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consultant , Aerospace engineering educator

Francesco Grasso, Italian aerospace engineering educator, consultant. Recipient fellowship Alenia, Naples, 1974-1976; fellow French Ministry Foreign Affairs, Paris, 1984; Daniel and Florence Guggenheim fellow, 1976. Fellow: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (associate); member: European Hypersonic Association, American Physical Society.

Background

Grasso, Francesco was born on September 6, 1950 in Naples, Italy. Son of Raffaele and Raffaella (Masullo) Grasso.

Education

Graduate in Aeronautical Engineering, University Naples, 1976. Master of Arts in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, 1982.

Career

Visiting professor Polytechnic Milan, 1981—1982, University Rome, 1982-1983. Assistant professor University Naples, 1983-1987. Associate professor University Rome, 1987—2000, professor fluid mechanics, since 2000.

Science counselor Italian Embassy, Paris, since 2002. Visiting scientist Princeton University, 1983—1986, Institute national de Recherche en Information Automatique, Rocquencourt, France, 1984, Institute Computer Applications in Science and Engineering, Hampton, Virginia, 1988, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Langley Research Center, Hampton, 1996—1999, Leonhard Euler Research Center, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule -Zurich, Switzerland, 1987, National Aerospace Laboratory, Japan, 1998. Consultant Komatsu Research Center, Japan, 1981, Alfa Romeo Avio, Pomigliano d'Arco Naples, Italy, 1988—1993, Alenia Spazio, Naples, Italy, 1992—1994, European Space Agency, European Space Agency-ESTEC, Netherlands, 1992—1994, Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino Avio, Colleferro, Italy, 2001—2003.

Achievements

  • Achievements include contributions to the understanding of compressible turbulence, aeroacoustic phenomena, shock wave boundary layer interactions, non-equilibrium re-entry phenomena. Principal investigator for the aerothermodynamic analysis and development of an unmanned capsule for Alenia-Spazio. Aeroacoustic analysis of VEGA launcher for AVIO, shock wave boundary layer interaction for National Aeronautics and Space Administration Langley Research Center.

    Aerothermodynamic analysis of Harmonised Education in Respiratory Medicine for European Specialists for Dassault Aviation.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Co-author: Handbook of Computational Fluid Mechanics, 1996. Co-editor: High Speed Flow Fields, 1997, Verification and Validation of Computational Fluid Dynamics, 2000. Contributor over 100 articles to professional jours.

Membership

Fellow: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (associate). Member: European Hypersonic Association, American Physical Society.

Connections

Children: Veronica F., Ludovica F.S., Lucrezia F.C., Flavia Field Artillery, Lorenzo F.M.

father:
Raffaele Grasso

mother:
Raffaella (Masullo) Grasso

children:
Veronica F. Grasso

Ludovica F.S. Grasso

Lucrezia F.C. Grasso

Flavia Field Artillery Grasso

Lorenzo F.M Grasso