F. (Francesco) Tosto

F. (Francesco) Tosto

Research profile


Francesco obtained his Bachelor degree in Aerospace Engineering from Politecnico di Torino in 2015 with full marks and honours. The same year, he started his Master's degree in Aerospace Engineering in the same institute. 
Thanks to his academic results, Francesco was rewarded with an Erasmus+ scholarship and the opportunity to take part in a Double Degree exchange program with the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. There, he enriched his knowledge in aerodynamics, classical fluid-dynamics and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). 
He carried out his Master thesis in Scania CV AB, where he investigated the performance and the internal flow of centrifugal compressors for automotive turbochargers.   
In February 2018, Francesco was appointed as a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Aerospace under the supervision of dr. Claudio Lettieri and dr. Matteo Pini.

Research overview
Francesco's research is aimed at studying the impact of the working fluid on the design and the performance of turbomachinery for applications such as Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) and supercritical Carbon Dioxide (sCO2) power systems. His research entails the development of a meanline design tool for unconventional turbomachinery which makes use of physics-based loss models to preliminary estimate the performance of the machine. Results from high fidelity numerical simulations are used to validate the trends obtained by the model.    

  • Bachelor degree in Aerospace Engineering, Politecnico di Torino (2015)
  • Master's Degree in Aerospace Engineering, Politecnico di Torino (2018)
  • Civilingenj√∂r i Farkostteknik (Master of Science in Vehicle Engineering), Kungliga Tekniska H√∂gskolan (2018)


  • Non Ideal Compressible Fluid Dynamics
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
  • Turbomachinery

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