I have defended my Ph. D. thesis April 4th, 2011 at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy. My research activity, named "Optimally reduced reaction mechanisms for Internal Combustion Engines running on biofuels" has focused on the need to support multidimensional computer simulations of practical combustion systems with reliable and comprehensive models for reaction kinetics. I have carried out my Ph. D. under the supervision of prof. Giuseppe Cantore and prof. Paolo Tartarini of the University of Modena, and I've been visiting the Engine Research Center of the University of Wisconsin-Madison for a 6-month period in 2010, where I've been working in collaboration with prof. Rolf Reitz and the research group of the ERC computing center.
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F. Perini, "Optimally reduced reaction mechanisms for Internal Combustion Engines running on biofuels", Ph.D. Thesis, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, 2011.