Vinicio Magi obtained his B.S. degree with honour, in 1981, in mechanical engineering from the University of Bari, Italy. Since 2000, he joined, as a Full Professor, the University of Basilicata, Italy. From 1983 to 1997, he has been serving as a Visiting Scientist at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University (NJ, USA). In 1994 and 1995, he also worked as a Visiting Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the University of Minnesota (MN, USA). Since 1997, he has been serving as a Visiting Professor at the School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University (IN, USA). Magi has been working as an Associate Researcher at the Department of Energy (USA) program on DISC (Direct-Injection Stratified-Charge) engines. Currently, he is the Chair of the Graduate School at the University of Basilicata and the Faculty Advisor of the SAE Collegiate Chapter at the same University. He is a Member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and the Italian Thermotechnical Society (ATI). He has been the Principal Investigator of several research grants. He has also been a Coordinator of the European Galileo Program 2005/2006 Optimisation Aerodynamique a l'Aide d'Algorithmes Genetiques et de Modeles d'Ordre Reduit. He has played a significant role in seeking the funding support from the US Department of Defence, the National Science Foundation, the Indiana 21st Century Fund, ArvinMeritor Corporation, Caterpillar, John Deere, the US Navy, and Purdue Research Foundation during his period of being a Visiting Professor at the Purdue University. He is a senior author and coauthor of over 130 papers. The overall focus of Magi's research activity is on understanding the physical processes related to fluid flow, heat and mass transfer, energy conversion and combustion in thermal system design, and optimizing such processes to improve the performance in terms of higher efficiency, reduced emissions, and lower costs.
Biography Updated on 31 January 2013