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Erasmo Mancusi


Erasmo Mancusi
ING-IND/26 - Teoria dello Sviluppo dei Processi Chimici

Attività di ricerca

Parole chiave: 
Bifurcation theory
mathematical modeling
Chemical reactors
periodically forced system
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Erasmo Mancusi was born in Salerno (Italy) the 22rd of August 1971. He graduated in Chemical Engineering cum laude in 1997 at the University Federico II of Naples defending a thesis entitled: “Bifurcational analysis of NOx reduction on a Platinum network” (in Italian) and obtained his PhD from the same University in 2000 defending a thesis entitled: " Non linear analysis of a fixed bed reactor for the ammonia synthesis ". Since 2002 he is a tenured Researcher at the University of Sannio, Department of Engineering, where he teaches:

1) Chemical Reactor Models;

2) Dynamics and control of energetic processes;

3) Laboratory of numerical methods with MATLAB.

Mancusi research topics include methodological aspects of nonlinear dynamics, modelling, simulation and process control with application to chemical and energy engineering. Mancusi maintains active collaboration with colleagues in the Department of Chemical engineering, University Federico II of Naples, Italy, and in the Department of Chemical and Food Engineering, University of Salerno, Italy. Dr. Erasmo Mancusi has substantial experience living, working, and collaborating with other research groups in the Brazil and he has excellent relationships with many Brazil  as well as Europe-based researchers. At the moment Mancusi is in Brazil as visiting professor at Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina. He has participated, mostly with personal presentations, in several national and international conferences. He authored more than 80 papers published on international journals and proceedings of international conferences.

The research activities have a methodological and strongly multidisciplinary character in the field of nonlinear dynamics, modelling, simulation and control of chemical processes, applied to various problems in Chemical Engineering. The main research lines can be identified as follows:

·            Non linear analysis of fixed bed  reactors;

·            Non linear analysis of bubble column reactors;

·            Development of new and efficient numerical methods for bifurcation analysis of periodically forced systems with smooth as well as non-smooth forcing actions;

·            Development of new methodologies for the dynamical analysis of systems having symmetry properties induced by periodic forcing;

·            Development of new methodologies for the dynamical analysis of hybrid systems (continuous-time as well as discrete-time);

·            Methodologies for studying global bifurcations;

·            Methodologies for studying complex systems (Hybrid Systems);

·            Dynamical analysis of periodically forced chemical reactors (Fixed-bed reverse-flow reactors, periodically forced reactor networks) with reference to VOC abatement catalytic processes, methanol synthesis and forced bioreactors;

·            Dynamical analysis of controlled reverse flow chemical reactors;

·            Bifurcation control and bifurcation tailoring in chemical reactors;

·            Proton Exchange Membrane ( PEM ) fuel cell and CFD;

·            Stratified Rayleigh-Bénard-Poiseuille convection;

·            Mathematical modelling and simulations of porous textile medium.




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