Carlo De Falco

Associate Professor

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Massively Parallel 3d Tcad Simulation Of Power Semiconductor Devices,Abb Corporate Research Baden Dattwil
The goal of the present project is investigate and propose a 3D TCAD software suitable for the solution of large scale devices employed in power electronics. For this purpose, several publicly available general purpose scientific computing libraries will be adapted and integrated into a software simulator to fulfill the basic needs of ABB in terms of large scale 3D TCAD simulations. The software will run on hybrid shared memory/distributed memory massively parallel supercomputers with hundreds or thousands of CPUs, maximizing speedwp and memory efficiency. Moreover, this project will investigate novel techniques to further improve the state of the art in tents of large scale simulations. The techniques that will be considered during the project include: preconditioners, multiphysics approaches, and appropriate geometric discretization.

Feasibility Study For Massively Parallel 3d Tcad Simulations,Abb Corporate Research Baden Dattwil
The goal of the present project is to investigate the feasibility of adapting one out of the many publicly available general purpose scientific computing libraries to fullfill the basic needs of ABB in terms of large scale 3D TCAD simulations. In particular the feasibility study will focus on estimating the effort required to implement a 3D TCAD simulator which is able to run on hybryd shared memory/distributed memory parallel computers with tens of CPUs and the benefits in terms of speed-up and increased memory efficiency. This estimation will be performed by developing a basic 3D simulator and assessing its performance on test cases of interest to ABB.

Mathematical Modeling And Simulation Of Air-cooled Condenser,Abb Corporate Research Baden Dattwil
Numerical/analytical modeling of air cooled condenser. Thermal and fluid dynamic behaviour of an air cooled condenser. This activity is in the frame of developing and research novel power electronic cooling devices based on two-phase cooling technology.

Mathematical Modeling Of Nanoscale Therapeutic Systems ,Research Group Cen - Politecnico Di Milano - Fondazione Poli
The scientific program of the "Mathematical Modeling of Nanoscale Therapeutic Systems" research group focuses on the development and implementation of multi-scale mathematical tools, for the study of complex biological systems. As far as the strategic interest is concerned, mathematical modeling activities have the double aim of providing clinical data interpretation/validation and optimizing the design of new nanotechnological devices. In particular, during the first years the research activities will address some fundamental issues in biology, with immediate fallouts in medical application; investigation scales ranging from sub-cellular to tissue. One of the main research directions focuses on the study of diffusion and transport properties in tumor vascularized tissues. A fundamental factor in the success of anti-tumor therapies is the capacity of penetrating the tumor mass for reaching the targeted cells, preventing their uncontrolled proliferation. The development of new pharmacological treatments must therefore take into account the pharmaco-kynetic study of its temporal distribution through the vascular network, and the transport properties through the capillary walls and the extra-cellular matrix. The combination of such processes concerns different scales, including mesoscopic phenomena of advection/diffusion and adhesive dynamics on molecular scale, allowing to identify the drug receptors on the tumor cell. This research aims at developing multi-scale mathematical modeling tools to enhance anti-tumor therapies' efficacy. In order to define and calibrate predictive models, the research will be networked with experimental research groups in order to carry out the clinical validation of the proposed models. With regard to the priorities addressed by the first research phase of the CEN Foundation, the research activities outlined above are enclosed in the 'Cancer' area. Another research field concerns the study of morphogenesis in biological systems, i.e. the emergence of a macroscopic shape resulting from out-of-equilibrium transport mechanisms at the micro-scale. Experimentally, it has been proved that morphogenetic processes are based on a combination of mechanical, geometrical, biochemical and transport effects: all of them are involved in the feedback mechanisms at the sub-cellular scale, but much theoretical work needs to be done for modeling this complex control system. Theoretical models and computational simulations of biological systems can potentially give insight to the basic mechanisms regulating morphogenesis in living matter. A quantitative, multi-scale analysis of the biological processes from molecules to tissues could lead to realistic predictions on morphologic evolution both in physiological and in pathological conditions.