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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Filippo Genco
PhD

Associate Teaching Professor

Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science

Contact information

Energy Systems and Nuclear Science Research Centre (ERC) - Room 4025
North Oshawa
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1G 0C5

905.721.8668 ext. 5444

Filippo.Genco@ontariotechu.ca


Research topics

  • Plasma Material Interactions
  • Magnetic Fusion Applications
  • Radiation damage in materials
  • Advanced numerical methods
  • Renewable Energies and Alternative Technologies
  • Nuclear and electric propulsion
  • Direct energy conversion systems and applications
  • NanoFluids & Nanopatterning applications

Background

Dr. Genco joined the Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science in January 2020 as Associate Teaching Professor. His previous academic experiences have been in Santiago, Chile at Adolfo Ibáñez University in quality of Assistant Professor and Chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department, in Abu Dhabi, capital of UAE and in USA, Indiana at Purdue University. Dr. Genco holds degrees in Mechanical Engineering (B.S & M.S.) from the Polytechnic of Bari, Italy and degrees in Aerospace Engineering (MS) and Nuclear Engineering (MS & PhD) from Purdue University. Dr. Genco is also a member of the American Nuclear Engineering Honor Society Alpha Nu Sigma and winner of the prestigious University of California Institute of Global Conflict and Cooperation Summer fellowship. His expertise is in nuclear energy, advanced numerical methods applied to heat and mass transfer and energy conversion systems. Professor Genco’s research interests include nanostructure formation in materials under extreme conditions, intelligent systems applied to energy problems, power plants hybridizations and engineering education challenges in the 21st century.

Education

  • PhD in Nuclear Engineering Purdue University, School of Nuclear Engineering West Lafayette, IN, USA 2013
  • M.S.N.E. in Nuclear Engineering School of Nuclear Engineering Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA 2012
  • M.S. in Aeronautics & Astronautics School of Aeronautics and Astronautics Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA 2005
  • B.S. & M.S. (Italian Laurea) in Mechanical Engineering Dipartimento di Macchine ed Energetica Politecnico di Bari, DIMEG, Bari, Italy 2002

Research and expertise

  • Adolfo Ibáñez University, Santiago, Chile, Faculty of Engineering & Sciences, 2017 to 2019
  • ALHOSN University, Abu Dhabi, UAE, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department, 2014 to 2017
  • PURDUE University, IN, USA, School of Nuclear Engineering, 2006-2014
  • PURDUE University, IN, USA, Foreign Language Department, 2004-2008
• Genco, Filippo and Hassanein A., (2010) Damage and Lifetime Analysis of Plasma Instabilities on Tokamak’s Plasma Facing Components, oral presentation at the 19th TOFE Conference, Las Vegas, 7-11 November 2010.
• Genco, Filippo and Hassanein A., (2011) Modeling and simulation of the erosion damage in Tokamak devices during plasma instabilities, oral presentation at the International Conference on Plasma /Abstracts IEEE ICOPS, DOI 10.1109/PLASMA.2011.5993082
• Genco, Filippo and Hassanein A., (2011) Modeling of Damage and Lifetime Analysis of Plasma Facing Components during Plasma Instabilities in Tokamaks, Fusion Science & Technology 60(1) 339-343.
• Genco, Filippo and Hassanein A., (2014) Numerical Simulations of Laser Ablated Plumes using Particle-in-Cell (PIC) Methods, Laser and Particle Beams, Vol. 32, Issue 2, pp. 305-310, Cambridge University Press, https://doi.org/10.1017/S0263034614000196
• Genco, Filippo and Hassanein A., (2014) Particle-in-Cell (PIC) Simulations of damage to Tokamaks Plasma Facing Components during Intense Abnormal Power Deposition, Fusion Engineering and Design, Elsevier, Vol. 89, Issue 4, pp. 335-341 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fusengdes.2014.02.057
• Faisal Odeh, Niral Shah, Nick McKenna, Prasoon K. Diwakar, Filippo Genco, Sivanandan Harilal and Ahmed Hassanein, (2013) Effects of Axial and Transverse Magnetic Fields on Laser Produced Plasmas poster presentation at the 2013 40th Annual Analytical Chemistry Meeting/SCIX Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 29th of Septemeber-4th of October. https://www.scixconference.org/index.php/program/archive?p=5242&yearSelect=2013
• Nick McKenna, Niral Shah, Faisal Odeh, Prasoon K. Diwakar, Filippo Genco, Sivanandan Harilal, Syed Hassan and Ahmed Hassanein,(2013) Evolution of Laser Produced Aluminum Plasma in the Presence of a Transverse Magnetic Field, published into the Purdue Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Symposium (MS #1038), http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/surf/2013/presentations/108
• Niral Shah, Nick McKenna, Faisal Odeh, Prasoon K. Diwakar, Filippo Genco, Sivanandan Harilal and Ahmed Hassanein,(2013) Collimation Effects on Magnetically Confined Laser Produced Plasmas, published into the Purdue Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Symposium (MS#1059), http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/surf/2013/presentations/87
• Genco, Filippo and Hassanein A., (2014) Particle-in-Cell (PIC) Methods in predicting materials behavior during high power deposition, Laser and Particle Beams, Vol. 32, Issue 2, pp. 217-232, Cambridge University Press, https://doi.org/10.1017/S026303461400007X
• Jieru Ren, Filippo Genco, Ahmed Hassanein, Peter Spiller, Abel Blazevic, Marton Ady, Claudia V. Meister, Dieter H.H. Hoffmann, Yongtao Zhao (2014) Dynamic vacuum simulation following the target evaporation at plasma physics terminal of FAIR, Abstract presented at Heavy Ion Inertial Fusion Symposium, Institute of Modern Physics in Lanzhou, China (August11-15, 2014) / http://hif20.impcas.ac.cn/HIFAbstract/201410/W020141011576593545265.pdf
• Filippo Genco and Giacinto Genco (2016) Cooling High Heat Flux Fusion Reactors components using Al2O3/water nanofluids, Conference Proceedings at the 9th International Conference on Thermal Engineering: Theory and Applications, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 24-26th of March 2016.
• Filippo Genco and Giacinto Genco (2017) Thermal hydraulic modeling and analysis of fusion reactors plasma facing components using alumina nanofluids, J. Thermal Sci. Eng. Appl. 9(3), 031003, Paper No: TSEA-16-1136; DOI: 10.1115/1.4035924.
• Giacinto Genco and Filippo Genco (2017) Numerical Simulations of Silicon Nanopatterning using modified KURAMOTO -SIVASHINSKY Equation, Conference Proceedings at the 10th International Conference on Thermal Engineering: Theory and Applications, Muscat, Oman, February 26-28th 2017; http://journals.library.ryerson.ca/index.php/ictea/article/view/71
• Mai Ismail, Dana Abulaban, Filippo Genco and Mohammad Alkhedher, (2017) Solution of the Reactor Point Neutron Kinetic Equations with Temperature Feedback Control Using MATLAB-Simulink Toolbox, Conference Proceedings at the 10th International Conference on Thermal Engineering: Theory and Applications, Muscat, Oman, February 26-28th 2017; https://journals.library.ryerson.ca/index.php/ictea/article/view/55
• Filippo Genco and Giacinto Genco (2018) Nuclear Desalination in Chile: a competitive solution, Desalination and Water Treatment, accepted for publication 29th October 2018, Taylor and Francis online.
• George Markou and Filippo Genco, (2018) Seismic Assessment of Small Modular Reactors: NuScale case study for 8.8 Mw Earthquake in Chile, Nuclear Engineering and Design, under review, Elsevier.