Roberto Mauri                                                          Back to the Homepage



Professor of Chemical Engineering

DICCISM, University of Pisa, 56126 Pisa, Italy

 

Biographical Data

Born in Premana, Italy, August 8, 1953.

Married, Italian and U.S. Citizen.

 

Education

B.S., Politecnico di Milano, Italy, 1976, Nuclear Engineering.

M.S., Politecnico di Milano, Itally, 1977, Nuclear Engineering.

Ph.D., Technion, Haifa, Israel, 1984, Mechanical Engineering.

 

Academic and Professional Experience

 

List of Publications

1.      G. Orsi, and R. Mauri, “Volume of Mixing Effect on Fluid Counter-Diffusion,” Phys. Fluids 25, 082101 (2013).

2.      G. Orsi, M. Roudgar, E. Brunazzi, C. Galletti, and R. Mauri, “Water–Ethanol Mixing in T-Shaped Microdevices,” Chem. Engng. Sci. 95, 174–183 (2013).

3.      M. Roudgar, E. Brunazzi, C. Galletti, and R. Mauri, “Numerical Study of Split T-Micromixers,” Chem. Engng. & Techn. 35,  1291 (2012).

4.      J.M. Park, R. Mauri, and P.D. Anderson, “Phase Separation of Viscous Ternary Liquid Mixtures,” Chem. Engng. Sci. 80, 270 (2012).

5.      C. Galletti, M. Roudgar, E. Brunazzi, and R. Mauri, “Effect of Inlet Conditions on the Engulfment Pattern in a T-Shaped Micro-Mixer,” Chem Eng. J. 185-186, 330 (2012).

6.      A.G. Lamorgese, D. Molin, and R. Mauri, “Diffuse Interface (D.I.) Model for Multiphase Flows.” In: Multiphase Microfluidics: the Diffuse Interface Model. CISM Courses and Lectures, vol. 538, Springer, p. 1-72 (2012).

7.      J.M. Park, R. Mauri, and P.D. Anderson, “Morphology of Phase Separating Ternary Liquid Mixtures. In: Multiphase Microfluidics: the Diffuse Interface Model. CISM Courses and Lectures, vol. 538, Springer, p. 73-92 (2012).

8.      A.G. Lamorgese, D. Molin,  and R. Mauri, "Phase Field Approach to Multiphase Flow Modeling,”  Milan J. Math 79, 597 (2011).

9.      A.G. Lamorgese, and R. Mauri, "Liquid Mixture Convection during Phase Separation in a Temperature Gradient,”  Phys. Fluids 23, 034102, (2011).

10.  A.G. Lamorgese and R. Mauri, "Diffuse-Interface Modeling of Liquid-Vapor Phase Separation in a van der Waals Fluid,” Phys. Fluids 21, 044107 (2009).

11.  A.G. Lamorgese and R. Mauri, "Spinodal Decomposition of a Van der Waals Fluid,” Chem. Engng. Trans. 17, 549 (2009).

12.  D. Molin, and R. Mauri, "Spinodal Decomposition of Binary Mixtures with Composition-Dependent Heat Conductivities," Chem. Engng. Sci. 63, 2402 (2008).

13.  A.G. Lamorgese and R. Mauri, "Diffuse-interface Modeling of Phase Segregation in Liquid Mixtures," Intnt. J. Multiphase Flow 34, 987 (2008).

14.  D. Molin, and R. Mauri, "Enhanced Heat Transport during Phase Separation of Liquid Binary Mixtures," Phys. Fluids 19, 074102 (2007).

15.  D. Molin, R. Mauri, and V. Tricoli, "Experimental Evidence of the Motion ofa Single Out-of-Equilibrium Drop," Langmuir 23, 7459 (2007).

16.  D. Leporini and R. Mauri, "Fluctuations of Non-Conservative Systems," J. Stat. Mech. P03002 (2007).

17.  R. Mauri, and D. Leporini, "Violation of the Fluctuation-Dissipation Theorem in Confined Driven Colloids," Europhys. Lett. 76, 1022-1028 (2006).

18.  P. Poesio, G. Cominardi, M. Lezzi, R. Mauri, and G.P. Beretta, "Effects of quenching rate and viscosity on spinodal decomposition," Phys. Rev. E 74, 011507-1-13 (2006).

19.  A.G. Lamorgese, and R. Mauri, "Mixing of Macroscopically Quiescent Liquid Mixtures," Phys. Fluids 18, 044107-1-11 (2006).

20.  C. Vannozzi, D. Fiorentino, M. D'Amore, D.S. Rumshitzki, A. Dress, and R. Mauri, "A Cellular Automata Model of Phase Transition in Binary Mixtures", Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 45, 2892-2896 (2006).

21.  F. Califano, R. Mauri, and R. Shinnar, "Large Scale, Unidirectional Convection during Phase Separation of a Density Matched Liquid Mixture," Phys. Fluids 17, 094109 (2005).

22.  G. Lamorgese, and R. Mauri, "Nucleation and  Spinodal Decomposition of Liquid Mixtures," Phys. Fluids 17, 034107-1-10 (2005).

