Marco Evangelos Biancolini
Dr. Marco Evangelos Biancolini is an associate professor of Machine Design at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. The main research interest is on engineering applications of fast radial basis functions, mesh morphing and its application in the field of shape optimization and of reduced order model for the definition of digital twins. Owner and developer of the industrial software RBF Morph, partner of Ansys and honorary member of the Technet Alliance. Principal investigator of the 4 years ITN-EID H2020 project “Medical Digital Twins for aneurysm prevention and treatment” MeDiTATe since 2020.
Corrado Groth is a researcher in Machine Design at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, where he took its PhD cum laude with the dissertation “Adjoint-based shape optimization workflows using RBF”. Main thread of his research is the advanced use of Radial Basis Functions (RBF) in mechanical engineering. Some fields of research, between others, are Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI), Fracture Mechanics (FM), fluid dynamic and structural shape optimization using zero order and gradient-based methods. Evolutionary optimization workflows have been developed with adjoint and Biological Growth Method (BGM) approaches.
Graduated in Aerospace Engineering at “Politecnico di Milano” in Italy. Ph.D. at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. Master’s project in Aeronautical Engineering at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm (Sweden). Guest researcher at CIRA (Italian Aerospace Research Center). Responsible for the aerodynamic research at Piaggio Aerospace. Independent consultant and owner of the firm Design Methods (www.designmethods.aero). He joined several European research projects mainly in the aerospace field. Currently researcher at University of Rome “Tor Vergata” and Project manager of the EU MSCA project MeDiTATe.
Graduated in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” in 2007, gained a Ph.D. in Mechanical Systems Design at the same university under the tutoring of Prof. Carlo Brutti, with a dissertation thesis on design methodologies for corrugated boards considered as a composite material. After 5 years in consulting company RINA Consulting, has a research grant to develop numerical models to predict damage in industrial infrastructures. During academic and work experience had the opportunity to participate in various FP7 and Horizon 2020 research programme, providing his competences in numerical modeling and simulation.
Andrea Chiappa was born in Genzano di Roma (RM) on 24 October 1985. He graduated with honours in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, where he obtained also his PhD in Design, Manufacturing and Operations Engineering in 2018 with a dissertation on the thesis “Development and validation of a balanced load mapping method”. Until March 2020 he worked as post-doctoral researcher at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. Main topics of his academic activity are non-destructive testing (NDT) systems based on ultrasonic guided waves, meshless methods and the conceptual design of Tokamak fusion facilities.
Leonardo Geronzi is an Early-Stage Researcher involved in the ITN-EID H2020 MeDiTATe (Medical Digital Twins for aneurysm prevention and treatment) project. He obtained his master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering at University of Pisa in 2019 and he worked in the RBF Morph company from January to June 2020. He is currently working at Ansys Lyon, France but he is also enrolled at University of Rome “Tor Vergata” as PhD student. His research and work are focused on the following topics: study of aortic aneurysm, numerical simulation, ROM and mesh morphing.
Technical and operational background in the field of the numerical analysis of supercritical compressible reactive flow. Study of Equations of State (EoS) in real fluids and of the thermodynamic and transport properties of supercritical and transcritical flows. Expertise in computer science for what relates writingunix scripts to automatise lengthy and recurrent procedures, managing parallel calculations, generating three-dimensional meshes. Advanced numerical analysis of an operating room, digital twin model and morphing tool.
Andrea Lopez is a PHD student at University of Rome Tor Vergata. His research is focused on numerical simulations, optimization method based on mesh morphing, ROM and building of digital twins in aerospace environment. He graduated in Mechanical Engineering at University of Rome Tor Vergata in 2021 and he started working in RBF morph company after graduation