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     Date Submitted:21-02-2017
     Last Modified:21-02-2017 (10:40)
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     Current job:PostDoc
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism

    Personal information
    Date of birth: 05/04/1986
    Nationality: Italian

    Ph.D. in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
    Nov. 2013 – Nov. 2016
    Sapienza University of Rome (Dept. of Mechanics and Aeronautics)
    Thesis: A shock-fitting technique for two-dimensional unsteady flows on unstructured grids
    Date of the defense of the Ph.D.: 08/02/2017
    Supervisor: Prof. R. Paciorri
    Advisor: Prof. C. M. Casciola

    Second level Master in Space Transportation Systems
    Feb. 2012 – Dec. 2012
    Sapienza University of Rome
    Thesis: Solid rocket motor’s internal fluid dynamics: fluid-structure interaction
    Date of the defense of the Master: 20/01/2013
    Supervisor: Dott. F. Paglia
    Advisor: Prof. F. Nasuti

    Master in Space Engineering
    Sapienza University of Rome
    Thesis: Modeling and simulation of base flows in subsonic regime
    Date of the defense of the Master: 20/02/2012
    Supervisor: Prof. R. Paciorri Sept. 2008 – Feb. 2012
    Bachelor in Aerospace Engineering
    Sapienza University of Rome
    Thesis: Ablative materials: types and characterization
    Date of the defense of the Bachelor: 20/12/2008
    Supervisor: Prof. G. Rinaldi Sept. 2005 – Dec. 2008

    Visiting researcher
    Jun. – Jul. 2015
    NASA Ames, Wescoat Rd, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
    • Implement a boundary version of the shock-fitting technique onto the high-order finite differences NASA code ADPDIS3D
    Supervisors: Dott. H. C. Yee, Dott. D. Kotov and Prof. B. SjogreenVisiting researcher
    Mar. – Jun. 2015
    INRIA, 200 Avenue de la Vieille Tour, 33405 Talence, France
    • Coupling of a shock-fitting algorithm with the Residual Distribution (RD) INRIA code RD-RK2 for the study of unsteady two-dimensional flows on moving and deforming unstructured grids with an Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian (ALE) formulation
    Supervisors: Dott. M. Ricchiuto and Prof. R. Paciorri
    Research assistant
    May – Dec. 2013
    AVIO, Corso G. Garibaldi 22, 00034, Colleferro, Italy
    • Pressure oscillations numerical simulations of P80 Vega Solid Rocket Motor (SRM)
    • Aerothermodynamic numerical simulations on Vega launcher fairing
    Supervisor: Dott. F. Paglia
    Technical consultant
    Feb. – Apr. 2013
    NHAZCA, Via Cori snc, 00177, Rome, Italy
    • Algorithms development and implementation for terrestrial and satellite interferometric radar applications (SAR, TinSAR, DinSAR)
    Jun. – Jul. 2004
    INFN, Via E. Fermi, 00044, Frascati, Italy
    • Homogeneity measurements of a MultiWire Proportional Chamber (MWPC)
    Supervisor: Dott. M. Anelli

    OS: Linux (openSUSE, Ubuntu, Kali), Windows
    Programming languages: Fortran (77/2008), C/C++, MPI, OpenMP, Matlab, Mathematica
    Scripting languages: Linux shell (bash, ksh, csh, tsch), Perl, Python
    Document processors: Tex/Latex, Lyx, Office
    Fluid dynamic solvers: CFD++, Fluent, OpenFOAM, SU2, COOLFluid, FronTier++, Overture and in-house developed codes
    Mesh generators Triangle, Tetgen, Delaundo, Yams, Gmsh, GRUMMP, mmg3d
    Visualization tools: Tecplot, Gnuplot, VisIt, ParaView, HDF5
    Foreign languages: Italian (mothertongue), proficient in English (C1), basic knowledge of French and Spanish (A1), basic/intermediate knowledge of Russian (A2).

    L. Campoli, P. Quemar, A. Bonfiglioli and M. Ricchiuto, Shock-fitting and predictor-corrector explicit ALE Residual Distribution (publishing in 2017).A. Bonfiglioli, R. Paciorri, L. Campoli, Unsteady shock-fitting for unstructured grids. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, 2015.

    A. Bonfiglioli, R. Paciorri, L. Campoli, V. De Amicis, M. Onofri, Development of an unsteady Shock-fitting technique for unstructured grids. 30th International Symposium on Shock Waves (ISSW30), July 19-24, 2015, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
    R. Paciorri, L. Campoli, Numerical Simulations of Flows Past the IXV Capsule. 5th International ARA Days, May 18-20, 2015, Arcachon, France.
    A. Bonfiglioli, R. Paciorri, L. Campoli, Unstructured shock-fitting calculations of transonic turbomachinery flows. Proceedings of 11th European Conference on Turbomachinery Fluid dynamics & Thermodynamics ETC11, March 23-27, 2015, Madrid, Spain.
    A. Bonfiglioli, R. Paciorri, L. Campoli, (2014). An unsteady shock-fitting technique for unstructured grids. In Onate, E., Oliver, J., and Huerta, A., editors, 6th. European Congress on Computational Fluid Dynamics (ECFD VI), pages 4864–4872, Barcelona, Spain. ECCOMAS, International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering.
    M. Onofri, R. Paciorri, L. Campoli, A. Bonfiglioli, An unsteady shock-fitting technique for unstructured grids. 21st International Shock Interaction Symposium ISIS21, August 3-8, 2014, Riga, Latvia.

    Partnership of a European Group of Aeronautics and Space UniversitieS (PEGASUS), 2012.

    I do sport (running, biking and swimming) on daily basis. I love nature, trekking and alpinism and I was a boy scout for 10 years. I play classical and electrical guitar. I’m interested in reading and writing (prose and poetry), astronomy and travelling. I enjoy discovering new cultures, languages, traditions and religions. I’m gratified in helping other people.

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