Stefano Brizzolara

Crofton Faculty Fellow
Center for Marine Autonomy and Robotics, Co-director
Kevin T. Crofton Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering



Ph.D., Navel Architecture, University Federico II, Naples, Italy, 2000
B.S. and M.S., Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, University of Genoa, Italy, 1994

Selected Honorifics and Awards

2021  Chair of the SNAME H-11 Committee, CFD for Marine applications.

2020 Crofton Faculty Fellow for excellence in research, Virginia Tech

2018 Calder Prize for best paper on the subject of high speed crafts published in the Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects 

2016 Excellence in Review award from from the IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering

2012 – 2016, Assistant Director for Research, MIT Sea Grant College Program

2015 Mandel’s Prize for Excellence in Hydrofoil Research, as advisor of the winner Luca Bonfiglio, PhD student

2011 Best Paper Award in the Journal of Ships and Offshore Structure: Brizzolara et al., Comparison of experimental and numerical sloshing loads in partially filled tanks,

2011 – 2012, Peabody Visiting Associate Professor, MIT, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Stefano Brizzolara
Dr. Stefano Brizzolara
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