Imperial College London

Ado Farsi

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

Research Associate



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4.94Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus





I’m a Research Associate in the Applied Modelling and Computation Group at Imperial College London, UK.

My research involves simulating real materials on a computer to unveil the physical phenomena that can help solving industrial problems, optimise processes and lead to new discoveries in material science.

Here are some direct applications of my research:

  • More resistant catalytic pellets can reduce costs in the production of hydrogen, ammonia and other industrial chemicals while reducing energy consumption and industrial waste.
  • A better understanding of jet drilling processes can enhance the productivity of geothermal wells and reduce the costs for renewable energy.
  • Stronger and more reliable engineered materials can help build safer and cheaper infrastructures.

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Imperial College London

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Computational Mechanics

Politecnico di Milano

Master of Science (MSc), Structural (Civil) Engineering

Politecnico di Milano

Bachelor of Science (BSc), Building Engineering

Liceo Scientifico

Maturità Diploma, Physics & Mathematics (P.N.I.)



Farsi A, Xiang J, Latham JP, et al., 2020, Strength and fragmentation behaviour of complex-shaped catalyst pellets: Anumerical and experimental study, Chemical Engineering Science, Vol:213, ISSN:0009-2509

Farsi A, Bedi A, Latham JP, et al., Simulation of fracture propagation in fibre-reinforced concrete using FDEM: an application to tunnel linings, Computational Particle Mechanics, ISSN:2196-4378

Latham J-P, Xiang J, Farsi A, et al., A class of particulate problems suited to FDEM requiring accurate simulation of shape effects in packed granular structures, Computational Particle Mechanics, ISSN:2196-4378


Latham J-P, Farsi A, Xiang J, et al., Numerical modelling of the influence of in-situ stress, rock strength and hole-profile geometry on the stability of Radial Water Jet Drill (RJD) boreholes, American Rock Mechanics Association

Farsi A, Xiang J, Latham JP, et al., Does shape matter? FEMDEM estimations of strength and post failure behaviour of catalyst supports, 5th International Conference on Particle-Based Methods

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