Fabrizio Bisetti

Principal Investigator
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests

​Combustion, computational fluid dynamics, turbulent flames, complex flows, aerosols, nanomaterial material synthesis

Selected Publications

  • ​A. Attili and F. Bisetti, "Statistics and scaling of turbulence in a spatially developing mixing layer at Re_lambda = 250", Phys. Fluids, under review (2011).
  • ​F. Bisetti, G. Blanquart, M. E. Mueller, and H. Pitsch, "On the formation and early evolution of soot in turbulent nonpremixed flames", Combust. Flame, in press (2011).
  • F. Bisetti, "Integration of Large Chemical Kinetic Mechanisms via Exponential Methods with Krylov Approximations to Jacobian Matrix Functions", Combust. Theory Model., in press (2011).
  • F. Bisetti, J.-Y. Chen, J. H. Chen, and E. R. Hawkes, "Differential diffusion effects during the ignition of a thermally stratified premixed hydrogen-air mixture subject to turbulence", Proc. Combust. Inst. 32:1465-1472 (2009).
  • F. Bisetti, J.-Y. Chen, E. R. Hawkes, and J. H. Chen, "Probability density function treatment of turbulence/chemistry interactions during the ignition of a temperature stratified mixture for application to HCCI engines modeling”, Combust. Flame 64:571-584 (2008).
  • Y. F. Tham, F. Bisetti, and J.-Y. Chen, "Development of a highly reduced mechanism for isooctane HCCI combustion with targeted search algorithm", J. Engin. Gas Turb. Power 130:042804-1 (2008)


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, 2007, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • Laurea in Mechanical Engineering, Summa cum Laude, 2003, Politecnico di Milano, Italy.
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2002, University of Texas at Austin, USA

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • Member, The Combustion Institute
  • Member, American Physical Society


  • Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Center for Turbulence Research, Fall 2007/Spring 2009
  • Chevron-Berkeley Fellowship in Mechanical Engineering, Spring and Fall 2006
  • Ernest and Marjory Starkman Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley, Fall 2004 and Spring 2005
  • Summer Fellowship Award, University of California, Berkeley, Summer 2004
  • Ente Nazionale Idrocarburi (E.N.I.) National Study Abroad Scholarship, 2000-2002

KAUST Affiliations

​C​lean Combustion Research Center​ (CCRC)