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Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics


  • 2020 - date : Postdoctoral Research Associate, DAMTP, University of Cambridge
  • 2016 - 2019: PhD Fluid Mechanics, Queen Mary University of London (UK)
  • 2012 - 2015: MSc Mechanical Engineering, Polytechnic University of Bari (Italy)
  • 2013 - 2014: MRes Fluid Mechanics, ENSAM ParisTech (France)
  • 2009 - 2012: BSc Mechanical Engineering, Polytechnic University of Bari (Italy)



Francesco is a member of the Fluid Mechanics research group and works in the G.K. Batchelor Laboratory. His current research focuses on the decontamination of porous and absorbent materials. He is mainly interested in providing mathematical models of cleaning, removal and neutralisation processes of unwanted chemical/pathogenic agents.


Decontamination of porous surfaces: high peclet number surface-washing flow over a wet porous substrate in the presence of a passive tracer
FP Conto, E Butler, M Etzold, J Landel, S Dalziel
Shape of a recoiling liquid filament
FP Contò, JF Marín, A Antkowiak, JR Castrejón-Pita, L Gordillo
– Scientific reports
A fate-alternating transitional regime in contracting liquid filaments
F Wang, FP Contò, N Naz, JR Castrejón-Pita, AA Castrejón-Pita, CG Bailey, W Wang, JJ Feng, Y Sui
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics

Research Group

Fluid Mechanics