Associate Professor of Aeronautics & Astronautics, and Adjunct Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics
Antonino Ferrante is an Associate Professor of the William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics at the University of Washington (UW), Seattle, where he leads the Computational Fluid Mechanics Lab. In 1996, he received the B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from Universita’ di Napoli, Federico II (Italy). In 1997, he received the M.S. in Aeronautics & Astronautics and the Belgian Government Prize from the von Karman Institute. In 2004, he received the Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of California, Irvine, where he continued his research as Postdoctoral Scholar until 2007. From 2007 to 2009, he was Postdoctoral Scholar at the Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories of the California Institute of Technology (GALCIT). In 2009, he joined the UW as Assistant Professor where was tenured in 2015, and became Associate Adjunct Professor of Applied Mathematics in 2020. Ferrante is recipient of the NSF CAREER Award (2011).
Ferrante’s research and teaching interests are in the area of Computational Fluid Mechanics (CFM). His research is mainly focused on studying multiphase and wall-bounded turbulent flows relevant to engineering applications, e.g., internal and external aerodynamics, propulsion, and to natural phenomena with the goal of helping the environment by reducing anthropogenic CO2 emissions. His research group develops numerical methods and algorithms for high-performance computing (HPC) to perform state-of-the-art Direct Numerical Simulations (DNS) and Large Eddy Simulations (LES) of turbulent flows.