23.  M.L. Coluccio, N. Barbani, A. Bianchini, D. Silvestri, and R. Mauri, "Transport Properties of EVA1-Starch-a Amylase Membranes," Biomacromolecules 6, 1389-1396 (2005).

24.  N. Vladimirova, and R. Mauri, "Mixing of Viscous Liquid Mixtures," Chem. Eng. Sci. 59, 2065-2069 (2004).

25.  F. Califano, and R. Mauri, "Drop Size Evolution during the Phase Separation of Liquid Mixtures," Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 43, 349-353 (2004).

26.  R. Mauri, "Heat and Mass Transport in Nonhomogeneous Random Velocity Fields," Phys. Rev. E 68, 0663061-9 (2003).

27.  R. Mauri, "The Constitutive Relation of Suspensions of Noncolloidal Particles in Viscous Fluids," Phys. Fluids 15, 1888-1896 (2003).

28.  R. Mauri, F. Califano, E. Calvi, R. Gupta, and R. Shinnar, "Convection-driven Phase Segregation of Deeply Quenched Liquid Mixtures," J. Chem. Phys. 118, 8841-8846 (2003).

29.  A.G. Lamorgese, and R. Mauri, "Phase Separation of Liquid Mixtures," in `Nonlinear Dynamics and Control in Process Engineering - Recent Advances.` G. Continillo, S. Crescitelli, M. Giona, eds., Springer, pp. 139-142 (2002).

30.  R. Mauri, and D. T. Papageorgiou, "The Onset of Particle Segregation in Plane Couette Flows of Concentrated Suspensions," Int. J. Multiphase Flow 28, 127-136 (2002).

31.  G. Santonicola, R. Mauri, and R. Shinnar, "Phase Separation of Initially Non-Homogeneous Liquid Mixtures," Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 40, 2004-2010 (2001).

32.  Y. Wang, C. Rizzo, and R. Mauri, "Thermocapillary Migration in Dilute Polydisperse Suspensions of Bubbles," Chem. Eng. Comm. 185, 17-22 (2001).

33.  R. Mauri, R. Shinnar, R. Gupta, Z. Ludmer, M. D’Amore, P. Ciambelli, and A. Volpe, "Solvent Extraction of Metal Ions from Contaminated Soils," A.I.Ch.E. J. 49, 509-512 (2001).

34.  N. Vladimirova, A. Malagoli, and R. Mauri, "Two-Dimensional Model of Phase Segregation in Liquid Binary Mixtures with an Initial Concentration Gradient," Chem. Eng. Sci. 55, 6109-6118 (2000).

35.  N. Vladimirova, A. Malagoli, and R. Mauri, "Two-Dimensional Model of Phase Segregation in Liquid Binary Mixtures," Phys. Rev. E 60, 6968-6977 (1999).

36.  Y. Wang, and R. Mauri, "Longitudinal Shear-Induced Gradient Diffusion in a Dilute Suspension of Spheres," Int. J. Multiphase Flow 25, 875-885 (1999).

37.  N. Vladimirova, A. Malagoli, and R. Mauri, "Diffusio-phoresis of two-dimensional liquid droplets in a phase-separating system," Phys. Rev. E 60, 2037-2044 (1999).

38.  R. Gupta, R. Mauri, and R. Shinnar, "Phase Separation of Liquid Mixtures in the Presence of Surfactants," Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 38, 2418-2424 (1999).

39.  N. Vladimirova, A. Malagoli, and R. Mauri, "Diffusion-Driven Phase Separation of Deeply Quenched Mixtures," Phys. Rev. E 58, 7691-7699 (1998).

40.  Y. Wang, R. Mauri, and A. Acrivos, "Transverse Shear-Induced Gradient Diffusion in a Dilute Suspension of Spheres," J. Fluid Mech. 357, 279-287 (1998).

41.  R. Mauri, "A New Application of the Reciprocity Relations to the Study of Fluid Flow through Fixed Beds," J. Engn. Math. 33, 103-112 (1998).

42.  E. Apicella, M. D'Amore, G. Tardos and R. Mauri, "Onset of Instability in Sheared Gas Fluidized Beds," A.I.Ch.E. J. 43, 1362-1365 (1997).

43.  Y. Wang, R. Mauri, and A. Acrivos, A., "The Transverse Shear-Induced Liquid and Particle Tracer Diffusivities of a Dilute Suspension of Spheres Undergoing a Simple Shear Flow," J. Fluid Mech. 327, 255-272 (1996).

44.  R. Gupta, R. Mauri, and R. Shinnar, "Liquid-Liquid Extraction Using the Composition Induced Phase Separation Process," Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 35, 2360-2368 (1996).

45.  R. Shinnar, and R. Mauri, "The Concentration Induced Phase Separation (CIPS) Process," US Patent, No. 8,274,546 (1996).

46.  R. Mauri, and J. Rubinstein, "On the Propagator of the Stokes Equation and a Dynamical Definition of Viscosity," Chem. Eng. Comm. 148, 385-390 (1996).

