Carlo Scalo

Carlo Scalo

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics (by Courtesy)

205 Gates Road
West Lafayette, IN 47906

Office: FLEX 2081A


  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Mechanical Eng., Stanford University, USA, 2012-2014
  • Ph.D. Mechanical Eng., Queen's University, Canada, '12
  • M.Sc. Astronautical Eng., Università Federico II, Italy, '08
  • B.Sc. Aerospace Eng., Università Federico II, Italy, '06

Research Interests

  • Large eddy and direct simulations
  • Turbulent Combustion
  • Thermoacoustics
  • Non-linear acoustics
  • Heat-and-mass transfer
  • Physical oceanography and limnology
  • Numerical methods for complex geometries

Awards and Recognitions

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, CTR, NASA/Stanford University
  • RISUM-Campaniaerospace Research Grant
  • Louisa A. Fowler Graduate Fellowship
  • Duncan and Urlla Carmichael Fellowship
  • Gianni Astarita Prize

Selected Publications

C. Scalo, J. Bodart, and S. K. Lele, "Compressible Turbulent Channel flow with impedance boundary conditions", Phys. Fluids, 027503, 2015.

C. Scalo, S. K. Lele, and L. Hesselink, "Linear and Nonlinear Modeling of a Theoretical Traveling-Wave Thermoacoustic Heat Engine"", J. Fluid Mech., 766:368-404, 2015.

C. Scalo, Boegman, L., and Piomelli, U. "Self-similar decay and mixing of a high-Schmidt-number passive scalar in an oscillating boundary layer in the intermittently turbulent regime." J. Fluid Mech. 726:338-370, 2013.

C. Scalo, Boegman, L., and Piomelli, U. "Large-eddy simulation and low-order modeling of sediment oxygen uptake in a transitional oscillatory flow." J. Geophys. Res.-Oceans, 118:1-14, 2013.

G. Lee, C. Scalo, and Piomelli, U. "A simple technique for the visualization of eddy kinematics in turbulent flows." Int. J. Comput. Fluid Dyn., 26(4):263-274, 2012.

C. Scalo, U. Piomelli and L. Boegman, "High-Schmidt-number mass transport mechanisms from a turbulent flow to absorbing sediments." Phys. Fluids 24, 085103, pp. 1-16, 2012.

C. Scalo, U. Piomelli and L. Boegman, "Large-eddy simulation of oxygen transfer to organic sediment beds." J. Geophys. Res.-Oceans 117, C06005, pp. 1-17, 2012.

I. Langella, C. Scalo, G. de Felice and C. Meola, "Loss of monotonicity and anomalous scaling behavior in the passive scalar gradient: a DNS study on causes of intermittency", International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow, 23(1), pp. 108-123, 2012

V. Grazioso, C. Scalo, G. de Felice, C. Meola, "High Level Languages Implementation and Analysis of 3D Navier-Stokes Solvers", Advances in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, 3, pp. 370-388, 2011.

U. Piomelli and C. Scalo, "Subgrid-scale modelling in relaminarizing flows." Fluid-Dynamic Research, 42, 45510, 2010.