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Damiano Baccarella

Assistant Professor

Biography

2019-present
Assistant Professor, Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering Department
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

2018-2019
Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Center for Exascale Simulation of Plasma-Coupled Combustion
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2015-2018
Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2013-2015
Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
University of Notre Dame

2006-2013
Research Engineer, Aerothermodynamics Laboratory, Alta SpA, Pisa, Italy


Research

  • Hypersonic aerothermodynamics
  • Atmospheric re-entry
  • High-speed propulsion systems
  • High-enthalpy wind tunnels
  • Plasma flow control
  • Plasma assisted combustion
  • Laser diagnostics

Education

PhD, 2018, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

MS, 2006, University of Pisa


Professional Service

  • Member, AIAA
  • Reviewer for Journal of Propulsion and Power, and Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets

Awards and Recognitions

  • 2015-2018 MechSE Excellence Fellowship, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Publications

Baccarella, D., Lee, G., Liu, Q., Elliott, G., Freund, J., Lee, T. “Laser-Induced Plasma Ignition Experiments in a Direct-Connect Supersonic Combustor at Mach 3”, AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2019.

Baccarella, D., Liu, Q., McGann, B., Lee, T. “Combustion Induced Choking and Unstart Initiation in a Circular Constant-Area Supersonic Flow”, AIAA Journal, Available online, 2019.

Liu, Q., Baccarella, D., McGann, B., Lee, T. “Dual-Mode Operation and Transition in Axisymmetric Scramjets”, AIAA Journal, Available online, 2019.

Liu, Q., Baccarella, D., McGann, B., Lee, T. “Cavity-Enhanced Combustion Stability in an Axisymmetric Scramjet Model”, AIAA Journal, Available online, 2019.

Liu, Q., Baccarella, D., Landsberg, W., Veeraragavan A., and Lee, T., “Cavity flameholding in an optical axisymmetric scramjet in Mach 4.5 flows”, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Vol. 37, No. 3, pp. 3733-3740, 2018.

Baccarella, D., Liu, Q., Lee, T., Hammack, S. and Do, H. “The supersonic combustion facility ACT-2”, AIAA SciTech Forum, Grapevine, Texas, 2017.

Liu, Q., Baccarella, D., Hammack, S., Lee, T., Carter, C., D. and Do, H. “Influences of inlet geometry modification on scramjet flow and flame dynamics”, Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 33, No. 5, pp. 1179-1186, 2017.

Liu, Q., Baccarella, D., Hammack, S., Lee, T., Carter, C., D. and Do, H. “Influence of freestream turbulence on flame dynamics in a supersonic combustor”, AIAA Journal, Vol. 55, No. 3, pp. 913-918, 2017.

Im, S., Baccarella, D., McGann, B., Liu, Q., Wermer, L. and Do, H. “Unstart phenomena induced by mass addition and heat release”, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 797, pp. 604-629, 2016.

Baccarella, D., Liu, Q., Passaro, A., Lee, T. and Do, H. “Development and testing of the ACT-1 experimental facility for hypersonic combustion research”, Measurement Science and Technology, Vol. 27, No. 4, 045902, 2016.

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