Faculty Profile

Davide Curreli

Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering
Davide Curreli
Davide Curreli
Assistant Professor
116 Talbot Laboratory MC 236
104 S. Wright
Urbana Illinois 61801
(217) 300-1787

Primary Research Area

  • Plasma Physics and Fusion

Education

  • Ph.D., Sciences, Technologies and Measures for Space, University of Padova, Italy, 2011
  • M.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of Padua, Italy, 2007
  • B.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of Padua, Italy, 2004

Academic Positions

  • NCSA Faculty Fellow, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois, 2015￿present
  • Affiliated Professor, University of Illinois, Computational Science and Engineering, 2014-present
  • Assistant Professor, University of Illinois, Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering, 2013-present

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Other Professional Employment

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Padua, Italy, Development of high-efficiency plasma sources for Space and Industrial Applications, 4/2011 - 2/1012
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Illinois, Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering, 2/2012 - 8/2013

Resident Instruction

  • NPRE 598, Plasma Waves and Heating Technologies, Fall 2017
  • NPRE 421, Plasma and Fusion Science, Spring 2017
  • NPRE 498, Numerical Methods for Plasma Physics, Fall 2016
  • NPRE 421, Plasma and Fusion Science, Spring 2016
  • NPRE 522, Controlled Fusion Systems, Fall 2015
  • NPRE 498, Numerical Methods for Plasma Physics, Spring 2015
  • NPRE 598, Plasma Waves and Heating Technologies, Fall 2014
  • NPRE 522, Controlled Fusion Systems, Spring 2014

Course Development

  • NPRE 498, Numerical Methods for Plasma Physics, Spring 2015
  • NPRE 598, Plasma Waves and Heating Technologies, Fall 2014
  • NPRE 522, Controlled Fusion Systems, Spring 2014 (modified course material)

Research Interests

  • Transport phenomena in plasmas
  • Plasma-material interactions
  • Plasma modeling using fluid and kinetic models
  • Plasma physics and plasma code development for industrial and nuclear application

Research Areas

  • Plasma Edge and PMI Modeling
  • Plasma Physics and Fusion

Selected Articles in Journals

Articles in Conference Proceedings

Honors

  • NCSA Faculty Fellow, University of Illinois (2015)

Teaching Honors

  • Collins Scholar, Academy for Excellence in Engineering Education (2014-15)
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students (Fall 2016(*))
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students (Spring 2015)
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students (Fall 2014)