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Matteo Cerminara

  • PhD
  • Researcher
  • National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology Pisa Branch
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Research interests

Partial differential equations of mathematical physics. Modeling and numerical methods of domain decomposition. Multiphase flows. Compressible flows.

About

I studied theoretical physics at the university of Florence, discussing a final thesis on physical and mathematical models for geothermal reservoirs. I used instruments such as differential equations and analysis for inverting data from a geothermal reservoir under the mount Amiata, Tuscany. After that, in my PhD I studied one and three-dimensional models for volcanic ash plumes. Here the objective is the understanding of the non-linear dynamics of dispersed compressible multiphase turbulence, to produce instruments to better measure observables and to forecast ash dispersion and fallout. The new three-dimensional model has been discretized using the C++ libraries of OpenFOAM®, in order to numerically simulate the dynamics with the finite volume approach on structured/unstructured grids.

Co-authors (79)

  • Antonio Costa
  • Luigi Berselli

Publications (5)

  • Assessing future vent opening locations at the Somma-Vesuvio volcanic complex: 2. Probability maps of the caldera for a future Plinian/sub-Plinian event with uncertainty quantification

    • Tadini A
    • Bevilacqua A
    • Neri A
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  • From magma ascent to ash generation: investigating volcanic conduit processes by integrating experiments, numerical modeling, and observations

    • Polacci M
    • de' Michieli Vitturi M
    • Arzilli F
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  • Inter-comparison of three-dimensional models of volcanic plumes

    • Suzuki Y
    • Costa A
    • Cerminara M
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  • Parallel performance of the new INGV-PI Laki cluster measured with HPL, HPCG, OpenFOAM and ASHEE

    • Paronuzzi Ticco S
    • Nannipieri L
    • Cerminara M
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  • Retrieving volcanic vent parameters by global inversion of Thermal Infrared videos of volcanic plumes

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Professional experience

Researcher

Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia Sezione di Pisa

December 2016 - Present

Assistant Researcher

Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e Geofisica Sperimentale

March 2016 - December 2016(9 months)

Education history

PhD

Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa Classe di Scienze

November 2010 - May 2014(4 years)

MS Theoretical Physics

University of Florence Department of Physics and Astronomy

October 2005 - December 2009(4 years)