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Assistant Professor in HPC

Department of Engineering

Durham University , South Road, Durham, DH1 3LE  United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 42397

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Between 2009-2012 I was part of the the EPSRC project “Multilevel Preconditioners based on Composite Finite Element Methods for Fluid Flow Problems” (grant EP/H005498). In the context of this project I developed adaptive higher-order methods and preconditioners for fluid flow problems on domains with complicated geometrical features and microstrucutres.

In 2009 I worked on high and mid frequency acoustic problems in the European project MIDEA. In the context of this project I developed adaptive higher-order methods for acoustic problems.

I also collaborate with the software company inuTech in order to implement my methods in the numerical package Diffpack.

In 2009 I won the 14th Leslie Fox Prize, an international prize for younger researcher in numerical analysis.

Between 2008-2009 I was part of the the ADIGMA project (a european
project on the development of adaptive higher order variational methods for aerospace applications). The goal of ADIGMA is the development and
utilization of innovative adaptive higher-order methods for the compressible flow equations enabling reliable, mesh independent numerical solutions for large-scale aerodynamic applications in aircraft design.

I got my Ph.D. in 2008 at the University of Bath under the supervision of Prof. Ivan G. Graham. Meanwhile I was a memebr of the Bath Institute for Complex Systems (BICS).

The title of my final dissertation is “Convergence of Adaptive Finite Element Methods for Elliptic Eigenvalue Problems with Applications to Photonic Crystals“.

In 2003-2004 I have attendend a M.Sc. In Applied and Computational Mathematics at the University of Oxford under the supervision of Prof. Endre Süli. The title of my final dissertation is “Magnus Series Methods for Des“.

In 2003 I graduated  in Mathematics at the University of Pavia, in Italy. The title of my thesis was “Calcolo degli Autovalori della Cavitá Risonante“. My supervisor at that time was Prof. Daniele Boffi.

As a student, I was affiliated with the Borromeo’s University College, an institution of excellent which is comparable to The Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna of Pisa.