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Simone Zuccher

Simone Zuccher, Italian engineering educator, researcher. Recipient Von Kármán prize, 1999; fellow Theoretical Concepts and Industrial Applications, Centro Volta, Italy, 1998, Advanced School Turbulence Modulation and Control, Centro Internazionale Scienze Meccaniche, 1999, 4th SIG 33 Workshop Flow Control, Lulea University of Technology, 2001; Marie Curie fellowship, European Community, 2001.


  • Zuccher, Simone was born on March 22, 1973 in Villafranca di Verona, Italy. Son of Giuseppe Zuccher and Teresa Tonon.

  • Education

    • Laurea magna cum laude, Politecnico di Milano, 1997. Doctor of Philosophy in Aerospace Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, 2002. Degree with honors, Von Kármán Institute Fluid Dynamics, Rhode-Saint-Genèse, Bruxelles, Belgium, 1999.


    • Faculty research associate Arizona State University, Tempe, 2002—2004. Research associate Politecnico di Milano, 2004, University Verona, Italy, since 2005. Research assistant professor University Arizona, Tucson, 2004—2005.

      Consultant National Aeronautics and Space Administration Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia, 2002—2004. Reviewer European Journal Mechanics, B/Fluids, since 2005, International Journal Numerical Methods Heat and Fluid Flow, since 2005.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include first to show by conducting wind-tunnel tests on a scaled model and analyzing the data, that the spin of an airplane can exhibit behaviors typical of chaotic motions. First to contribute to the first numerical determination of the complete mean response of a turbulent channel flow to small external disturbances by employing Direct Numerical Simulation. Research in unstable waves forming during the wire-coating process can be controlled or even eliminated.

      Development of conducted wind-tunnel test in supersonic flows and showed that infrared thermography is a very appropriate tool for the study of laminar-to-turbulent boundary-layer transition.


    • Contributor research articles to professional journals.


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Member FIDAS, Italian Blood Donors Association, Verona, 1992, AIDO, Italian Association for Organ, Tissue Donation, Verona, 2007. Member of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, American Physical Society.



    Travel, juggling, guitar, bicycling, walking.


    • father: Giuseppe Zuccher
    • mother: Teresa Tonon
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    Born March 22, 1973
    (age 44)
    • 1997
      Politecnico di Milano
    • 2002
      Politecnico di Milano
    • 1999
      Von Kármán Institute Fluid Dynamics
    • 2002 - 2004
      Faculty research associate, Arizona State University
      Tempe, Arizona, United States
    • 2004 - 2005
      research assistant, professor University Arizona
      Tucson, Arizona, United States
    • 2004
      research associate, Politecnico di Milano
    • 2005
      research associate, Politecnico di Milano