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Assistant Professor - RTDb

Politecnico di Torino

November 2019 - Present

Researcher - RTDa

Politecnico di Torino

December 2016 - November 2019

Postdoctoral Associate

Politecnico di Torino

February 2015 - May 2015

Visiting Research Fellow

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

June 2014 - July 2014

Visiting Research Fellow

Houston Methodist Research Institute

December 2012 - November 2013

Education

Ph.D. in Energy Engineering (Energy Department)

Politecnico di Torino

January 2012 - March 2015

Ph.D. in Energy Engineering

Politecnico di Torino, Politecnico di Milano, Politecnico di Bari

December 2011 - February 2015

Graduation at “Alta Scuola Politecnica (ASP)”

Alta Scuola Politecnica

December 2009 - November 2011

M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering

Politecnico di Torino, Politecnico di Milano

August 2009 - September 2011

B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering

Politecnico di Torino

August 2006 - November 2009

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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Matteo Fasano, Paolo De Angelis, Marta Tuninetti, Luca Bergamasco, Luca Calianno, Pietro Asinari, Francesco Laio(2021). Data-driven appraisal of renewable energy potentials for sustainable freshwater production in Africa . Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 149. p. 111414. Elsevier {BV}
Matteo Fasano, Giovanni Antonetto, Matteo Morciano, Matteo Alberghini, Gabriele Malgaroli, Alessandro Ciocia, Luca Bergamasco, Filippo Spertino(2021). Synergistic freshwater and electricity production using passive membrane distillation and waste heat recovered from camouflaged photovoltaic modules . Journal of Cleaner Production. p. 128464. Elsevier {BV}
Matteo Fasano, Alberghini, M., Hong, S., Lozano, L. M., Korolovych, V., Huang, Y., Signorato, F., Zandavi, S. H., Fucetola, C., Uluturk, I., et al.(2021). Sustainable polyethylene fabrics with engineered moisture transport for passive cooling . NATURE SUSTAINABILITY. Nature Research
Matteo Fasano, Luca Bergamasco, Matteo Morciano(2021). Effect of water nanoconfinement on the dynamic properties of paramagnetic colloidal complexes . Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. Royal Society of Chemistry ({RSC})
Matteo Fasano, Alberto Bologna, Luca Bergamasco, Matteo Morciano, Francesca Bersani, Pietro Asinari, Lorenza Meucci, Eliodoro Chiavazzo(2020). Techno-Economic Analysis of a Solar Thermal Plant for Large-Scale Water Pasteurization . Applied Sciences. 10. (14). p. 4771. {MDPI} {AG}
Matteo Fasano, Alberto Bologna, Luca Bergamasco, Matteo Morciano, Francesca Bersani, Pietro Asinari, Lorenza Meucci, Eliodoro Chiavazzo (2020). Techno-Economic Analysis of a Solar Thermal Plant for Large-Scale Water Pasteurization . Applied Sciences.
Matteo Fasano, Luigi Ventola, Roberta Cappabianca, Luca Bergamasco, Francesca Clerici, Luciano Scaltrito, Eliodoro Chiavazzo, Pietro Asinari (2020). Convective Heat Transfer Enhancement through Laser-Etched Heat Sinks: Elliptic Scale-Roughened and Cones Patterns . Energies.
Matteo Fasano, Matteo Alberghini, Matteo Morciano, Fabio Bertiglia, Vito Fernicola, Pietro Asinari, Eliodoro Chiavazzo (2020). Multistage and passive cooling process driven by salinity difference . Science Advances.
Matteo Fasano, Luigi Ventola, Roberta Cappabianca, Luca Bergamasco, Francesca Clerici, luciano scaltrito, Eliodoro Chiavazzo, Pietro Asinari (2020). Convective Heat Transfer Enhancement through Laser-Etched Heat Sinks: Elliptic Scale-Roughened and Cones Patterns . Energies.
Techno-economic analysis of a solar thermal plant for large-scale water pasteurization @article{ 11583_2842237, author = {Bologna, A. and Fasano, M. and Bergamasco, L. and Morciano, M. and Bersani, F. and Asinari, P. and Meucci, L. and Chiavazzo, E.}, title = {Techno-economic analysis of a solar thermal plant for large-scale water pasteurization}, year = {2020}, publisher = {MDPI AG}, journal = {APPLIED SCIENCES}, volume = {10}, abstract = {Water pasteurization has the potential to overcome some of the drawbacks of more conventional disinfection techniques such as chlorination, ozonation and ultraviolet radiation treatment. However, the high throughput of community water systems requires energy-intensive processes, and renewable energy sources have the potential to improve the sustainability of water pasteurization plants. In case of water pasteurization by solar thermal treatment, the continuity of operation is limited by the intermittent availability of the solar irradiance. Here we show that this problem can be addressed by a proper design of the plant layout, which includes a thermal energy storage system and an auxiliary gas boiler. Based on a target pasteurization protocol validated by experiments, a complete lumped-component model of the plant is developed and used to determine the operating parameters and size of the components for a given delivery flow rate. Finally, we report an economic analysis of the proposed plant layout, which allows its optimization for different scenarios based on two design variables, namely the solar multiple and the duration of the thermal energy storage. Based on the analyzed cases, it is found that the proposed plant layouts may yield a unit cost of water treatment ranging from ≈32 EUR-cents m-3 to ≈25 EUR-cents m-3.}, keywords = {Pasteurization; Solar thermal energy; Thermal energy storage; Water treatment}, doi = {10.3390/app10144771} } .
Multistage and passive cooling process driven by salinity difference @article{ 11583_2803232, author = {Alberghini, Matteo and Morciano, Matteo and Fasano, Matteo and Bertiglia, Fabio and Fernicola, Vito and Asinari, Pietro and Chiavazzo, Eliodoro}, title = {Multistage and passive cooling process driven by salinity difference}, year = {2020}, publisher = {AAAS - American Association for the Advancement of Science}, journal = {SCIENCE ADVANCES}, volume = {6}, abstract = {Space cooling in buildings is anticipated to rise because of an increasing thermal comfort demand worldwide, and this calls for cost-effective and sustainable cooling technologies. We present a proof-of-concept multistage device, where a net cooling capacity and a temperature difference are demonstrated as long as two water solutions at disparate salinity are maintained. Each stage is made of two hydrophilic layers separated by a hydrophobic membrane. An imbalance in water activity in the two layers naturally causes a non-isothermal vapor flux across the membrane without requiring any mechanical ancillaries. One prototype of the device developed a specific cooling capacity of up to 170 W m−2 at a vanishing temperature difference, considering a 3.1 mol/kg calcium chloride solution. To provide perspective, if successfully up-scaled, this concept may help satisfy at least partially the cooling needs in hot, humid regions with naturally available salinity gradients.}, keywords = {passive cooling, sustainability, evaporative cooling, salinity difference, water, solar cooling}, url = {https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/6/11/eaax5015}, doi = {10.1126/sciadv.aax5015} } .
