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Curriculum Vitae
1. Education
(2000) PhD in Energetics, University of Padova, Italy.
(1996) MSc (Laurea) with honor in Mechanical Engineering, University of Padova, Italy.

2. Key Experience and Employment
(2014) Qualification for Full Professorship in “Fluid Machinery and Energy Systems”, Italian Ministry of Education and Research.
(2011) Associate professor in Fluid Machinery, Faculty of Engineering, University of Padova, Italy.
(2007-2010) Assistant and adjunct professor of Fluid Machinery and Aircraft Propulsion, Faculty of Engineering, University of Padova, Italy.
(2004-2007) Contract professor in Aircraft Propulsion, Faculty of Engineering, University of Padova, Italy.
(2000-2003) Researcher, Faculty of Engineering, University of Padova, Italy.
(2001) Research Assistant, School of Engineering, Cranfield University, UK.
(2000) Visiting post-doctoral researcher, Turbomachinery CFD Research and Computing Laboratory, Cranfield University, UK.
(1996-1998) Researcher at CISAS (Centre of Studies and Activities for Space).

3. Affiliations
Member ASME, AIAA, AHS, ETN

4. Reviewer and Editorial Activity
Contributing Editor of AIAA Student Journal (since 2001).
Member of the Editorial Board of the congress ECOS 2007
Reviewer of the following journals: AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power (2003), ìComputer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering (Elsevier Science) (2004), Applied Thermal Engineering (Elsevier Science) (2006), ASME Journal of Energy Resources and Technology (2006), Computer & Fluids (Elsevier Science) (2006-2008) and many others.

5. National and International projects
Scientific coordinator of the following projects:
- DeSiReH, Design, Simulation and Flight Reynolds Number testing for advanced High Lift Solutions, FP7 (EU)
- Heavycopter ìContribution to optimisation of heavy helicopter engine installation design, 2011-2013, FP7 (EU) JTI CleanSky
- CODE-Tilt Contribution to design optimization of tiltrotor components for drag reduction, 2011-2013, FP7 (EU) JTI CleanSky
- TILTOp Efficient Shape Optimization of Intake and Exhaust of a Tiltrotor Nacelle
- HoverSpill, MultiEnvironment Air Cushion Oil Spill Fast Response & Post Emergency Remediation System,î FP7 (EU)
- Study of Devices for drag reduction in small aircraft, AgustaWestland
- Aeromechanical study of small wind generators, Linz Electric
- Methodology for assessment of aerodynamic characteristics of fuselages at high angles of attitude, AgustaWestland

6. Awards
- Best Paper Award in Propulsion, AHS Americal Helicopter Society, “A New Methodology for Determining the Optimal Rotational Speed of a Variable RPM Main Rotor/Turboshaft Engine System”, 2013 AHS Forum 69 in Phoenix, AZ.
- Best Paper Award, IAENG International Conference on Systems Engineering and Engineering Management 2012, San Francisco, CA, per l’articolo “GeDEA-II: A Novel Evolutionary Algorithm for Multi-Objective Optimization Problems Based on the Simplex Crossover and The Shrink Mutation”.
- “2012 Outstanding Reviewer”, Journal of Energy Engineering (http://ascelibrary.org/journal/jleed9).
- Nomination at the New York Academy of Sciences, for the prize outstanding young researchers, 2010.
-Regional Prize for Innovation (Premio Regionale per l'Innovazione 4a Edizione)

Research areas
Turbomachinery. Energy Technology. Propulsion. Jet Engines. Optimization techniques: Genetic and Evolutionary Algorithms. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) of internal and external flows.

International projects
No. Title Period Role Funding
1 DREAMTilt “Assessment of tiltrotor fuselage drag reduction by wind tunnel tests and CFD” 2013-15 Partner Leader FP7 (EU) JTI CleanSky
2 ITURB “Optimal High-Lift Turbine Blade Aero-Mechanical Design” 2012-2014 Coordinator and Principal Investigator FP7 (EU) JTI CleanSky
3 “DeSiReH, Design, Simulation and Flight Reynolds Number testing for advanced High Lift Solutions,” 2009-2013 Partner Leader FP7 (EU)
4 Heavycopter “Contribution to optimisation of heavy helicopter engine installation design” 2011-2013 Coordinator and Principal Investigator FP7 (EU) JTI CleanSky
5 CODE-Tilt “Contribution to design optimization of tiltrotor components for drag reduction” 2011-2013 Coordinator and Principal Investigator FP7 (EU) JTI CleanSky
6 TILTOp “Efficient Shape Optimization of Intake and Exhaust of a Tiltrotor Nacelle” 2010-2012 Coordinator and Principal Investigator FP7 (EU) JTI CleanSky
7 “HoverSpill, MultiEnvironment Air Cuscion Oil Spill Fast Response & Post Emergency Remediation System,” 2009-2013 Partner Leader FP7 (EU)
8 “Study of Devices for drag reduction in small aircrafts” 2008-2009 Principal Investigator AgustaWestland
9 “Numerical-Exoerimental Study for aerodynamic optimization of transonic compressors” 2009-2010 Principal Investigator University of Padova
10 “Aeromechanical study of small wind generators” 2008 Principal Investigator Linz Electric
11 “Methodology for assessment of aerodynamic characteristics of fuselages at high angles of attitude” 2008-2009 Principal Investigator AgustaWestland
12 2D Navier-Stokes Implementation for studying microgravity flows” 2008 Principal Investigator Thales Alenia Space
13 Hybrid propulsion evaluation for liquid booster application technology reference study 2007 Member of the team ESA

