Dr Marco Fossati

Senior Lecturer

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Personal statement

Dr. Fossati is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering of the University of Strathclyde. His research interests are in the area of multiphysics computational aerodynamics. His expertise is in the field of high-speed and non-equilibrium flows, modal-based Reduced Order Modeling for aerodynamics, mesh optimization and generation. At Strathclyde he is a member of the Aerospace Centre of Excellence (ACE) and director of the Future Air-Space Transportation Technologies (FASTT). Prior to joining Strathclyde Dr. Fossati was Associate Director of the CFD Laboratory at McGill University in Canada where he holds an Adjunct Professor position. He has been visiting researcher at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He holds a PhD in Computational Fluid Dynamics from Politecnico di Milano. Dr. Fossati is a member of the editorial board of Computers and Fluids and serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Computational Physics, Physics of Fluids, AIAA Journal, International Journal of Multiphase Flows, Aerospace Science and Technology, Mathematics and Computers in Simulation and the International Journal of Computational Fluid Dynamics.


Generative optimisation of resilient drone logistic networks
Filippi Gianluca, Vasile Massimiliano, Patelli Edoardo, Fossati Marco
2022 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC) IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence 2022 2022 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC) (2022)
Multi-layer resilience optimisation for next generation drone logistic networks
Filippi Gianluca, Patelli Edoardo, Vasile Massimiliano, Fossati Marco
European Safety and Reliability Conference (2022)
A numerical approach to evaluate temperature-dependent peridynamics damage model for destructive atmospheric entry of spacecraft
Peddakotla SA, Yuan J, Minisci E, Vasile M, Fossati M
The Aeronautical Journal (2022)
Impact of anisotropic mesh adaptation on the aerothermodynamics of atmospheric reentry
Morgado Fábio, Garbacz Catarina, Fossati Marco
AIAA Journal Vol 60, pp. 3973-3989 (2022)
Multi-fidelity nonlinear aeroelastic analysis of a strut-braced ultra-high aspect ratio wing configuration
Nagy Peter, Jones Bryn, Minisci Edmondo, Fossati Marco, Cea Alvaro, Palacios Rafael, Roussouly Nicolas, Gazaix Anne
AIAA AVIATION 2022 Forum (2022)
Response of shock interaction patterns to different freestream conditions in carbon-dioxide flows over double-wedges
Garbacz Catarina, Morgado Fábio, Fossati Marco
AIAA AVIATION 2022 Forum (2022)

More publications


  • Engineering Analysis - Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Flight and Space Flight
  • Intro to Open-source CFD
  • Mechanical Engineerign Principles

Research interests

  • Multi-physics non-equilibrium computational aerodynamics
  • Data-driven Reduced Basis/Order Methods for fluid mechanics
  • Aerothermodynamics of atmospheric entry
  • Aerodynamic design of next-generation aircraft and UAVs
  • Mesh adaptivity and (re)generation

Professional activities

Organizer of Minisymposium at ECCOMAS 2020
Aerospace funding and engagement day
ATI-InnovateUK event on aerospace
SU2 developers meeting
31st International Symposium on Rarefied Gasdynamics
Organizer of 2 Minisymposia at ECCOMAS 2018

More professional activities


Data-driven aErothermal and thermomeChanical mOdelling for Destructive re-Entry
Fossati, Marco (Principal Investigator) Maddock, Christie (Co-investigator) Vasile, Massimiliano (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2025
Care & Equity - Logistics UAS Scotland Phase 3 (CAELUS 2) (Future Flight Challenge)
Fossati, Marco (Principal Investigator) Akartunali, Kerem (Co-investigator) Cashmore, Michael (Co-investigator) Irvine, James (Co-investigator) MacBryde, Jillian (Co-investigator) Maddock, Christie (Co-investigator) Patelli, Edoardo (Co-investigator) Tapinos, Efstathios (Co-investigator) Vasile, Massimiliano (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 30-Jan-2024
Breaking up is never easy: Fast determination of satellite re-entry and fragmentation ( NSTP)
Maddock, Christie (Principal Investigator) Fossati, Marco (Co-investigator) Vasile, Massimiliano (Co-investigator)
15-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2022
Urban and rural UAS-enabled health-care over Scotland CAELUS (ex URANOS)
Fossati, Marco (Principal Investigator) Akartunali, Kerem (Co-investigator) Burt, Graeme (Co-investigator) Cashmore, Michael (Co-investigator) Maddock, Christie (Co-investigator) Patelli, Edoardo (Co-investigator) Tapinos, Efstathios (Co-investigator) Vasile, Massimiliano (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2022
Robust- and sustainable-by-design ultra-higH aspEct ratio wing and Airframe (RHEA) H2020
Fossati, Marco (Principal Investigator) Minisci, Edmondo (Co-investigator)
Robust- and sustainable-by-design ultra-high aspect ratio wing and airframe
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2023
Multi-disciplinary modelling of the aerothemodynamically-induced fragmentation of re-entering bodies (MIDGARD)
Fossati, Marco (Principal Investigator) Minisci, Edmondo (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2023

More projects


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
James Weir Building

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