Convective Heat Transfer Enhancement through Laser-Etched Heat Sinks: Elliptic Scale-Roughened and Cones Patterns @article{ 11583_2804648, author = {VENTOLA, LUIGI and FASANO, MATTEO and Cappabianca, Roberta and BERGAMASCO, LUCA and CLERICI, FRANCESCA and SCALTRITO, LUCIANO and CHIAVAZZO, ELIODORO and ASINARI, PIETRO}, title = {Convective Heat Transfer Enhancement through Laser-Etched Heat Sinks: Elliptic Scale-Roughened and Cones Patterns}, year = {2020}, publisher = {MDPI}, journal = {ENERGIES}, volume = {13}, abstract = {The efficient dissipation of localized heat flux by convection is a key request in several engineering applications, especially electronic ones. The recent advancements in manufacturing processes are unlocking the design and industrialization of heat exchangers with unprecedented geometric characteristics and, thus, performance. In this work, laser etching manufacturing technique is employed to develop metal surfaces with designed microstructured surface patterns. Such precise control of the solid-air interface (artificial roughness) allows to manufacture metal heat sinks with enhanced thermal transmittance with respect to traditional flat surfaces. Here, the thermal performance of these laser-etched devices is experimentally assessed by means of a wind tunnel in a fully turbulent regime. At the highest Reynolds number tested in the experiments (ReL≈16,500), elliptic scale-roughened surfaces show thermal transmittances improved by up to 81% with respect to heat sinks with flat surface. At similar testing conditions, cones patterns provide an enhancement in Nusselt number and thermal transmittance of up to 102% and 357%, respectively. The latter results are correlated with the main geometric and thermal fluid dynamics descriptors of the convective heat transfer process in order to achieve a predictive model of their performance. The experimental evidence shown in this work may encourage and guide a broader use of micro-patterned surfaces for enhancing convective heat transfer in heat exchangers.}, keywords = {convective heat transfer; heat transfer enhancement; heat sink; electronics cooling; microstructured surface; laser etching}, url = {https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/13/6/1360}, doi = {10.3390/en13061360} } .
Sustainable freshwater production using passive membrane distillation and waste heat recovery from portable generator sets @article{ 11583_2770732, author = {Morciano, M. and Fasano, M. and Bergamasco, L. and Albiero, A. and Lo Curzio, M. and Asinari, P. and Chiavazzo, E.}, title = {Sustainable freshwater production using passive membrane distillation and waste heat recovery from portable generator sets}, year = {2020}, publisher = {Elsevier Ltd}, journal = {APPLIED ENERGY}, volume = {258}, abstract = {More than two billion people live in areas affected by water stress. In some coastal regions, freshwater supply has been progressively improved by large-scale desalination systems, which are nowadays mostly driven by non-renewable energy sources. Here we discuss, and experimentally investigate, the use of small-scale desalination devices for freshwater production powered by waste heat from electric power generators. The water purification technology relies on a passive, multi-stage and thermally-driven membrane distillation device, recently proposed by some of the authors of this work. The distiller is powered by low-grade (temperature lower than 80 °C) waste heat, recovered from the coolant circuit of small diesel engines for electricity production. Field experiments show that, for the tested engine, up to 1.12 kW m-2 can be recovered in standard operating conditions, which yield a nearly 2.61 L m-2 h-1 freshwater production from seawater. A lumped parameter model, validated by experiments, shows that this productivity could be eventually enhanced by tuning the number of distillation stages. Utilization with exhaust gases, and thus higher feeding working temperatures, is also discussed. The proposed solution may provide a sustainable, simple, inexpensive and efficient means for freshwater production from recovered waste heat, which would otherwise be wasted to the ambient. Therefore it could be particularly effective, for instance, for field hospitals in remote or impoverished areas, especially in emergency situations.}, keywords = {Desalination; Low-grade heat; Membrane distillation; Sustainability; Waste heat recovery}, url = {https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306261919317738}, doi = {10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.114086} } .
Solar passive distiller with high productivity and Marangoni effect-driven salt rejection @article{ 11583_2848497, author = {Morciano, Matteo and Fasano, Matteo and Boriskina, Svetlana V. and Chiavazzo, Eliodoro and Asinari, Pietro}, title = {Solar passive distiller with high productivity and Marangoni effect-driven salt rejection}, year = {2020}, publisher = {Royal Society of Chemistry}, journal = {ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE}, volume = {13}, abstract = {Inadequate water supply, sanitation and hygiene in remote locations, developing countries, and disaster zones fuel the growing demand for efficient small-scale desalination technologies. The aim is to provide high-quality freshwater to water-stressed and disaster-stricken communities even in the absence of energy infrastructure. The major key drivers behind the development of these technologies are the low cost of materials, the flexibility of the technology, the sustainability of the freshwater production, and the long-term stability of the device performance. However, the main challenge is to achieve stable performance by either preventing or mitigating salt accumulation during the desalination process. We present a multistage passive solar distiller whose key-strength is an optimized geometry leading to enhanced water yield (as compared to similar state of the art technologies) and spontaneous salt rejection. A comprehensive theoretical study is conducted to explain the apparently paradoxical experimental effective transport exceeding classical diffusion by two orders of magnitude. In our study, the Marangoni effect is included at the water–air interface and it stems from spatial gradients of surface tension. Interestingly, theoretical and experimental results demonstrate that the device is able to reject overnight all the salt accumulated on each evaporator during daytime operation. Furthermore, under realistic conditions, a distillate flow rate of almost 2 L m−2 h−1 from seawater at less than one sun illumination has been experimentally observed. The reported mechanism of the enhanced salt rejection process may have tremendous implications in the desalination field as it paves the way to the design of a new generation of hydrophilic and porous materials for passive thermal desalination. We envision that such a technology can help provide cheap drinking water, in a robust way, during emergency conditions, while maintaining stable performance over a long time.}, keywords = {water, energy, solar, desalination, salt rejection, mass transfer, heat transfer}, url = {https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2020/ee/d0ee01440k}, doi = {10.1039/D0EE01440K}, pages = {3646--3655} } .
