LUCA BIANCOFIORE

Assistant Professor

Luca Biancofiore

BIOGRAPHY

I received my Ph.D degree in Fluid Mechanics/Applied Mathematics at University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis (France) under the supervision of Dr. François Gallaire (EPFL, Switzerland) and Dr. Richard Pasquetti (University of Nice). During my thesis I spent three months as an invited researcher at EPFL. In light of my research contributions, I was selected as recipient of (i) the 2012 Göran Gustafsson Fellowship in Science (a competitive prize, awarded to three fellows after an international competition, in order to attract promising young scientists to Sweden), (ii) the 2012 Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship (IEF), (iii) the 2015 Imperial College Research Fellowship.
As head of the FluidFrame Lab I’m currently PI of three ongoing projects at Bilkent University:

(i) TUBITAK 3501, Career Development Program (CAREER), “Investigation of phase-changing falling liquid films sheared by a turbulent gas” 

(ii) TUBITAK 1001, “A theoretical-computational framework to model fluid lubrication”

(iii) “Hydrodynamic effects in the crystallization of active colloidal suspensions” in the framework of H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018, “Active Matter: From Fundamental Science to Technological Applications”

 

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Fluid Mechanics, University of Nice - Sophia Antipolis (2011)
M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of L'Aquila (2006)
B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of L'Aquila (2004)

RESEARCH

My research group, i.e. FluidFrame Lab, conducts multidisciplinary work with a focus on developing theoretical and numerical modelling in fluid dynamics. These models are applied to several fields such as multiphase flows, phase-changing flows, complex fluids, tribology and active matter. FluidFrame Lab cooperates (or cooperated in the past) with researchers from several prestigious institutions in different countries such as Imperial College London, EPFL, Gothenburg University, Tel Aviv University, University of Rome – La Sapienza, Koç University, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Coventry University, NASA Ames Research Center, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, and University of Savoy Mont Blanc.

Please contact me at luca@bilkent.edu.tr if you are interested in MsC, PhD and PostDoc positions in these fields.

Please visit my webpage for more information about my research and about available positions
http://web4.bilkent.edu.tr/fluidframe/

RELATED PUBLICATIONS

    Journal Paper
  • Biancofiore, L., Brandt, L., Zaki, T.A. (2017). "Streak instability in viscoelastic Couette flow", Physical Review Fluids, v.2 p.043304
  • L. Biancofiore, F.G. (2015). "Interaction between counterpropagating Rossby waves and capillary waves in planar shear flows", Physics of Fluids, v.27 p.044104
  • L. Biancofiore, F.G. P.L. (2014). "Direct numerical simulations of two-phase immiscible wakes", Fluid Dynamics Research, v.46 p.041409
  • L. Biancofiore (2014). "Crossover between two-and three-dimensional turbulence in spatial mixing layers", Journal of Fluid Mechanics, v.745 p.164-179
  • L. Biancofiore and F. Gallaire (2012). "Counterpropagating Rossby waves in confined plane wakes", Physics of Fluids, v.24 p.074102
  • L. Biancofiore, F.G. (2012). "Influence of confinement on obstacle-free turbulent wakes", Computers & Fluids, v.58 p.27–44
  • L. Biancofiore and F. Gallaire (2011). "The influence of shear layer thickness on the stability of confined two-dimensional wakes", Physics of Fluids, v.23 p.034103
  • L. Biancofiore, F.G. (2011). "Influence of confinement on a two-dimensional wake", Journal of Fluid Mechanics, v.688 p.297-320
  • L. Biancofiore and F. Gallaire (2010). "Influence of confinement on temporal stability of plane jets and wakes", Physics of Fluids, v.22 p.014106
  • L. Biancofiore, F.G. (2011). "Large eddy simulations of confined turbulent wake flows", Journal of Physics: Conference Series, v.318 p.042044
  • Biancofiore, L., Brandt, L., Zaki, T.A. (2017). "Streak instability in viscoelastic Couette flow", Physical Review Fluids, v.2 p.043304, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevFluids.2.043304
  • L. Biancofiore, F.G. (2015). "Interaction between counterpropagating Rossby waves and capillary waves in planar shear flows", Physics of Fluids, v.27 p.044104, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4916285
  • L. Biancofiore, F.G. P.L. (2014). "Direct numerical simulations of two-phase immiscible wakes", Fluid Dynamics Research, v.46 p.041409, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0169-5983/46/4/041409
  • L. Biancofiore (2014). "Crossover between two-and three-dimensional turbulence in spatial mixing layers", Journal of Fluid Mechanics, v.745 p.164-179, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2014.85
  • L. Biancofiore and F. Gallaire (2012). "Counterpropagating Rossby waves in confined plane wakes", Physics of Fluids, v.24 p.074102, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4729617
  • L. Biancofiore, F.G. (2012). "Influence of confinement on obstacle-free turbulent wakes", Computers & Fluids, v.58 p.27–44, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compfluid.2011.12.008
  • L. Biancofiore and F. Gallaire (2011). "The influence of shear layer thickness on the stability of confined two-dimensional wakes", Physics of Fluids, v.23 p.034103, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3554764
  • L. Biancofiore, F.G. (2011). "Influence of confinement on a two-dimensional wake", Journal of Fluid Mechanics, v.688 p.297-320, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2011.376
  • L. Biancofiore and F. Gallaire (2010). "Influence of confinement on temporal stability of plane jets and wakes", Physics of Fluids, v.22 p.014106, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3292679
  • L. Biancofiore, F.G. (2011). "Large eddy simulations of confined turbulent wake flows", Journal of Physics: Conference Series, v.318 p.042044, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/318/4/042044
  • F Schmidt, A Magazzù, A Callegari, L Biancofiore, F Cichos, G Volpe (2018). "Microscopic engine powered by critical demixing", Physical review letters, v.120(6) p.068004, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.068004
  • Biancofiore L., Orkan M. Umurhan (2019). "Linear and nonlinear stability of a quasigeostrophic mixing layer subject to a uniform background shear", Physical Review Fluids p.013803, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevFluids.4.013803