Dr. Sergio Felicelli
Dr. Felicelli served as the Coleman and Whiteside Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Associate Director of the Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems at Mississippi State University (MSU), where he worked for nine years. Before joining MSU, he worked 17 years for the Argentine Atomic Energy Commission, where he was head of the Computational Mechanics Division, and more than two years for the Crystals Division of Saint-Gobain High Performance Materials in Northborough, Massachusetts. Dr. Felicelli has worked for over two decades in the area of computational modeling of solidification processes, with particular application to casting, welding, and additive manufacturing. He has also led several projects involving multi-scale transport phenomena, nano-fluidics, magnesium alloys, and tire heating. He is the author of some of the pioneer works in computer modeling of freckle segregation during solidification and has directed projects related to casting and solidification, additive manufacturing, and large-scale parallel simulations of microstructures, among other subjects. He received a B.S. and M.S. degree in Nuclear Engineering from Instituto Balseiro (Argentina) and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Arizona.