Tiziano Faravelli (Politecnico di Milano)

Full Professor at Politecnico di Milano

Department of Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano

Phone: +390223993282

Fax: +390270638173




Research Interest

  • Modeling of chemical engineering processes.
  • Chemical reaction engineering of complex systems with particular focus on pyrolysis, partial oxidation and combustion modeling of hydrocarbons. Ignition delay times, at low and high temperatures, flame velocity, hydrocarbon oxidation pathologies (negative temperature coefficient regions, cool flames, multistage ignitions) with attention to the reaction pathways. Pollutant formation (NOx, PAH and soot) from combustion processes.
  • Modeling of, volatilization and gasification and combustion of solids, with reference to plastics, coal and biomasses.
  • Numerical fluidynamics of reactive flows with attention to turbulence/kinetics interactions.
  • Application fields: stationary combustion (burners, boilers and furnaces); automotive and aeronautical engines (diesel, traditional and innovative spark ignited engines, gas-turbines).


External links

CRECK Modeling: Chemical Reaction Engineering and Chemical Kinetics Group at Politecnico di Milano


Selected publications

  • Saggese C., Frassoldati A., Cuoci A., Faravelli T., Ranzi E., A lumped approach to the kinetic modeling of pyrolysis and combustion of biodiesel fuels, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute 34(1), pp. 427-434 (2013), ISSN: 1540-7489, DOI: 10.1016/j.proci.2012.05.020   

  • Maffei T., Frassoldati A., Cuoci A., Ranzi E., Faravelli T., Predictive one step kinetic model of coal pyrolysis for CFD applications, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 34(2), pp. 2401-2410 (2013), ISSN: 1540-7489, DOI: 10.1016/j.proci.2012.08.006  

  • Cuoci A., Frassoldati A., Faravelli T., Jin H., Wang Y., Zhang K., Glarborg P., Qi F., Experimental and detailed kinetic modeling study of PAH formation in laminar co-flow methane diffusion flames, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 34(1), pp. 1811-1818 (2013), ISSN: 1540-7489, DOI: 10.1016/j.proci.2012.05.085  

  • Ranzi, E., Frassoldati, A., Grana, R., Cuoci, A., Faravelli, T., Kelley, A.P., Law, C.K., Hierarchical and comparative kinetic modeling of laminar flame speeds of hydrocarbon and oxygenated fuels (2012), Progress in Energy and Combustion Science, 38(4), pp. 468-501, ISSN: 03601285, DOI: 10.1016/j.pecs.2012.03.004 

  • Dixon-Lewis G., P. Marshall, B. Ruscic, A. Burcat, E. Goos, A. Cuoci, A. Frassoldati, T. Faravelli, P. Glarborg, Inhibition of hydrogen oxidation by HBr and Br2 (2012), Combustion and Flame, 159, pp. 528-540, ISSN: 0010-2180, doi: 10.1016/j.combustflame.2011.08.016  

  • Grana, R., Frassoldati, A., Cuoci, A., Faravelli, T., Ranzi, E., A wide range kinetic modeling study of pyrolysis and oxidation of methyl butanoate and methyl decanoate. Note I: Lumped kinetic model of methyl butanoate and small methyl esters (2012), Energy, 43(1), pp. 124-139, ISSN: 03605442, DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2012.01.044 

  • Grana, R., Frassoldati, A., Saggese, C., Faravelli, T., Ranzi, E., A wide range kinetic modeling study of pyrolysis and oxidation of methyl butanoate and methyl decanoate - Note II: Lumped kinetic model of decomposition and combustion of methyl esters up to methyl decanoate (2012) Combustion and Flame, 159(7), pp. 2280-2294., ISSN: 00102180, DOI: 10.1016/j.combustflame.2012.02.027 

  • Sommariva, S., Maffei, T., Migliavacca, G., Faravelli, T., Ranzi, E., A predictive multi-step kinetic model of coal devolatilization (2009) Fuel, 89 (2), pp. 318-328, ISSN: 00162361, DOI: 10.1016/j.fuel.2009.07.023 

  • Frassoldati, A., Cuoci, A., Faravelli, T., Niemann, U., Ranzi, E., Seiser, R., Seshadri, K., An experimental and kinetic modeling study of n-propanol and iso-propanol combustion (2010) Combustion and Flame, 157 (1), pp. 2-16, ISSN: 00102180, DOI: 10.1016/j.combustflame.2009.09.002 

  • Ranzi E., Cuoci A., Faravelli T., Frassoldati A., Migliavacca G., Pierucci S., Sommariva S., Chemical Kinetics of Biomass Pyrolysis, ENERGY & FUELS vol 22, p 4292–4300 (2008), ISSN: 0887-0624, DOI: 10.1021/ef800551t 


Project ID: 643134

Call: H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014

Amount: EUR 3,832,293

Content: 15 PhD Students (ESR)

Period: 48 months

Starting date: 1st January 2015

Partners: 4 academic, 3 industrial & T.I.M.E.

Countries: BE, D, F, IT

Coordinator: Politecnico di Milano (IT)

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