Honorary Lecturer in the Nuclear Engineering Group, Mechanical Engineering Department.
I am interested in numerical modelling of heat transfer and fluid flow, in particular multi-phase flow with phase change and boiling heat transfer, and in the development of interface-capturing CFD techniques for simulation of industrial two-phase flows on arbitrary geometries using unstructured meshes.
My current research focuses on wettability and phase-change phenomena at solid surfaces and is sponsored by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) under fellowship grant 'Modelling surface effects in two-phase fluid processes across scales'.
2009 BSc in Energy Engineering, University of Bologna
2012 MSc. in Energy Engineering, University of Bologna
2016 PhD Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London
2016-2020, Postdoctoral research associate, Imperial College London, Mechanical Engineering Department, Nuclear Engineering Group
2017-2019, Scientific administrator, Indo-UK Civil Nuclear Network
2020-2022, EPSRC Research Fellow, Imperial College London, Mechanical Engineering Department.
2022 - to date, Lecturer in Engineering Simulation and Data Science and EPSRC Research Fellow, Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, The University of Manchester.
Animations from my research
Ardron K, Giustini G, 2021, On the wetting behavior of surfaces in boiling, Physics of Fluids, Vol:33, ISSN:1070-6631, Pages:1-10
Giustini G, Issa R, 2021, A method for simulating interfacial mass transfer on arbitrary meshes, Physics of Fluids, Vol:33, ISSN:1070-6631
et al., 2020, Modelling microlayer formation in boiling sodium, Fluids, Vol:5, ISSN:2311-5521, Pages:1-19
Giustini G, 2020, Modelling of boiling flows for nuclear thermal hydraulics applications—a brief review, Inventions, Vol:5, ISSN:2411-5134, Pages:1-18
Giustini G, Kim I, Kim H, 2020, Comparison between modelled and measured heat transfer rates during the departure of a steam bubble from a solid surface, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol:148, ISSN:0017-9310