Marco Giometto
Columbia University
Marco Giometto

Marco Giometto focuses on the fundamentals of turbulence, and its impact on the transport of mass, energy, and momentum in engineering and environmental systems.

Insights from his research have implications in geophysics, engineering, biology, and energy technologies, where heat and mass transfer, evaporation, and skin friction often determine system performance or environmental impact.

He uses high-fidelity computational techniques (such as direct and large-eddy simulation) along with analytical tools to gain insight into complex flow systems and to develop reduced-order models for use in interdisciplinary applications. Topics of interest include boundary-layer turbulence, thermally-driven flows, turbulent transport in flows over and within complex surfaces (e.g. urban and vegetation canopies), and the response of turbulence to rapid distortions.

Dr. Giometto received his BS and MS degrees in civil engineering from the University of Padua (2010), and a joint PhD in civil and environmental engineering from Braunschweig TU University and the University of Florence (2014). In 2016 he earned a second PhD in mechanical engineering from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, where he won the EDME Award for the best thesis in mechanical engineering. Before joining Columbia University in 2018, he held postdoctoral positions at the University of British Columbia and at the Center for Turbulence Research, which is jointly operated by Stanford University and NASA Ames.