Center for Computing Research
Sandia National Laboratories
P.O. Box 5800, MS 9159
I am a Senior Member of the Technical Staff in the Computational Multiscale department (Org. 1444) at Sandia National Laboratories. My research is mainly focused on the solution of nonlocal problems; I am currently working on the coupling of classical models (partial differential equations) and nonlocal models, used to model, e.g., materials whose dynamics depends on the micro-structure. I am also working on improving the efficiency of FEM simulations for nonlocal models. Furthemrore, in the context of transport problems I am investigating mesh repairing techniques and I am developing optimization-based finite element methods. Finally, I'm working on Fluid-Kinetic coupling methods for plasma physics simulations.
My scientific interests are Numerical Analysis, Scientific Computing, Optimal Control and Uncertainty Quantification, Nonlocal models.
I earned Bachelor and Master degree in Mathematical Engineering at Politecnico di Milano, Italy, under the supervision of Prof. Quarteroni. I obtained my PhD degree in Applied Mathematics at the Emory University, GA, under the supervision of Prof. Veneziani; my work was focused on Computational Fluid Dynamics for cardiovascular problems. Prior to joining Sandia I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Florida State University in the group of Prof. Gunzburger.
I also served as a course instructor at the Emory University and I worked as an intern at the Business Analysis and Mathematical Sciences department, IBM, NY.