Faculty Profile

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Francesco Carbone

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. University of Naples Federico II (Italy), 2008

Campus Location: United Technologies Building, Rm. 382

Tel: (860) 486-3688
Fax: (860) 486-5088

Personal Website: https://flamenanoaerosol.wordpress.com/


Francesco Carbone joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at University of Connecticut in Fall 2019 after serving at Yale University in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science as Research Faculty from 2014 to 2019 as well as Lecturer in 2018. Previously, he held research positions in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Southern California from 2012 to 2014, in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Yale University from 2010 to 2012, and in the Combustion Research Institute at the National Research Council (Italy) from 2008 to 2010. Francesco earned his M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Naples Federico II (Italy) in 2005 and 2008, respectively.

Research interests:  

Dr. Carbone dreams of sustainable and affordable approaches to satisfy the worldwide energy and mobility demand and believes that the technological breakthroughs necessary to achieve his goal can be attained performing basic science studies. His research focuses on multiphase reactive flows for energy applications and encompasses reaction kinetics, transport phenomena, aerosol dynamics, and nanoparticles synthesis. Dr. Carbone is specialized in developing innovative experimental approaches to interrogate the chemistry and physics of the studied problems but also takes advantage of computational tools to dig into the meaning of the experimental results. He authored dozens of articles published in peer-reviewed journals and contributed to the understanding of the detailed structure of flames and of the fundamental mechanisms leading to the emissions of pollutant nanoparticles from combustion applications.

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