Full Professor of Applied Mechanics at Dipartimento di Meccanica, Politecnico di Milano. His research areas of interests are wind energy and wind engineering, more in details simulations of wind turbines, fluid-structure interaction of civil engineering structures (bridges, large roofing systems and high-rise buildings), vortex induced vibrations, structural dynamics and sports aerodynamics. With reference to wind energy, his research interest are on experimental and numerical studies on wind turbines to develop techniques to test scaled models in a boundary layer wind tunnel and in real environment; numerical modelling of the unsteady aerodynamic forces and reduced order models to evaluate control systems. He was/is involved in H2020 Wind Energy related project: LIFES50+, COREWIND, THE BLUE GROWTH FARM and he is the training coordinator of STEP4WIND (a MSCA ITN on FOWTs). From January 2019 he is the coordinator for Politecnico di Milano of “Collaboration agreement between the Regione Lombardia and Politecnico di Milano for the definition of criteria and guidelines for the maintenance and management of road infrastructures, he is the Scientific Director and a member of the Scientific Committee of GVPM Politecnico di Milano Wind Tunnel, he is a member of the Board of Directors of Fondazione Politecnico di Milano and a member of the Faculty Board of PhD in Mechanical Engineering.

Interests

  • Wind engineering
  • Fluid Structure Interaction
  • Floating Offshore Wind Energy
  • Bridge Engineering

Education

  • PhD in Applied Mechanics, 2004

    Politecnico di Milano