Publications
Pubblicazioni recenti

1. Giovanni Ventrurelli, Ernesto Benini, “Kriging-Assisted Design Optimization of S-Shape Supersonic Compressor Cascades,” Aerospace Science and Technology, 2016.
2. Andrea Dal Monte, Ernesto Benini, “Proposal for a Coupled Aerodynamic-Structural Wind Turbine Blade Optimization,” Composite Structures, 2016.
3. Pierluigi Iannelli, Frédéric Moens, Mauro Minervino, Rita Ponza, Ernesto Benini, “Comparison of Optimization Strategies for High-Lift Design,” Journal of Aircraft, 2016.
4. Gabriele Bedon, Ernesto Benini, “Aero-structural Design Optimization of Vertical Axis Wind Turbines,” Wind Energy, 2016, Published online in Wiley Online Library (wileyonlinelibrary.com). DOI: 10.1002/we.2018.
5. Gianluigi Alberto Misté, Ernesto Benini, “Variable-Speed Rotor Helicopters: Performance Comparison between Continuously Variable and Fixed-Ratio Transmissions,” Journal of Aircraft, volume 53, issue 5 pages 1189-1200, 2016, doi: 10.2514/1.C032744.
6. Hagar Elarga, Francesco Goia, Angelo Zarrella, Andrea Dal Monte, Ernesto Benini, “Thermal and electrical performance of an integrated PV-PCM system in double skin façades: a numerical study,” Solar Energy, Volume 136, 15 October 2016, Pages 112–124, doi: 10.1016/j.solener.2016.06.074.
7. Gabriele Bedon, Stefano De Betta, Ernesto Benini, “Performance-Optimized Airfoil for Darrieus Wind Turbines,” Renewable Energy (2016), Vol. 94, August 2016, pp. 328-340, doi: 10.1016/j.renene.2016.03.071.
8. Bedon, G., Schmidt Paulsen, U., Aagaard Madsen, H., Belloni, F., Raciti Castelli, M., Benini, E. “Computational assessment of the DeepWind aerodynamic performance with different blade and airfoil configurations,” Applied Energy, in press, DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2015.10.038.
9. Smail Khalfallah, Adel Ghenaiet, Ernesto Benini, Gabriele Bedon, “Surrogate-Based Shape Optimization of Stall Margin and Efficiency of a Centrifugal Compressor,” Journal of Propulsion and Power, 08/2015; DOI:10.2514/1.B35543.
10. Gabriele Bedon, Stefano Debetta, Ernesto Benini, “A Computational Assessment of the Aerodynamic Performance of a Tilted Darrieus Wind Turbine,“ Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics, pp. 263-269, DOI: 10.1016/j.jweia.2015.07.005. Cod. ISI: . Cod. SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-79961021387.
11. Andrea Massaro, Ernesto Benini, “A Surrogate-Assisted Evolutionary Algorithm Based on the Genetic Diversity Objective,”, Applied Soft Computing Journal, DOI: 10.1016/j.asoc.2015.06.026, 2015. pp. 87-100.
12. E. G. A. Antonini, G. Bedon, S. De Betta, L. Michelini, M. Raciti Castelli, E. Benini, “Innovative Discrete-Vortex Model for Dynamic Stall Simulations,” AIAA Journal, Vol. 53, No. 2 (2015), pp. 479-485, doi: 10.2514/1.J053430
13. Gianluigi Misté, Ernesto Benini, “A Methodology for Determining the Optimal Rotational Speed of a Variable RPM Main Rotor/Turboshaft Engine System,” Journal of the American Helicopter Society, Volume 60, Number 3, July 2015, pp. 1-11(11). DOI: 10.4050/JAHS.60.032009. Cod. SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-84936971688.


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List of taught course units in A.Y. 2017/18
Degree course code (?) Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
IN0518 COMMON INN1027679 ADVANCED METHODS FOR OPTIMIZATION OF MACHINE THERMOFLUIDODYNAMICS
Details for students enrolled in A.Y. 2016/17
Current A.Y. 2017/18
9 2nd Year First
semester
ENG ERNESTO BENINI
IN0518 COMMON IN01106827 AERODYNAMIC DESIGN OF TURBOMACHINERY
Details for students enrolled in A.Y. 2016/17
Current A.Y. 2017/18
6 2nd Year Second
semester
ITA ERNESTO BENINI
IN0526 COMMON INL1001803 MACHINES AND COMPRESSORS
Details for students enrolled in A.Y. 2016/17
Current A.Y. 2017/18
6 2nd Year First
semester
ITA ERNESTO BENINI