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Research interests

My research focuses in the study of the properties of fluid at interfaces. Research topics include: superhydrophobicity, molecular dynamics, rare events.  


Work experience 

Ph.D. Student in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza” 

Funded/awarded projects

ISCRA C grant for 1 Mil hours on Fermi (HPC) 
 "Avvio alla ricerca" Sapienza University award

  • M. Amabili, A. Giacomello, S. Meloni, C.M. Casciola. Collapse of superhydrophobicity on nanopillared surfaces. Physical Review Fluids, in press
  • M. Amabili, A. Giacomello, S. Meloni, C.M. Casciola. "Intrusion and extrusion of a liquid on nanostructured surfaces", Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 29(1), 014003 (2017)
  • M. Amabili, E. Lisi, A. Giacomello, C.M. Casciola. "Wetting and cavitation pathways on nanodecorated surfaces", Soft Matter, 12, 3046--3055 (2016)
  • Amabili, M., Giacomello, A., Meloni, S., & Casciola, C. M. (2015). Unraveling the Salvinia Paradox: Design Principles for Submerged Superhydrophobicity. Advanced Materials Interfaces, 2(14). 
  • Giacomello, A., Amabili, M., & Casciola, C. M. (2015). How to control bubble nucleation from superhydrophobic surfaces. In Journal of Physics: Conference Series (Vol. 656, No. 1, p. 012124). IOP Publishing.