Matteo Fasano, Matteo Morciano, Luca Bergamasco, Alessandro Albiero, Mario Lo Curzio, Pietro Asinari, Eliodoro Chiavazzo(2020). Sustainable freshwater production using passive membrane distillation and waste heat recovery from portable generator sets . Applied Energy. 258. p. 114086. Elsevier {BV}
Matteo Fasano, Matteo Morciano, Svetlana V. Boriskina, Eliodoro Chiavazzo, Pietro Asinari(2020). Solar passive distiller with high productivity and Marangoni effect-driven salt rejection . Energy & Environmental Science. Royal Society of Chemistry ({RSC})
Matteo Fasano, Alessio Bevilacqua, Eliodoro Chiavazzo, Thomas Humplik, Pietro Asinari(2019). Mechanistic correlation between water infiltration and framework hydrophilicity in MFI zeolites . Scientific Reports. 9. (1). Springer Science and Business Media {LLC}
Matteo Fasano, Matteo Alberghini, Matteo Morciano, Luca Bergamasco, Luca Lavagna, Gabriele Humbert, Elisa Sani, Matteo Pavese, Eliodoro Chiavazzo, Pietro Asinari(2019). Coffee-based colloids for direct solar absorption . Scientific Reports. 9. (1). Springer Science and Business Media {LLC}
Matteo Fasano, Gabriele Falciani, Vincenza Brancato, Valeria Palomba, Pietro Asinari, Eliodoro Chiavazzo, Andrea Frazzica(2019). Atomistic modelling of water transport and adsorption mechanisms in silicoaluminophosphate for thermal energy storage . Applied Thermal Engineering. 160. p. 114075. Elsevier {BV}
Matteo Fasano, Alessandro Crisafulli, Annalisa Cardellini, Luca Bergamasco, Eliodoro Chiavazzo, Pietro Asinari(2019). Thermally triggered nanorocket from double-walled carbon nanotube in water . Molecular Simulation. 45. (4-5). p. 417--424. Informa {UK} Limited
Matteo Fasano, Shahin Mohammad Nejad, Masoud Bozorg Bigdeli, Rajat Srivastava (2019). Heat Transfer at the Interface of Graphene Nanoribbons with Different Relative Orientations and Gaps . Energies.
Matteo Fasano, Shahin Mohammad Nejad, Masoud Bozorg Bigdeli, Rajat Srivastava (2019). Heat Transfer at the Interface of Graphene Nanoribbons with Different Relative Orientations and Gaps . Energies.
Matteo Fasano, Mohammad Nejad, Shahin, Bozorg Bigdeli, Masoud, Rajat Srivastava(2019). Heat Transfer at the Interface of Graphene Nanoribbons with Different Relative Orientations and Gaps . ENERGIES. 12. MDPI
Matteo Fasano, Chavez Thielemann, Hernan Nicolas, Annalisa Cardellini, Luca Bergamasco, Alberghini, Matteo, Ciorra, Gianmarco, Eliodoro Chiavazzo, Pietro Asinari(2019). From GROMACS to LAMMPS: GRO2LAM : A converter for molecular dynamics software . JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR MODELING. 25. Springer Nature Publishing AG
Matteo Fasano, Luca Bergamasco, Alberghini, M.(2019). Nano-metering of Solvated Biomolecules Or Nanoparticles from Water Self-Diffusivity in Bio-inspired Nanopores . NANOSCALE RESEARCH LETTERS. 14. Springer New York LLC
Matteo Fasano, Alessandro, Crisafulli, Annalisa Cardellini, Luca Bergamasco, Eliodoro Chiavazzo, Pietro Asinari(2019). Thermally triggered nanorocket from double-walled carbon nanotube in water . MOLECULAR SIMULATION. 45. p. 417--424. Taylor & Francis
Matteo Fasano, Alberghini, Matteo, Morciano, Matteo, Luca Bergamasco, LUCA LAVAGNA, Humbert, Gabriele, Sani, Elisa, Matteo Pavese, Eliodoro Chiavazzo, Pietro Asinari(2019). Coffee-based colloids for direct solar absorption . SCIENTIFIC REPORTS. 9. Springer Nature
Matteo Fasano, Bevilacqua, Alessio, Eliodoro Chiavazzo, Humplik, Thomas, Pietro Asinari(2019). Mechanistic correlation between water infiltration and framework hydrophilicity in MFI zeolites . SCIENTIFIC REPORTS. 9. Springer Nature
Water/Ethanol and 13X Zeolite Pairs for Long-Term Thermal Energy Storage at Ambient Pressure @article{ 11583_2774852, author = {Fasano, Matteo and Bergamasco, Luca and Lombardo, Alessio and Zanini, Manuele and Chiavazzo, Eliodoro and Asinari, Pietro}, title = {Water/Ethanol and 13X Zeolite Pairs for Long-Term Thermal Energy Storage at Ambient Pressure}, year = {2019}, publisher = {Frontiers Media}, journal = {FRONTIERS IN ENERGY RESEARCH}, volume = {7}, abstract = {Thermal energy storage is a key technology to increase the global energy share of renewables—by matching energy availability and demand—and to improve the fuel economy of energy systems—by recovery and reutilization of waste heat. In particular, the negligible heat losses of sorption technologies during the storing period make them ideal for applications where long-term storage is required. Current technologies are typically based on the sorption of vapor sorbates on solid sorbents, requiring cumbersome reactors and components operating at below ambient pressure. In this work, we report the experimental characterization of working pairs made of various liquid sorbates (distilled water, ethanol and their mixture) and a 13X zeolite sorbent at ambient pressure. The sorbent hydration by liquid sorbates shows lower heat storage performance than vapor hydration; yet, it provides similar heat storage density to that obtainable by latent heat storage (40–50 kWh/m3) at comparable costs, robustness and simplicity of the system, while gaining the long-term storage capabilities of sorption-based technologies. As a representative application example of long-term storage, we verify the feasibility of a sorption heat storage system with liquid sorbate, which could be used to improve the cold-start of stand-by generators driven by internal combustion engines. This example shows that liquid hydration may be adopted as a simple and low-cost alternative to more efficient—yet more expensive—techniques for long-term energy storage.}, keywords = {thermal energy storage, adsorption, zeolite, water, ethanol, experimental characterization}, url = {https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fenrg.2019.00148}, doi = {10.3389/fenrg.2019.00148} } .
Atomistic modelling of water transport and adsorption mechanisms in silicoaluminophosphate for thermal energy storage @article{ 11583_2741452, author = {Fasano, Matteo and Falciani, Gabriele and Brancato, Vincenza and Palomba, Valeria and Asinari, Pietro and Chiavazzo, Eliodoro and Frazzica, Andrea}, title = {Atomistic modelling of water transport and adsorption mechanisms in silicoaluminophosphate for thermal energy storage}, year = {2019}, publisher = {Elsevier}, journal = {APPLIED THERMAL ENGINEERING}, volume = {160}, abstract = {SAPO-34 – a silicoaluminophosphate microporous material – has recently attracted a great attention in the field of sorption thermal storage, since it is characterized by good water adsorption behavior (i.e. type V adsorption isotherms) and low regeneration temperature (i.e. 80 °C, for instance available by standard solar thermal energy collectors). However, the nanoscale mechanisms of water transport and adsorption in the microporous framework of SAPO-34 cannot be fully unveiled by experiments alone. In this work, water adsorption onto SAPO-34 is for the first time studied by means of an atomistic model built upon experimental evidence. First, Monte Carlo simulations are employed to set up a convenient atomistic model of water/SAPO-34 interactions, and numerical adsorption isotherms are validated against experimental measures. Second, the validated model is used to study the water diffusion through SAPO-34 by molecular dynamics simulations, and to visualize preferential adsorption sites with atomistic detail. Such atomistic model validated against experiments may ease the investigation and in silico discovery of silicoaluminophosphates for thermal storage applications with tailored adsorption characteristics.}, keywords = {Thermal energy storage Molecular dynamics Monte Carlo SAPO-34 Water Adsorption}, url = {https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1359431118376543}, doi = {10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2019.114075} } .
