Stefano Leonardi

Professor - Mechanical Engineering
972-883-3564
WTC2202
Tags: Mechanical Engineering

Professional Preparation

PhD - Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
University of Rome La Sapienza - 2002
Master - Aerospace Engineering
University of Rome La Sapienza - 1999

Research Areas

Wind Energy
Superhydrophobic and Slippery (SLIPS) surfaces
Oceanography
Cardiovascular flows
Scholar personal page
Research Interests
Turbulence, Computational Fluid Mechanics, Wind Energy, Drag Reduction, Super Hydrophobic surfaces, Heat transfer

Publications

Martinez-Tossas L., M. J. Churchfield & Leonardi S.  A Comparison of Actuator Disk and Actuator Line Wind Turbine Models and Best Practices for Their Use J. Wind Energy 2014 - Publication
Arenas I., Orlandi P. & Leonardi S. Direct Numerical Simulation of two superposed viscous fluids in a rough channel. Proceedings of the "Small-scale turbulence: theory, phenomenology and applications", Rouen 7/3-5 France 2013 - Publication
M. J. Churchfield , S. Lee, and P. J. Moriarty, L. A. Martínez, S. Leonardi, Vijayakumar G. & Brasseur J. Large-Eddy Simulations of Wind-Plant Aerodynamics 50th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting. Nashville AIAA 2012-0537 DOI: 10.2514/6.2012-537 2012 - Publication
Martinez-Tossas L., Leonardi S., M. J. Churchfield & P. J. Moriarty  A Comparison of Actuator Disk and Actuator Line Wind Turbine Models and Best Practices for Their Use. 50th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting. Nashville AIAA 2012-0900 DOI: 10.2514/6.2012-900. 2012 - Publication
Canals, M. Morell J., Corredor J. & Leonardi S. Expanding the Caribbean Coastal Ocean Observing System into the Nearshore Region.OCEANS 2012 MTS/IEEE Virginia Beach Convention Center October 14-19 2012 DOI:10.1109/OCEANS.2012.6404936 2012 - Publication
G. Araya, S. Leonardi and L. Castillo Steady and time-periodic blowing/suction perturbations in a turbulent channel flow" Physica D 240  59–77 2011 - Publication
Leonardi S. & Castro I. P. Channel flow over large cube roughness: a direct numerical simulation study. J. Fluid Mech., 651, 2010, 519 - 539. 2010 - Publication
Brzek, B., Bailon-Cuba, J., Leonardi, S. & Castillo, L. Theoretical evaluation of the Reynolds shear stress and flow parameters in transitionally rough turbulent boundary Layers Journal of Turbulence, Volume 10, Art. No. N5 2009 - Publication
 Bailon-Cuba J., Leonardi S. & Castillo L. Turbulent channel flow with 2D wedges of random height on one wall. Int. Jour. Heat Fluid Flow, Volume 30, Issue 5, Pages 1007-1015. 2009 - Publication
Orlandi & Leonardi DNS of 3D turbulent rough channels: parametrization and flow physics. J. Fluid Mech., vol. 606, 399-415 2008 - Publication

Appointments

Associate Professor
The University of Texas at Dallas [2013–2018]
Engineering and Computer Science
Associate Professor
University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez [2010–2013]
Engineering
Assistant Professor
University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez [2006–2010]
Engineering

