Filippo Coletti

Filippo Coletti

Filippo Coletti

McKnight Land-Grant Professor,
Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics

Contact

Akerman Hall
Rm 226
110 Union Street SE

Minneapolis,

MN

55455

Education

Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany, 2010

Diploma Course in Fluid Dynamics, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Rhode-Saint-Genese, Belgium, 2006

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Studies of Perugia, Perugia, Italy, 2005

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Studies of Perugia, Perugia, Italy, 2003

Professional Background

McKnight Land-Grant Professor, Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics, University of Minnesota, 2018-Current

Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics, University of Minnesota, 2014-2018

Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University, 2011-2013

Research Engineer, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Rhode-Saint-Genese, Belgium, 2011-2013

Graduate Researcher, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Rhode-Saint-Genese, Belgium, 2005-2010

Visiting Research Engineer, Snecma Motors, Villaroche, France, 2009

Undergraduate Researcher, University of Studies of Perugia, Perugia, Italy 2003

Research Interests

Professor Coletti works in experimental fluid dynamics. His research interests are focused along two main axes. On the fundamental side, he studies dispersed multiphase flows, and especially the dynamics of solid particles suspended in turbulent fluids. This includes both the effects of fluid flow on the particle trajectories, and the changes caused by the particles to the fluid flow. These phenomena are especially relevant to environmental processes such as atmospheric precipitation and pollution transport. On the applied side, Coletti investigates bio-fluid mechanics problems. In particular, he explores the relation between anatomical structure and organ-level function in respiratory and cardiovascular settings, by using both idealized and realistic in vitro models. The questions are tackled using a broad range of measurement techniques, including Particle Image Velocimetry and Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 

Honors and Awards

2015: National Science Foundation, CAREER Award, 2015

2015: The 3M Company, Non-Tenured Faculty Award, 2015

2014: American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Wind Energy Committee, Best Paper Award, ASME Turbo Expo

2012: Arthur Charles Main Prize, Journal of Power and Energy

2011: International Mobility Grant, Flemish Research Foundation

2006: Prize for Excellence in Experimental Research, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics 

2000-2005: Italian Minister of Education Scholarship, University of Studies of Perugia

Books

Coletti F. (2017). "Volumetric Velocimetry". In: Experimental Aerodynamics, Discetti S. and Ianiro A. (editors), CRC Press Taylor and Francis Group.

Selected Publications

Van de Moortele, T., Wendt, C H., & Coletti, F., 2018, Morphological and functional properties of the conducting human airways investigatd by in vivo computed tomography and in vitro MRI, Journal of Applied Physiology, Vol. 124, pages 400-413, Journal Article

Amili, O., Schiavazzi, D., Moen, S., Jagadeesan, B., Van de Moortele, P., & Coletti, F., 2018, Hemodynamics in a giant intracranial aneurysm characterized by in vitro 4D flow MRI, PLSO One, (Journal Article)

Discetti, S. & Coletti, F., 2018, Volumetric velocimetry for fluids flow, IOP Science, Vol. 29, Number 4, (Journal Article)

Carter, D.W. & Coletti F., 2018, Small-scale structure and energy transfer in homogeneous turbulence, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 854, (Journal Article)

Jalal, S., Van de Moortele, T., Nemes, A., Amili, O. & Coletti, F., 2018, Three-dimensional steady and oscillatory flow in a double bifurcation airway model, Physical Review Fluids (Journal Article)