Matteo Fasano, Eliodoro Chiavazzo, Matteo Morciano, Francesca Viglino, Pietro Asinari(2018). Passive solar high-yield seawater desalination by modular and low-cost distillation . Nature Sustainability. 1. (12). p. 763--772. Springer Nature
Matteo Fasano, ALBERTO BOCCA, Luca Bergamasco, LORENZO BOTTACCIOLI, Eliodoro Chiavazzo, Alberto Macii, Pietro Asinari (2018). Multiple-Regression Method for Fast Estimation of Solar Irradiation and Photovoltaic Energy Potentials over Europe and Africa . Energies.
Matteo Fasano, Alessandro Crisafulli, Ali Khodayari, Shahin Mohammadnejad (2018). Sliding Dynamics of Parallel Graphene Sheets: Effect of Geometry and Van Der Waals Interactions on Nano-Spring Behavior . Crystals.
Matteo Fasano, Luca Bergamasco, Matteo Alberghini, Annalisa Cardellini, Eliodoro Chiavazzo, Pietro Asinari(2018). Mesoscopic Moment Equations for Heat Conduction: Characteristic Features and Slow–Fast Mode Decomposition . Entropy. 20. (2). p. 126. {MDPI} {AG}
Effect of interfacial thermal resistance and nanolayer on estimates of effective thermal conductivity of nanofluids @article{ 11583_2710140, author = {Khodayari, Ali and Fasano, Matteo and Bozorg Bigdeli, Masoud and Mohammadnejad, Shahin and Chiavazzo, Eliodoro and Asinari, Pietro}, title = {Effect of interfacial thermal resistance and nanolayer on estimates of effective thermal conductivity of nanofluids}, year = {2018}, publisher = {Elsevier}, journal = {CASE STUDIES IN THERMAL ENGINEERING}, volume = {12}, abstract = {Colloidal suspensions of nanoparticles (nanofluids) are materials of interest for thermal engineering, because their heat transfer properties are typically enhanced as compared to the base fluid one. Effective medium theory provides popular models for estimating the overall thermal conductivity of nanofluids based on their composition. In this article, the accuracy of models based on the Bruggeman approximation is assessed. The sensitivity of these models to nanoscale interfacial phenomena, such as interfacial thermal resistance (Kapitza resistance) and fluid ordering around nanoparticles (nanolayer), is considered for a case study consisting of alumina nanoparticles suspended in water. While no significant differences are noticed for various thermal conductivity profiles in the nanolayer, a good agreement with experiments is observed with Kapitza resistance ≈10−9 m2K/W and sub-nanometer nanolayer thickness. These results confirm the classical nature of thermal conduction in nanofluids and highlight that future studies should rather focus on a better quantification of Kapitza resistance at nanoparticle-fluid interfaces, in order to allow bottom up estimates of their effective thermal conductivity.}, keywords = {Nanolayer, Kapitza resistance, Nanofluid, Effective medium approximation, Thermal conductivity}, url = {https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214157X18300108}, doi = {10.1016/j.csite.2018.06.005}, pages = {454--461} } .
Matteo Fasano, ALBERTO BOCCA, Luca Bergamasco, LORENZO BOTTACCIOLI, Eliodoro Chiavazzo, Alberto MACII, Pietro Asinari(2018). Multiple-Regression Method for Fast Estimation of Solar Irradiation and Photovoltaic Energy Potentials over Europe and Africa . ENERGIES. 11. MDPI
Matteo Fasano, Crisafulli, Alessandro, Khodayari, Ali, Mohammadnejad, Shahin(2018). Sliding Dynamics of Parallel Graphene Sheets: Effect of Geometry and Van Der Waals Interactions on Nano-Spring Behavior . CRYSTALS. 8. MDPI
Mesoscopic Moment Equations for Heat Conduction: Characteristic Features and Slow–Fast Mode Decomposition @article{ 11583_2699874, author = {Bergamasco, Luca and Alberghini, Matteo and Fasano, Matteo and Cardellini, Annalisa and Chiavazzo, Eliodoro and Asinari, Pietro}, title = {Mesoscopic Moment Equations for Heat Conduction: Characteristic Features and Slow–Fast Mode Decomposition}, year = {2018}, publisher = {MDPI}, journal = {ENTROPY}, volume = {20}, abstract = {In this work, we derive different systems of mesoscopic moment equations for the heat-conduction problem and analyze the basic features that they must hold. We discuss two- and three-equation systems, showing that the resulting mesoscopic equation from two-equation systems is of the telegraphist’s type and complies with the Cattaneo equation in the Extended Irreversible Thermodynamics Framework. The solution of the proposed systems is analyzed, and it is shown that it accounts for two modes: a slow diffusive mode, and a fast advective mode. This latter additional mode makes them suitable for heat transfer phenomena on fast time-scales, such as high-frequency pulses and heat transfer in small-scale devices. We finally show that, if proper initial conditions are provided, the advective mode disappears, and the solution of the system tends asymptotically to the transient solution of the classical parabolic heat-conduction equation.}, keywords = {Heat conduction; Mesoscopic models; Kinetic theory; Cattaneo equation; Extended Irreversible Thermodynamics}, url = {http://www.mdpi.com/1099-4300/20/2/126}, doi = {10.3390/e20020126}, } .
Bottom up approach toward prediction of effective thermophysical properties of carbon-based nanofluids @article{ 11583_2701555, author = {Fasano, Matteo and Bigdeli, Masoud Bozorg}, title = {Bottom up approach toward prediction of effective thermophysical properties of carbon-based nanofluids}, year = {2018}, publisher = {Taylor and Francis Ltd.}, journal = {HEAT TRANSFER ENGINEERING}, volume = {39}, abstract = {Carbon-based nanofluids, mainly suspensions of carbon nanotubes or graphene sheets in water, are typically characterized by superior thermal and optical properties. However, their multiscale nature is slowing down the investigation of optimal geometrical, chemical, and physical nanoscale parameters for enhancing the thermal conductivity while limiting the viscosity increase at the same time. In this work, a bottom up approach is developed to systematically explore the thermophysical properties of carbon-based nanofluids with different characteristics. Prandtl number is suggested as the most adequate parameter for evaluating the best compromise between thermal conductivity and viscosity increases. By comparing the Prandtl number of nanofluids with different characteristics, promising overall performances (that is, nanofluid/base fluid Prandtl number ratios equal to 0.7) are observed for semidilute (volume fraction  ⩽ 0.004) aqueous suspensions of carbon nanoparticles with extreme aspect ratios (larger than 100 for nanotubes, smaller than 0.01 for nanoplatelets) and limited defects concentrations (<5%). The bottom up approach discussed in this work may ease a more systematic exploration of carbon-based nanofluids for thermal applications, especially solar ones.}, keywords = {Condensed Matter Physics; Mechanical Engineering; Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes}, url = {http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01457632.2017.1384283}, url = {https://doi.org/10.1080/01457632.2017.1384283}, doi = {10.1080/01457632.2017.1384283}, pages = {1690--1701} } .
