The CRECK Modeling Group

Detailed kinetic mechanisms and CFD of reacting flows

Faculty


Eliseo Ranzi

Eliseo Ranzi

Full Professor

Research interests: pyrolysis and combustion, real transportation fuels, alcohol fuels, soot formation in combustion, devolatilization of solid fuels, waste gasification

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Tiziano Faravelli

Tiziano Faravelli

Full Professor

Research interests: detailed kinetics of pyrolysis, oxidation and combustion of gas liquid and solids, fluid dynamics of reacting systems, interactions between turbulence and chemistry

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Alessio Frassoldati

Alessio Frassoldati

Associate Professor

Research interests: detailed kinetics of combustion and pyrolysis, modeling of solid fuels pyrolysis and gasification, pollutants formation (NOx, PAH, soot), fluid dynamics of reacting systems, burners and furnaces design

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Alberto Cuoci

Alberto Cuoci

Associate Professor

Research interests: fluid dynamics of reacting systems, interactions between turbulence and chemistry, non premixed combustion, detailed kinetics of combustion and pyrolysis

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Postdoctoral Research Fellows


Face Pelucchi

Matteo Pelucchi

Postdoctoral research fellow

Research interests: Detailed and lumped kinetic modeling of combustion and pyrolysis of gaseous and liquid fuels and related intermediate species. Ab initio calculation of kinetic rate constants. Experimental measurements of ignition delay times.

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Face Stagni

Alessandro Stagni

Postdoctoral research fellow

Research interests: skeletal reduction techniques for the application of detailed mechanisms in Computational Fluid Dynamics. Reactor network analysis and application to pollutants formation in turbulent combustion devices. 

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PhD Candidates


Face BagheriGhobad Bagheri

PhD Candidate

Research interests: Detailed kinetic mechanisms for natural gas combustion and oxidation. Chemical kinetic mechanism uncertainty quantification in combustion problems, including reactors and laminar flames.

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Face BodorAgnes Livia Bodor

PhD Candidate

Research interests: Numerical modeling of soot formation and oxidation in laminar flames. Development of reduced mechanisms for soot to be applied in CFD codes. Discrete sectional methods and Quadrature Method of Moments.

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Paulo Eduardo Debiagi

Paulo Eduardo Debiagi

PhD Candidate

Research interests: Biomass composition, characterization, detailed kinetics and conversion to energy sources, pyrolysis, gasification, combustion

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Giancarlo Gentile

Giancarlo Gentile

PhD Candidate

Research interests: numerical modeling of biomasses, CFD of laminar reacting systems with detailed kinetics, CFD of reacting systems with moving meshes

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Face PejpichestakulWarumporn Pejpichestakul

PhD Candidate

Research interests: kinetic mechanisms leading to the formation of pollutant species such as NOx, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) and carbonaceous particles (soot) in laminar flames fed with natural gas. Chemical kinetic mechanism uncertainty quantification in combustion problems, including reactors and laminar flames.

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Abd Essamade SaufiAbd Essamade Saufi

PhD Candidate

Research interests: turbulence-kinetics interactions; soot formation and evolution in laminar flames; theoretical analysis of combustion and heat transfer processes; liquid and gas phase kinetics

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Face ShamooniAli Shamooni Pour Dezfouli

PhD Candidate

Research interests: interactions between reactions and fluid dynamics in premixed and non-premixed flameless combustion. Application of numerical techniques based on the tabulation of chemistry to LES of combustion devices with complex geometries.

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 Administration


Face Branca

Isabella Branca

Administration Office

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Former PhD Students


Mattia Bissoli

Emma Barker Hemings

Simone Frigerio

Roberto Grana

Silvia Granata

Tiziano Maffei

Alessandro Marongiu

Marco Mehl

Chiara Saggese

Samuele Sommariva