Dr Antonio Russo
MS Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, US; MS Mechanical Engineering, Polytechnic of Turin, Italy; MS Mechanical Engineering, Polytechnic of Milan (Alta Scuola Politecnica), Italy; BA Mechanical Engineering, Polytechnic of Turin, Italy.
I am studying for a PhD in the Complex Multiscale Systems group in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London, headed by Prof. Serafim Kalliadasis. Prior to this, I did Masters in Mechanical Engineering at Polytechnic of Turin where I was supervised in my research project by Prof. Pietro Asinari, also at the University of Illinois at Chicago, in the group of Prof. Constantine Megaridis, and at the Polytechnic of Milan (Alta Scuola Politecnica).
My current research interest is the understanding and application of Molecular Dynamics (MD). Applied to multiscale processes, from fluid dynamics to biology, MD allows us to understand difficult phenomena with an intricate dynamics difficult (if not impossible) to understand otherwise.
My Masters' research project was mainly focused on continuous computational fluid dynamics. We conducted analytical and numerical studies of droplet impact on hydrophilic, hydrophobic and wettability-patterned solid surfaces.
In the Complex Multiscale Systems group, I am currently investigating the physical properties of systems confined in nano-sized geometries. The ultimate goal of this project would be to understand the dynamic aspects of biological processes and bio-structures.