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Mollicone

JEAN PAUL MOLLICONE

Research Interests

Micro-particle/bubble transport in turbulent flow in complex geometries.
Turbulence dynamics and associated energy mechanisms in separated flows.
Superhydrophobic surfaces and their effect on drag and turbulent flow characteristics.

@:  jp.mollicone@uniroma1.it


Work Experience 

Research Fellow - Sapienza, University of Rome - Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Current)

Lecturer - Temple University (Philadelphia, US), Rome Campus - Teaching of “Engineering Dynamics” and “Mechanics of Solids” courses (Current)

Research Scholarship - University of Padua, Department of Industrial Engineering (2016)

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Theoretical & Applied Mechanics - Sapienza, University of Rome, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (2012-2016)

Bachelor's degree (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering (Structural Mechanics and Thermo-fluids) - University of Malta – Faculty of Engineering (2008 – 2012)

Engineering Design Assistant - Methode Electronics Malta Ltd. (2011-2012)

Engineering Workshop Assistant - Playmobil Malta Ltd. (2010)


Publications
  • Mollicone, J.-P., Battista, F., Gualtieri, P., & Casciola, C. M. (2018). Turbulence dynamics in separated flows: the generalised Kolmogorov equation for inhomogeneous anisotropic conditions. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 841, 1012-1039. https://doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2018.114
  • Costantini, R., Mollicone, J.-P., & Battista, F. (2018). Drag reduction induced by superhydrophobic surfaces in turbulent pipe flow. Physics of Fluids, 30(2), 025102. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5011805
  • Battista, F., Gualtieri, P., Mollicone, J.-P., & Casciola, C. M. (2018). Application of the Exact Regularized Point Particle method (ERPP) to particle laden turbulent shear flows in the two-way coupling regime. International Journal of Multiphase Flow. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmultiphaseflow.2018.01.006
  • Mollicone, J.-P., Battista, F., Gualtieri, P., & Casciola, C. M. (2017). Effect of geometry and Reynolds number on the turbulent separated flow behind a bulge in a channel. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 823, 100-133. https://doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2017.255
  • Mollicone, J.-P., Battista, F., Gualtieri, P., & Casciola, C. M. (2016). Energy fluxes in turbulent separated flows. Journal of Physics: Conference Series (Vol. 759, No. 1, p. 012003). IOP Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/759/1/012003

Conferences
  • 2018: EUROMECH Colloquium 596 - Numerical simulations of flows with particles, bubbles & droplets (EC596, Venice). Turbulent transport of micro-bubbles and micro-particles in complex geometries
  • 2017: Direct and Large Eddy Simulation 11 (DLES11, Pisa). DNS of separated flow: scale-by-scale analysis
  • 2016: European Fluid Mechanics Conference 11 (EFMC11, Seville). Scale-by-scale turbulence dynamics in an obstructed channel
  • 2015: Direct and Large Eddy Simulation 10 (DLES10, Limassol). DNS of a lower curved wall channel: turbulent separation
  • 2015: Turbulence Heat and Mass Transfer 15 (THMT15, Sarajevo). Turbulence dynamics in the separated region of channel flow with a lower curved wall
  • 2015: European Turbulence Conference 15 (ETC15, Delft). Turbulent separation in lower curved wall channels
  • 2014: European Fluid Mechanics Conference 10 (EFMC10, Copenhagen). Turbulence dynamics in the separation bubble on a lower curved wall channel

Awards/Grants
  • PhD scholarship after ranked, public competition with written and oral exams (Sapienza, 2012)
  • “Avvio alla Ricerca”, funding for young researchers (Sapienza, 2014)
  • Principal Investigator (PI) in three ISCRA C (Italian Super Computing Resource Allocation)
  • Group member in three ISCRA B (Italian Super Computing Resource Allocation)
  • Group member in two PRACE (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe)