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Director, Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering and Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Gianluca Iaccarino

Gianluca Iaccarino is a professor in Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Institute for Computational Mathematical Engineering (

He received his PhD in Italy from the Politecnico di Bari in 2005 and worked for several years at the Center for Turbulence Research (NASA Ames & Stanford) before joining the faculty at Stanford in 2007. Since 2014 he is the Director of the PSAAP Center at Stanford, funded by the US Department of Energy: a $20M research Center focused on multiphysics simulations, uncertainty quantification and exascale computing (

In 2010, he received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) award from President Obama. in the last couple of years, he received best paper awards from AIAA, ASME IMECE and Turbo Expo Conferences.

Over the years, his interests in research and teaching have touched many topics, but always revolved around the use of computing and data to solve problems in energy, biomedicine, aerodynamics, propulsion, design.