Person details

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email alessandro.stagni@polimi.it
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group CRECK


2016 - Ph.D. Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
2011 -  M.Sc. Chemical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
2009 -  B.Sc. Chemical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Current position
2017- Assistant Professor (RTDa), Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Previous positions
2016-2017 Postdoctoral Researcher, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Research activities
Skeletal reduction techniques for the application of detailed mechanisms in HPC applications. Reactor network analysis and application to pollutants formation in turbulent combustion devices. Kinetic mechanism of NOx formation from renewable fuels. Soot formation in two-phase systems. Modeling of turbulence-kinetics interaction.

Fellowship and Awards
2011 - “Roberto Rocca” Scholarship awarded for the university achievements (BSc + 1st MSc year).
2010 - “Giuseppe Biardi” honor student award for the 1st MSc year.
2013-2015 PhD scholarship, Italian Ministry of Education (MIUR), Italy

Supervision of graduate students
Since 2015, I have supervised 4 MSc students. Their activity has been published also in international journals (Combustion and Flame)

Summary of academic achievements

• 21 refereed journal or book publications (2 in press – October 2017)
• Citation Data (Oct 2017): Total Citations > 187; H-index = 7 (Scopus). Increasing number of citations per year

Teaching activities
2012 - 2017 Chemical Reaction Engineering (Teaching assistant)
2017 - Chemical Plants (Energy engineering)

Selected evaluation service and memberships
2016 - Reviewer of international journals: Energy & Fuels, Fuel.

Selected publications

  • Stagni, A., Brignoli D., Cinquanta M., Cuoci A., Frassoldati A., Ranzi E., & Faravelli T.. (2017). The influence of low-temperature chemistry on partially-premixed counterflow n-heptane/air flames. Combustion and Flame, in press.
  • Lucchini, T., D'Errico, G., Onorati, A., Frassoldati, A., Stagni, A., & Hardy, G. (2017). Modeling Non-Premixed Combustion Using Tabulated Kinetics and Different Fame Structure Assumptions. SAE International Journal of Engines, 10(2017-01-0556), 593-607.
  • Carrera, A., Pelucchi, M., Stagni, A., Beretta, A., & Groppi, G. (2017). Catalytic partial oxidation of n-octane and iso-octane: Experimental and modeling results. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 42(39), 24675-24688.
  • Stagni, A., Esclapez, L., Govindaraju, P., Cuoci, A., Faravelli, T., & Ihme, M. (2016). The role of preferential evaporation on the ignition of multicomponent fuels in a homogeneous spray/air mixture. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 36(2), 2483-2491.
  • Evans, M.J., Medwell, P.R., Wu, H., Stagni, A., & Ihme, M. (2016). Classification and Lift-Off height prediction of non-premixed MILD and autoignitive flames. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 36(3), 4297-4304.
  • Franzelli, B., Cuoci, A., Stagni, A., Ihme, M., Faravelli, T., & Candel, S. (2016). Numerical investigation of soot-flame-vortex interactions. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 36(1), 753-761.
  • Mairinger, G., Frassoldati, A., Gehmlich, R., Stagni, A., Ranzi, E., Seshadri, K. (2016). Autoignition of Condensed Hydrocarbon Fuels in Nonpremixed Flows at Elevated Pressures. Combustion Theory and Modeling, 20 (6), 995-1009
  • Frassoldati, A., Cuoci, A., Stagni, A., Faravelli, T., & Ranzi, E. (2016). Skeletal kinetic mechanism for Diesel combustion. Combustion Theory and Modeling, in press.
  • Evans, M.J., Medwell, P.R., Tian, Z., Frassoldati, A., Cuoci, A., & Stagni, A. (2016). Ignition Characteristics in Spatially Zero-, One- and Two- Dimensional Laminar Ethylene Flames. AIAA Journal, 54(10), 3255-3264.
  • Bernardi, M.S., Pelucchi, M., Stagni, A., Sangalli, L.M., Cuoci, A., Frassoldati, A., Secchi, P., & Faravelli, T. (2016). Curve Matching, a generalized framework for models/experiments comparison: an application to n-heptane combustion kinetic mechanisms. Combustion and Flame, 168, 186-203.
  • Stagni, A., Frassoldati, A., Cuoci, A., Faravelli, T., & Ranzi, E. (2016). Skeletal mechanism reduction through species-targeted sensitivity analysis. Combustion and Flame, 163, 382-393.
  • Frassoldati, A., D'Errico, G., Lucchini, T., Stagni, A., Cuoci, A., Faravelli, T., Onorati, A. & Ranzi, E. (2015). Reduced kinetic mechanisms of diesel fuel surrogate for engine CFD simulations. Combustion and Flame, 162(10), 3991?4007.
  • Pelucchi, M., Bissoli, M., Cavallotti, C., Cuoci, A., Faravelli, T., Frassoldati, A., Ranzi, E. & Stagni, A. (2014). Improved Kinetic Model of the Low-Temperature Oxidation of n-Heptane. Energy & Fuels, 28(11), 7178-7193.
  • Ranzi, E., Frassoldati, A., Stagni, A., Pelucchi, M., Cuoci, A., & Faravelli, T. (2014). Reduced Kinetic Schemes of Complex Reaction Systems: Fossil and Biomass?Derived Transportation Fuels. International Journal of Chemical Kinetics, 46(9), 512-542.
  • Stagni, A., Saggese, C., Bissoli, M., Cuoci, A., Frassoldati, A., Faravelli, T., & Ranzi, E. (2014) Reduced Kinetic Model of Biodiesel Fuel Combustion, Chemical Engineering Transactions 37 (877-882).
  • Stagni, A., Cuoci, A., Frassoldati, A., Faravelli, T., & Ranzi, E. (2013). Lumping and reduction of detailed kinetic schemes: an effective coupling. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 53(22), 9004-9016.
  • Stagni, A., Cuoci, A., Frassoldati, A., Faravelli, T., & Ranzi, E. (2014). A fully coupled, parallel approach for the post-processing of CFD data through reactor network analysis. Computers & Chemical Engineering, 60, 197-212.
  • Cuoci, A., Frassoldati, A., Stagni, A., Faravelli, T., Ranzi, E., & Buzzi-Ferraris, G. (2013). Numerical modeling of NOx formation in turbulent flames using a kinetic post-processing technique. Energy & Fuels, 27(2), 1104-1122.


Website of the research group: http://creckmodeling.chem.polimi.it/