Passive solar high-yield seawater desalination by modular and low-cost distillation @article{ 11583_2721443, author = {Chiavazzo, Eliodoro and Morciano, Matteo and Viglino, Francesca and Fasano, Matteo and Asinari, Pietro}, title = {Passive solar high-yield seawater desalination by modular and low-cost distillation}, year = {2018}, publisher = {Springer Nature Publishing AG}, journal = {NATURE SUSTAINABILITY}, volume = {1}, abstract = {Although seawater is abundant, desalination is energy intensive and expensive. Using the Sun as an energy source is attractive for desalinating seawater. Although interesting, current passive devices with no moving parts have unsatisfactory performance when operated with an energy flux lower than 1 kW m−2 (one sun). We present a passive multi-stage and low-cost solar distiller, where efficient energy management leads to significant enhancement in freshwater yield. Each unit stage for complete distillation is made of two hydrophilic layers separated by a hydrophobic microporous membrane, with no other mechanical ancillaries. Under realistic conditions, we demonstrate a distillate flow rate of almost 3 l m−2 h−1 from seawater at less than one sun—twice the yield of recent passive complete distillation systems. Theoretical models also suggest that the concept has the potential to further double the observed distillate rate. In perspective, this system may help satisfy the freshwater needs in isolated and impoverished communities in a sustainable way.}, keywords = {Mechanical engineering; Solar thermal energy; Sustainability; Water resources}, url = {https://www.nature.com/articles/s41893-018-0186-x}, doi = {10.1038/s41893-018-0186-x}, pages = {763--772} } .
Matteo Fasano, Matteo Morciano, Uktam Salomov, Luigi Ventola, Eliodoro Chiavazzo, Pietro Asinari (2017). Efficient steam generation by inexpensive narrow gap evaporation device for solar applications . Scientific Reports.
Matteo Fasano, Uktam R. Salomov, Eliodoro Chiavazzo, Pietro Asinari(2017). Pore- and macro-scale simulations of high temperature proton exchange fuel cells – HTPEMFC – and possible strategies for enhancing durability . International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. 42. (43). p. 26730--26743. Elsevier {BV}
Matteo Fasano, Masoud Bozorg Bigdeli(2017). Thermal transmittance in graphene based networks for polymer matrix composites . International Journal of Thermal Sciences. 117. p. 98--105. Elsevier {BV}
M. Morciano, M. Fasano, A. Nold, C. Braga, P. Yatsyshin, D. N. Sibley, B. D. Goddard, E. Chiavazzo, P. Asinari, S. Kalliadasis(2017). Nonequilibrium molecular dynamics simulations of nanoconfined fluids at solid-liquid interfaces . The Journal of Chemical Physics. 146. (24). p. 244507. {AIP} Publishing
Matteo Fasano, Borri, Daniele, Annalisa Cardellini, Alberghini, Matteo, Morciano, Matteo, Eliodoro Chiavazzo, Pietro Asinari(2017). Multiscale simulation approach to heat and mass transfer properties of nanostructured materials for sorption heat storage . ENERGY PROCEDIA. 126. p. 509--516. Elsevier
Matteo Fasano, Matteo Morciano, Nold, A, Braga, C, Yatsyshin, P, Sibley, D. N, Goddard, B. D, Eliodoro Chiavazzo, Pietro Asinari, Kalliadasis, S.(2017). Nonequilibrium molecular dynamics simulations of nanoconfined fluids at solid-liquid interfaces . THE JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS. 146. AIP Publishing
Matteo Fasano, Salomov, Uktam R., Eliodoro Chiavazzo, Pietro Asinari(2017). Pore- and macro-scale simulations of high temperature proton exchange fuel cells - HTPEMFC - and possible strategies for enhancing durability . INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HYDROGEN ENERGY. 42. p. 26730--26743. Elsevier Ltd
Efficient steam generation by inexpensive narrow gap evaporation device for solar applications @article{ 11583_2681606, author = {Morciano, Matteo and Fasano, Matteo and Salomov, Uktam and Ventola, Luigi and Chiavazzo, Eliodoro and Asinari, Pietro}, title = {Efficient steam generation by inexpensive narrow gap evaporation device for solar applications}, year = {2017}, publisher = {Nature}, journal = {SCIENTIFIC REPORTS}, volume = {7}, abstract = {Technologies for solar steam generation with high performance can help solving critical societal issues such as water desalination or sterilization, especially in developing countries. Very recently, we have witnessed a rapidly growing interest in the scientific community proposing sunlight absorbers for direct conversion of liquid water into steam. While those solutions can possibly be of interest from the perspective of the involved novel materials, in this study we intend to demonstrate that efficient steam generation by solar source is mainly due to a combination of efficient solar absorption, capillary water feeding and narrow gap evaporation process, which can also be achieved through common materials. To this end, we report both numerical and experimental evidence that advanced nano-structured materials are not strictly necessary for performing sunlight driven water-to-vapor conversion at high efficiency (i.e. ≥85%) and relatively low optical concentration (≈10 suns). Coherently with the principles of frugal innovation, those results unveil that solar steam generation for desalination or sterilization purposes may be efficiently obtained by a clever selection and assembly of widespread and inexpensive materials.}, keywords = {Mechanical engineering; Solar thermal energy; Water evaporation; Energy efficiency; Heat transfer}, url = {https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-12152-6}, doi = {10.1038/s41598-017-12152-6}, } .
Thermal transmittance in graphene based networks for polymer matrix composites @article{ 11583_2671725, author = {Bigdeli, Masoud Bozorg and Fasano, Matteo}, title = {Thermal transmittance in graphene based networks for polymer matrix composites}, year = {2017}, publisher = {Elsevier Masson SAS}, journal = {INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF THERMAL SCIENCES}, volume = {117}, abstract = {Graphene nanoribbons (GNRs) can be added as fillers in polymer matrix composites for enhancing their thermo-mechanical properties. In the present study, we focus on the effect of chemical and geometrical characteristics of GNRs on the thermal conduction properties of composite materials. Configurations consisting of single and triple GNRs are here considered as representative building blocks of larger filler networks. In particular, GNRs with different length, relative orientation and number of cross-linkers are investigated. Based on results obtained by Reverse Non-equilibrium Molecular Dynamics simulations, we report correlations relating thermal conductivity and thermal boundary resistance of GNRs with their geometrical and chemical characteristics. These effects in turn affect the overall thermal transmittance of graphene based networks. In the broader context of effective medium theory, such results could be beneficial to predict the thermal transport properties of devices made of polymer matrix composites, which currently find application in energy, automotive, aerospace, electronics, sporting goods, and infrastructure industries.}, keywords = {Graphene; Kapitza resistance; Molecular dynamics; Polymer matrix composites; Thermal transmittance; Condensed Matter Physics; Engineering (all)}, url = {http://www.journals.elsevier.com/international-journal-of-thermal-sciences/}, url = {http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1290072916308882}, doi = {10.1016/j.ijthermalsci.2017.03.009}, pages = {98--105} } .
