I am a passionate scientist with aptitudes for leadership and management. My vision of research is a business oriented one that aims at providing tangible solutions for a sustainable future.
I currently help UK and European companies to conceive new business areas and technologies that will be able to tackle the market needs in the short-term future based on the innovation paths outlined by nowadays research perspectives. In these activities, I work in teams composed of industrial specialists, other technical consultants and managers of several divisions such as R&D, product, and business development.
Moreover, in my hands-on research duties, I lead a small team of engineers and technicians and I assist the Director of Research Centre in the management of UK and EU projects.
Research team leader and project manager for the development of energy conversion systems for industrial heat recovery in UK and EU funded projects.
Newest selected publications
Bianchi, G., tassou, S. and jouhara, H. (2018) 'Numerical modelling of a two-phase twin-screw expander for Trilateral Flash Cycle applications'. International Journal of Refrigeration, 88. pp. 248 - 259. ISSN: 0140-7007 Open Access Link
Marchionni, M., Bianchi, G. and Tassou, S. (2018) 'Techno-economic assessment of Joule-Brayton cycle architectures for heat to power conversion from high-grade heat sources using CO2 in the supercritical state'. Energy, 148. pp. 1140 - 1152. ISSN: 0360-5442 Open Access Link
Bianchi, G., McGinty, R., Oliver, D., Brightman, D., Zaher, O., Tassou, SA., (2017) 'Development and analysis of a packaged Trilateral Flash Cycle system for low grade heat to power conversion applications'. Thermal Science and Engineering Progress, 4. pp. 113 - 121. ISSN: 2451-9049 Open Access Linket al.
Bianchi, G., Rane, S., Kovacevic, A., Cipollone, R., Murgia, S. and Contaldi, G. (2017) 'Numerical CFD simulations on a small-scale ORC expander using a customized grid generation methodology'.IV International Seminar on ORC Power Systems. Politecnico Milano Bovisa Campus, MILANO, ITALY. 14 - 15 September. Elsevier BV. pp. 843 - 850. ISSN: 1876-6102 Open Access Link
Marchionni, M., Bianchi, G., Karvountzis, A., Pesiridis, A. and Tassou, SA. (2017) 'Dynamic modeling and optimization of an ORC unit equipped with plate heat exchangers and turbomachines'.4th International Seminar on ORC Power Systems (ORC). Politecnico Milano Bovisa Campus, MILANO, ITALY. 14 - 15 September. Elsevier BV. pp. 224 - 231. ISSN: 1876-6102 Open Access Link