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.


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)
Adaptive reduced order modelling for steady aerodynamics flows
Fortunato Giuseppe, Pascarella Gaetano, Barrenechea Gabriel R, Fossati Marco
AIAA Scitech 2021 Forum AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, AIAA SciTech Forum 2021 AIAA Scitech 2021 Forum (2021)
Analysis of transition for a flow in a channel via reduced basis methods
Pascarella Gaetano, Kokkinakis Ioannis, Fossati Marco
Fluids Vol 4 (2019)
Impact of POD modes energy redistribution on flow reconstruction for unsteady flows of impulsively started airfoils and wings
Pascarella G, Fossati M, Barrenechea G
International Journal of Computational Fluid Dynamics (2019)
Aerodynamic database development for a future reusable space launch vehicle, the Orbital 500R
Stindt Tristan, Merrifield Jim, Fossati Marco, Ricciardi Lorenzo Angelo, Maddock Christie Alisa, West Michael, Kontis Kostantinos, Farkin Bernard, McIntyre Stuart
The International Conference on Flight vehicles, Aerothermodynamics and Re-entry Missions and Engineering (2019)

More publications


  • Engineering Analysis 3 - Computaional Fluid Dynamics
  • Flight and Space Flight 1
  • Intro to Open-source CFD

Research interests

  • Multi-physics computational aerodynamics
  • Reduced Basis Methods for fluid mechanics
  • Nonequilibrium aerodynamics
  • Aerodynamic design
  • PH mesh adaptivity and (re)generation

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


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) 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
UKSA GSTP De-Risking: Aerodynamics
Fossati, Marco (Principal Investigator) Maddock, Christie (Co-investigator)
19-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2020
Stardust-R (Stardust Reloaded) H2020 MCSA ITN 2018
Vasile, Massimiliano (Principal Investigator) Fossati, Marco (Co-investigator) Grey, Stuart (Co-investigator) Minisci, Edmondo (Co-investigator) Riccardi, Annalisa (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2022

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