Matteo Icardi

Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral Fellow​​​

Research Interests

My main current research interests are the multi-scale modeling and simulation of multiphase flows, flows in porous media and non-equilibrium flows, by means of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), High Performance Computing (HPC), stochastic and kinetic methods.
I have been working also in the field of turbulent multiphase and reactive flows, Large Eddy Simulations (LES), Adaptive Mesh Refinement (AMR) and Inverse Problems.

Selected Publications

  • M. Icardi, G. Ronco, D. Marchisio, M. Labois, Efficient simulation of gas-liquid pipe flows with the generalized population balance equation coupled with the algebraic slip model, Applied Mathematical Modelling, vol. 38, pp. 4277–4290, September 2014.​
  • M. Icardi, G. Boccardo, F. Messina, D. Marchisio, R. Sethi, R. Tempone, S. Prudhomme, Pore-scale investigation of flow in saturated and unsaturated media: computational tools and upscaling, AIMETA, Torino, Sep. 17-20, 2013
  • M. Icardi, G. Boccardo, T. Tosco, D. Marchisio, R. Sethi, Pore-scale simulations of flow and solute dispersion in three-dimensional irregular packings, Phys. Rev. E., 90 , 2014.
  • M. Icardi, D. L. Marchisio, C. Narayanan, R. O. Fox, Eulerian Equilibrium LES Model for Poly-dispersed Particle Laden Flow, International Journal of Non-linear Sciences and Simulation, Vol 13, pp. 139-158, 2013.
  • M. Icardi (2012), Computational models for the simulation of turbulent poly-dispersed flows: Large Eddy Simulation and Quadrature-Based Moment Method. PhD thesis.
  • M. Icardi, P. Asinari, D.L. Marchisio, S. Izquierdo, R.O. Fox, Quadrature-based moment closures for non-equilibrium flows: hard-sphere collisions and approach to equilibrium, Journal of Conputational Physics, vol. 231 n. 21, pp. 7431-7449, 2012.
  • M. Icardi, E. Gavi, D. L. Marchisio, M. G. Olsen, R. O. Fox, D. Lakehal, Validation of LES predictions for turbulent flow in a Confined Impinging Jets Reactor, Applied Mathematical Modeling, vol. 35, pp. 1591-1602, 2011.​
  • M. Icardi, E. Gavi, D. L. Marchisio, A. A. Barresi, M. G. Olsen, R. O. Fox, D. Lakehal, Investigation of the flow field in a three-dimensional Confined Impinging Jets Reactor by means of microPIV and DNS, Chemical Engineering Journal, 166, 1, 294-305, 2011.


  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, Italy (2012)
  • MSc, Mathematical Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, Italy (2008)
  • BSc, Mathematics, Politecnico di Torino, Italy (2006)

Professional Profile

  • Postdoctoral researcher, Groundwater Engineering Group, Department of Environment, Land and Infrastructure Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • CFD consultant: Ascomp GmbH (Zurich, Switzerland), Dofware Srl (Torino, Italy)

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • Member, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
  • Member, American Physical Society (APS), Division of Fluid Dynamics (DFD)
  • Member, Gruppo Nazionale Fisica Matematica (GNFM), Instituto Nazionale di Alta Matematica (INdAM)
  • Member, Italian Society for Applied and Industrial Mathemathics (SIMAI)
  • Member, Unione Matematica Italiana (UMI)
  • Member, Associazione Italiana Meccanica Teorica e Applicata (AIMETA)

Non-KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Visiting scholar, ICES, University of Texas at Austin