Giovanni Iacobello is currently a Lecturer at the School of Mechanical Engineering Sciences at the University of Surrey (Guildford, UK). He served as a Postdoctoral Researcher from March to August 2021, at the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Queen’s University (Canada), working in collaboration with Prof. David Rival. He was also a Research Assistant in 2019 and 2020 at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the Politecnico di Torino (Turin, Italy), working with Prof. Stefania Scarsoglio and Prof. Luca Ridolfi.
His research topics include wall-bounded turbulence, mixing and dispersion, unsteady aerodynamics, and applications of complex network science to fluid flows.
From November 2016 to April 2020 he was a PhD student in Aerospace Engineering at the Politecnico di Torino, where he got his PhD degree cum laude. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree (2013) and a Master’s Degree (2016) in Aerospace Engineering at the Politecnico di Torino. In 2016, Giovanni earned a post-graduate research fellowship from the prestigious Turin Academy of Sciences. In 2017, he was also appointed as the winner of the post-graduate award for the best master thesis in Aerodynamics and Gas-dynamics (Politecnico di Torino).
During his PhD, Giovanni was hosted as visiting graduate student by the Eindhoven University of Technology (the Netherlands) in 2018, working with Prof. Hans Kuerten, and by the École Centrale de Lyon (Écully, France) in 2019, working with Prof. Pietro Salizzoni. At the École Centrale de Lyon, he took part in an experimental campaign involving a rough-wall wind-tunnel experimental facility.
Giovanni was a teaching assistant in applied thermo-fluid-dynamics (BSc course, 2018-2020) and experimental aerodynamics (MSc course, 2020) at Politecnico di Torino. He has also been a co-advisor of both BSc and MSc theses.