Marco Fossa

Professore Ordinario


(+39) 010 33 52198

Ufficio: Dime Sezione Tec, Via Opera Pia 15a, 16145 Genova

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Marco Fossa, short CV

Author of about 150 scientific papers in the field of Thermal Engineering.

Bibliometry (Scopus): h-index=16, overall number of citations about 780


Full Professor at the University of Genova, Italy, Faculty of Engineering, of:

Applied Thermodynamics, Renewable Energies, Solar and Geothermal Energy


MSc Course in Energy Engineering Coordinator


International collaborations and Agreement: University of Lyon and Insa Lyon, EdF Le Renardieres, Cern, Polytech Savoie, University of the New South Wales (Sydney), Royal Institute of Technology KTH Stockholm, Ensa Kenitra University, Polytech Montreal, MCI Innsbruck


Visiting Appointments:

The University of the New South Wales, Sydney (as Visiting Professor): 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012

MCI University Innsbruck, 2018, 2019

Cern, Geneva: 1991, 1992, 1997-2005 (CMS particle detector project)

University of Nottingham, SChEME, 2001


Member of international PhD juries: the University of the New South Wales,  Sydney (2011 and 2012), Lyon 1 (2007, 2011 and 2013, 2017), Tetouan (2010), The University of Sydney (2015)


Director of Master courses at the University of Genova:

(2010 and 2011) Design of Geothermal heat Pump systems (“Progettazione di Sistemi Geotermici a Bassa Entalpia per Applicazioni a Pompa di Calore);

(2009 and 2010) Building Energy Certification


M.Fossa, Scientific Papers (Five out of 150)

  1. M.FOSSA, A Simple Model to Evaluate Direct Contact Heat Transfer and Flow Characteristics in Annular Two Phase Flow, Int. J. Heat Fluid Flow, vol. 16, n.4, 1995.
  2. M.FOSSA, G.Guglielmini, Dynamic Void Fraction Measurements in Horizontal Ducts with Sudden Area Contraction, Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer, vol.41, pp.3807-3815, 1998.
  3. M.FOSSA, Design and Performance of a Conductance Probe for Measuring the Liquid Fraction in Two-Phase Gas-Liquid Flows, J. Flow Meas. , 1998.
  4. M. FOSSA, C. Ménézo, and E. Leonardi, Experimental Natural Convection On Vertical Surfaces For Building Integrated Photovoltaic (Bipv) Applications, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, vol. 32, pp.980-990, 2008
  5. M.FOSSA, the Temperature Penalty Approach to the Design of Borehole Heat Exchangers for Heat Pump Applications, Energy and Buildings, vol. 43; p. 1473-1479, 2011.