People in APTLab

Andrea C. Santomaso

Principal investigator

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Silvia Volpato

Post Doctoral Researcher

  • Segregation modeling of dense granular flows.
  • Simulation of drying process of agricultural biomasses.

Monica Tirapelle

PhD Student

  • A multi-scale approach to powder segregation.
  • Powder flowability through Ball Indentation Method (BIM).

Master Thesis Students

Eugenio Bellussi

Project title: Powder flowability through intruder penetration method.

Giacomo Bonioli

Project title: Optimization of floating fish food extruded products.

Marco Meggiorin

Project title: Fused Deposition Modeling of 3D porous structures and their characterization (Master Thesis co-supervised by prof. M. Ramaioli, University of Surrey, UK), a.a. 2017-18.

Recently Graduated Students

Filippo Pozza

Project title: Mechanistic analysis and modeling of milling of pharmaceutical ribbons (Master Thesis co-supervised by prof. Chuan–Yu Wu, University of Surrey, UK), a.a. 2017-18.

Monica Tirapelle

Project title: Characterising powder flowability at high shear rates by the ball indentation method (Master Thesis co-supervised by prof. Colin Hare, University of Surrey, UK), a.a. 2017-18.

Anna Rieder

Project title: Reconstitution of dry powders granulated with alternative binders (Master Thesis, University of Padova), a.a. 2016-17.

Mario Soprana

Project title: Characterization of PSD through multivariate image analysis (Master Thesis supervised by prof. M. Barolo, University of Padova, co-supervised by A.C. Santomaso), a.a. 2016-17.

Claudia Piacenza

Project title: Segregation and mixing of particles of different size and shape in a rotating drum (Master Thesis co-supervised by prof. M. Ramaioli, University of Surrey, UK), a.a. 2016-17.

Alberto Soligo

Project title: Rheology and wall friction in confined granular flows (Master thesis co-supervised by Dr. R. Artoni, IFFSTAR, France)

Pietro Rando

Project title: Experimental study on the percolation mechanism in sheared granular beds. Undergraduate student (Master thesis)

  Mattia Caccaro

Project title: The role of shear rate on the scaling of high shear wet processes. Undergraduate student (Master thesis)

  Andrea Forzan

Project title: Scale-up rules for industrial agitated mixers. Undergraduate student (Master thesis)

Francesco Fazio

Project title: Rheological characterization of granular flows at a wall. Stress and velocity field measurement. (Master thesis)

 Davide Bertuola

Project title: Numerical simulations of segregation during the discharge of funnel an mass flow silos. (Master thesis)

  Luca Scanferla

Project title: Experimental study on the mixing of free-flowing materials in double cone mixers.  (Master Thesis), a.a. 2014-15.