Faculty Profile

Francesco Panerai

Aerospace Engineering
Francesco Panerai
Francesco Panerai
Assistant Professor

Primary Research Area

  • Hypersonics

Education

  • Ph.D. Industrial Engineering, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics (Rhode-Saint-Genese, Belgium) and University of Perugia (Perugia, Italy) 2012
  • Research Master in Fluid Dynamics, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics (Rhode-Saint-Genese, Belgium) 2008
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Universit￿egli Studi di Perugia (Perugia, Italy) 2007
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Universit￿egli Studi di Perugia (Perugia, Italy) 2005

Academic Positions

  • Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY) 2012 - 2015
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Aeronautics and Aerospace Department, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics (Rhode-Saint-Genese, Belgium) 2012

Other Professional Employment

  • Material Scientist, Thermal Protection Systems and Materials Branch, NASA Ames Research Center (Moffett Field, CA) 2012 - 2018

Research Interests

  • Aerothermodynamics
  • High temperature materials
  • Hypersonics

Research Areas

Chapters in Books

Selected Articles in Journals

Research Honors

  • Analytical Mechanics Associates Group Achievement Award - The Asteroid Threat Assessment Project Arc Jet Team (2017)
  • NASA Group Achievement Award - Micro-Scale TPS Modeling Team (2017)
  • Excellence in Experimental Research Award (2008)

Public Service Honors

  • NASA Group Achievement Award - ARC Family (2013)

Other Honors

  • NATO Fellowship - von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics (Research Master) (2007 - 2008)
  • Italian Government Fellowship (Ph.D.) (2008 - 2011)
  • NATO Fellowship - von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics (Ph.D.) (2008 - 2011)