Stefano Brizzolara

Associate Professor

  • Ph.D., 2000, Naval Architecture, University Federico II, Naples, Italy
  • M.S.+B.S., 1994, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, University of Genoa, Italy
  • undergrad courses:
  • AOE-4334 Ocean Vehicles Dynamics and Controls
  • AOE-4344 Dynamics of High Speed Crafts
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  • graduate courses:
  • AOE-5334G Advanced Ocean Vehicles Dynamics 
  • AOE-5444G Dynamics of High Speed Marine Vehicles
  • AOE-5304 Advanced Naval Architecture
  • Numerical Hydrodynamics for Ship Design
  • Design of Advanced Marine Vehicles
  • Design of HIgh Performance Marine Propellers and Propulsors
  • 2016 Excellence in Review award from from the IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering (vol.42.1:2-4)
  • 2012 – 2016, Assistant Director for Research, MIT Sea Grant College Program
  • 2015 Mandel’s Prize for Excellence in Hydrofoil Research, as advisor of the winner Luca Bonfiglio, PhD student.
  • 2011 – 2012, Peabody Visiting Associate Professor, MIT, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
  • 2010, Visiting Professor Fellowship at NATO Undersea Research Center, La Spezia, Italy
  • 2012 - present,  in the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Maritime Engineering, RINA
  • 2012 - present, in the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Small Craft Technology, RINA
  • 2013 - present,  in the Editorial Board of the Journal of Marin Science and Application, Springer
  • 2015 – 2019, elected member of the International Ships and Offshore Structures Congress, Special ISSC-ITTC Joint Committee
  • 2013-2015, elected member of the International Ships and Offshore Structures Congress, Committee II.2: Dynamic Response
  • 2014 – present,  member of the SNAME H-8 Propeller panel
  • 2014 – present, in the scientific committee of the International Symposium on Marine Propulsors
  • 2005 – 2011 Technical Chairman of High Speed Marine Vehicles HSMV Conference
  • 2003-2010, Founder and Chief Scientist of the Marine CFD Group, at Univ. of Genoa, a research group dedicated to the development and application of numerical hydrodynamics in Ship Design, involved in several research projects with EU, ONR, Italian Navy and shipbuilding industry.
  • 2012 – 2016 Founder and Chief Scientist of the MIT-iShip, Innovative Ship design lab, a new research group dedicated to the development, application and validation of innovative designs / design methods of different marine vehicles, funded by ONR and DARPA.
  • 2016 Excellence in Review award from from the IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering (vol.42.1:2-4)
  • 2012 – 2016, Assistant Director for Research, MIT Sea Grant College Program
  • 2015 Mandel’s Prize for Excellence in Hydrofoil Research, as advisor of the winner Luca Bonfiglio, PhD student.
  • 2011 – 2012, Peabody Visiting Associate Professor, MIT, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
  • 2010, Visiting Professor Fellowship at NATO Undersea Research Center, La Spezia, Italy
  • 2012 - present,  in the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Maritime Engineering, RINA
  • 2012 - present, in the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Small Craft Technology, RINA
  • 2013 - present,  in the Editorial Board of the Journal of Marin Science and Application, Springer
  • 2015 – 2019, elected member of the International Ships and Offshore Structures Congress, Special ISSC-ITTC Joint Committee
  • 2013-2015, elected member of the International Ships and Offshore Structures Congress, Committee II.2: Dynamic Response
  • 2014 – present,  member of the SNAME H-8 Propeller panel
  • 2014 – present, in the scientific committee of the International Symposium on Marine Propulsors
  • 2005 – 2011 Technical Chairman of High Speed Marine Vehicles HSMV Conference
  • 2003-2010, Founder and Chief Scientist of the Marine CFD Group, at Univ. of Genoa, a research group dedicated to the development and application of numerical hydrodynamics in Ship Design, involved in several research projects with EU, ONR, Italian Navy and shipbuilding industry.
  • 2012 – 2016 Founder and Chief Scientist of the MIT-iShip, Innovative Ship design lab, a new research group dedicated to the development, application and validation of innovative designs / design methods of different marine vehicles, funded by ONR and DARPA.
  • 2016 – present: Associate Professor of Ship Dynamics, Virginia Tech
    Kevin T. Crofton Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering
  • 2012 – 2016: Principal Research Scientist, MIT, Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • 2011 – 2012: Visiting Peabody Associate Professor, MIT, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
  • 2003 – 2011: Adjunct Professor, University of Genoa, Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Italy
  • 2000 – 2003: Assistant Professor, University of Genoa, Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Italy
  • 1996 – 2000: Ship Design Engineer, Hydrodynamic and Research Office, Naval Ship Division Fincantieri, Genoa, Italy
  • 1994-1996: Officer Italian Navy, responsible of experimental tests at Navy Hydrodynamic Cavitation Tunnel, Rome, Italy
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Professor Stefano Brizzolara
  • (540) 231-7552
  • stebriz@vt.edu
  • Aerospace & Ocean Engineering (MC0203)
    Randolph Hall, RM 332-4, Virginia Tech
    460 Old Turner St.
    Blacksburg, VA 24061