Sergio Nardini graduated from the Facoltà di Ingegneria Meccanica, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Napoli, Italy, in 1989. After he finished his theses, entitled as “Theoretical and experimental analysis of the thermal treatments by electronic and laser beam” and “Experimental analysis of natural convection in tilted channels with uniform heat flux.” Nardini obtained his Ph.D. degree at Ingegneria dei Sistemi Termomeccanica in 1994. Nardini works as an Associate Professor at the Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale e dell’Informazione, Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli, Napoli, Italy. Some of his recent research activities include heat conduction, numerical and analytical evaluation, and analysis of linear and nonlinear problems in solids with moving or stationary heat sources such as laser and electron beams. Nardini’s research activity on natural and mixed convection in open‐nded cavities includes the following: experimental investigations on natural and mixed convection of air in inclined and horizontal channels with secondary motions which determine three‐dimensional effects (3D), evaluation of correlation, and optimal geometrical configurations of vertical, inclined, and horizontal channels. He carries out also researches on analysis of active and passive solar systems, heat transfer enhancement, numerical and experimental investigations on impinging jets, extended surfaces, and swirl flows in presence of nanofluids. He is the author or coauthor of 205 scientific papers (52 in peer‐reviewed journals).
Biography Updated on 31 March 2014