I develop theoretical and computational methods to model, design, and control energy systems.
Currently, I am researching uncertainty quantification of numerical solutions to PDEs using Multilevel Monte Carlo and task-based parallel computing in the Stanford Uncertainty Quantification lab.
Previously, I worked at DNV GL forecasting wind farm power production, at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory incorporating atmospheric conditions in wind farm flow models, and at Tesla analyzing loads on electric vehicles.
Honors & Awards
Computational Science Graduate Fellowship, Department of Energy (2018-2022)
Knight-Hennessy Scholar, Stanford (2018-2021)
Graduate Research Fellowship (declined), National Science Foundation (2018)
Education & Certifications
BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mechanical Engineering (2018)
Gianluca Iaccarino, Doctoral (Program)
Current Research and Scholarly Interests
I research theoretical and computational methods to model, design, and control energy systems. These methods include computational fluid dynamics, uncertainty quantification, high performance computing, optimization, and control. Improved methods could increase renewable energy generation from wind turbines, hydro turbines, and concentrated solar power, reduce energy consumption from cars, trucks, ships, and airplanes, incorporate renewable energy and electric vehicles in the electricity grid, and enable carbon sequestration.
Currently, I am researching hybrid RANS-LES methods for wind farm modeling in the Uncertainty Quantification lab in collaboration with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. I am also developing Multilevel Monte Carlo methods for uncertainty quantification of numerical solutions to PDEs on heterogeneous computer architectures.
- Multilevel Monte Carlo Sampling on Heterogeneous Computer Architectures International Journal for Uncertainty Quantification, accepted 2020
- Analysis of control-oriented wake modeling tools using lidar field results WIND ENERGY SCIENCE 2018; 3 (2): 819–31
Data-Driven Wind Farm Optimization for Turbulence Intensity
American Control Conference
View details for DOI 10.23919/ACC.2018.8431727
- Data-Driven Machine Learning for Wind Plant Flow Modeling IOP PUBLISHING LTD. 2018
Active Subspaces for Wind Plant Surrogate Modeling
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
View details for DOI 10.2514/6.2018-2019