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Asinari Pietro (ultima modifica: 17/02/2012)

Dr. Asinari received his B.S. and M.S. (cum laude) in Mechanical Engineering in 2001 and his Ph.D. in Energetics in 2005. He is Associate Professor of Applied Physics (since January 2012) at the Energy Department (formerly Department of Energetics) of Politecnico di Torino, Italy. He is a member of the Faculty Board of the PhD in Energetics. He has the direct responsibility of a research group formed by a post-doc fellow, two PhD students and a graduated fellow (4 members), who form the Multi-scale Modeling LAB.

He is author or co-author of 41 articles (24 as first/last author) in international journals with peer-review (2004-2011) and in total of more than 60 international publications, including 1 book chapter. He has more than 190 citations (fast growing) and H-index equal to 9. He provided 11 invited talks (2 keynote lectures) in international conferences and seminars and 4 invited courses on mesoscopic numerical methods.

He won the prestigious award for the best doctoral thesis ENI Award ( and also the UIT Award of the Italian Union of Thermal Fluid Dynamics ( for thesis "Multi-Scale Analysis of Heat and Mass Transfer in Mini/Micro Structures" (in English), where he discussed the theoretical background and consequent applications of heat transfer within mini/micro-devices.

Research interests:
• Primary fields:
o Transport theory at different scales (macro, micro, nano)
o Pseudo-kinetic / kinetic modeling of gasses (single species and mixtures) and complex fluids
o Classical Molecular Dynamics
o Irreversible and Equilibrium Thermodynamics
o Numerical modelling including HPC
• Other fields:
o Heat and Mass Transfer
o Compact Heat Exchangers
o Mechanical Refrigeration (by natural fluids)

His main research interest focuses on numerical modeling of heat transfer phenomena at different scales: atomistic scale (molecular dynamics by GROMACS), intermediate scale (mesoscopic modeling by LABORA, numerical code based on the Lattice Boltzmann Method which was developed entirely in-house) and macroscopic scale (computational thermo-fluid dynamics by OPENFOAM).
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