Barbara Re is an assistant professor at the Department of Aerospace Science and Technology of Politecnico di Milano, where she earned a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering in 2016 with a thesis about an interpolation-free mesh adaptation technique for unsteady 3D Euler simulations in moving-boundary domains. At that time, she joined the Compressible fluid dynamics for Renewable Energy Applications laboratory (CREA Lab) led by prof. Guardone, developing simulation techniques for non-ideal compressible flows and collaborating on the preliminary design of a wind tunnel for supercritical CO2. From 2018 to 2020, she was a Post-Doc at the Institute of Mathematics of the University of Zurich, in the group of prof. Abgrall, working on numerical schemes for unsteady, compressible multiphase flows governed by generic equations of state.
Since November 2020, when she came back to Politecnico di Milano, she has been working on the development of non-standard numerical strategies for unsteady compressible flows, including multiphase and NICFD regimes. Of particular interest for TRACES, she has been focusing on the tracking of the air-ice interface in multi-step simulations of ice accretion and on the investigation of more complex models than the one-way coupling in specific icing or snowing conditions.
In 2021, she has been awarded the HORIZON-MSCA Postdoc Fellowship for the proposal NI2PhORC (“Numerical Investigation of 2 Phase flows for ORC applications”) by the European Commission.