Dr Marcello Lappa
Reader (Academic grade 10) 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 the Main Programme Advisor of Studies (Director) of the MSc course in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, UK). He has authored 3 international books (2004, Elsevier Science, Cambridge; 2009, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester; 2012, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester), more than 100 publications in peer reviewed journals or as book chapters (most of which as single author, http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Marcello_Lappa/publications) and many other conference papers. His research focuses on fluid motion and stability behaviour, computational fluid dynamics, incompressible and compressible fluid flows, organic and inorganic materials sciences and crystal growth, multiphase flows, solidification, high-temperature gas-dynamics, particle dynamics and microgravity science. The current value of his Hirsch index is 20 (computed with Scopus).
At the University of Strathclyde he currently leads a group consisting of two Research Associates and several PhD Students. Over recent years he has secured over £1.5 million of external funding. Funds have been attracted from a set of different sources, e.g., EPSRC (EP/R043167/1) and STFC (ST/S006354/1). He seats in the Steering Committees of several conferences (ICTEA, ICCES, ICFVM, ParCFD, ICOME, ICCMREA, AMT, ICMAPH) and acts as a Reviewer for several funding bodies (EPSRC-UK, DFG-Germany, FNRS-Belgium, GIF-Israel, ANVUR-Italy, NSERC-Canada, NVSTE-Kazakhstan). Since 2005 he serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the International Scientific Journal "Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing", which is currently abstracted and Indexed in SCOPUS and the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) of Web of Science (Thomson Reuters/Clarivate Analytics Master Journal List).Bio
On September 2013 He has attained a qualification (habilitation) to the rank of Full Professor (MIUR). He joined the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering of the University of Strathclyde as an Associate Professor in 2015 (Senior Lecturer, Academic grade 9) . On Oct 2017 he has taken on the role of Director of the MSc course in Mechanical Engineering (Programme Advisor of Studies) and on May 2019 he has been given the maximum Academic grade (Reader, Academic grade 10).
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.
My current research team includes:
Paolo Capobianchi (Research Associate)
Thomas Burel (Research Associate)
Georgie Crewdson (PhD Student)
Alessio Boaro (PhD Student)
Saad Inam (PhD Student)
Wasim Waris (PhD Student)
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