University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
Prof. Marcello Lappa has about 100 publications (most of which as single author) in the
fields of fluid motion and stability behavior, organic and inorganic materials sciences
and crystal growth, multiphase flows, solidification, biotechnology and biomechanics,
methods of numerical analysis in computational fluid dynamics and high performance
computing (parallel machines). In 2004 he authored the book “Fluids, Materials and
Microgravity: Numerical Techniques and Insights into the Physics” that, owing to the
contents treated and the intended audience, can be regarded as the spark at the basis of
the present Journal. He has also authored chapters in several books and is member of
several Scientific Committees. Over recent years he has been involved in many
industrial projects and, in particular, in the preparation of the activities for the Fluid
Science Laboratory (operating on-orbit within the Columbus Module of the
International Space Station since the beginning of 2008).
The members of the Board of Editors are all prominent and distinguished individuals currently carrying out research in respected Institutions (the Los Alamos Laboratories, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in USA and the Institute for Materials Chemistry and Engineering- Division of Advanced Device Materials in Japan are some relevant examples) , and leading scientists and/or engineers in their respective disciplines, respected for their contributions to the scientific and engineering literature over the years. All the editors intend to maintain the highest standards of publication, and lead FDMP to be a high-impact factor Journal of outstanding success. The countries represented by the international Editorial Board will be continually updated with the addition of new renowned individuals who will distinguish themselves by spreading CFD from its traditional heartlands of physics, chemistry and mathematics into exciting new areas such as tissue engineering and modeling of macromolecular processes.
The rich multidisciplinary nature of the Journal is intended by the Editors as a possible strategy to build a common forum under the optimistic idea that the contacts established among the different fields covered by the Journal will develop into an ongoing, mutually beneficial dialogue.