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Gianluca Iaccarino

Gianluca Iaccarino

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director, Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering
PhD, Politecnico di Bari, Italy, Mechanical Engineering (2005)
MS, University di Napoli, Italy, Aeronautical Engineering (1993)
BS, University di Napoli, Italy, Aeronautical Engineering (1992)

I am a professor in Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Institute for Computational Mathematical Engineering (

I received my PhD in Italy from the Politecnico di Bari in 2005 and have worked for several years at the Center for Turbulence Research (NASA Ames & Stanford) before joining the faculty at Stanford in 2007. Since 2014 I am the Director of the PSAAP Center at Stanford, funded by the US Department of Energy: a $40M research Center focused on multiphysics simulations, uncertainty quantification and exascale computing (

In 2010, I received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) award from the President Obama. in the last couple of years, I received best paper awards from AIAA, ASME IMECE and Turbo Expo Conferences.

Over the years, my interests in research and teaching have touched many topics, but always revolved around the use of computing and data to solve problems in energy, biomedicine, aerodynamics, design.