Dr Paolo Capobianchi


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


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Dr Paolo Capobianchi is a Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Strathclyde. He holds a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a doctoral degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Moreover, he has more than two years’ postdoctoral experience matured at the University of Strathclyde under the guidance of Professor Marcello Lappa. His research interests embrace a range of topics related to the dynamics of multiphase flows such as the dynamics of droplets in both Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids, hydrothermal instability and particle dynamics in liquid bridges, multiphase interfacial flows in microfluidics devices and theoretical and numerical modelling of ferrofluid interfacial flows. Dr Capobianchi has published several papers as first author in internationally recognised peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Rheology, Journal of Fluid Mechanics and Physics of Fluids among others. Moreover, he has presented his work at international conferences in the field of non-Newtonian fluid mechanics, numerical methods for fluid flows, hydrodynamic instabilities, and rheology. Dr Capobianchi is a member of the British Society of Rheology (BSR) and of the Società Italiana di Reologia (SIR). Additionally, he has been awarded two scholarships (funded by the University of Strathclyde and BSR), and one grant funded by the University of Strathclyde for a project aimed at establishing future collaborations with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

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Creeping thermocapillary motion of a Newtonian droplet suspended in a viscoelastic fluid
Capobianchi Paolo, Davoodi Mahdi, Poole Robert J, Lappa Marcello, Morozov Alexander, Oliveira Mónica SN
Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics Vol 324 (2024)
Magnetic fluids in microgravity environments
Capobianchi Paolo
Why Space? The opportunity for Materials Science and Innovation (2024) (2024)
Flow focusing with miscible fluids in microfluidic devices
Houston Gemma, Capobianchi Paolo, Oliveira Monica S N
Physics of Fluids Vol 35 (2023)
Competing particle attractee in liquid bridges
Parker Robert, Capobianchi Paolo, Lappa Marcello
Philosophical Transactions A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences Vol 381 (2023)
Particle Vibration, an instrument to study particle accumulation structures on board the International Space Station
Lappa Marcello, Burel Thomas, Kerr Monica, Crewdson Georgie, Boaro Alessio, Capobianchi Paolo, Bonnieu Sebastien Vincent, Murphy Lesley, Randall Peter, Hens Steven
Microgravity Science and Technology Vol 34 (2022)
Erratum : Shear rheology of a dilute emulsion of ferrofluid droplets dispersed in a non-magnetizable carrier fluid under the influence of a uniform magnetic field (Journal of Rheology (2021) 65 (925) DOI: 10.1122/8.0000226)
Capobianchi P, Lappa M, Oliveira M S N, Pinho F T
Journal of Rheology Vol 66, pp. 811-811 (2022)

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Professional Activities

International Conference on Materials & Energy 2023
21st International Workshop on Numerical Methods for Non-Newtonian Flows

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Doctoral Training Partnership 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | Stirrat, Sarah
Minisci, Edmondo (Principal Investigator) Capobianchi, Paolo (Co-investigator) Stirrat, Sarah (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 29-Jan-2024

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Dr Paolo Capobianchi
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Email: paolo.capobianchi@strath.ac.uk
Tel: 574 5043