638 SW Mudd, Mail Code: 4709
Phone: +1 212-853-1799
Fluid Dynamics, Atmospheric Turbulence, Drainage and Canopy Flows, Non-Equilibrium Turbulent Boundary Layers
Dr. Giometto will be joining the Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics faculty in January 2018. He received his Bachelor and Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Padua (2007 and 2010), a joint PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Braunschweig TU University and University of Florence in 2014, and a second PhD in Mechanical Engineering from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in 2016. He was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of British Columbia (2016) after which he moved to the Center for Turbulence Research which is jointly operated by Stanford University and NASA Ames. Dr. Giometto’s research centers around the fields of Computational and Theoretical Fluid Mechanics, with a focus on turbulent boundary-layer flows, atmospheric turbulence (drainage and canopy flows) and non-equilibrium turbulent boundary layers. He uses high-fidelity computational techniques along with perturbation theory to gain insight into complex flow systems and to develop simple predictive models for use in interdisciplinary applications.