Team

Alessandro Gambale, co-founder and CEO of BuildWind SRL
Alessandro Gambale holds a Master's Degree in Aerospace Engineering from “La Sapienza” University, Rome (Italy). From 2005 to 2010 he worked for the “Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics” (Belgium). In 2010 he joined UMONS University (Belgium) to study advanced combustion techniques within a research program of the International Energy Agency. He left UMONS in 2014. Since then, he has been involved in several startup projects and co-founded BuildWind in 2018.
Gabriele Mosca, co-founder and CTO of BuildWind SRL
Gabriele Mosca is a space engineer. He holds a Master’s degree in Space Engineering and a Master for graduate students in Space Transportation System from La Sapienza University (Italy), and a Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences and Technology from UMONS University (Belgium). He gained relevant professional experience in propulsion, combustion and fluid dynamics. His skills include the advanced use of 3D software, coding and process optimization.
Pedro Obando Vega, Senior CFD Engineer
Pedro Obando holds a Master’s degree in Energy Engineering from Politecnico di Milano (Italy) and a Ph.D. in Engineering and Technology from Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium). He specializes in the modeling of complex turbulent flows, combustion phenomena and particle dispersion. His expertise encompasses the development, implementation and validation of customized CFD solutions.
Sampath Kumar Raghunathan Srikumar, CFD Engineer
Sampath Kumar holds a Master's degree from Delft University of Technology, Delft (Netherlands) as an Aerospace Engineer, obtained in October 2019. Specifically he specialized in aerodynamics during his Master's and gained academic experience in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) through projects involving turbulence modelling, multiphase flows. He worked as a research assistant in the wind energy department of TU Delft from June 2020 to April 2021 before joining BuildWind as a CFD Engineer in June 2021.
Amaury Vangottom, Engineer
Amaury Vangottom holds a Master's degree in aeronautical engineering from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). The topic of his master’s thesis is the reduced order modelling for reacting flows using machine learning.

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Alessandro Parente
Alessandro Parente is a professor at ULB University, Aero-Thermo-Mechanics Department (Brussels, Belgium). He holds a Master's Degree and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from University of Pisa (Italy).  His main research interests are in the fields of turbulent combustion, reduced-order models, numerical simulation of the atmospheric boundary layer, validation and uncertainty quantification in computational fluid dynamics. He is author of over 150 scientific papers.
Axel Coussement
Axel Coussement is full-time professor at ULB University (Brussels, Belgium), with research activities in experimental combustion and new energy carriers. He specialized in piston engines at the IFP-School and he earned a Ph.D. in collaboration with the Ecole Centrale Paris-EM2C laboratory and the ULB-ATM department, focusing on direct numerical simulations of reactive real gas flows. He was granted a post-doc fellowship in Aachen to work on numerical simulations of a cam-less H2 fuelled engine in collaboration with BMW. He also spent one year at the EM2C laboratory developing combustion models for rocket engines in a collaborative research project with ESA, CNES and JAXA.
Gabriele Landucci
Gabriele Landucci is currently associate professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Pisa (Italy). He was associate professor of safety at Leiden University (Netherlands). He earned a Ph.D. in Chemical and Material Science Engineering from University of Pisa in 2009. His research and teaching activities focus on industrial safety and risk assessment in the framework of chemical and process industries. He is co-author of more than 120 contributions to international peer-reviewed journals and technical conferences. He is associate editor of the Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries and of the Journal of Integrated Security Science. He is Co-Chair of the Technical Committee in Chemical and Process Industry of ESRA (European Safety and Reliability Association).
Riccardo Longo
Riccardo Longo earned his bachelor’s degree in “Aerospace Engineering” in 2013 at Polytechnic University of Milan - Italy. In 2016, he earned his master’s degree in “Safety and Prevention Engineering in the Process Industry” at Polytechnic University of Milan - Italy. Since 2016 he has been working towards a PhD in Turbulence and Dispersion CFD modelling in joint supervision between the ULB University of Brussels and the Polytechnic University of Milan. He authored a number of scientific articles in prestigious international journals and in 2019 he has been selected as lecturer for the von Karman Institute lecture series "CFD for Atmospheric Flows and Wind Engineering".
Carlo Occhipinti
Carlo Occhipinti is a 3D software specialist. He holds an Architecture degree from University of Genoa, Italy. His interest in city design has led him to work in different urban related fields, from urban planning to flow and network studies. He collaborates with major international architectural firms.

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