Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering, von KInstitute for Fluid Dynamics (VKI), Belgium and Universitegli Studi di Pisa, Italy, 2009
M.S. Applied Fluid Dynamics, von KInstitute for Fluid Dynamics (VKI), Belgium, 2005
M.S. Aerospace Engineering, Universiti Pisa, Italy 2003
Associate Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 08/2018-present
Affiliate Professor of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 10/2014-present
Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 08/2012-08/2018
Visiting Scientist at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, 94035, CA, 02/2009-08/2012
Research Associate, Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, 06/2011-08/2012
Postdoctoral Researcher, Insitute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, 02/2009-06/2011
Research Engineer, von KInstitute for Fluid Dynamics (VKI), 10/2003-09/2004
Major Consulting Activities
01/2005-01/2009, Consultant, European Space Research and Technology Center (VKI), von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics 1) CFD Validation in CO2 Environment, TRP, TEC-MPA/2005/111/LM, ESA/ESTEC. Responsible for the modeling of thermodynamics and transport properties. 2) Validation of Aerothermochemistry Models for Re-entry Applications Proposal in response to ITT AO/1-5210/07/NL/IA. ESA project. Responsible for the modeling of non-equilibrium effects, thermodynamics and transport properties.
G. Colonna, M. Capitelli, L.D. Pietanza, A. Munafo, M. Panesi - High Enthalpy Ionized Flows - Elementary Processes in Hypersonic Flows - Hypersonic Meteoroid Entry Physics - Institute of Physics, 2018
A. Bourdon, A. Bultel, M. Panesi, and T.E. Magin, "Kinetic mechanism for high enthalpy air flows," Course on hypersonic entry and cruise vehicles - RTO/VKI Lecture Series sponsored by RTO, DOE, AFOSR, & NASA held at Stanford University, 1 (1), 2008. ISBN-13. 978-2-930389-87-7
M. Panesi, T.E. Magin, A. Bourdon, A. Bultel, and O. Chazot, "Collisional radiative modeling in flow simulation," RTO-EN-AVT-162 VKI Lecture Series, 1 (1), 2008. - ISBN 978-92-837-0091-3.
W.M. Huo, M. Panesi and T.E. Magin, "Ionization Phenomena behind Shock Waves," High Temperature Phenomena in Shock Waves, Springer, 2012. ISBN 978-3-642-25118-4.
R.L. Jaffe, D.W. Schwenke and M. Panesi, "First principles calculation of heavy particle rate coefficients: application to nitrogen dissociation" Hypersonic Non-equilibrium Flows: Fundamentals and Recent Advances. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2015 - ISBN 978-1-62410-328-5.
M. Panesi, K. Miki, S. Prudhomme, and A. Brandis, "On the validation of the data reduction model with application to shock tube experiments," Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Vol. 213-216, (383-398), (2012).
K. Miki, M. Panesi, E. Prudencio, and S. Prudhomme, "Probabilistic Models and Uncertainty Quantification for the Ionization Reaction Rate of Atomic Nitrogen, Journal of Computational Physics. Vol. 231, No.9, p. (3871-3886), (2012).
K. Miki, M. Panesi, E. Prudencio, and S. Prudhomme, "Estimation of the Nitrogen Ionization Reaction Rate Using EAST Data and Bayesian Model Analysis," Physics of Plasmas Vol.19, No 2, p. 19,023507,(2012).
A. Munaf. Panesi, G. Colonna, R.L. Jaffe, A. Bourdon, and T.E. Magin, QCT-based vibrational collisional models applied to non-equilibrium nozzle flows, The European Physical Journal D, Vol. 66, p. 188, 11 pages, (2012).
A. Lani, M. Panesi, and H. Deckoninck, "Conservative Residual Distribution Method for Viscous Double Cone Flows in Thermochemical Non-equilibrium," Communication in Computational Physics, 13, pp. 479-501, (2012).
T.E. Magin, M. Panesi, A. Bourdon, R.L. Jaffe, and D.W. Schwenke, "Coarse-graining model for rovibrational energy excitation and dissociation of molecular nitrogen," Chemical Physics Special Issue Chemical Physics of Low Temperature Plasmas, Vol. 398, p.90-95, 6 pages, (2011).
M. Panesi, T.E. Magin, A Bourdon, A. Bultel, and O. Chazot, "Electronic Excitation of atoms and molecules for the Fire II Flight Experiment," Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, 0887-8722 Vol. 25 No.3 (361-374), 14 pages,(2011).
M. Panesi, T. E. Magin, A. Bourdon, A. Bultel, and O. Chazot, "Analysis of the Fire II Flight Experiment by Means of a Collisional Radiative Model," Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, 0887-8722 Vol.23 No.2 (236-248), (2009).
G. Degrez, A. Lani, M. Panesi, O Chazot, and H. Deconinck, "Modelling of high-enthalpy, high-Mach number flows," Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, Vol.42 No.19 1940(04-20), (2009).
M. Panesi, P. Rini, G. Degrez, and O. Chazot, "Analysis of Chemical Non-Equilibrium and Elemental Demixing in the VKI Plasmatron," Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, 0887-8722 Vol.21 No.1 (57-66), (2007).
Chair of the AIAA Fluid Dynamics Non-equilibrium Discussion Group
European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences, Member
Senior Member, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
Member of Plasmadynamics & Lasers Technical Committee (2013-present)
List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students (Spring 2016)
2018 Engineering Council Outstanding Advising Award (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) (2018)
2016 Dean's Award for Excellence in Research (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) (2016)
2015 NASA Early Career Faculty Award (ECF) (2015)
2015 Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship Program, AFRL/RQ EDWARDS AF BASE, California, USA. (2015)
2015 Award on Physical Modelling (8th Symposium on Aerothermodynamics for Space Vehicles - ESA) (2015)
2015 Air Force Young Investigator Award (YIP) (2015)
2014 Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship Program, AFRL/RQ EDWARDS AF BASE, California, USA. (2014)
Visiting Faculty Fellowship at the University of Rouen, France (2014)
J. Tinsley Oden Faculty Fellowship, ICES, UT Austin, TX. (2013)
David Weaver Best Student Paper in Thermophysics 42nd AIAA Conference (2011) (2011)
2011 Award Fundamentals on Aerothermodynamics (7th Symposium on Aerothermodynamics for Space Vehicles - ESA) (2011)
CTR Summer Program Fellowship 2008 (Stanford/NASA) (2008)
NATO Fellowship - von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics (Ph.D.) (2006-2009)
NATO Fellowship - von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics (M.S.) (2005)
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