Francesco Giorgio Serchi
Post-Doctoral-Fellow

Phone.: +39 050 883396
Fax: +39 050 883399

About:


Awards:

  • In 2012 my colleagues and I have been awarded a biennial support from the Cassa di Risparmio di Livorno for the Project PoseiDrone.
  • Marie Curie European Reintegration Grant (ERG): in 2010 my CFD-OctoProp Project was selected among the successfull candidates for a 3 year long european funding scheme.
  • Marie Curie Early Stage Training (EST): in 2006 I became the recipient of a Marie Curie Fellowhip within the frame of the COFLUIDS scheme of the CFD Centre of the University of Leeds.

Pubblications:

  • Journals

    1. Tricarico S., Giorgio Serchi F. and Laschi C. (2014), The spontaneous locomotion of the sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus as an example of Correlated Random Walk, submitted to the Journal of the Royal Society Interface.
    2. Giorgio Serchi F., Arienti A. and Laschi C. (2013), Biomimetic Vortex Propulsion: Toward the New Paradigm of Soft Unmanned Underwater Vehicles, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 18: 2, pp. 484-493, DOI: 10.1109/TMECH.2012.2220978.
    3. Giorgio Serchi F., Peakall J., Ingham D.B. and Burns A.D. (2012), A numerical study of the triggering mechanism of a lock-release density current, European Journal of Mechanics-B/Fluids, 33, pp. 25-39.
    4. Giorgio Serchi F., Peakall J., Ingham D.B. and Burns A.D. (2011), A unifying CFD investigation on the river-like to river-reversed secondary circulation in submarine channel bends, Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 116:C6, DOI: 10.1029/2010JC006361.‚Äč
  • Conference Proceedings

    1. Giorgio Serchi F., Arienti A. and Laschi C. (2013), "A soft unamnned underwater vehicle with augmented thrust capability" Proceedings of the MTS/IEEE OCEANS conference, San Diego, CA, USA, September, 21-27, 2103.
    2. Arienti A., Calisti M., Giorgio Serchi F. and Laschi C. (2103), "PoseiDRONE: design of a soft-bodied ROV with crawling, swimming and manipulation ability" Proceedings of the MTS/IEEE OCEANS conference, San Diego, CA, USA, September, 21-27, 2103.
    3. Giorelli M., Giorgio Serchi F. and Laschi C. (2013), "Forward speed control of a pulsed-jet soft-bodied underwater vehicle", Proceedings of the MTS/IEEE OCEANS conference, San Diego, CA, USA, September, 21-27, 2103. 
    4. Giorgio Serchi F., Arienti A. and Laschi C., (2013), "A new breed of bioinspired, vortex-propelled, soft unmanned underwater vehicles", 1st International Workshop on Soft Robotics and Morphological Computation, Monte Verità, Switezerland, July, 14-19, 2013. 
    5. Calisti M., Arienti A., Giorgio Serchi F. and Laschi C., (2013), "Underwater soft robots: a disruptive perspective on underwater robotics?", 1st International Workshop on Soft Robotics and Morphological Computation, Monte Verità, Switezerland, July, 14-19, 2013.
    6. Giorgio Serchi F., Arienti A., Baldoli I. and Laschi C. (2013), "An elastic pulsed-jet thruster for Soft Unmanned Underwater Vehicles", IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Karlsruhe, Germany, May 6-10, 2013.
    7. Giorgio Serchi F., Arienti A. and Laschi C. (2012), "A Biomimetic, Swimming Soft Robot inspired by the Octopus Vulgaris", Biomimetic and Biohibrid systems,7375, pp. 349-351 (presented at Leaving Machines, Barcelona, Spain, July 2012).
    8. Giorgio Serchi F., Peakall J., Ingham D.B. and Burns A.D. (2009), "Controls of flow patterns in sinuous submarine channels: solving the paradox of secondary circulation", 27th International Assocition of Sedimentologists Meeting, Alghero, Italy.
    9. Giorgio Serchi F., Peakall J., Ingham D.B. and Burns A.D. (2009), "A numerical approach to the study of density currents: from the lock-release configuration to sinuous submarine channels", 22nd Scottish Fluid Mechanics Meeting, Oban, UK.
    10. Giorgio Serchi F., Peakall J., Ingham D.B. and Burns A.D. (2008), "Numerical modelling of 3D flow patterns in sinuous submarine channels", British Sedimentology Research Group, Liverpool, UK.
    11. Giorgio Serchi F., Peakall J., Ingham D.B. and Burns A.D. (2008), "Experimentally induced effects on a lock-release density current", European Postgraduate Fluid Dynamics Conference, Keele, UK.
    12. Giorgio Serchi F., Peakall J., Ingham D.B. and Burns A.D. (2008), "Lock-release gravity currents, a CFD investigation", Multiphase Flows Conference and Workshop, Dresden, Germany.
    13. Giorgio Serchi F., Peakall J., Ingham D.B. and Burns A.D. (2007), "How well can we model numerically an experimental gravity current", British Sedimentology Research Group, Birmingham, UK.

Patents:

  1. A. Arienti, F. Giorgio Serchi
    Underwater propeller device with pulsed jets, International patent application WO2013160801 A1, October 2013.
    Dispositivo di propulsione acquatica a getti pulsati, Italian patent application, April 2012.