From 2016 Full Professor in Fluid Dynamics at the University of Bologna
From 2003 Guest Professor at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
2001 - 2016 Associate Professor in Aerodynamics at the University of Bologna
1995-2001 Assistant Professor in Fluid Dynamics at the Department of Aerospace Engineering of the Universityof Pisa.
1995 Post-Doctorate at the University of Pisa
1994 Philosophy Doctor in Aerospace Engineering at Politecnico of Milano.
1993 Visiting researcher at the University of Houston (USA).
1990 Degree in Aeronautical Engineering (cum laude) at the University of Pisa.
1990 Graduated Professional Engineer at the Università di Pisa
Direction of Research Institution
From 2013 to 2019 – Director of the Interdepartmental Centre for Industrial Research in Aerospace Engineering - CIRI Aeronautics - University of Bologna
Dal 2005 Coordinator of the Centre CICLOPE (Centre for International Cooperation in Long Pipe Experiments) in Predappio (www.ciclope.unibo.it) where a large international laboratory for the study of high Reynolds number turbulence is installed.
Since 2001, he has been responsible of the Applied Aerodynamics Laboratory of the University of Bologna.
His research interests concern aerodynamics, fluid mechanics and measurement techniques. His main research areas include: development and application of new measurement techniques, analysis of turbulent and transitional flows in open and close environments. More recently he focused his activity on the study and development of new methodologies for transition control and friction drag reduction.
He cooperated with different foreign laboratories: EPFL in Lausanne, University of Houston. Presently he is cooperating with the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (KTH).
He is author of more than 130 papers published in journals and conferences proceedings.
From 2020: Coordinator of the Ph.D. Program in Aerospace Science and Technology of the University of Bologna
From 2001: - Lecturer of Courses in Aerodynamics in the Bachelor and Master Degrees in Aerospace Engineering of the University of Bologna
From 2005 al 2018 Lecturer at the Master in Vehicle Engineering at the University of Modena
From 2010 Lecturer at the Collegio Superiore Universitario of the Università di Bologna
2010 - Lecturer at NORDITA (Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics) FLOW Spring School on Turbulent Boundary Layers
From 2010 to 2018- Responsible of the curriculum in Design and methods of the Industrial Engineering and Aerospace Sciences of the Doctorate Program in Mechanics and Advanced Engineering Sciences.
Further teaching activities and support for the students
Tutor and co-tutor of more than 140 thesis at University of Pisa, University of Bologna, University of Modena and Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.
Advisor of 8 Ph.D. students at the University of Bologna, University of Pisa and Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm
Opponent of Ph.d. thesis at:
Royal Institute of Technology
University of Pisa
Lund Institute of Technology
Politecnico di Torino
University of Cottbus
University of Southhampton
Research and Teaching Assignments (fellowship) at qualified Universities or Research Institutions abroad
From 2003 is Guest Professor KTH Royal Institute of Technology - Course SG2211 – Vehicle Aerodynamics - 6 credits
From 1995 to 1997 fellowship at the Ecole Politechnique of Lausanne (CH)
Other Istitutional Activities
From 2015 Member of the Board of the Department of Industrial Engineering of the University of Bologna
2010-2013 Chair of the Operative Unit “Fluid Dyanmics” of the Interdepartmental Centre for Industrial Research in Aerospace Engineering - CIRI Aeronautics - University of Bologna
2001-2010 Responsible of the International Exchange Program for the School of Engineering.
2001-2010 Member of the Board of the Second Faculty of Engineering of the University of Bologna
2001-2019 Member of the Board of the Forli’ CAMPUS of the University of Bologna
Awards and recognitions
2011 - XXII premio “Ing. Giuseppe Pedriali” dedicated to researchers that with scientific publication, patents or any type of activity have proved to contribute significantly to the progress of science in the fields of physics, chemistry, and electricity applied to improve the Italian industrial production.
2016 – Honorary Citizenship Comune di Predappio - In recognition of the scientific activity and the realization of the laboratory CICLoPE at the "Former Industrie Caproni"
Organization of International Conferences
2005 Design for performances – Eventorganized in the “Settimana Italia” together with theRoyal Institute of Technology and the Italian Embassy in Stockholm
2005 First Mini-symposium in CICLoPE, Bertinoro, Italy, September
2006 Mini-symposium in vehicle aerodynamics, EFMC6, Stockholm, June
2007 Second Mini-symposium in CICLoPE, Bertinoro, Italy, October
2008 Third Conference in Interdisciplinary Turbulence Initiative iTi, Bertinoro, Italy, October
2010 Forth Conference in Interdisciplinary Turbulence Initiative iTi, Bertinoro, Italy, September
2012 Fifth Conference in Interdisciplinary Turbulence Initiative iTi, Bertinoro, Italy, September
2014 Sixth Conference in Interdisciplinary Turbulence Initiative iTi, Bertinoro, Italy, September
2016 Seventh Conference in Interdisciplinary Turbulence Initiative iTi, Bertinoro, Italy, September
2018 Eight Conference in Interdisciplinary Turbulence Initiative iTi, Bertinoro, Italy, September
Participation to Editorial Boards and Scientific Committee
From 2016 Associate Editor of Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, Elsevier.
From 2008 Editor of the Series “Springer-Progress in Turbulence” ISBN 978-3-642-02224-1.
Reviewer of the most important journal of the scientific sector
Patent: CALLEGARI S.; ZAGNONI M.; GOLFARELLI A.; TALAMELLI A. Device and Methodology for the estimate of the parameters characterizing the relative motion of a body in a fluid. BO2004A000647.
Patent: M. ZAGNONI, S. CALLEGARI, A. GOLFARELLI, A. TALAMELLI. System for the detection of differential pressures on sail surfaces . BO2005A000277
Patent: V. SEDLAK, A. TALAMELLI, A. ROSSETTI, H. ALFREDSSON. Aerodynamic device for motorcycle use. TO2013A000791
Triathlete. IRONMAN Kalmar (Sweden) in 2016 and Cervia (Italy) in 2017 and 2019