Systems and Fluid Mechanics
research interests are in dynamical systems and fluid mechanics. I am particularly interested in
applications of these two fields to Rayleigh-Bénard convection problems and to biomechanical
Rayleigh-Bénard convection shows
essential features typical of many nonlinear processes such as
the dynamics of oceans or the behavior of chemical reaction–diffusion
systems. It has also been
widely adopted as a “canonical system” for the theoretical and
experimental investigation of phenomena like chaotic
dynamics and transition to turbulence. The use
of dynamical systems tools can offer a clear
insight in the dynamics of high–dimensional physically realizable systems.
Simulations of biomechanical systems are becoming key tools in medical diagnosis.
These simulations involve mathematical models and methods from both fluid and solid mechanics.
Most of the involved mathematical models are based on non-linear differential equations, yielding,
thus, dynamical systems.
and communication technologies are revolutionizing the world and
changing the current society. The world of education can not keep away
from these changes since they also affect the way young people
learn. My research interests are in the enhancement
learning and assessment by means of the use
of technology in blended learning courses.