Thermal transport across nanoparticle–fluid interfaces: the interplay of interfacial curvature and nanoparticle–fluid interactions @article{ 11583_2666085, author = {Tascini, Anna Sofia and Armstrong, Jeff and Chiavazzo, Eliodoro and Fasano, Matteo and Asinari, Pietro and Bresme, Fernando}, title = {Thermal transport across nanoparticle–fluid interfaces: the interplay of interfacial curvature and nanoparticle–fluid interactions}, year = {2017}, publisher = {Royal Society of Chemistry}, journal = {PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS}, volume = {19}, abstract = {We investigate the general dependence of the thermal transport across nanoparticle–fluid interfaces using molecular dynamics computations. We show that the thermal conductance depends strongly both on the wetting characteristics of the nanoparticle–fluid interface and on the nanoparticle size. Strong nanoparticle–fluid interactions, leading to full wetting states in the host fluid, result in high thermal conductances and efficient interfacial transport of heat. Weak interactions result in partial drying or full drying states, and consistently low thermal conductances. The variation of the thermal conductance with particle size is found to depend on the fluid–nanoparticle interactions. Strong interactions coupled with large interfacial curvatures lead to optimum interfacial heat transport. This complex dependence can be modelled using an equation that includes the interfacial curvature as a parameter. In this way, we rationalise the existing experimental and computer simulation results and show that the thermal transport across nanoscale interfaces is determined by the correlations of both interfacial curvature and nanoparticle-fluid interactions.}, keywords = {nanoscale heat transfer; nanoparticle–fluid interfaces}, url = {http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2017/CP/C6CP06403E#!divAbstract}, doi = {10.1039/c6cp06403e}, pages = {3244--3253} } .
Bigdeli, M.B., Fasano, M.(2017). Thermal transmittance in graphene based networks for polymer matrix composites . International Journal of Thermal Sciences. 117. p. 98-105.
Matteo Fasano, Anna Sofia Tascini, Jeff Armstrong, Eliodoro Chiavazzo, Pietro Asinari, Fernando Bresme(2017). Thermal transport across nanoparticle–fluid interfaces: the interplay of interfacial curvature and nanoparticle–fluid interactions . Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 19. (4). p. 3244--3253. Royal Society of Chemistry ({RSC})
Matteo Fasano, Anna Sofia Tascini, Jeff Armstrong, Eliodoro Chiavazzo, Pietro Asinari, Fernando Bresme(2017). Thermal transport across nanoparticle–fluid interfaces: the interplay of interfacial curvature and nanoparticle–fluid interactions . Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 19. (4). p. 3244--3253. Royal Society of Chemistry ({RSC})
Matteo Fasano, Thomas Humplik, Alessio Bevilacqua, Michael Tsapatsis, Eliodoro Chiavazzo, Evelyn N. Wang, Pietro Asinari(2016). Interplay between hydrophilicity and surface barriers on water transport in zeolite membranes . Nature Communications. 7. (1). Springer Science and Business Media {LLC}
Matteo Fasano, Daniele Borri, Eliodoro Chiavazzo, Pietro Asinari(2016). Protocols for atomistic modeling of water uptake into zeolite crystals for thermal storage and other applications . Applied Thermal Engineering. 101. p. 762--769. Elsevier {BV}
Matteo Fasano, Annalisa Cardellini, Eliodoro Chiavazzo, Pietro Asinari(2016). Interfacial water thickness at inorganic nanoconstructs and biomolecules: Size matters . Physics Letters A. 380. (20). p. 1735--1740. Elsevier {BV}
Matteo Fasano, Pietro Asinari, Eliodoro Chiavazzo(2016). A kinetic perspective on k-epsilon turbulence model and corresponding entropy production . ENTROPY. 18. p. 121--134. MDPI
Matteo Fasano, Cardellini, Annalisa, Eliodoro Chiavazzo, Pietro Asinari(2016). Interfacial water thickness at inorganic nanoconstructs and biomolecules: Size matters . PHYSICS LETTERS A. 380. p. 1735--1740. Elsevier
Matteo Fasano, Borri, Daniele, Eliodoro Chiavazzo, Pietro Asinari(2016). Protocols for atomistic modeling of water uptake into zeolite crystals for thermal storage and other applications . APPLIED THERMAL ENGINEERING. 101. p. 762--769. Elsevier
Matteo Fasano, Ventola, Luigi, Dialameh, Masoud, Eliodoro Chiavazzo, Pietro Asinari(2016). Convective heat transfer enhancement by diamond shaped micro-protruded patterns for heat sinks: Thermal fluid dynamic investigation and novel optimization methodology . APPLIED THERMAL ENGINEERING. 93. p. 1254--1263. Elsevier Ltd
Matteo Fasano, BOZORG BIGDELI, Masoud, Cardellini, Annalisa, Eliodoro Chiavazzo, Pietro Asinari(2016). A review on the heat and mass transfer phenomena in nanofluid coolants with special focus on automotive applications . RENEWABLE & SUSTAINABLE ENERGY REVIEWS. 60. p. 1615--1633. Elsevier
Matteo Fasano, Ventola, Luigi, Curcuruto, Gabriele, Fotia, Saverio, Pugliese, Vincenzo, Eliodoro Chiavazzo, Pietro Asinari(2016). Unshrouded plate fin heat sinks for electronics cooling: Validation of a comprehensive thermal model and cost optimization in semi-active configuration . ENERGIES. 9. p. 1--16. MDPI
Matteo Fasano, Humplik, Thomas, Bevilacqua, Alessio, Tsapatsis, Michael, Eliodoro Chiavazzo, Wang, Evelyn N., Pietro Asinari(2016). Interplay between hydrophilicity and surface barriers on water transport in zeolite membranes . NATURE COMMUNICATIONS. 7:12762. p. 1--8. Springer Nature
Estimating photovoltaic energy potential from a minimal set of randomly sampled data @article{ 11583_2643896, author = {BOCCA, ALBERTO and BOTTACCIOLI, LORENZO and CHIAVAZZO, ELIODORO and FASANO, MATTEO and MACII, Alberto and ASINARI, PIETRO}, title = {Estimating photovoltaic energy potential from a minimal set of randomly sampled data}, year = {2016}, publisher = {Elsevier}, journal = {RENEWABLE ENERGY}, volume = {97}, abstract = {The remarkable rise of photovoltaics in the world over the past years testifies of the great improvement in the use of solar energy. Opportunities for further new PV installations are being sought, especially power plants in areas with as yet little exploited solar energy potential. In this paper, we describe a methodology for generating estimation models of PV electricity for installations in large regions where only a few scattered data or measurement stations are available. For validation only, application of this methodology was performed considering Italy, where estimations can be benchmarked using the Photovoltaic Geographical Information System (PVGIS) by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. The results show that the mean absolute errors were usually lower than 4%, compared to the PVGIS data, for about 90% of the estimates of PV electricity, and about 6% for the greatest mean error.}, keywords = {Photovoltaic solar energy, stochastic data models, renewable energy, fast energy potential assessment}, url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2016.06.001}, url = {http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960148116305134}, doi = {10.1016/j.renene.2016.06.001}, pages = {457--467} } .
