Alberto Passalacqua

Alberto Passalacqua is a CBiRC affiliate and an associate professor of Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University, where he also has a courtesy appointment in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. Learn more about Dr. Passalacqua and his work at Iowa State University in his departmental profile.

Research Interests

  • Multiphase fluid dynamics
  • Fluid particle flows
  • Quadrature-based moment methods
  • Uncertainty quantification
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Numerical methods for computational fluid dynamics
  • Development of open-source tools for computational fluid dynamics


Dr. Passalacqua received his Ph.D. (2008) and M.S. in Chemical Engineering (2004) from Politecnico di Torino.