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Francesco’s multidisciplinary research in the thermal sciences covers bioenergy, combustion, fire science, and heat transfer. He has a growing profile in lithium-ion battery heat transfer research, focusing on safety aspects such as ignition prevention and improving overall thermal performance.

He comes from Italy and studied at The University of Edinburgh (Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, MEng), Caltech (Mechanical Engineering, MS), and Imperial College (Mechanical Engineering, PhD). He is also an Honorary Lecturer at Imperial College London.

Research interests

  • Heat transfer
  • Energy
  • Fire science
  • Combustion
  • Thermal management of electrochemical devices
  • Waste heat recovery

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