Fabrizio Bisetti
Fabrizio Bisetti

The department welcomes new faculty member Fabrizio Bisetti, who joins us this fall as an assistant professor. Bisetti’s research interests focus on turbulent mixing and combustion, particulate formation in flames, aerosols, atmospheric plasmas for combustion sensing and control and numerical methods for reactive flows. His research leverages large-scale simulations that help understand complex multi-physics/multi-scale processes in practical fluid flows, mostly in the turbulent regime.

Prior to joining UT Austin, Bisetti was a founding faculty member in mechanical engineering at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), where he joined the Clean Combustion Research Center in July 2009 as an assistant professor. At KAUST, he developed a robust teaching and research program.

Bisetti holds a doctorate in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from UT Austin and a laurea from Politecnico di Milano, also in mechanical engineering. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Turbulence Research at Stanford University for two years.

What attracted you to UT Austin?

The great combination of numerous opportunities for research and teaching at a top-tier public school talented and accomplished colleagues with whom I can work, ambitious students and last but not least, a vibrant city to live and raise a family.

What do you enjoy most about engineering or your specific field?

The tremendous insight brought by simulating the flow of fluids on the world's fastest supercomputers. It is exciting to realize that, with every new simulation that we perform, we contribute to building the knowledge required to improve energy-conversion and propulsion technologies.

What are your favorite hobbies?

Swimming and reading are two of my most cherished activities besides spending time with my wife and children.