitation enhanced extravasation.
Major research topics and contributions are:

- Particle-laden turbulent flows. Turbophoresis in wall flows (numerical, theoretical); Anomalous transport in cold jets (numerical, theoretical); Dynamics of inertial particles in reactive flows (numerical, experimental, theoretical); Clustering in homogeneous and inhomogeneous flows (numerical, theoretical).

- Combustion. Fractal behavior of premixed flames (numerical, experimental, theoretical); Fractal-based LES modeling of premixed flames (numerical, theoretical); Counter-gradient diffusion in premixed flames (experimental, theoretical).

- Micro-Nanofluidics. Molecular Dynamics for fluid-flows through nano-pores (numerical, theoretical); Protein translocations through nano-pores (numerical, theoretical); Water slippage over hydro-phobic surfaces (numerical, experimental, technological).

- Multiphase flows and phase change. Phase-field methods (theoretical, numerical); Atomistic simulations and free-energy methods of wetting processes (theoretical, numerical); Cavitation, heterogenous nucleation, bubble transport and collapse (theoretical, numerical, experimental)

- Visco-elastic turbulence. Numerical modeling of drag-reducing polymer solutions (numerical, theoretical); Dynamics of long-chain polymers in turbulent fields (numerical, theoretical); Drag-reduction by polymeric additives (numerical, theoretical).

- Scaling laws in turbulence. Intermittency in shear dominated flows (numerical, experimental, theoretical); Scale-Energy fluxes in wall turbulence (numerical, experimental, theoretical); Universality in free turbulent jets (numerical, theoretical).

- Aerodynamics. Integral representation for vortical flows (theoretical, numerical); Aerodynamics of complex wing systems (theoretical, numerical).
Free-surface waves. Numerical modeling and dynamics of non-linear water waves (theoretical, numerical).

Appointments

Director of the CECAM-IT-Sapienza node (2012-2017 )
Member of the CECAM Directory Board (2012-2017 )
Coordinator of the PhD Program in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Sapienza (2007-2017 )
Member of the EuroMech Turbulence Conference Steering Committee (2010-2015)
Member of CNIS (Sapienza Industrial Nanotechnology Center) Directory Board
Editorial board of the journals Flow Turbulence & Combustion; Acta Mechanica; International Journal of Multiphase Flows.
Co-Editor of the issue on Molecular Modeling of the Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology
Senior Fellow Scuola Superiore di Studi Avanzati Sapienza - Sapienza School for Advanced Studies - (2014-).
Member of the PRACE (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe) Steering Committee (2014-2017).

Teaching

Master level courses (Laurea Magistrale)

- Micro/nano fluidics (Master Degree in Nanotechnology Engineering)
- Combustion and Turbulence (Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering)
- Turbulence (Master Degree in Aeronautical Engineering)
- Vehicle Aerodynamics (Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering)

Previously taught courses: Bio-fluid dynamics, Gas Dynamics, Fluid Dynamics, Numerical Fluid Dynamics, Aerodynamics, Numerical Aerodynamics.

Doctoral courses

Scuola Nazionale di Fisica della Materia Sistemi di Non Equilibrio: Il problema della turbolenza nei fluidi e nei plasmi, Wall turbulence and numerical simulations, Torino, 13-17 September 2004
Scuola Normale Normale di Pisa, Centro Ennio de Giorgi, Structures of the mechanics of complex bodies, Pisa, 1-7 October 2007
European Turbulence Conference 11, Tutorial on Scale energy budget in inhomogeneous turbulent flows, Porto, 25-28 June 2007
The Linneè Flow Centre Graduate School & KTH Mechanics (The Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden), Advanced course on turbulent wall bounded flows, Stockholm, May 7-9 2008
Dottorato in Meccanica Teorica e Applicata, Numerical Methods for Mechanics, March-July 2014
Scuola Superiore Studi Avanzati Sapienza (SSAS), Fluid dynamics aspects of leucocyte extravasation, March 2014
Scuola Superiore Studi Avanzati Sapienza (SSAS), Mathematical Models for Continuum Mechanics, March - June 2016
III Migrate Summer School, June 2018, Rare Events Techniques for Nucleation Processes.

