Diego BARLETTA | Curriculum
Diego BARLETTA Curriculum
Associate professor of Chemical Engineering in the Department of Industrial Engineering of the University of Salerno since 2018.
Chairman of the Working Party on Mechanics of Particulate Solids of the European Federation of Chemical Engineers (EFCE) for the period 2020-2022.
Previous University positions and Education
2005-2018. Assistant professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Salerno.
2003-2005. Research fellow at the University of Salerno.
2003. Doctorate in Chemical Engineering at the University of Salerno.
1999. Laurea cum laude in Chemical Engineering at the University of Napoli Federico II.
Research periods abroad
2013. Visiting professor at the Université de Technlogie de Compiegne (F)
2001-2002. Visiting research fellow for six months at the Engineering Research Center for Particle Science and Technology of the University of Florida (USA).
Research interests concern the granular flow in storage and handling systems for powders, the rheology of powders and biomass particulate solids, the fluidization of cohesive powders, the design and the technical-economic and environmental optimization of processes for the production of energy and chemical substances from biomass feedstock (gasification plants and biorefineries) and of processes integrated with carbon dioxide capture.
Author of more than 60 papers on international peer reviewed journals on Chemical Engineering and of more than 80 papers on book series and refereed proceedings of international conferences.
Member of the editorial board of the international journals Processes, Frontiers in Chemical Engineering (Computational Methods in Chemical Engineering) and Chemical and Materials Engineering, and referee for several international journals on chemical engineering and particle technology.
Principal investigator or co-supervisor of research projects funded by EU and industry:
2021- present TUSAIL on multiscale particle modelling (https://tusail.eu/)
2019-present MATHEGRAM on thermomechanical properties of granula materials (https://www.surrey.ac.uk/mathegram
2010-2013 FECUNDUS on coal and biomass co-gasification in IGCC.)
Awards and invitations
2011-present. Elected member of the Working Party on Mechanics of Particulate Solids of the European Federation of Chemical Engineers (EFCE).
2018-present Member of the Energy Section of the European Federation of Chemical Engineers (EFCE).
2004. 1st Prize at the Poster Competition of the 6th United Kingdom Particle Technology Forum on Bridging the Chemistry/Chemical Engineering Interface awarded by the IChemE Particle Technology Subject Group.