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.


Adaptive data-driven model order reduction for unsteady aerodynamics
Nagy Peter, Fossati Marco
Fluids Vol 7 (2022)
Kinetic and continuum modeling of high-temperature air relaxation
Gimelshein Sergey F, Wysong Ingrid J, Fangman Alexander J, Andrienko Daniil A, Kunova Olga V, Kustova Elena V, Morgado Fabio, Garbacz Catarina, Fossati Marco, Hanquist Kyle M
Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer (2022)
Effect of thermal nonequilibrium on the shock interaction mechanism for carbon dioxide mixtures on double-wedge geometries
Garbacz Catarina, Morgado Fábio, Fossati Marco
Physics of Fluids Vol 34 (2022)
Influence of thermochemical modelling of CO2-N2 mixtures on the shock interaction patterns at hypersonic regimes
Garbacz Catarina, Morgado Fábio, Fossati Marco, Scoggins James B, Magin Thierry E, Capriati Michele
AIAA Aviation 2021 Forum AIAA Aviation 2021 Virtual Event (2021)
SU2-NEMO : an open-source framework for high-mach nonequilibrium multi-species flows
Maier Walter T, Needels Jacob T, Garbacz Catarina, Morgado Fábio, Alonso Juan J, Fossati Marco
Aerospace Vol 8 (2021)
Shock interactions in inviscid air and CO 2 – N 2 flows in thermochemical non-equilibrium
Garbacz C, Maier W T, Scoggins J B, Economon T D, Magin T, Alonso J J, Fossati M
Shock Waves Vol 31, pp. 239-253 (2021)

More publications


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

Research interests

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

Professional activities

Organizer of Minisymposium at ECCOMAS 2020
ATI-InnovateUK event on aerospace
SU2 developers meeting
31st International Symposium on Rarefied Gasdynamics
Organizer of 2 Minisymposia at ECCOMAS 2018
29th International Conference on Parallel Computational Fluid Dynamics

More professional activities


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
Doctoral Training Partnership 2020-2021 University of Strathclyde | McGurk, Michael
Yuan, Jie (Principal Investigator) Yang, Liu (Co-investigator) Fossati, Marco (Research Co-investigator) McGurk, Michael (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 01-Jan-2025
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
Concept feasibility for novel micro-launcher
Maddock, Christie (Principal Investigator) Fossati, Marco (Co-investigator) Jalalvand, Meisam (Co-investigator) MacKenzie, Donald (Co-investigator) Ricciardi, Lorenzo Angelo (Co-investigator) Vasile, Massimiliano (Co-investigator) Zhou, Xingguo (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 30-Jan-2020

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