Matteo Fasano, Ciuffini, A., Alessandro Scattina, Carena, F., Roberti, M., Toscano Rivalta, G., Eliodoro Chiavazzo, Pietro Asinari(2016). Multiscale computational fluid dynamics methodology for predicting thermal performance of compact heat exchangers . JOURNAL OF HEAT TRANSFER. 138. p. 071801--071811. ASME
Matteo Fasano, Ventola, Luigi, Flaviana Calignano, Diego Manfredi, Ambrosio, Elisa P., Eliodoro Chiavazzo, Pietro Asinari(2016). Passive heat transfer enhancement by 3D printed Pitot tube based heat sink . INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS IN HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER. 74. p. 36--39. Elsevier
Matteo Fasano, Cola, F., De Gennaro, M., Perocchio, D., Canuto, E., Daniele, S., Napoli, P., Rivalta, G. Toscano, Eliodoro Chiavazzo, Pietro Asinari(2016). Integrated receivers with bottom subcooling for automotive air conditioning: detailed experimental study of their filling capacity . INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF REFRIGERATION. 62. p. 72--84. elsevier
Matteo Fasano, Cardellini, Annalisa, Bigdeli, Masoud Bozorg, Eliodoro Chiavazzo, Pietro Asinari(2016). Thermal transport phenomena in nanoparticle suspensions . JOURNAL OF PHYSICS. CONDENSED MATTER. 28. p. 1--17. Institute of Physics
Matteo Fasano, Luigi Ventola, Masoud Dialameh, Eliodoro Chiavazzo, Pietro Asinari(2016). Convective heat transfer enhancement by diamond shaped micro-protruded patterns for heat sinks: Thermal fluid dynamic investigation and novel optimization methodology . Applied Thermal Engineering. 93. p. 1254--1263. Elsevier {BV}
Bigdeli, M.B., Fasano, M., Cardellini, A., Chiavazzo, E., Asinari, P.(2016). A review on the heat and mass transfer phenomena in nanofluid coolants with special focus on automotive applications . Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 60. p. 1615-1633.
Ventola, L., Dialameh, M., Fasano, M., Chiavazzo, E., Asinari, P.(2016). Convective heat transfer enhancement by diamond shaped micro-protruded patterns for heat sinks: Thermal fluid dynamic investigation and novel optimization methodology . Applied Thermal Engineering. 93. p. 1254-1263.
Cardellini, A., Fasano, M., Chiavazzo, E., Asinari, P.(2016). Interfacial water thickness at inorganic nanoconstructs and biomolecules: Size matters . Physics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics. 380. (20). p. 1735-1740.
Asinari, P., Fasano, M., Chiavazzo, E.(2016). A kinetic perspective on k-ε turbulence model and corresponding entropy production . Entropy. 18. (4).
Ventola, L., Curcuruto, G., Fasano, M., Fotia, S., Pugliese, V., Chiavazzo, E., Asinari, P.(2016). Unshrouded plate fin heat sinks for electronics cooling: Validation of a comprehensive thermal model and cost optimization in semi-active configuration . Energies. 9. (8).
Fasano, M., Humplik, T., Bevilacqua, A., Tsapatsis, M., Chiavazzo, E., Wang, E.N., Asinari, P.(2016). Interplay between hydrophilicity and surface barriers on water transport in zeolite membranes . Nature Communications. 7.
Cola, F., De Gennaro, M., Perocchio, D., Canuto, E., Daniele, S., Napoli, P., Toscano Rivalta, G., Chiavazzo, E., Fasano, M., Asinari, P.(2016). Integrated receivers with bottom subcooling for automotive air conditioning: Detailed experimental study of their filling capacity . International Journal of Refrigeration. 62. p. 72-84.
Ciuffini, A., Scattina, A., Carena, F., Roberti, M., Toscano Rivalta, G., Chiavazzo, E., Fasano, M., Asinari, P.(2016). Multiscale Computational Fluid Dynamics Methodology for Predicting Thermal Performance of Compact Heat Exchangers . Journal of Heat Transfer. 138. (7).
Fasano, M., Ventola, L., Calignano, F., Manfredi, D., Ambrosio, E.P., Chiavazzo, E., Asinari, P.(2016). Passive heat transfer enhancement by 3D printed Pitot tube based heat sink . International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer. 74. p. 36-39.
Cardellini, A., Fasano, M., Bozorg Bigdeli, M., Chiavazzo, E., Asinari, P.(2016). Thermal transport phenomena in nanoparticle suspensions . Journal of Physics Condensed Matter. 28. (48).
F. Cola, M. De Gennaro, D. Perocchio, E. Canuto, S. Daniele, P. Napoli, G. Toscano Rivalta, E. Chiavazzo, M. Fasano, P. Asinari(2015). Integrated receivers with bottom subcooling for automotive air conditioning: detailed experimental study of their filling capacity . International Journal of Refrigeration. Elsevier {BV}
Matteo Fasano, BOZORG BIGDELI, Masoud, Mohammad Rasool Vaziri Sereshk, , Eliodoro Chiavazzo, Pietro Asinari(2015). Thermal transmittance of carbon nanotube networks: Guidelines for novel thermal storage systems and polymeric material of thermal interest . RENEWABLE & SUSTAINABLE ENERGY REVIEWS. 41. p. 1028--1036. Elsevier
Matteo Fasano, Masoud Bozorg Bigdeli, Mohammad Rasool Vaziri Sereshk, Eliodoro Chiavazzo, Pietro Asinari(2015). Thermal transmittance of carbon nanotube networks: Guidelines for novel thermal storage systems and polymeric material of thermal interest . Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 41. p. 1028--1036. Elsevier {BV}
Fasano, M., Bozorg Bigdeli, M., Vaziri Sereshk, M.R., Chiavazzo, E., Asinari, P.(2015). Thermal transmittance of carbon nanotube networks: Guidelines for novel thermal storage systems and polymeric material of thermal interest . Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 41. p. 1028-1036.
Fasano, M., Borri, D., Chiavazzo, E., Asinari, P.(2015). Protocols for atomistic modeling of water uptake into zeolite crystals for thermal storage and other applications . Applied Thermal Engineering.
Matteo Fasano, Eliodoro Chiavazzo, Pietro Asinari, Paolo, Decuzzi(2014). Scaling behaviour for the water transport in nanoconfined geometries . NATURE COMMUNICATIONS. 5. p. 3565-1--3565-11. Nature Publishing Group, Macmillan Publishers Limited
