Dr Marcello Lappa
Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
James Weir Fluids Laboratory, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering,
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow G1 1XJ, UK
Marcello Lappa is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering in the University of Strathclyde. Earlier places where he was involved in conducting research were mainly (in reversed chronological order), the Microgravity Advanced Research and Support Center (MARS, Italy from 2002 to 2009), the Institute of Advanced Material Study at the Kyushu University (Fukuoka, Japan, 2001) and the Department of Space Science and Engineering (DISIS) at the University of Naples (from 1995 to 2001). He also had a long working experience in a company working in the field of space applications. Dr. Marcello Lappa has more than 100 publications and has authored three books (published by Elsevier and John Wiley and Sons). In 2014 he attained a qualification (habilitation) to the rank of Full Professor (released by the Italian Minstry of education, University and Research - MIUR) and was appointed one year later at the University of Strathclyde as a Senior Lecturer.
M. Lappa (2004), Fluids, Materials and Microgravity: Numerical Techniques and Insights into the Physics, 538 pages, ISBN-13: 978-0-08-044508-3, ISBN-10: 00-804-4508-X, Elsevier Science (2004, Oxford, England)
M. Lappa (2009), Thermal Convection: Patterns, Evolution and Stability, 700 pages, ISBN-13: 978-0-470-69994-2, ISBN-10: 0470699949, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd (2009, Chichester, England).
M. Lappa (2012), Rotating Thermal Flows in Natural and Industrial Processes, 540 pages, ISBN-13: 978-1-1199-6079-9, ISBN-10: 1119960797, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd (2012, Chichester, England).
Physics of Fluids (ISSN: 1070-6631), 29(3), 033301 (19 pages)
Int. J. Multiphase Flow (ISSN: 0301-9322), 93: 71-83
J. Cryst. Growth (ISSN: 0022-0248), 458: 154–165
Int. J. Num. Meth. Heat Fluid Flow (ISSN: 0961-5539), Accepted
Review of Applied Physics (ISSN: 2327-1604), 5(1): 1-10
Physics of Fluids (ISSN: 1070-6631), 28(12): 124105 (22 pages)
Physical Review Fluids (ISSN: 2469-9918), 1(6), 064203 (25 pages)
Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics (ISSN: 0309-1929), 110(4): 348-386
Phys. Rev. E Statistical Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics (ISSN: 2470-0045), 93(5), 053107, (13 pages)
Journal of Computational Physics (ISSN: 0021-9991), 313: 687–712
Microgravity Science & Technology (ISSN: 0938-0108), 28(1): 29-39
Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing (ISSN: 1555-256X), 11(3): 257-277
Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing (ISSN: 1555-256X), 10(2), 197-240
Physics of Fluids (ISSN: 1070-6631), 26(9), 093301 (22 pages). DOI: 10.1063/1.4893078
Physics of Fluids (ISSN: 1070-6631), 26(1), 013305 (12 pages)
Fluid Dyn. Mater. Process. (ISSN: 1555-256X), 10 (1), 1-36
Chaos (ISSN 1054-1500), 23(1), 013105 (9 pages)
Journal of Fluid Mechanics (ISSN: 0022-1120), 726: 160-195
Physics of Fluids (ISSN: 1070-6631), 25(1) 012101 (11 pages)
Fluid mechanics, thermal sciences and related computational techniques are my primary research interests. Various scientific fields, including (but not limited to) thermal, mechanical and materials engineering, marine, aeronautical and aerospace engineering, organic and inorganic crystal growth, life sciences and many other related fields employ the results of these disciplines.
I am interested in studying problems of practical impact and enjoy the process of exploring applications in different domains, abstracting the essence of the considered subjects, and devising and analyzing techniques that offer solutions to a wide spectrum of real world applications. It is my experience that many superficially different problems, in fact, may share inherent characteristics. Understanding these aspects often enables us to tackle the problem at a deeper level and to develop better solutions that apply across a number of domains. I believe that, in addition to critical thinking and creativity, the ability to appreciate both industrial applications and fundamental research is equally important.
The following list gives a brief account of the past and present research topics of immediate interest to me. These subjects include both canonical problems and emerging technologies.
Multi phase flows
Solid particle dynamics
CFD applied to Materials Processing
Thermocapillary (Marangoni) flows
Methods of numerical analysis in Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat/Mass Transfer
High Performance Computing
Biological fluid dynamics
Tissue Engineering and CFD