Pietro Asinari

Professore Ordinario (L.240)
Dipartimento Energia (DENERG)

  • Membro Centro Interdipartimentale CWC - CleanWaterCenter@PoliTo

Profilo

Interessi di ricerca

Coarse-grained molecular dynamics simulation
Computational fluid dynamics (cfd)
Lattice boltzmann method
Molecular dynamics simulation
Multi-scale modelling

Biografia

Pietro Asinari is the Scientific Director of the Italian National Institute for Metrology Research (INRiM), Full Professor in the Department of Energy of Politecnico di Torino and member of the Board of the PhD in Energetics.

He graduated with honors (summa cum laude) in Mechanical Engineering in 2001 and received his PhD in Energetics in 2005, in collaboration with Virginia Tech (USA), winning the ENI-Italgas Award for Energy and the Environment for his PhD dissertation. He has been invited speaker and/or plenary lecturer (34 times), invited lecturer for advanced courses worldwide (13) and invited visitor for research stays abroad (6). He was formerly a member of the Operational Management Board of the European Council for Material Modeling (EMMC) from 2014 to 2019 and Project Technical Advisor (PTA) of the European Commission (EC), Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, Unit D.3 — Advanced Materials and Nanotechnologies from 2014 to 2016. He is a member of the editorial board of the journal Heliyon Energy (Cell Press) since 2016. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Italian Union of Thermo-fluid dynamics (UIT) since 2016. From 2016 to 2020, he was a member of the Executive Board of “Alta Scuola Politecnica - ASP” (http://www.asp-poli.it/), a multidisciplinary and unique international honour program, created by Politecnico di Milano e Politecnico di Torino.

His research lies in the field of energy and environmental sustainability, in particular regarding use of renewable sources for the production of drinking water, heat and mass transfer in energy devices, and numerical modelling of materials. In particular, materials modelling provides an essential contribution in the analysis of experiments, procedures and measurement standards, which are essential for the digital transformation of metrological services. From 2008 to 2019, he was very active in securing research funds for his team, mainly from the H2020 Programme, acting as Principal Investigator (5 projects), Co-PI (1 project with MIT), Unit Leader (7 projects) and Group Leader (5 projects). He has on-going collaborations with Argonne National Laboratory (USA), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA), University of Illinois at Chicago (USA) and Imperial College (UK). He has published 110+ articles in international journals, including Energy & Environmental Science, Science Advances and Nature Sustainability.

Curriculum

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Settore scientifico discliplinare

ING-IND/10 - FISICA TECNICA INDUSTRIALE
(Area 0009 - Ingegneria industriale e dell'informazione)

Linee di ricerca

  • Energy and environmental sustainability
  • Solar-driven desalination systems
  • Materials modelling and digital transformation

Competenze

Settori ERC

PE8_4 - Computational engineering
PE8_6 - Energy processes engineering
PE8_8 - Materials engineering (metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, etc.)
PE4_13 - Theoretical and computational chemistry

SDG

Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy
Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation

Premi e riconoscimenti

  • Premio UIT per la miglior tesi di dottorato conferito da Unione Italiana Termofluidodinamica, Italia (2007)
  • ENI ITALGAS PRIZE conferito da ENI - ITALGAS, Italia (2006)
  • Premio "Optime" Unione Industriale di Torino conferito da Unione Industriale di Torino, Italia (2001)

Partecipazioni scientifiche

Comitati editoriali

  • THERMO (2020-), Membro del Comitato Editoriale
  • COMPUTATION (2012-), Membro del Comitato Editoriale

Direzione o responsabilità in Enti di ricerca

  • Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica (2020-2025)

Altri incarichi di ricerca o didattica esterni

  • Visiting Researcher, presso Japan Society for the Promotion of Science - JSPS (5/9/2009-26/9/2009)

