Alfio Quarteroni

  • Professor at Politecnico di Milano and Professor Emeritus at EPFL, Lausanne

Alfio Quarteroni is Professor Emeritus at the Politecnico di Milano and Professor Emeritus at EPFL, Lausanne. Previously, he was a professor at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.
He is the founder (and first director) of MOX at Politecnico di Milano (2002) and MATHICSE at EPFL, Lausanne (2010). He is co-founder (and president) of MOXOFF, a spin-off company of Politecnico di Milano (2010).
He is the author of 25 books, editor of 12 books, author of more than 400 articles published in international scientific journals and conference proceedings, member of the editorial board of 25 international journals, and editor-in-chief of two book series published by Springer.
His awards and honors include NASA Group Achievement Award for “pioneering work in computational fluid dynamics” in 1992, Fanfullino of Recognition 2006, City of Lodi, Capo D’Orlando Prize 2006, Ghislieri Prize, 2013, International Galileo Galilei prize for Science 2015,Feng Kan prize from Chinese Academy of Science in 2013, Euler medal from Eccomas in 2022, Lagrange prize from ICIAM in 2023.
He is the winner of two ERC Advanced Grants: “MATHCARD”, 2008, and “i-HEART”, 2017, and two ERC PoCs (Proof of Concept) in 2012 and 2015. He was awarded the Galileian Chair of the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa in 2001, is Doctor Honoris Causa in Naval Engineering at the University of Trieste in 2003, SIAM Fellow (first row) since 2009, IACM (International Association of Computational Mechanics) since 2004. He is a member of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, European Academy of Sciences, Academy of Europe, IMU Circle (International Mathermatics Union), Lisbon Academy of Sciences, and an honorary member of ECMI.
His research interests include mathematical modeling, numerical analysis, scientific computing and its application to fluid mechanics, geophysics, medicine, and sports performance enhancement. His research group at EPFL contributed to the preliminary design of Solar Impulse, the Swiss experimental long-range solar-powered aircraft project; his research group at EPFL carried out the mathematical simulation for the performance optimization of the yacht Alinghi, winner of two editions (2003 and 2007) of the America’s Cup. His research group at the Politecnico di Milano created the first comprehensive mathematical model for the simulation of cardiac function.