Honorary Member

Prof. Gianluca Iaccarino

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford and Director of the Exscale Computing Engineering Center. Director of the Thermal and Fluid Sciences Industrial Affiliate Program. In 2010 received the PECASE Award from Proesident Obama for his work on Uncertainty Analysis in Computational Science. He has published more than 100 papers in internation journals and two books on computational uncertainty.  He is also the co-founder of Cascade Technologies Inc. a  firm developing advanced simulation software for multiphysics simulations.

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Personal Profile

Gianluca Iaccarino is an associate professor in Mechanical Engineering and Institute for Computational Mathematical Engineering at Stanford University. He received his PhD in Italy from the Politecnico di Bari in 2005 working on numerical methods to simulate  turbulent industrial flows.

Afterward, he has been a postdoc at the Center for Turbulence Research of NASA Ames working on physical models for flow simulations and heat transfer, with emphasis on high-performance computing. In 2008 Prof. Iaccarino started the Uncertainty Quantification Lab  working on algorithms to assess the impact of tolerances and limited knowledge on the performance predictions of engineering systems, such as wind turbines, hypersonic propulsion systems, low-emission combustors.

Since 2009, he has served as the director of the Thermal and Fluid Sciences Industrial Affiliate Program a forum for technology transfer and interactions between members of the Stanford community and engineering corporations - GE, United Technologies, Honda, Enginsoft, Safran, Ansys, Dassault, Total  are among the members.

In 2010 Prof. Iaccarino received the PECASE (Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers) award from the US Department of Energy. In 2011 he received an Humboldt fellowship. Currently he lead the Exascale Computing Engineering Center, a 5 years/$20M research center funded by the US Department of Energy.

In 1998 Prof. Iaccarino, founded Cascade Technologies Inc. a silicon valley software firm developing high-fidelity multiphysics simulation tools for engineering analysis.