Dr Alessandro Antonini

Dr Alessandro Antonini

Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

School of Engineering (Faculty of Science & Engineering)


PhD degree in civil engineering. University of Bologna

Master’s degree in civil engineering, hydraulics. University of Bologna

Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering - Hydraulics. University of Bologna

Professional membership

Italian's Institution of Civil Engineers (Albo degli Ingegneri)

Member of the Italian Hydraulics Association

Roles on external bodies

Member of Technical Program Committee of International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE, since 2015.

Chairman, Session 130: Ocean technology X: FPSO, FLNG, FSRU, TLP. ISOPE 2016 International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, Rodhes June 26-July 2, 2016.

Referee for:  Ocean Engineering, Flow Measurement and Instrumentation, Energies, Sensorand for Elsevier Publishing Institute.

Teaching interests

Currently teaching:

MARN339, Marine Engineering, Module leader

THER104, Introduction to Thermal Principles, Teaching staff


Other teaching interests:

Fluid dynamics

Design of marine structure 

Marine engineering

Research interests

Offshore and coastal engineering, Design of offshore and coastal structures, Structural dynamics, Extreme analysis, CFD, Wave Energy

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

Co-supervisor of PhD student: EXCESS (EXtreme responses in Coastal Engineering using NewWave on Steep Structures)

Grants & contracts

I am currently Co-Investigator on the STORMLAMP project: STructural behaviour Of Rock Mounted Lighthouses At the Mercy of imPulsive waves, £1M.

Archetti, R., Miquel, A.M.,Bozzi, S., Antonini, A., Passoni, G., 2017. Performance and design optimisation of a heaving point absorber for the exploitation of wave energy in the Italian Seas. Vienna, EGU 2017.

Brownjohn, J., Raby, A., Bassitt, J., Hudson, E., Antonini, A., 2017. Modal testing of offshore rock lighthouses around the British Isles. 10th International Conference on Structural Dynamics. Rome, EURODYN 2017.

Pappas, A., D’Ayala, D., Antonini, A., Brownjohn, J., and Raby, A., 2017. Numerical modelling of Fastnet lighthouse based on experimental dynamic identification. 71st International Conference on Advances in Construction Materials and System. Chennai, ICACMS 2017.

Miquel, A.M., Antonini,A., Archetti, R., Bozzi, S., Lamberti, A. Non-linear modelling of a heaving point absorber: the surge effect. International Journal of Marine Energy, 19, 95-109.

Antonini, A., Archetti, R., Lamberti, A., 2017. Wave simulation for the design of an innovative quay wall: the case of Vlorë Harbour. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 127-142.

Bozzi, S., Giassi, M., MorenoMiquel, A., Antonini, A., Bizzozero,F., Gruosso, G., Archetti, R., Passoni, G, 2017. Wave energy farm design in real wave climates: the Italian offshore. Energy, 122, pp. 378-389.

Antonini, A., Lamberti, A., Archetti, R., Miquel, A.M., 2016. CFD investigations of OXYFLUX device, an innovative wave pump technology for artificial downwelling of surface water, Applied OceanResearch, 61, 16-31.

Govoni, L., Gottardi, G., Antonini, A., Archetti, R., Schweizer,J., 2016. Caisson Foundations for Competitive Offshore wind Farms in Italy. Procedia Engineering,158, 392-397.

Antonini, A., Tedesco, G., Lamberti, A., Archetti, R.,Ciabattoni, S., Piacentini, L., 2016. Innovative Combiwall Quay-Wall with Internal Rubble Mound Chamber: Numerical Tools Supporting Design Activities. The case of Vlora's Harbor. ISOPE2016, 26th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference. Rhodes, Greece.

Paci, A., Gaeta, M.G., Antonini, A., Archetti, R., 2016. 3D-Numerical Analysis of Wave-Floating Structure Interaction with OpenFoam. ISOPE 2016, 26th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference. Rhodes, Greece.

Antonini, A., Lamberti, A., Archetti, R., Miquel, A.M., 2016. Dynamic overset RANS simulation of a wave-drivendevice for the oxygenation of deep layers. Ocean Engineering, 127, 335-348.

Schweizer, J., Antonini,A., Govoni, L., Gottardi, G., Archetti, R., Supino, E., Berretta, C.,Casadei, C., Ozzi, C. Investigating the potential and feasibility of anoffshore wind farm in the Northern Adriatic Sea. Applied Energy 2016, 177,449-463.

Guerrero, M., Antonini, A., Rüther, N., Stokseth, S.,2016. Suspended load monitoring for sustainable hydropower development. River Sedimentation: Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on River Sedimentation(Stuttgart, Germany, 19-22 September, 2016).

Antonini, A., Guerrero, M., Rüther, N., Stokseth, S., 2016. Continuous measurements of suspended sediment loads using dual frequency acoustic Doppler profile signals. Vienna, EGU 2016.

Antonini, A., Lamberti, A., Archetti, R., 2015. Oxyflux, an innovative wave-driven device for the oxygenation of deep layers in coastal areas: a physical investigation. Coastal Engineering 2015, 104; 54-68.

Bressan, L., Antonini, A., Gaeta, M.G., Guerrero, M., Miani, M., Petruzzeli, V.,Samaras, A., 2015. Boulder transport by tsunamis: a laboratory experiment on incipient motion. Vienna, EGU2015.

Lamberti, A., Antonini, A., Ceccarelli, G., 2014. What could happen if the parbuckling of CostaConcordia had failed: analytical and CFD-based investigation of possible generated wave. Proc. of the 34th International Conference on Coastal Engineering,Seoul, ICCE 2014.

Miquel, A.M., Antonini, A., Archetti, R., Bozzi, S.,Passoni, G., 2014. Assessment of the surge effects in a heaving point absorber in the Mediterranean Sea.Proc. of the 33rd Ocean Offshore and Arctic Engineering, San Francisco, OMAE2014.

Antonini, A., 2015. Physical modelling of floating device for the oxygenation of deep layers sea. Studi Costieri, 2015, Italian scientific journal. (in Italian).

Antonini, A., Miquel, A.M., Archetti, R., Bozzi, S., Passoni,G., Gruosso, G., 2013. Hydrodynamic modelling of a linear generator point absorber specifically designed for energy production off the Italian coast. Poster presented to 10thEuropean Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, Aalborg, EWTEC 2013.

Bozzi, S., Miquel, A.M., Scarpa,S., Antonini, A., Archetti, R.,Passoni, G., Gruosso G., 2013. Wave Energy Production in Italian offshore: Preliminary Design of a PointAbsorber with Tubular Linear generator. Proc. of 4th International Conferenceon Clean Electrical Power ICCEP 2013.

Bozzi, S., Miquel, A.M., Antonini, A., Passoni, G., Archetti,R., 2013. Modelling of apoint absorber for energy conversion in Italian Seas, Energies 2013, 6,3033-3051.

Antonini, A., Gaeta, M.G., Lamberti, A., 2012. Wave-induced devices for the oxygenation of deep layer: a physical investigation. Proc. of the 33rd International Conference onCoastal Engineering, Santander, ICCE 2012.

Gaeta, M.G., Antonini, A., Lamberti, A., 2012. Design of a novel wave absorber in a variable slope stream channel. Poster presented to 4th International conference on the application of physical modelling to port and coastal protection, Ghent,CoastLab 2012.