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Davide Curreli
Davide Curreli

Davide Curreli

Associate Professor
(217) 300-1787
111J Talbot Laboratory

Education

  • Ph.D., Sciences, Technologies and Measures for Space, University of Padua, Italy, 2011
  • M.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of Padua, Italy, 2007
  • B.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of Padua, Italy, 2004

Academic Positions

  • Associate Professor, University of Illinois, Nuclear Plasma and Radiological Engineering (100% FTE), 2019-Present
  • Associate Professor, University of Illinois, National Center for Supercomputing Applications (0% FTE), 2019-Present
  • Assistant Professor, University of Illinois, National Center for Supercomputing Applications (0% FTE), 2015-2019
  • Affiliated Professor, University of Illinois, Computational Science and Engineering, 2014-present
  • Assistant Professor, University of Illinois, Nuclear Plasma and Radiological Engineering (100% FTE), 2013-2019

Other Professional Employment

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Illinois, USA, 2/2012 - 8/2013
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Padua, Italy, 4/2011 - 2/2012

Resident Instruction

  • NPRE 522, Controlled Fusion Systems, Fall 2018
  • NPRE 421, Plasma and Fusion Science, Spring 2018
  • NPRE 598, Plasma Waves and Heating Technologies, Fall 2017
  • NPRE 421, Plasma and Fusion Science, Spring 2017
  • NPRE 498, Numerical Methods for Plasma Physics, Fall 2016
  • NPRE 421, Plasma and Fusion Science, Spring 2016
  • NPRE 522, Controlled Fusion Systems, Fall 2015
  • NPRE 498, Numerical Methods for Plasma Physics, Spring 2015
  • NPRE 598, Plasma Waves and Heating Technologies, Fall 2014
  • NPRE 522, Controlled Fusion Systems, Spring 2014

Course Development

  • NPRE 522, Controlled Fusion Systems, Spring 2014 (modified course material)
  • NPRE 598, Plasma Waves and Heating Technologies, Fall 2014 (new course)
  • NPRE 498, Numerical Methods for Plasma Physics, Spring 2015 (new course)

Research Interests

  • Transport phenomena in plasmas
  • Plasma-material interactions
  • Plasma modeling using fluid and kinetic models
  • Plasma physics and plasma code development for industrial and nuclear application

Research Areas

  • Plasma Edge and PMI Modeling
  • Plasma Physics and Fusion

Selected Articles in Journals

Articles in Conference Proceedings

Bulletins

Reports

Honors

  • Donald Biggar Willet Faculty Scholar (2020)
  • NCSA Faculty Fellow, University of Illinois (2015)

Teaching Honors

  • NPRE Teacher of the Year, NPRE Students’ Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (2019)
  • Partial List of Teacher Ranked as Excellent by their Students (Fall 2017)
  • Partial List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students (Fall 2016(*))
  • Partial List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students (Spring 2015)
  • Partial List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students (Fall 2014)

Courses Taught

  • NPRE 421 - Plasma and Fusion Science
  • NPRE 498 - Numericl Method-Plasma Physics
  • NPRE 522 - Controlled Fusion Systems
  • NPRE 523 - Plasma Waves
  • NPRE 595 - Student Research Seminar
  • NPRE 598 - Computational Plasma Physics
  • NPRE 598 - Plasma Waves & Heating Tech