Marco Panesi

Marco Panesi
Marco Panesi
Associate Professor
(217) 300-3853
314 Talbot Laboratory

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Education

  • Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering, von Kármán Institute for Fluid Dynamics (VKI), Belgium and Università degli Studi di Pisa, Italy, 2009
  • M.S. Applied Fluid Dynamics, von Kármán Institute for Fluid Dynamics (VKI), Belgium, 2005
  • M.S. Aerospace Engineering, Università di Pisa, Italy 2003

Academic Positions

  • Director of the Center for Hypersonics and Entry Systems Studies (CHESS), 01/2020-present
  • Associate Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 08/2018-present
  • Affiliate Professor of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 10/2014-present
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 08/2012-08/2018
  • Research Associate, Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, 06/2011-08/2012
  • Visiting Scientist at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, 94035, CA, 02/2009-08/2012
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Insitute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, 02/2009-06/2011
  • Research Engineer, von Kármán Institute for Fluid Dynamics (VKI), 10/2003-09/2004

Research Interests

  • Uncertainty Quantification & Machine Learning
  • Non-equilibrium Weakly Ionized plasmas
  • Non-equilibrium Chemistry and Radiation
  • Hypersonics

Chapters in Books

  • G. Colonna, M. Capitelli, L.D. Pietanza, A. Munafo, M. Panesi - High Enthalpy Ionized Flows - Elementary Processes in Hypersonic Flows - Hypersonic Meteoroid Entry Physics - Institute of Physics, 2018
  • R.L. Jaffe, D.W. Schwenke and M. Panesi, "First principles calculation of heavy particle rate coefficients: application to nitrogen dissociation" Hypersonic Non-equilibrium Flows: Fundamentals and Recent Advances. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2015 - ISBN 978-1-62410-328-5.
  • W.M. Huo, M. Panesi and T.E. Magin, "Ionization Phenomena behind Shock Waves," High Temperature Phenomena in Shock Waves, Springer, 2012. ISBN 978-3-642-25118-4.
  • A. Bourdon, A. Bultel, M. Panesi, and T.E. Magin, "Kinetic mechanism for high enthalpy air flows," Course on hypersonic entry and cruise vehicles - RTO/VKI Lecture Series sponsored by RTO, DOE, AFOSR, & NASA held at Stanford University, 1 (1), 2008. ISBN-13. 978-2-930389-87-7
  • M. Panesi, T.E. Magin, A. Bourdon, A. Bultel, and O. Chazot, "Collisional radiative modeling in flow simulation," RTO-EN-AVT-162 VKI Lecture Series, 1 (1), 2008. - ISBN 978-92-837-0091-3.

Selected Articles in Journals

Teaching Honors

  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students (Fall 2018)
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students (Spring 2016)

Research Honors

  • 2021 Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellow (2021)
  • Caterpillar Faculty Scholar award (2020)
  • 2016 Dean's Award for Excellence in Research (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) (2016)
  • 2015 NASA Early Career Faculty Award (ECF) (2015)
  • 2015 Award on Physical Modelling (8th Symposium on Aerothermodynamics for Space Vehicles - ESA) (2015)
  • 2015 Air Force Young Investigator Award (YIP) (2015)
  • 2011 Award Fundamentals on Aerothermodynamics (7th Symposium on Aerothermodynamics for Space Vehicles - ESA) (2011)

Recent Courses Taught

  • AE 410 (CSE 461) - Computational Aerodynamics
  • AE 433 - Aerospace Propulsion
  • AE 512 - Molecular Gas Dynamics
  • AE 590 A (AE 590 AO, AE 590 ONL) - Seminar
  • AE 598 MGD (AE 598 MGO, AE 598 ONL, AE 598 UQ) - Uncertainty Quantification
  • ME 510 (AE 510) - Advanced Gas Dynamics