Inspiring younger researchers

Among former (PhD or graduate) students: 1 Full Professor in Sweden, 5 Associate Professors in Italy (1 in Sweden, 1 Uk), 1 Tenure Track Associate, 4 Researchers in higher education institutions and research centres abroad, about 10 Post-Docs in Italy and Europe (presently), about 10 PhD students in Italy and Europe (presently). 1 ERC Starting Grant awardee, 1 Marie- Curie Fellowship Awardee.

Funding ID

ERC-PoC 2018 INVICTUS - In Vitro Cavitation Through UltraSound, 18 months project, 15k
ERC Advanced Grant 2013 for the 5 year project BIC - Following bubbles from inception to collapse, grant # 339446 (2.4 M )
PRACE 2013 grant WETMD - Unravelling the Salvinia paradox: towards a new generation of superhydrophobic surfaces (31 M-hours on Tier0 Machines)
Sapienza Large Equipment Grant 2013: Cluster for advanced numerical simulation (120 K )
Sapienza Equipment Grant 2012: Shuttle and Find Correlation Microscopy System for the CNIS SEM and Fluorescence Microscope (simultaneous acquisition at nano and microscale for bio-applications, 30 K )
DEISA Extreme Computing Initiative (DECI-6) Grant winner, Particles in Boundary Layers in collaboration with KTH Mechanics and TU/e Eindhoven (2010-2011)
PRIN 2008, High Reynolds number wall-bound turbulence (50 K )
PRIN 2005, Large scale structures in wall-bounded turbulence (30 K )
Sapienza research program 2010, Two-phase flows for propulsion (100 K )
Sapienza research program 2007, Turbulence transport, condensation and evaporation of droplet systems (80 K )

Bibliography

ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8795-4517

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Scholar: https://scholar.google.it/citations?user=iIiWpyoAAAAJ&hl=it