47.  S. Haber, and R. Mauri, "Brownian Motion of Continuous Deformable Bodies," Chem. Eng. Comm. 148, 73-84 (1996).

48.  R. Mauri, R. Shinnar, and G. Triantafyllou, "Spinodal Decomposition in Binary Mixtures," Phys. Rev. E 53, 2613-2623 (1996).

49.  R. Mauri, "Heat and Mass Transport in Random Velocity Fields with Application to Dispersion in Porous Media," J. Engn. Math 29, 77-89 (1995).

50.  R. Mauri, "Lagrangian Self-Diffusion of Brownian Particles in Periodic Flow Fields," Phys. Fluids 7, 275-284 (1995).

51.  Y. Wang, R. Mauri, and A. Acrivos, "Thermocapillary Migration of a Bidisperse Suspension of Bubbles," J. Fluid Mech. 261, 47-64 (1994).

52.  A. Acrivos, X.C. Fan, and R. Mauri, "On the Measurement of the Relative Viscosity of Suspensions," J. Rheol. 38, 1285-1292 (1994).

53.  A. Acrivos, R. Mauri, and X.C. Fan, "Shear-Induced Resuspension in a Couette Device," Int. J. Multiphase Flow 19, 797-802 (1993).

54.  A. Acrivos, G.K. Batchelor, E.J. Hinch, D.L. Koch and R. Mauri, "Longitudinal Shear-Induced Diffusion of Spheres in a Dilute Suspension," J. Fluid Mech. 240, 651-657 (1992).

55.  R. Mauri, "Dispersion, Convection and Reaction in Periodic Porous Media", Phys. Fluids A 3, 743-756 (1991).

56.  R. Mauri, and S. Haber, "Time-Dependent Dispersion of Small Particles in Rectangular Conduits", SIAM J. Appl. Math. 51, 1538-1555 (1991).

57.  S. Haber, and R. Mauri, "Lagrangian Approach to Laminar Dispersion in Rectangular Conduits", J. Fluid Mech. 190, 201-215 (1988).

58.  J. Rubinstein, and R. Mauri, "Dispersion and Convection in Periodic Porous Media", SIAM J. Appl. Math. 46, 1018-1023 (1986).

59.  R. Mauri, and S. Haber, "Applications of Wiener's Path Integral for the Diffusion of Brownian Particles in Shear Flows", SIAM J. Appl. Math. 40, 49-55 (1986).

60.  S. Haber, and R. Mauri, "Boundary Conditions for Darcy's Flow through Porous Media", Int. J. Multiphase Flow 9, 561-574 (1984).

 

Books

  1. R. Mauri, Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics in Multiphase Flows. Springer (2013).
  2. R. Mauri, Multiphase Microfluidics: the Diffuse Interface Model. CISM Courses and Lectures, Vol. 538, Springer (2012).
  3. R. Mauri, Elementi di Fenomeni di Trasporto. Plus, Pisa University Press, 2nd Edition (2011).
  4. R. Mauri, Elementi di Fenomeni di Trasporto. Plus, Pisa University Press (2005).  

 

Technical Reports

  1. R. Mauri, Flow-Induced Vibrations in Heat Exchangers, CNEN Report 02-020 (1980).
  2. R. Mauri, Muspell: a Numerical Simulation of Shell-and-Tube Heat Exchangers,  CNEN Report 02-015 (1979).
  3. R. Mauri, Film Condensation, CNEN Report 02-012 (1979).
  4. R. Mauri, and M. Sala, Transit: a Computer Simulation for the Design of Spray Condensers, CNEN Report 02-005 (1978).

 

Theses

  1. Ph.D. R. Mauri, On the Brownian Motion of Discrete and Continuous Bodies, Ph.D. Thesis, Technion, Israel (1984).
  2. Laurea. R. Mauri, Design of a Laser Microspectrofluorimeter for Fluorescence Decay Measurements in Biology, Tesi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy (1976).

 

Teaching Experience

  1. University of Pisa. Instructor for the following courses: Termodinamica per l'Ingegneria Chimica, Principi dell'Ingegneria Chimica, Fenomeni di Trasporto Biologico, Reologia di Sistemi Complessi.
  2. The City College. Instructor for the following courses:  Engineering Design Workshop II;  Chemical Process Concepts and Methodology;  Material and Energy Balances;  Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I;  Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics II;  Transport Phenomena II;  Principles of Material Science and Engineering;  Computational Methods for Chemical Engineers;  Rheology of Heterogeneous Fluids (graduate);  Introduction to Engineering Analysis (graduate);  Advanced Thermodynamics (graduate);  Advanced Mass Transport (graduate);  Fluid-Particle Systems (graduate).
  3. University of Milano. Instructor for the following course: Transport Phenomena.
  4. Caltech. Instructor for the following course: Transport Phenomena III.
  5. M.I.T. Instructor for the following course: Macrotransport Phenomena (graduate).
  6. Technion. Teaching Assistant for the following courses: Linear Algebra, Strength of Materials II, Mechanical Engineering Laboratory.

 

Awards


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