About

Dr. Campobasso gained his Laurea in Mechanical Engineering summa cum laude from the Polytechnic of Bari (Italy) in April 1995. In 1996 he received his Postgraduate Diploma Course in Fluid Dynamics (Turbomachinery) with honors at the Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics (Belgium). From July 1996 to April 1999, he worked as Development Engineer Turbomachinery at BMW Rolls-Royce, which became Rolls-Royce Deutschland in 2000, and where he worked at several research and development projects regarding the aerodynamic and structural design of new aircraft engines, including the Trent 500. In May 1999 he joined the Rolls-Royce Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) University Technology Centre at the Oxford University Computing Laboratory, now part of the Oxford University Mathematical Institute. Here he carried out numerous research projects focusing on the development of advanced computational methods for the analysis of turbomachinery unsteady aerodynamics and aeroelasticity and the design of turbomachinery components. This work included the development of crucial parts of the linear frequency-domain and the adjoint Navier-Stokes solvers of the main CFD code of the Rolls-Royce aerodynamic aeroelastic and aeroacoustic turbomachinery design system. In December 2004 he also gained his PhD in Numerical Analysis from Oxford University, and he then held a Senior Research Fellowship at Cranfield University until September 2006. Here, Dr. Campobasso worked at the development of novel rapid computational approaches to uncertainty propagation for robust design optimization, and applied these methods to aircraft conceptual design. In October 2006, he joined the University of Glasgow as Lecturer in Computational Fluid Dynamics, and he started a new research programme focusing on wind turbine aerodynamic, aeroelastic and structural design and including the development of a novel harmonic balance Navier-Stokes CFD solver for the rapid analysis of open rotor periodic flows, and distributed-memory, shared-memory and hybrid-mode high-performance computing for large-scale CFD. In January 2013, he took up a Senior Lectureship in Renewable Energy Engineering at Lancaster University, where he continues to develop and use advanced computational technologies for the analysis and design of wind, tidal and gas turbines, and other renewable energy-conversion devices. At the Engineering Department of Lancaster University, he teaches courses in Computational Fluid Dynamics, Renewable Energy and Structure Mechanics. Dr. Campobasso is also a member of the ASME Wind Energy Division, a reviewer for the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the national funding body of the UK, and reviewer of leading International Journals in Computational Fluid Dynamics, Renewable Energy and Aerospace Engineering.

PhD students

Federico Attene, Assessing tidal array losses with advanced turbulence modelling, ongoing.

Andrew Morrall, Fluid dynamic analysis and design of a novel jet pump concept, ongoing.

Jernej Drofelnik, Massively Parallel Time- and Frequency-Domain Navier-Stokes Computational Fluid Dynamics Analysis of Wind Turbines and Oscillating Wing Unsteady Flows, June 2017. Now at Pipistrel Vertical Solution d.o.o., SL.

Marco Caboni, Probabilistic Design Optimization of Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine Rotors, May 2016. Now Researcher at the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN), NL.

Fabio Gigante, Time- and Frequency-Domain Turbulent Flow Analysis of Wind Turbine Unsteady Aerodynamics, April 2016. Now at RWS Group, UK.

Minghan Yan, Time-Domain and Harmonic Balance Turbulent Navier-Stokes Analysis of Wind Turbine Aerodynamics using a Fully Coupled Low-Speed Preconditioned Multigrid Solver, December 2015. Now Senior Engineer at ChangFeng Leopaard GROUP Co., Ltd, China.

Andreas Piskopakis, Time-domain and harmonic balance turbulent Navier-Stokes analysis of oscillating foil aerodynamics, October 2014. Now Senior Software Engineer at EDEM Simulations, UK.