Course Code Year Course - Attendance
AERODYNAMICS CALCULATION LAB. AAF1312 2021/2022 Aerospace engineering
Micro-nano fluidics 10589277 2021/2022 Nanotechnology Engineering
Micro-nano fluidics 10589299 2021/2022 Nanotechnology Engineering
AERODYNAMICS CALCULATION LAB. AAF1312 2021/2022 Mechanical Engineering
TURBULENCE AND COMBUSTION 1047556 2021/2022 Mechanical Engineering
TURBULENCE 1052234 2021/2022 Aeronautical engineering
TURBULENCE AND COMBUSTION 1047503 2021/2022 Mechanical Engineering
AERODYNAMICS CALCULATION LAB. AAF1312 2020/2021 Aerospace engineering
Micro-nano fluidics 10589299 2020/2021 Nanotechnology Engineering
Micro-nano fluidics 10589277 2020/2021 Nanotechnology Engineering
AERODYNAMICS CALCULATION LAB. AAF1312 2020/2021 Mechanical Engineering
TURBULENCE AND COMBUSTION 1047556 2020/2021 Mechanical Engineering
TURBULENCE AND COMBUSTION 1047503 2020/2021 Mechanical Engineering
TURBULENCE 1052234 2020/2021 Aeronautical engineering
AERODYNAMICS CALCULATION LAB. AAF1312 2019/2020 Aerospace engineering
Micro-nano fluidics 10589299 2019/2020 Nanotechnology Engineering
Micro-nano fluidics 10589277 2019/2020 Nanotechnology Engineering
AERODYNAMICS CALCULATION LAB. AAF1312 2019/2020 Mechanical Engineering
TURBULENCE AND COMBUSTION 1047503 2019/2020 Mechanical Engineering
TURBULENCE AND COMBUSTION 1047556 2019/2020 Mechanical Engineering
TURBULENCE 1052234 2019/2020 Aeronautical engineering
AERODYNAMICS CALCULATION LAB. AAF1312 2018/2019 Aerospace engineering
MICRO-NANO FLUIDICS AND MICRO-NANO FLUIDIC DEVICES 1041741 2018/2019 Nanotechnology Engineering
Micro-nano fluidics 10589299 2018/2019 Nanotechnology Engineering
VEHICLE'S AERODYNAMICS 1021719 2018/2019 Mechanical Engineering
TURBULENCE AND COMBUSTION 1047503 2018/2019 Mechanical Engineering
TURBULENCE 1052234 2018/2019 Aeronautical engineering
TURBULENCE AND COMBUSTION 1047556 2018/2019 Mechanical Engineering
MICRO-NANO FLUIDICS AND MICRO-NANO FLUIDIC DEVICES 1041741 2017/2018 Nanotechnology Engineering
TURBULENCE AND COMBUSTION 1047556 2017/2018 Mechanical Engineering
VEHICLE'S AERODYNAMICS 1021719 2017/2018 Mechanical Engineering
TURBULENCE 1052234 2017/2018 Aeronautical engineering
TURBULENCE AND COMBUSTION 1047503 2017/2018 Mechanical Engineering
OTHER USEFUL SKILLS FOR INCLUSION IN THE WORLD OF WORK AAF1147 2016/2017 Nanotechnology Engineering
MICRO-NANO FLUIDICS AND MICRO-NANO FLUIDIC DEVICES 1041741 2016/2017 Nanotechnology Engineering
TURBULENCE 1021930 2016/2017 Aeronautical engineering
VEHICLE'S AERODYNAMICS 1021719 2016/2017 Mechanical Engineering
TURBULENCE AND COMBUSTION 1047503 2016/2017 Mechanical Engineering
TURBULENCE AND COMBUSTION 1047556 2016/2017 Mechanical Engineering
Title Journal Year
Tumor-on-a-chip platforms to study cancer-immune system crosstalk in the era of immunotherapy LAB ON A CHIP 2021
Heterogeneous bubble nucleation dynamics JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS 2021
Giant Negative Compressibility by Liquid Intrusion into Superhydrophobic Flexible Nanoporous Frameworks NANO LETTERS 2021
The Fluid-Dynamics of Endo Vascular Aneurysm Sealing (EVAS) System failure CARDIOVASCULAR ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY 2021
Droplet homogeneous nucleation in a turbulent vapour jet in the two-way coupling regime 2020
Curvature and velocity strain dependencies of burning speed in a turbulent premixed jet flame 2020
Turbulence-combustion interaction in H2/CO/air Bunsen flame 2020
The interplay among gas, liquid and solid interactions determines the stability of surface nanobubbles NANOSCALE 2020
Cavitation bubble wall pressure measurement by an electromagnetic surface wave enhanced pump-probe configuration APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS 2019
Pore morphology determines spontaneous liquid extrusion from nanopores ACS NANO 2019
Laser induced cavitation: plasma generation and breakdown shockwave PHYSICS OF FLUIDS 2019
Nucleation and growth dynamics of vapour bubbles JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS 2019
Reversible cavitation-induced junctional opening in an artificial endothelial layer SMALL 2019
Confinement effects on the dynamics of a rigid particle in a nanochannel PHYSICAL REVIEW. E 2019
Wetting and recovery of nano-patterned surfaces beyond the classical picture NANOSCALE 2019
Exact regularised point particle (ERPP) method for particle-laden wall-bounded flows in the two-way coupling regime JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS 2019
Particles in turbulent separated flow over a bump: effect of the Stokes number and lift force PHYSICS OF FLUIDS 2019
Energy transfer between scales and position in a turbulent recirculation bubble 2019
DNS of separated flow: Scale-by-scale analysis 2019
Particleladen pipe flows: turbulence modulation 2018
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