Faculty Profile

Marco Panesi

Aerospace Engineering
Marco Panesi
Marco Panesi
Assistant Professor
314 Talbot Laboratory MC 236
104 S. Wright
Urbana Illinois 61801
(217) 300-3853

Primary Research Area

  • Combustion and Propulsion

Education

  • Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering, von K￿￿Institute for Fluid Dynamics (VKI), Belgium and Universit￿egli Studi di Pisa, Italy, 2009
  • M.S. Applied Fluid Dynamics, von K￿￿Institute for Fluid Dynamics (VKI), Belgium, 2005
  • M.S. Aerospace Engineering, Universit￿i Pisa, Italy 2003

Academic Positions

  • 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-present
  • 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 K￿￿Institute for Fluid Dynamics (VKI), 10/2003-09/2004

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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.

Research Interests

  • Uncertainty quantification
  • Weakly ionized plasmas
  • Non-equilibrium Chemistry and Radiation
  • Hypersonic flows

Chapters in Books

  • 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.

Selected Articles in Journals

Professional Societies

  • 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)

Teaching Honors

  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students (Spring 2016)

Research Honors

  • 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)