Gianluca Iaccarino

Gianluca Iaccarino

Center for Turbulence Research
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Stanford University
Building 500, Room 500I
Stanford, CA 94305

Phone:  650-723-3764


In am interested in the broad area of computational engineering: the design and analysis of engineering systems aided by computers. The focus of my research is in fluid mechanics and numerical analysis with applications ranging from hypersonic flight to bio-hazard dispersion in urban environment. I am also leading an effort at Stanford on Uncertainty Quantification in computational science with the objective of increasing confidence in numerical simulations of complex systems.


  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Bari, Italy, 2005
  • M.S. Aeronautical Engineering, University of Naples, Italy, 1993

Academic Honors and Awards

  • Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering (PECASE), November 2010.
  • Best paper at the Automotive CFD Conference, Frankfurt, Germany, July 2007.
  • Terman Fellow, Stanford University, March 2007.

Selected Journal Publications

Current Ph.D. Students

Ph.D. Graduates

Name Year Current Employment
Sandy Chang 2007

Environmental Engineer
Environment Protection Agency (EPA)
San Francisco, California

Seongwon Kang 2008

Assistant Professor
Sogang University
South Korea

Qiqi Wang 2008

Assistant Professor
Aeronautics and Astronautics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

John Axerio-Cilies 2012

Morpheus Medical

Per Pettersson 2012

Energy Resources Engineering
Stanford University

Dave Philips 2012

Cascade Technologies