PhD position available (UK students only): boiling in nuclear reactors
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.
Up-to-date list of publications
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