Domenico Bruno

Domenico Bruno was born in Napoli Italy. After completing the studies (1997: Laurea in Physics, 2001: PhD in Chemistry), Dr. Bruno has worked as a researcher for the National Research Council of Italy (CNR).

The scientific production includes about 50 papers in peer reviewed journals; technical reports published by ESA Communications (STR-254, STR-256, STR-259, STR-260) resulting from work performed under ESA GSP programme; a book on transport properties of high temperature reacting gas mixtures published by Springer (ISBN 978-1441981714).
ORCID: 0000-0002-5502-2579

Research interests

  • Monte Carlo methods for the kinetic simulation of reacting gas mixtures and collisional plasmas under non-equilibrium conditions;
  • Kinetic theory of transport processes in reacting/partially ionised gas mixtures;
  • Fluctuations in gases, internal energy exchange collisions and interpretation oflight scattering experiments.

RGD Topics

  • Boltzmann and Related equations
  • DSMC and Related Simulations
  • Gas-Surface Interactions
  • Kinetic and Transport Theory
  • Particle Methods for Flow Simulations
  • Plasma Flows and Processing
  • Radiation and Plasma Flows
  • Reaction and Relaxation Processes
  • Space Vehicle Aerodynamics

Selected publications

  1. A. Panarese, D. Bruno, P. Tolias, S. Ratynskaia, S. Longo, U. de Angelis, Molecular dynamics calculation of the spectral densities of plasma fluctuations, Journal of Plasma Physics 84(3) 905840308 (2018). DOI:10.1017/S0022377818000491.
  2. Ph. Reynier, G. D’Ammando, D. Bruno, Review: Modelling chemical kinetics and convective heating in giant planet entries, Progress in Aerospace Sciences 96 1-22 (2018). DOI: 10.1016/j.paerosci.2017.11.002.
  3. W. Su, D. Bruno, Y. Babou, State-specific modeling of vibrational relaxation and nitric oxide formation in shock-heated air, Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer 32(2) 337-352 (2018). DOI: 10.2514/1.T5271.
  4. D. Bruno, A. Frezzotti, G.P. Ghiroldi, Rayleigh-Brillouin scattering in molecular Oxygen by CT-DSMC simulations, European Journal of Mechanics – B/Fluids 64 8- 16 (2017). DOI: 10.1016/j.euromechflu.2016.12.007
  5. C.M. Coppola, G. Mizzi, D. Bruno, F. Esposito, D. Galli, F. Palla, S. Longo, State- to-state vibrational kinetics of H2 and H2+ in a post-shock cooling gas with primordial composition, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 457 3732-3742 (2016). DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stw198.