Altri titoli

  • Coordinator of the Master Program “Development of innovative design / construction guidelines, technologies and processes for advanced components and thermal systems with enhanced performance for vehicle applications”, organized for DENSO Thermal Systems. (2017-2019)
  • Deputy Coordinator of the Degree Program in Mechanical Engineering. (2016-2020)
  • Member of the Executive Board of “Alta Scuola Politecnica - ASP” (http://www.asp-poli.it/), a multidisciplinary and unique international honour program, created by Politecnico di Milano e Politecnico di Torino. (2016-2020)

Reti di ricerca

Incarichi di valutatore o esperto

  • Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, Unit D.3 — Advanced Materials and Nanotechnologies. 2014
    EUROPEAN COMMISSION
  • Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, Unit D.3 — Advanced Materials and Nanotechnologies. 2016
    EUROPEAN COMMISSION
  • Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, Unit D.3 — Advanced Materials and Nanotechnologies. 2015
    EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Didattica

Collegi di Dottorato

  • ENERGETICA, 2021/2022 (38. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • MATERIALI, PROCESSI SOSTENIBILI E SISTEMI PER LA TRANSIZIONE ENERGETICA, 2021/2022 (38. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • ENERGETICA, 2020/2021 (37. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • ENERGETICA, 2019/2020 (36. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • ENERGETICA, 2018/2019 (35. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • ENERGETICA, 2017/2018 (34. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • ENERGETICA, 2016/2017 (33. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • ENERGETICA, 2015/2016 (32. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • ENERGETICA, 2014/2015 (31. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • ENERGETICA, 2013/2014 (30. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • ENERGETICA, 2012/2013 (29. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • ENERGETICA, 2011/2012 (28. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • ENERGETICA, 2010/2011 (27. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • ENERGETICA, 2009/2010 (26. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
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Insegnamenti

