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Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing

ISSN: 1555-256X (Print)

ISSN: 1555-2578 (Online)


Marcello Lappa

University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

Prof. Marcello Lappais the Director (Main Programme Advisor) of the MSc Course in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, UK). He has more than 140 publications (most of which as single author, see https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Marcello-Lappa) in the fields of fluid motion and stability behavior, incompressible, compressible and hypersonic fluid-dynamics, viscoelastic liquids, organic and inorganic materials sciences and crystal growth, multiphase flows, solidification, high-temperature gas-dynamics, particle dynamics in fluid flow, biotechnology and biomechanics, methods of numerical analysis in computational fluid dynamics and heat/mass transfer, high performance computing.
 In 2004 he authored the book “Fluids, Materials and Microgravity: Numerical Techniques and Insights into the Physics” that, owing to the contents treated and the intended audience, can be regarded as the spark at the basis of the present Journal. In 2009 he authored the book “Thermal Convection: Patterns Evolution and Stability” (2009), John Wiley & Sons, in which a critical, focused and ‘comparative’ study of different types of thermal convection typically encountered in natural or technological contexts (thermogravitational, thermocapillary and thermovibrational) was elaborated (including the effect of magnetic fields and other means of flow control). He extended the treatment of thermal convection to the case of rotating fluids in a subsequent book (“Rotating Thermal Flows in Natural and Industrial Processes”, John Wiley & Sons, 2012). He seats in the Steering Committees of several conferences (ICTEA, ICCES, ICFVM, ParCFD, ICOME, ICCMREA, AMT, ICMAPH) and serves or has served as a reviewer for several funding bodies (EPSRC-UK, DFG-Germany, FNRS-Belgium, GIF-Israel, ANVUR-Italy, NSERC-Canada, NVSTE-Kazakhstan).
Over recent years he has been involved in many industrial projects and, in particular, in the preparation of several experiments in the field of fluids and materials to be executed onboard the International Space Station. Since 2005 he serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the present journal, which is abstracted and Indexed in SCOPUS and the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) of Web of Science (Thomson Reuters/Clarivate Analytics Master Journal List).

 Board Editors

The members of the Board of Editors are all prominent and distinguished individuals currently carrying out research in respected Institutions (the Los Alamos Laboratories, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in USA and the Institute for Materials Chemistry and Engineering- Division of Advanced Device Materials in Japan are some relevant examples), and leading scientists and/or engineers in their respective disciplines, respected for their contributions to the scientific and engineering literature over the years. All the editors intend to maintain the highest standards of publication, and lead FDMP to be a high-impact factor Journal of outstanding success. The countries represented by the international Editorial Board will be continually updated with the addition of new renowned individuals who will distinguish themselves by spreading CFD from its traditional heartlands of physics, chemistry and mathematics into exciting new areas such as tissue engineering and modeling of macromolecular processes. 

The rich multidisciplinary nature of the Journal is intended by the Editors as a possible strategy to build a common forum under the optimistic idea that the contacts established among the different fields covered by the Journal will develop into an ongoing, mutually beneficial dialogue. 

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