Dr. Marco Ellero


Marco Ellero is Ikerbasque Research Professor of Computational Fluid Dynamics at the Basque Centre for Applied Mathematics (BCAM Bilbao, Spain) and Honorary Professor at the Zienkiewicz Centre for Computational Engineering (Swansea University, UK).  His research interests deal with the theoretical modelling and numerical simulation of complex non-Newtonian fluids and multiscale flow phenomena. In particular, flows of micro-nano particles or complex molecules suspended in an external medium are important for several industrial and biomedical applications but their accurate description still represents a major numerical and theoretical challenge. The main goal of Prof. Ellero’s work is the development of new models based on Lagrangian multiscale particle-methods and the design of efficient parallel algorithms for the analysis of these systems. 

Marco Ellero studied Physics at the University of Trieste where he received his Diploma in 2000. He obtained his PhD (2004) in Theoretical Physics from the Technical University Berlin. He was ARC Research Associate (2004-2006, School of Mechanical Engineering) at the Sydney University and ‘Juan de la Cierva’ Fellow in complex fluid modelling (2007-2008, Institute of Theoretical Physics) at the UNED in Madrid. Between 2008 and 2013 he was ‘Emmy-Noether’ Fellow (Assistant Professor) at the Institute of Fluid Mechanics (Technical University Munich) leading the division on Computational Microfluidics. In 2013 he has been Visiting Academic at the Bioengineering Department (National University Singapore). In 2013 he became Associate Professor of Thermodynamics at Swansea University UK. In 2014 he received his professorial qualification in Fluid Mechanics from the Technical University Munich (Habilitation) and from the MIUR, Italy (Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale).

He serves as referee for many international journals, including Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, Journal of Computational Physics, Journal of Chemical Physics, Physical Review E, Soft Matter, Journal of Rheology, Physics of Fluids, Computer Physics Communications and Computer and Fluids. Dr. Ellero is member of the European Rheology Society (ERS), British Rheology Society (BRS) and European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS). He has been also an elected member of the Institute of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics (INNFM, UK) and  the International Community for Mesoscopic Methods in Engineering and Science (ICMMES).

He has published 1 edited volume, 3 book chapters and over 60 peer-reviewed articles.