Contact Dr Marco Debiasi

Areas of expertise

  • Aircraft Design
  • Flight Physics
  • Gas Turbines & Propulsion
  • Renewable Energy


Marco Debiasi served as a Second Lieutenant of the Aeronautica Militare (Italian Air Force) after which he graduated from the University of Padova with a study on the structural integrity of components subject to fatigue. Subsequently, he obtained a MS (1998) and a PhD (2000) in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of California, Irvine researching the aeroacoustics of high-speed jets. In 2001 he joined the Gas Dynamics and Turbulence Laboratory of the Ohio State University where he directed the experimental activities of a multi-disciplinary group studying the aeroacoustics of cavity flows and the use of real-time feedback control techniques to reduce their noise. In 2006 he moved to the Temasek Laboratories of the National University of Singapore where he served as the head of the Experimental AeroScience Group (EAG) from 2009 to 2017. During this time he led the development of grid fins with improved aerodynamics, aerofoils morphed by piezoelectric actuators, and palm-sized flapping-wing MAVs for autonomous indoor missions. In 2018 Marco Debiasi joined Cranfield University where he conducts research on experimental aerodynamics and flow control.

Current activities

Sensors and actuators for active flow control.

Shape and structural control of aerodynamic components.

Passive and active mitigation of cavity-flow resonance.

Supervision of MSc students.


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Conference Papers