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Reduced Basis Modeling for transonic aerodynamics High-Mach flows and nonequilibrium aerodynamics PH mesh adaptivity and (re)generation

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Personal Statement

Dr. Fossati is Chancellor’s fellow and lecturer at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering of the University of Strathclyde. His research interests are in the area of multiphysics computational aerodynamics. His expertise is in the field of numerical methods for aerodynamics with a focus on high-speed and non-equilibrium flows, Reduced Basis Methods for transonic regimes and mesh optimization and (re-)generation. At Strathclyde he is a member of the Aerospace Centre of Excellence (ACE) and coordinates the research in computational aerodynamics undertaken in the Laboratory for Future Air-Space Transportation Technologies (FASTT-Lab).

Prior to joining Strathclyde Dr. Fossati was Associate Director of the CFD Laboratory at McGill University in Canada where he currently holds an Adjunct Professor position. He has been visiting researcher at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He holds a PhD in Computational Fluid Dynamics from Politecnico di Milano. He is member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, acts in the international advisory committee of the Parallel CFD conference, and serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Computational Physics, Physics of Fluids, AIAA Journal, International Journal of Multiphase Flows, Aerospace Science and Technology, Mathematics and Computers in Simulation and the International Journal of Computational Fluid Dynamics.

Teaching Interests

  • Flight and Space Flight 1
  • Engineering Analysis 3 - Computaional Fluid Dynamics
  • Elements of aerodynamics

Research Interests

  • Computational aerodynamics
  • Aerodynamic design
  • Reduced Basis Methods for transonic aerodynamics
  • High-Mach and nonequilibrium aerodynamics
  • PH mesh adaptivity and (re)generation

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Engineering, Politecnico di Milano

25 Mar 200510 Jun 2008

Master of Engineering, Politecnico di Milano

15 Sep 199516 Jun 2002

External positions

Adjunct Professor, McGill University

1 Feb 2015 → …

Member, Committee of the Parallel Computational Fluid Dynamics

1 May 2014 → …

Associate Director of CFD Laboratory , McGill University

1 Jun 20134 Jul 2016


  • Computational aerodynamics
  • High-Mach aerodynamics
  • Reduced Basis methods for transonic aerodynamics
  • Aerodynamic design
  • Numerical methods for PDE

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Projects 2017 2022

Research Output 2009 2019

A kinetic BGK edge-based scheme including vibrational and electronic energy modes for high-Mach flows

Fossati, M., Mogavero, A., Herrera-Montojo, J., Scoggins, J. B. & Magin, T., 15 May 2019, In : Computers and Fluids. 185, p. 1-12 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Kinetic theory of gases
Mach number
Hypersonic flow
Supersonic flow

Analysis of transition for a flow in a channel via reduced basis methods

Pascarella, G., Kokkinakis, I. & Fossati, M., 5 Dec 2019, In : Fluids. 4, 4, 19 p., 202.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Channel flow
Flow structure
Flow fields


Scramjet combustion modeling using eddy dissipation model

Author: Hoste, J. O. E., 1 Apr 2018

Supervisor: Fossati, M. (Supervisor) & Maddock, C. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Shock estimation in supersonic vehicles

Author: Herrera Montojo, J., 1 Oct 2016

Supervisor: Fossati, M. (Supervisor) & Minisci, E. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Activities 2010 2020

Organizer of Minisymposium at ECCOMAS 2020

Marco Fossati (Participant)
19 Jul 202024 Jul 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganiser of major conference

ATI-InnovateUK event on aerospace

Marco Fossati (Participant)
7 Oct 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganiser of major conference