Dr. Gina Magnotti is a Research Scientist in the Center for Transportation Research in Argonne’s Energy Systems division. In her research, she develops physics-based and data-driven models for multiphase flows within the context of automotive and air-breathing jet engines. She led the development of the cavitation-induced erosion risk assessment (CIERA) tool, a computational model which provides a physical link between multiphase flow predictions and the progress towards erosion. She is also the co-developer of a data-driven spatiotemporal emulator for predicting the internal flow of fuel injectors; in comparison to using CFD to predict the injection conditions for a new design point of interest, the emulator reduces the computational cost by a factor of 1000. Her current research projects include:
- Improving the underlying formulation for the Eulerian-Lagrangian Spray Atomization (ELSA) model, for use in both reciprocating and air-breathing engines
- Extending the cavitation-induced erosion risk assessment (CIERA) tool for complex mixtures and multi-component fuels
- Accelerating the generation of static coupling injection maps using a data-driven emulation approach
- Optimizing the design of alcohol-fueled mixing controlled compression ignition (MCCI) engines
Dr. Magnotti received her PhD from Georgia Institute of Technology (2017) in Mechanical Engineering. She also holds a Master of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology (2014), and a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cooper Union (2011). She has received awards from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and Institute for Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems (ILASS), among others. Gina is an active member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), ASME, and ILASS.