Projects list

Here below you can find the list of our projects.

ERC AdG MicroMotility (PI Prof. Antonio De Simone) 2014-2018

The aim of our research is to gain insight into the mechanics of biological motility (in particular, swimming and crawling of microscopic organisms), to distill the key principles that underlie successful locomotion strategies in Nature, and to exploit them for the conceptual design of bio-mimetic, self-propelled micro-devices. We use a combination of theoretical, numerical, and experimental tools to approach the problem of biological and bio-inspired motility from a multidisciplinary perspective.

ERC CoG AROMA-CFD (PI Prof. Gianluigi Rozza) 2016-2021

The aim of AROMA-CFD is to create a team of scientists at SISSA for the development of Advanced Reduced Order Modelling techniques with a focus in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), in order to face and overcome many current limitations of the state of the art and improve the capabilities of reduced order methodologies for more demanding applications in industrial, medical and applied sciences contexts.

PRIN Mathematical and Numerical Modelling of the Cardiovascular System, and their clinical applications 2015-2016

This project deals with the mathematical and numerical modeling of the cardiovascular system. Though inspired by concrete applications in medicine and bioengineering, it focuses mainly on the methodological aspects. Indeed, despite the impressive advancements of the last 20 years in the development of mathematical models for the cardiovascular system, there is still a strong need of improving these tools to make them more reliable, accurate, efficient and capable of treating the complexity of real life problems of medical relevance.


This project is in strict partnership with CNR-INSEAN, the Italian marine experimental basin, located in Rome in the framework of the technical cluster Trasporti 2020.

It deals with the development of advanced numerical methods for the simulation, optimization and control of complex systems related with CFD.

The range of methodologies under development goes from iso-geometrical techniques to reduced order methods, as well as parameter space studies for complex problems.

Tecniche di riduzione della complessità computazionale per le scienze applicate 2016

Partners:  SISSA, Politecnico di Milano, University of Pavia. Coordinator: Prof. Gianluigi Rozza

Development of computational reduction methods for the simulation of problems arising in applied sciences.

People involed at SISSA: Prof. Gianluigi Rozza, Dr. Andrea Mola, Mr. Shafqat Ali, Mr. Giovanni Corsi, Mr. Filippo Salmoiraghi, Mr. Marco Tezzele.

Other scientists involved: Prof. Simona Perotto, Prof. Alessandro Reali, Dr. Simone Morganti, Mr. Nicola Ferro.

Computational Reduction Strategies for CFD and Fluid-Structure Interaction problems 2015

Partners:  SISSA, Politecnico di Torino, University of Pavia and University of Brescia. Coordinator: Prof. Gianluigi Rozza

Development of computational reduction methods for the simulation, optimization and control of complex systems in CFD and coupled problems (eg Fluid-Structure Interaction Problems).

People involed at SISSA: Prof. Gianluigi Rozza, Dr Luca Heltai, Dr Francesco Ballarin, Dr Nicola Cavallini,  Mr Giuseppe Pitton, Mr Giovanni Corsi, Mr Filippo Salmoiraghi.

Underwater Blue Efficiency - UBE

The project investigates digital simulation methods for the state of exhaust emission particles, from the engine to detachment from the hull, and then tries different geometries and virtual hydro-aerodynamic appendices and, finally, define the optimal geometries for the exhaust manifold for the purposes of hydrodynamic and environmental emissions efficiency. The expected results are:
• an innovative configuration of the exhaust manifold
• high-fidelity and simplified methods for the prediction of its performance.