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Piomelli, Dr. Ugo

Piomelli, Dr. Ugo

Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Room 3139, Building 088, Glenn L. Martin Hall


Ph.D., Stanford University, 1988


  • Fellow, The Royal Society of Canada, 2015
  • Fellow, Institute of Physics, 2004
  • Fellow, American Physical Society (APS), NASA Langley Research Center Award for Group Accomplishment — Flow Prediction and Control, 1994
  • Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics


Associate Editor, ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering; Associate Editor, Journal of Turbulence

  • A. Keating, U. Piomelli, E. Balaras and H--J. Kaltenbach. "A priori and a posteriori tests of inflow conditions for large-eddy simulation," Phys. Fluids, 16, pp. 4696-4712 (2004).
  • A. Keating, U. Piomelli, K. Bremhorst and S. Nesic. "Large-eddy simulation of heat transfer downstream of a backward-facing step," J. of Turbulence, 5, 20 (2004).
  • U. Piomelli, E. Balaras, H. Pasinato, K.D. Squires and P.R. Spalart. "The inner-outer layer interface in large-eddy simulations with wall-layer models," Int. J. Heat Fluid Flow  24,  pp. 538-550 (2003).
  • R. Broglia, A. Pascarelli and U. Piomelli. "Large-eddy simulations of ducts with a free surface," J. Fluid Mech.  484,  pp. 223-253 (2003).
  • A. Scotti and U. Piomelli. "Turbulence models in pulsating flows," AIAA J.  40,  pp. 537-540 (2002).
  • U Piomelli and E. Balaras. "Wall-layer models for large-eddy simulations," Annu. Rev. Fluid Mech. 34, pp. 349-374 (2002).

Mechanical Engineering Honors Prof. James Wallace & Faculty

Mechanical Engineering faculty were honored at the Faculty Recognition Event and Dinner on Friday, May 12.


Provost from Hangyang University in Korea Visits UMD to Foster Collaboration with ME Department.

Ugo Piomelli elected to the grade of Associate Fellow in the AIAA

Formal presentation of the award is scheduled to take place Monday, January 5, 2004.

Piomelli Named American Physical Society Fellow

Ugo Piomelli has been named Fellow in the APS by the APS's Division of Fluid Dynamics.

Professor Marino Di Marzo Named Chair of Fire Protection Engineering; Professor Ugo Piomelli Named Associate Chair of Mechanical Engineeringand Director of Graduate Studies

Professor Marino Di Marzo has been named Chair of Fire Protection Engineering and Professor Ugo Piomelli will be the new Associate Chair and Director of the Graduate Program.