Davide Curreli

Davide Curreli

Research Area 3: Focus Area 1 Coordinator

Internal (URA) Collaborators
(217) 300-1787

Education

  • University of Padua, Italy, Ph.D., Sciences, Technologies and Measures for Space, 2011
  • University of Padua, Italy, M.S., Aerospace Engineering, 2007
  • University of Padua, Italy, B.S., Aerospace Engineering, 2004

Academic Positions

  • 2019-Present, Associate Professor, University of Illinois, Nuclear Plasma and Radiological Engineering (100% FTE)
  • 2019-Present, Associate Professor, University of Illinois, National Center for Supercomputing Applications (0% FTE)
  • 2015-2019, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois, National Center for Supercomputing Applications (0% FTE)
  • 2014-present, Affiliated Professor, University of Illinois, Computational Science and Engineering
  • 2013-2019, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois, Nuclear Plasma and Radiological Engineering (100% FTE)

Other Professional Employment

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Illinois, USA, 2/2012 – 8/2013
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Padua, Italy, 4/2011 – 2/2012

Resident Instruction

  • NPRE 522, Controlled Fusion Systems, Fall 2018
  • NPRE 421, Plasma and Fusion Science, Spring 2018
  • NPRE 598, Plasma Waves and Heating Technologies, Fall 2017
  • NPRE 421, Plasma and Fusion Science, Spring 2017
  • NPRE 498, Numerical Methods for Plasma Physics, Fall 2016

Course Development

  • NPRE 522, Controlled Fusion Systems, Spring 2014 (modified course material)
  • NPRE 598, Plasma Waves and Heating Technologies, Fall 2014 (new course)
  • NPRE 498, Numerical Methods for Plasma Physics, Spring 2015 (new course)

Research Interests

  • Transport phenomena in plasmas
  • Plasma-material interactions
  • Plasma modeling using fluid and kinetic models
  • Plasma physics and plasma code development for industrial and nuclear application

Research Areas

  • Plasma Edge and PMI Modeling
  • Plasma Physics and Fusion

Selected Articles in Journals

Articles in Conference Proceedings

  • Drobny, J., Curreli, D., Umansky, M., Cohen, A., Taylor, S., & Lubin, P, Effect of ISM impacts on relativistic spacecraft. Proceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC, October 2019, [IAC-19_D4_4_7_x54355]
  • S. Blondel, D.E. Bernholdt, J.M. Canik, M.R. Cianciosa, D. Curreli, R.P. Doerner, J. Drobny, W. Elwasif, D.L. Green, A. Lasa, D. Nishijima, P.C. Roth, G. Shaw, T. Younkin, B.D. Wirth; Prediction of gas bubble evolution under the surface of the ITER divertor with cluster dynamics, 17th International Conference on Plasma-Facing Materials and Components for Fusion Applications, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, May 21-24, 2019
  • A. Lasa, S. Blondel, G. Shaw, T. Younkin, B.D. Wirth, D. Bernholdt, J.M. Canik, M.R. Cianciosa, W. Elwasif, D.L. Green, P.C. Roth, D. Curreli, J. Drobny, M. Baldwin, R.P. Doerner, D. Nishijima; Integrated, multi- physics modeling of erosion, redeposition and gas retention in the ITER divertor, 17th International Conference on Plasma-Facing Materials and Components for Fusion Applications, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, May 21-24, 2019
  • J. R. Myra, D. Curreli, M.T. Elias, and T. G. Jenkins, Recent Progress in Microscale Modeling of RF Sheaths, AIP Conference Proceedings 2254, 050008, 2020 (presented at the 23rd Topical Conference on Radiofrequency Power in Plasmas RFPPC 2019, Hefei, China on May 14-17, 2019
  • D. Weisz, J. Crowhurst, H. Radousky, T. Rose, W. Siekhaus, B. Koroglu, M. Armstrong, E. Stavrou, J. Zaug, M. Azer, M. Finko, D. Curreli, Formation of metal oxide species in laser ablation plasmas, 6th Asia-Pacific Symposium on Radiochemistry, ICC Jeju, Jeju Island, Korea, September 17-22, 2017

Bulletins

Reports

Honors

  • Donald Biggar Willet Faculty Scholar (2020)
  • NCSA Faculty Fellow, University of Illinois (2015)

Teaching Honors

  • Partial List of Teacher Ranked as Excellent by their Students (2020)
  • NPRE Teacher of the Year, NPRE Students Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (2019)
  • Partial List of Teacher Ranked as Excellent by their Students (Fall 2017)
  • Partial List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students (Fall 2016(*))
  • Partial List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students (Spring 2015)

Courses Taught

  • NPRE 421 – Plasma and Fusion Science
  • NPRE 522 – Controlled Fusion Systems
  • NPRE 523 – Plasma Waves
  • NPRE 595 – Student Research Seminar
  • NPRE 598 – Computational Plasma Physics

Focus Areas