Dr Davide Lasagna is a Lecturer in the Aeronautics and Astronautics Department at the University of Southampton.
His main research interest is optimisation, modelling and control of fluid turbulence. He is particularly interested in applying dynamical systems theory techniques to develop a better understanding of turbulent flows. His research has been supported by UK's Engineering and Physical Research Council and the USA's Air Force Office of Scientific Research.
He is also Coordinator for Year 1 and 2 of the Aero & Astro Engineering Programme.
- Applications of dynamical systems theory to fluid turbulence
- Flow instability, optimisation and control
- Model order reduction
Current PhD Students
- FEEG1201 An Introduction to Engineering Design (2022/23 - )
- SESA2025 Mechanics of Flight (2021/22 - )
- SESA6083 Data-Driven Fluid Mechanics (2022/23 - )
- FEEG1003 Thermofluids (2015/16 - 2020/21)
- FEEG1001 Design & Computing (2018/19 - 2021/22)
- SESA6073 Powered Lift (2018/19 - 2019/20)
- SESA6067 Flow Control (2016/17 - 2018/19)
- 2023 - now – University of Southampton, Associate Professor
- 2019 - 2023 – University of Southampton, Lecturer
- 2015 - 2018 – University of Southampton, New Frontiers Fellow
- 2013 - 2015 – University of Southampton, EPSRC post-doctoral researcher
- 2010 - 2013 – Politecnico di Torino, PhD candidate
- 2008 - 2009 – Politecnico di Torino, Research Assistant
- 2003 - 2008 – Politecnico di Torino, BSc - MSc