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Roberto Maffulli

Experienced Researcher Marie Curie
Visiting Scientist
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

Trained as a mechanical engineer, my first love has been Computational Fluid Dynamics. During my research career prior to neuroscience, I have worked at the University of Oxford and at Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics (Belgium) on various aspects related to the numerical modelling of aero-thermal effects in rotating machinery, as well as automated multi-disciplinary and multi-objective turbomachinery design optimisation tools.

Driven by curiosity and passion for cross-disciplinary research, I have decided to apply my knowledge in computational modelling of non-linear systems to neuroscience. I am presently a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow working with the Neural Computation lab (P.I. S. Panzeri), the Optical Approaches to Brain Function (P.I. T. Fellin) and the Functional Neuroimaging Lab (P.I. A. Gozzi).

My current research interests include the application of information theoretical measures to calcium imaging data and the modelling of large scale neuronal dynamics in physiological and pathological conditions.

Top Publications
Maffulli R., Marinescu G., he L.
On the Validity of Scaling Transient Conjugate Heat Transfer Characteristics
Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power
Article in Press Journal
Rubini R., Maffulli R., Arts T.
Effect of the gas to wall temperature ratio on the bypass transition
Journal of Turbomachinery, pp. 12
Article Journal
Maffulli R., He L., Stein P., Marinescu G.
Fast conjugate heat transfer simulation of long transient flexible operations using adaptive time stepping
Journal of Turbomachinery, vol. 140, (no. 9)
Maffulli R., He L.
Impact of wall temperature on heat transfer coefficient and aerodynamics for three-dimensional turbine blade passage
Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications, vol. 9, (no. 4)
Article Journal
Maffulli R., He L.
Wall temperature effects on heat transfer coefficient for high-pressure turbines
Journal of Propulsion and Power, vol. 30, (no. 4), pp. 1080-1090