Additional Information

Program Chairs, Editorial Boards, Steering Committees, Award Committees
  • Conference General Chair with Alessandro Panconesi, ACM Web Search and Data Mining 2013 (WSDM 2013) to be held in Rome on February 5 - 8, 2013.
  • Conference General Chair with Aldo Gangemi and Alessandro Panconesi, WWW 2015, to be held in Florence in April 2015.
  • Invited Speaker at ICALP 2012.
  • Award Committee, EATCS Presburger Award, 2010-2012 for outstanding contribution given from a young researcher to Theoretical Computer Science. The award is named after Mojzesz Presburger who invented Presburger arithmetic as a student in 1929.
  • Program and Conference Chair, 5th Workshop on Internet and network Economics, Rome, December 2009
  • Program Chair, 13th Annual European Symposium on Algorithms - ESA 2005, Ibiza, Spain, October 2005.
  • Program Chair, 2nd Workshop on Algorithms and Models for the Web-Graph WAW2004, in conjunction with IEEE FOCS04, Roma, October 16, 2004.
  • Editorial board, Journal of Interconnection Networks, since 2003.
  • Member of Steering Committee, European Symposium on Algorithms, 2004 - 2007.
  • Editorial board, ACM Transactions on Algorithms, since 2008.
Major Honors and Awards
  • Distinguished Researcher Award, 2011-2012, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez
  • Distinguished Professor Award, 2011-2012, Department of Mechanical Engineering University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez
  • Best Professor Award October 2011, given by the students' Associations University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez.
  • Keynote speaker 7th July 2009 IUTAM Symposium on The Physics of Wall-bounded Turbulent Flows on Rough Walls. Cambridge UK
  • The research of the group has been published on the Teragrid Science Highlights 2008, NSF.
  • The research of the group has been published on the Multimedia Gallery of National Science Foundation.
  • Invited speaker June 23-26 2008 the Turbulent Boundary Layers session AIAA meeting in Seattle
  • Invited speaker 8th January 2008 at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics Trieste Italy.
  • Distinguished Professor Award, 2007-2008, Department of Mechanical Engineering University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez
  • Distinguished Professor Award, 2006-2007, Department of Mechanical Engineering University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez
Program Committees
  • EC 2012 - 13th ACM Conference on Electronic Commerce
  • PODS 2012 - 31st ACM Symposium on Database Systems - External Review Committee
  • WAW 2012 - Workshop on Models and Algorithms for the Web
  • ICALP 2012 - 39th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming - Track A (Algorithms, Complexity and Games)
  • FOCS 2011 - 52nd IEEE Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science
  • ICALP 2011 - 38th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming - Track A (Algorithms, Complexity and Games)
  • WAW 2011 - Workshop on Models and Algorithms for the Web
  • SEA 2011 - Symposium on Experimental Algorithms.
  • WINE 2010 - 6th Workshop on Internet and Network Economics
  • WAOA 2010 - 8th Workshop on Approximation and Online Algorithms (ALGO 2010)
  • ICALP 2010 - 37th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming - Track C (Foundations of Networked Computation)
  • ESA 2010 - 18th Annual European Symposium on Algorithms - Track B (Experiments and Applications)
  • SWAT 2010 - Scandinavian Workshop on Algorithmic Theory
  • FCT 2009: Fundamentals in Computing Theory
  • WI 2009: IEEE/WIC/ACM Web Intelligence
  • ADN 2009: 2nd International Workshop on Analysis of Dynamic Networks (ADN 2008) in conjunction with SIAM International Conference on Data Mining 2009
  • SASO 2009: Third IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems
  • WINE 2008: Workshop on Internet and Network Economics
  • SAGT 2008: First European Symposium on Algorithmic Game Theory
  • ADN 2008: 1st International Workshop on Analysis of Dynamic Networks (ADN 2008) in conjunction with IEEE International Conference on Data Mining 2008
  • APPROX 2008: Approximation Algorithms for Combinatorial Optimization Problems
  • WAOA 2008: Workshop on On-line and Approximation Algorithms
  • WSDM 2008: first International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining
  • CAAN 2007: Fourth Workshop on Combinatorial and Algorithmic Aspects of Networking
  • SPAA 2007: 9th Annual ACM Symposium on Parallelism in Algorithms and Architectures
  • GECCO 2007: Genetic and Evolutionary Computing Conference
  • SASO 2007: First IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems
  • ICALP 2006: 33rd International Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming
  • CAAN 2006: Third Workshop on Combinatorial and Algorithmic Aspects of Networking
  • STACS 2004: 21th International Symposium on Theoretical Aspects of Computer Science
  • ALGOSENSORS 2004: 1st International Workshop on Algorithmic Aspects of Wireless Sensor Networks
  • SODA 2003: 14th ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms
  • SPAA 2003: 15th ACM Symposium on Parallel Algorithms and Architectures.
  • WAW 2003: 2nd Workshop on Algorithms and Models for the Web-Graph
  • APPROX 2003: International Workshop on Approximation Algorithms for Combinatorial Optimization Problems Princeton
  • ICALP 2003: 30th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming
  • ESA 2001: 9th European Annual Symposium on Algorithms
  • APPROX 2000: Third International Workshop on Approximation Algorithms

News Articles

Jonsson School's WindSTAR Team Works to Improve the Energy of Air
For three consecutive years, the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UT Dallas has received funding from the National Science Foundation to support a center that, in partnership with industry, conducts research to increase the amount of energy the nation gets from wind.

Since 2014, the NSF has given UT Dallas and the University of Massachusetts, Lowell $532,732 to support the operations of the industry/university cooperative research center known as WindSTAR, the center for Wind-Energy Science, Technology and Research.