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Dr Davide Dapelo

Lecturer in Civil Engineering Civil and Environmental Engineering


Personal Statement

After completing my degree in Theoretical Physics in Genoa, Italy, I started his PhD in Civil Engineering in Birmingham in 2012 and completed it in 2016. From 2015 to 2011, I was employed in a number of postdoctoral positions in Birmingham and in Bradford and, since 2022, I have covered lecturship positions in Bradford and Liverpool.

My scientific interest have been numerical modelling of multiphase non-Newtonian flow applied in water managing and, more specifically, anaerobic digestion for wastewater treatment. After using and developing finite-volume Computational Fluid dynamics (CFD) models, my focus shifted towards developing new models and methodologies for the Lattice-Boltzmann method, and I am now part of the OpenLB development team. My most recent interest consists of investigating the possibility of linking CFD to artificial intelligence. I have contributed securing a number of ResearchUK grants for an overall value of around £500,000.