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Dr Marco Fossati

Strathclyde Chancellor'S Fellow

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Personal statement

Dr. Fossati is Chancellor’s fellow and 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 numerical methods for aerodynamics with a focus on high-speed and non-equilibrium flows, Reduced Basis Methods for transonic regimes and mesh optimization and (re-)generation. At Strathclyde he is a member of the Aerospace Centre of Excellence (ACE) and coordinates the research in computational aerodynamics undertaken in the Laboratory for Future Air-Space Transportation Technologies (FASTT-Lab).

Prior to joining Strathclyde Dr. Fossati was Associate Director of the CFD Laboratory at McGill University in Canada where he currently 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. He is member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, acts in the international advisory committee of the Parallel CFD conference, 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.


Ice accretion effects on helicopter rotor performance, via multibody and CFD approaches
Kelly Daniel, Habashi Wagdi G., Quaranta Giuseppe, Masarati Pierangelo, Fossati Marco
Journal of Aircraft Vol 55, pp. 1165-1176, (2018)
Finite element modeling of nonequilibrium fluid-wall interaction at high-Mach regime
Dumas Marie-Eve, Habashi Wagdi G., Baruzzi Guido S., Isola Dario, Fossati Marco
Journal of Aircraft Vol 54, pp. 2330-2339, (2017)
Shock-conforming mesh generation for aerodynamic analyses at supersonic regimes
Herrera Montojo Javier, Fossati Marco, Minisci Edmondo
Computers and Fluids Vol 157, pp. 276-293, (2017)
Modeling scramjet supersonic combustion via Eddy Dissipation Model
Hoste Jimmy-John O.E., Fossati Marco, Taylor Ian J., Gollan Rowan J.
68th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), (2017)
Ice accretion effects in helicopter rotor performance via multi-body and CFD approaches
Kelly Daniel, Habashi Wagdi G., Quaranta Giuseppe, Masarati Pierangelo, Fossati Marco
Journal of Aircraft, (2017)
Numerical modeling and simulation of supersonic flows in propulsion systems by open-source solvers
Hoste Jimmy John O.E., Casseau Vincent, Fossati Marco, Taylor Ian J., Gollan Rowan J.
21st AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonics Technologies Conference, Hypersonics 2017, (2017)

more publications


  • Flight and Space Flight 1
  • Engineering Analysis 3 - Computaional Fluid Dynamics
  • Elements of aerodynamics

Research interests

  • Computational aerodynamics
  • Aerodynamic design
  • Reduced Basis Methods for transonic aerodynamics
  • High-Mach and nonequilibrium aerodynamics
  • PH mesh adaptivity and (re)generation

Professional activities

29th International Conference on Parallel Computational Fluid Dynamics
International Conference on Finite Elements in Flow Problems
Modal-based Reduced Order Modeling for Aircraft and Rotorcraft Aerodynamics
AIAA Scitech 2016
Journal of Aircraft (Journal)
Peer reviewer
AIAA Scitech 2015

more professional activities


Impact Acceleration Account - University of Strathclyde 2017 / R170483-119
Fossati, Marco (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Apr-2017 - 31-Mar-2020

more projects


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
James Weir Building

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