Hierarchically Structured Magnetic Nanoconstructs with Enhanced Relaxivity and Cooperative Tumor Accumulation @article{ 11583_2542313, author = {Ayrat, Gizzatov and Jaehong, Key and Santosh, Aryal and Jeyarama, Ananta and Antonio, Cervadoro and Anna, Lisa Palange and Matteo, Fasano and Cinzia, Stigliano and Meng, Zhong and Daniele Di, Mascolo and Adem, Guven and Eliodoro, Chiavazzo and Pietro, Asinari and Xuewu, Liu and Mauro, Ferrari and Lon, J. Wilson and Paolo, Decuzzi}, title = {Hierarchically Structured Magnetic Nanoconstructs with Enhanced Relaxivity and Cooperative Tumor Accumulation}, year = {2014}, publisher = {WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim}, journal = {ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS}, abstract = {Iron oxide nanoparticles are formidable multifunctional systems capable of contrast enhancement in magnetic resonance imaging, guidance under remote fields, heat generation, and biodegradation. Yet, this potential is underutilized in that each function manifests at different nanoparticle sizes. Here, sub-micrometer discoidal magnetic nanoconstructs are realized by confining 5 nm ultra-small super-paramagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (USPIOs) within two different mesoporous structures, made out of silicon and polymers. These nanoconstructs exhibit transversal relaxivities up to ≈10 times (r 2 ≈ 835 mm −1 s−1) higher than conventional USPIOs and, under external magnetic fields, collectively cooperate to amplify tumor accumulation. The boost in r 2 relaxivity arises from the formation of mesoscopic USPIO clusters within the porous matrix, inducing a local reduction in water molecule mobility as demonstrated via molecular dynamics simulations. The cooperative accumulation under static magnetic field derives from the large amount of iron that can be loaded per nanoconstuct (up to ≈65 fg) and the consequential generation of significant inter-particle magnetic dipole interactions. In tumor bearing mice, the silicon-based nanoconstructs provide MRI contrast enhancement at much smaller doses of iron (≈0.5 mg of Fe kg−1 animal) as compared to current practice.}, keywords = {Magnetic resonance imaging; magnetic guidance; relaxivity; mesoporous matrices}, url = {http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/adfm.201400653/abstract}, doi = {10.1002/adfm.201400653}, pages = {4584--4594} } .
Chiavazzo, E., Fasano, M., Asinari, P., Decuzzi, P.(2014). Scaling behaviour for the water transport in nanoconfined geometries . Nature Communications. 5.
Fasano, M., Chiavazzo, E., Asinari, P.(2014). Water transport control in carbon nanotube arrays . Nanoscale Research Letters. 9. (1). p. 1-8.
Gizzatov, A., Key, J., Aryal, S., Ananta, J., Cervadoro, A., Palange, A.L., Fasano, M., Stigliano, C., Zhong, M., Di Mascolo, D., et al.(2014). Hierarchically structured magnetic nanoconstructs with enhanced relaxivity and cooperative tumor accumulation . Advanced Functional Materials. 24. (29). p. 4584-4594.
Chiavazzo, E., Fasano, M., Asinari, P.(2013). Inference of analytical thermodynamic models for biological networks . Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications. 392. (5). p. 1122-1132.
Nanoscale thermal properties of carbon nanotubes/epoxy composites by atomistic simulations @article{ 11583_2845753, author = {Mohammad Nejad, S. and Srivastava, R. and Bellussi, F. M. and Chavez Thielemann, H. and Asinari, P. and Fasano, M.}, title = {Nanoscale thermal properties of carbon nanotubes/epoxy composites by atomistic simulations}, year = {9999}, publisher = {Elsevier Masson SAS}, journal = {INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF THERMAL SCIENCES}, volume = {159}, abstract = {Carbon nanotubes/epoxy composites are increasingly employed in several industrial fields, because of the enhanced material properties provided by the nanofillers. In particular, the thermal conductivity of these nanocomposites is determined by heat transfer mechanisms occurring over multiple scales, thus causing a complex relation between effective response and microscopic characteristics of the material. Here, the thermal properties of epoxy composites reinforced by carbon nanotubes are investigated using atomistic simulations. For a better understanding of how the effective thermal conductivity arises from the characteristics of the composite at the nanoscale, the thermal properties of its constituents are studied separately according to different geometrical, physical and chemical characteristics. The thermal conductivity of carbon nanotubes and epoxy resin alone is first investigated by molecular dynamics; then, the Kapitza resistance at the nanotube–nanotube and nanotube–epoxy interfaces is studied as well. The effective thermal conductivity of the carbon nanotubes/epoxy composite is finally computed and the observed behavior interpreted on the basis of the properties of the nanofillers, matrix and interfaces alone. Results – verified against effective medium theory predictions – show that, for the considered configurations, the effective thermal conductivity of the nanocomposite increases with the nanotube length and volume fraction, with the curing degree of the epoxy and system temperature. In perspective, the presented approach could be employed to investigate other constitutive materials or properties of nanocomposites.}, keywords = {Carbon nanotube; Epoxy; Kapitza resistance; Molecular dynamics; Nanocomposite; Thermal conductivity}, url = {https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1290072920310383}, doi = {10.1016/j.ijthermalsci.2020.106588} } .
CONFERENCE ABSTRACT
Matteo Fasano, Ricceri, Francesco, Francesco, Artuso, Mattia Giagnorio, Eliodoro Chiavazzo, Pietro Asinari, Alberto Tiraferri(2019). Membrane distillation for brine treatment: membrane evaluation and coupling with solar thermal energy . Engineering with Membrane Conference 2019
Matteo Fasano, Cardellini, Annalisa, Eliodoro Chiavazzo, Pietro Asinari(2014). Heat and mass transfer phenomena at solid-liquid nanoscale interface in theranostic applications . PANMINERVA MEDICA. 56(suppl.1). p. 43--43. Edizioni Minerva Medica
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Matteo Fasano, Matteo Morciano, Pietro Asinari, Eliodoro Chiavazzo(2017). Static Conversion of a Salinity Difference into a Temperature Difference: A Heat and Mass Transfer Investigation . {MDPI} {AG}
Matteo Fasano, Luca Bergamasco, Eliodoro Chiavazzo, Pietro Asinari, Cardellini, Annalisa, Morciano, Matteo(2017). THERMAL CNT - Compute thermal conductivity of single-walled carbon nano-tubes via NEMD method .
CONFERENCE PAPER
Matteo Fasano, Morciano, Matteo, Secreto, Marco, Jamolov, Umid, Eliodoro Chiavazzo, Pietro Asinari(2016). Installation of a Concentrated Solar Power System for the Thermal Needs of Buildings or Industrial Processes . ENERGY PROCEDIA. 101. p. 956--963. Elsevier
Matteo Fasano, Cardellini, Annalisa, Eliodoro Chiavazzo, Pietro Asinari(2016). Towards a multiscale simulation approach of nanofluids for volumetric solar receivers: Assessing inter-particle potential energy . ENERGY PROCEDIA. 91. p. 3--10. Elsevier
Morciano, M., Fasano, M., Secreto, M., Jamolov, U., Chiavazzo, E., Asinari, P.(2016). Installation of a Concentrated Solar Power System for the Thermal Needs of Buildings or Industrial Processes . Energy Procedia. 101. p. 956-963.
Cardellini, A., Fasano, M., Chiavazzo, E., Asinari, P.(2016). Towards a Multiscale Simulation Approach of Nanofluids for Volumetric Solar Receivers: Assessing Inter-particle Potential Energy . Energy Procedia. 91. p. 3-10.
Cardellini, A., Fasano, M., Chiavazzo, E., Asinari, P.(2015). Mass transport phenomena at the solid-liquid nanoscale interface in biomedical application . COUPLED PROBLEMS 2015 - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Coupled Problems in Science and Engineering. p. 593-604.
Matteo Fasano, Masoud Bozorg Bigdeli, , Mohammad Rasool Vaziri Sereshk, , Eliodoro Chiavazzo, Pietro Asinari(2014). Overall thermal transmittance in carbon nanotube networks for thermal storage systems and composite materials .