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PhD projects

Data-driven Reduced Basis Modeling for supersonic and transonic aerodynamics
Implicit Large Eddy Simulation for non-equilibrium aerodynamics
Modeling and simulation of destructive atmospheric re-entry

Personal profile

Personal Statement

Dr. Fossati is Senior Lecturer (equiv. Associate Professor) at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering of the University of Strathclyde. His research interests are in the area of multi-physics and multi-fidelity computational aerodynamics. His expertise is in the field of numerical methods for aerodynamics with a focus on high-speed and non-equilibrium flows, data-driven Reduced Basis Methods and mesh optimization and (re-)generation. At Strathclyde he is a member of the Aerospace Centre of Excellence (ACE) and he is the director of the Laboratory for Future Air-Space Transportation Technologies (FASTT-Lab).

He is member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, acts in the international advisory committee of the Parallel CFD conference. He is associate editor of Computers and Fluids and serves as a reviewer for several journals in teh area of fludi mechanics and numerical methods such as the Journal of Computational Physics, Physics of Fluids, AIAA Journal, Journal of thermophysics and Heat transfer, International Journal of Multiphase Flows, Aerospace Science and Technology, Mathematics and Computers in Simulation and the International Journal of Computational Fluid Dynamics.

Teaching Interests

  • Engineering Analysis - Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Flight and Space Flight
  • Intro to Open-source CFD
  • Mechanical Engineerign Principles

Research Interests

  • Multi-physics non-equilibrium computational aerodynamics
  • Data-driven Reduced Basis/Order Methods for fluid mechanics
  • Aerothermodynamics of atmospheric entry
  • Aerodynamic design of next-generation aircraft and UAVs
  • Mesh adaptivity and (re)generation

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Engineering, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Politecnico di Milano

25 Mar 200510 Jun 2008

Award Date: 11 Jun 2008

Master of Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Politecnico di Milano

15 Sept 199516 Jun 2002

Award Date: 17 Jun 2002

External positions

Associate Editor, Computers and Fluids

1 Sept 2019 → …

Adjunct Professor, McGill University

1 Feb 20151 Apr 2020

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
  • Non-equilibrium aerodynamics
  • Data-driven Reduced Basis methods for aerodynamics
  • Aerodynamic design
  • Atmospheric re-entry


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