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Ricerca

Gruppi di ricerca

Progetti di ricerca

Progetti finanziati da bandi competitivi

  • Heat Transfer and Thermal Energy Storage Enhancement by Foams and Nanoparticles, (2019-2022) - Responsabile Scientifico
    Ricerca Nazionale - PRIN
  • Smart by Design and Intelligent by Architecture for turbine blade fan and structural components systems, (2018-2021) - Responsabile Scientifico
    Ricerca UE - H2020 - Industrial Leadership – LEIT - NANOTECHNOLOGIES
  • Virtual Materials Market Place (VIMMP), (2018-2021) - Responsabile Scientifico
    Ricerca UE - H2020 - Industrial Leadership – LEIT - NANOTECHNOLOGIES
  • Oyster - Open characterisation and modelling environment to drive innovation in advanced nano-architectured and bio-inspired hard/soft interfaces, (2017-2021) - Responsabile Scientifico
    Ricerca UE - H2020 - Industrial Leadership – LEIT - NANOTECHNOLOGIES
  • Multi-scale Composite Material Selection Platform with a Seamless Integration of Material Models and Multidisciplinary Design Framework, (2017-2020) - Responsabile Scientifico
    Ricerca UE - H2020 - Industrial Leadership – LEIT - NANOTECHNOLOGIES
  • Assegnazione del Contributo CRT destinato ai docenti che hanno superato il primo step di valutazione ERC senza aver ottenuto il finanziamento., (2016-2018) - Responsabile Scientifico
    Ricerca da Enti privati e Fondazioni
  • European Materials Modelling Council, (2016-2019) - Responsabile Scientifico
    Ricerca UE - H2020 - Industrial Leadership – LEIT - NANOTECHNOLOGIES
  • MODified Cost Effective fibre based structures with imprOved Multi-functionality and Performance, (2016-2020) - Responsabile Scientifico
    Ricerca UE - H2020 - Industrial Leadership – LEIT - NANOTECHNOLOGIES
  • NANOfluid-based direct Solar absorption for Thermal Energy and water Purification, (2015-2017) - Responsabile Scientifico
    Ricerca da Enti privati e Fondazioni
  • (NANO-BRIDGE) TRASPORTO DI CALORE E DI MASSA IN NANO-STRUTTURE MEDIANTE DINAMICA MOLECOLARE, RIDUZIONE SISTEMATICA DEI MODELLI E TERMODINAMICA DI NON-EQUILIBRIO, (2014-2017) - Responsabile Scientifico
    Ricerca Nazionale - PRIN
  • DRAPO’ - SISTEMI AUSILIARI INTEGRATI AD ALTA EFFICIENZA PER IL RECUPERO DELL’ENERGIA E LA RIDUZIONE DEI CONSUMI DI AUTOVEICOLI, (2013-2015) - Responsabile Scientifico
    Ricerca Regionale
  • 'ARTEMIS', AUTOMOTIVE PEMFC RANGE EXTENDER WITH HIGH TEMPERATURE IMPROVED MEAS AND STACKS, (2012-2015) - Responsabile Scientifico
    Ricerca UE - VII PQ - COOPERATION - Energy
  • RICOPRIMENTI SUPERFICIALI NANO-INGEGNERIZZATI MEDIANTE NANOTUBI DI CARBONIO PER LO SCAMBIO TERMICO AD ALTA EFFICIENZA ENERGETICA (THERMALSKIN), (2012-2015) - Responsabile Scientifico
    Ricerca Nazionale - FIRB
  • MODELLAZIONE MICROSCOPICA E STUDIO DEI MECCANISMI DI DEGRADAZIONE DELLA MEMBRANA ELETTROLITICA E DEGLI ELETTRODI CATALIZZATORI IN CELLE PEM AD ALTA TEMPERATURA, (2010-2012) - Responsabile Scientifico
    Ricerca Nazionale - PRIN
  • THERMONANO, LOW-TEMPERATURE HEAT EXCHANGERS BASED ON THERMALLY-CONDUCTIVE POLYMER NANOCOMPOSITES , (2009-2012) - Responsabile Scientifico
    Ricerca UE - VII PQ - COOPERATION - Energy
  • ENERGRID - ENERGRID:DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF A GRID INFRASTRUCTURE FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING IN MODELING ENERGY NETWORKS BASED ON WIDESPREAD SOURCES OF HEAT AND POWER GENERATION, (2007-2011) - Responsabile Scientifico
    Ricerca Regionale
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Progetti finanziati da contratti commerciali

  • Low Salinity per applicazioni EOR: Studio di fattibilità: Analisi dei requisiti di sistema e stato dell’arte, (2016-2017) - Responsabile Scientifico
    Ricerca Commerciale
  • ANALISI TERMOFLUIDODINAMICA DI SCAMBIATORI DI CALORE MEDIANTE TECNICHE DI SIMULAZIONE NUMERICA, (2010-2011) - Responsabile Scientifico
    Ricerca Commerciale
  • REALIZZAZIONE DI UN APPARATO DI PROVA PER TUBAZIONI RESISTENTI AL FUOCO , (2009-2010) - Responsabile Scientifico
    Ricerca Commerciale

Dottorandi

Altre attività e progetti di ricerca

His research lies in the field of energy and environmental sustainability, in particular regarding the use of renewable sources for the production of drinking water, the heat and mass transfer in energy devices, and the modeling of materials. He was team leader for numerous European (8 in H2020) and national projects. He has on-going collaborations with Argonne National Laboratory (USA), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA), University of Illinois at Chicago (USA) and Imperial College (UK). He has published more than 110 articles in international journals, including Energy & Environmental Science, Science Advances and Nature Sustainability (Google Scholar statistics: citations 3357; h-index 34).


He is an international member of the Advisory Committee of the American OpenKIM project (https://openkim.org) for interatomic models since 2018. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Italian Union of Thermo-fluid dynamics (UIT) since 2016. He is a member of the editorial board of the journal Heliyon Energy (Cell Press) since 2016. He was formerly a member of the Operational Management Board of the European Council for Material Modeling (EMMC) from 2014 to 2019.

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