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Roberto Paoli
B.Eng., M.Eng., Ph.D. (Rome), Post-doc (Stanford)

Phone: (514) 340-4711 Ext. 5942 Fax: (514) 340-5170 Room: J-5063
Primary sphere of excellence in research
Sustainable Transport and Infrastructures
Secondary sphere(s) of excellence in research
Modeling and Artificial Intelligence Energy, Water and, Resources
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Research interests and affiliations

Research interests
  • Environmental impact of aviation
  • Turbulence modeling and simulation
  • Modeling and numerical simulation of multiphase reactive flows
  • High-performance computing
  • Hypersonic flows in thermochemical nonequilibrium
  • Atmospheric physics
Expertise type(s) (NSERC subjects)
  • 2108 Aerospace, aeronautical and automotive engineering
  • 2201 Turbulence
  • 2202 Multi-phase systems
  • 2203 Modelling, simulation
  • 2705 Software and development


Recent publications


Pr Paoli is an associate professor at Polytechnique Montréal in the Mechanical Engineering Department since 2022. His research interests and expertise are in the areas of turbulence modeling and simulation, multiphysics modeling for aeronautical and aerospace applications, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and high-performance computing (HPC). He has two engineering degrees and masters in aeronautical engineering and aerospace engineering, and a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from La Sapienza University of Rome. He was a postdoctoral fellow of the Center for Turbulence Research at Stanford University. He worked several years as research scientist at the European Center for Research and Advanced Training in Scientific Computing (CERFACS) in Toulouse where he contributed to create a new team named Aviation and Environment devoted to the study of the environmental impact of aircraft emissions. He obtained the Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (HDR) from the Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse. Before joining Polytechnique Montréal, he was research professor and then assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He also held a joint appointment as computational scientist at Argonne National Laboratory.


MEC8200, Computer-based fluid mechanics


  • Bachelor and Master in Aeronautical Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome
  • Batchelor and Master in Aerospace Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome
  • Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome
  • Post-doc, turbulence modeling and simulation, Stanford University