Alessio Ricci is an Assistant Professor at IUSS School for Advanced Studies in Pavia since October 2022. He graduated in Architecture and Construction Engineering at the University of Chieti (Italy), with a thesis in Wind Engineering about the aerodynamic response of tall buildings under atmospheric wind conditions. During his master, he spent two years in Spain, at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, where he took master courses in building, civil and environmental engineering. In 2017, he was awarded a double PhD degree in Structural and Geotechnical Engineering & Building and Physics with a thesis in Wind Engineering field at the University of Genova (Italy) and the Eindhoven University of Technology (the Netherlands). His research focuses on the modeling of atmospheric winds at different spatiotemporal scales by means of field measurements, wind-tunnel testing and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for civil and environmental engineering applications. During his postdoc, he had the opportunity to lead the newly built atmospheric boundary layer wind-tunnel facility of the Eindhoven University of Technology, by performing experimental tests of building, vehicle, ship aerodynamics and sport engineering. Since 2018, as principal investigator and supervisor of master and PhD candidates at Eindhoven University of Technology and KU Leuven (Belgium), he dealt with a wide range of multidisciplinary research and industrial projects, as: downscaling of atmospheric winds from mesoscale to microscale, characterization of the wind in complex environments (urban and port areas), pedestrian-level wind comfort assessment, wind effects on ships and port infrastructures (WINDLASS project and personal grant FWO), modeling of thunderstorm downburst winds (THUNDERR project - ERC Advanced Grant led by the University of Genoa), prediction of wind effects on solar panels, prediction of pollutant dispersion in urban areas, and reduction of aerosol particle to limit the concentration and potential associated infection transmission risks in indoor spaces (Covid-19 projects).
personal website: http://www.riccialessio.com