Antonino Ferrante

Associate Professor
Aeronautics & Astronautics


Ferrante joined as Assistant Professor the William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics at the University of Washington in 2009. He was appointed to his current position as Associate Professor in 2015.

In 2004, he received the PhD in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of California, Irvine, where he continued his research as Postdoctoral Scholar until 2007. From 2007 to 2009, he was Postdoctoral Scholar in Aeronautics at the California Institute of Technology (GALCIT).

Ferrante is recipient of the NSF CAREER Award (2011) and Royalty Research Fund Award (2012).

Ferrante's computer visualizations of the spatio-temporal development of coherent structures in a turbulent boundary layer received the Award as Best Video of the Gallery of Fluid Motion (2003) from the American Physical Society, Division of Fluid Dynamics. The results of his research have been presented in over eighty conferences, contractor meetings, and invited talks in U.S., Europe and Asia. His scientific papers are published in premiere refereed journals such as Journal of Fluid MechanicsPhysics of Fluids, and Journal of Computational Physics.

Ferrante's research and teaching interests are in the area of Computational Fluid Mechanics (CFM). His research is mainly focused on single-phase, multi-phase, and multi-species turbulent flows relevant to engineering applications, e.g., internal and external aerodynamics, propulsion, and to natural phenomena. His research group develops numerical methods and algorithms for high-performance computing (HPC) to perform state of the art Direct Numerical Simulations (DNS) and Large Eddy Simulations (LES) of turbulent flows.


  • Ph.D., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UC, Irvine
  • M.S., Aeronautics and Aerospace, von Karman Institute
  • B.S., Aeronautical Engineering, Universita' di Napoli Federico II