# Staff Profile

## Dr Luca Galantucci

### Lecturer in Applied Mathematics

- Email: luca.galantucci@ncl.ac.uk
- Telephone: 0191 208 2684
- Address: School of Mathematics, Statistics & Physics

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**Dr. Luca Galantucci is a Lecturer in Applied Mathematics**

**Areas of Expertise**

**Quantum Fluids**

**Superfluidity**

**Atomic Physics**

**Turbulence**

**Academic Background**

#### 01.02.2021 - :

Lecturer in Applied Mathematics, School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics, Newcastle University (UK).

#### 01.10.2017 - 28.02.2021:

Post Doc Research Associate at the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics, Newcastle University (UK).#### 01.02.2017 - 30.09.2017:

Visiting Researcher at the School of Mathematics and Statistics, Newcastle University (UK).#### 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2016:

Marie-Curie Fellow in quantum turbulence at the School of Mathematics and Statistics, Newcastle University (UK). The position is fully supported by a Marie–Curie COFUND fellowship (EU FP7).#### 01.05.2014 - 31.10.2014:

Post Doc Research Assistant in continuum mechanics at the International Research Centre on Mathematics and Mechanics of Complex Systems (MeMoCS), Università degli Studi dell’Aquila (Italy), under the supervision of Prof. F. Dell’Isola.#### 01.10.2013 - :

Scientific collaboration with Swiss Sailing Team on Streamviewer project consisting in analysing wind and tidal streams measurements.#### 16.05.2011 - 15.09.2013:

Post Doc Research Assistant in solid mechanics at Politecnico di Milano (Italy), Department of Structural Mechanics, under the supervision of Dr. R. Fedele.#### 25.02.2011:

Ph.D. Degree in Mathematical Engineering, Curriculum Physics (with merit). Title of thesis: "Superfluid flows in wall-bounded geometries";#### 15.02.2007:

Master Degree in Physics, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milano, Italy, with grade of 110/110 cum laude. Title of thesis: "Passive scalar dissipation field in wall-bounded turbulence";#### 17.12.2004:

Bachelor Degree in Physics, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milano, Italy, with grade of 110/110. Title of thesis: "Conformal mappings in fluid dynamics: calculation of lift force on airfoils".

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**Research topics**

My research spans across quantum fluid dynamics, in particular quantum turbulence in superfluid helium-4 and Bose-Einstein Condensates, classical fluid dynamics, with a focus on wall-bounded turbulence, and solid mechanics, with emphasis on fracture and damage phenomena. Currently, I am very interested in studying the similarities and the differences between classical and quantum turbulence and the characteristics of vortex dynamics and interactions in experimentally accessible Bose-Einstein Condensates.

**Journal Articles**

• Middleton-Spencer, H. et al., Characterising arbitrary dark solitons in trapped one-dimensional Bose-

Einstein condensates, (2021), in press Eur. Phys. Lett.

• Galantucci, L. et al., Classical and quantum vortex leapfrogging in two-dimensional channels,

J. Fluid Mech., 912, A9 (2021)

• Xhani, K. et al., Dynamical Phase Diagram of Ultracold Josephson Junctions,

New J. Phys 22, 123006 (2020)

• Keepfer, N. et al., Spin-up of a superfluid vortex lattice driven by rough boundaries,

Phys. Rev. B 102, 144520 (2020)

• Galantucci, L. et al., A new self-consistent approach of quantum turbulence in superfluid helium,

Eur. Phys. J. Plus 135, 547 (2020)

• Garcia-Orozco, A. D. et al., Intra-scales energy transfer during the evolution of turbulence in a trapped

Bose-Einstein condensate, Eur. Phys. Lett. 130, 46001 (2020)

• Xhani, K. et al., Critical transport and vortex dynamics in a thin atomic Josephson junction,

Phys. Rev. Lett. 124, 045301 (2020)

• Galantucci, L. et al., The two-fluid extended model of superfluid helium, Atti Accad. Pelorit. Pericol.

Cl. Sci. Fis. Mat. Nat. 97, No. S2, A4 (2019)

• Sciacca, M. et al., Thermodynamics of computation and linear stability limits of superfluid refrigeration

of a model computing array, Z. Angew. Math. Phys. 70, 121 (2019).

• Galantucci, L. et al., Crossover from interaction to driven regimes in quantum vortex reconnections,

Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. (PNAS) 116, 12204 (2019)

• Jou, D. et al., Refrigeration bound of heat-producing cylinders by superfluid helium, Atti Accad. Pelorit.

Pericol. Cl. Sci. Fis. Mat. Nat. 97, A12 (2019)

• Bland, T. et al., Quantum Ferrofluid Turbulence, Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 174501 (2018)

• Serafini, S. et al., Vortex reconnections and rebounds in trapped atomic Bose–Einstein condensates,

Phys. Rev. X 7, 021031 (2017)

• Galantucci, L. et al., Large-scale normal fluid circulation in helium superflows,

Phys. Rev. B 95, 014509 (2017)

• Jou, D. et al., Refrigeration of an Array of Cylindrical Nanosystems by Flowing Superfluid Helium,

J. Low Temp. Phys. 187, 602 (2017)

• Sciacca, M. et al., Refrigeration of an array of cylindrical nanosystems by superfluid helium counterflow,

Int. J. Heat Mass Tran. 104, 584 (2017)

• Cidrim, A. et al., Controlled polarization of two-dimensional quantum turbulence in atomic Bose-Einstein

condensates, Phys. Rev. A 93, 033651 (2016)

• Sciacca, M., Galantucci L., Effective thermal conductivity of superfluid helium: laminar, turbulent and

ballistic regimes, Communications in Applied and Industrial Mathematics 7, 111 (2016)

• Abd-alla, A. et al., Wave reflection at a free interface in an anisotropic pyroelectric medium with non-

classical thermoelasticity, Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics 28, 67 (2016)

• Galantucci, L. et al., Coupled normal fluid and superfluid profiles of turbulent helium II in channels,

Phys. Rev. B 92, 174530 (2015)

• Giorgio, I. et al., Piezo-electromechanical smart materials with distributed arrays of piezoelectric trans-

ducers: current and upcoming applications, Int. J. Appl. Electrom. 47, pp. 1051-1084 (2015)

• Fedele, R. et al., Characterization of innovative CFC/Cu joints by full-field measurements and finite

elements, Mat. Sci. Eng. A 595, 306 (2014)

• Galantucci, L. et al., Non-classical Velocity Statistics in Counterflow Quantum Turbulence, Acta Appl.

Math. 132, pp. 273-281 (2014)

• Fedele, R. et al., Global 2D digital image correlation for motion estimation in a finite element frame-

work: a variational formulation and a regularized, pyramidal, multi-grid implementation, Int. J. Numer.

Meth. Eng. 96, pp. 739-762 (2013)

2• Fedele, R. et al., A Regularized, Pyramidal Multi-grid Approach to Global 3D-Volume Digital Image

Correlation Based on X-ray Micro-tomography, Fundmenta Informaticae 125, 361 (2013)

• Galantucci, L., Sciacca, M., Turbulent Superfluid Profiles and Vortex Density Waves in a Counterflow

Channel, Acta Applicandae Mathematicae 122, 407 (2012)

• Galantucci, L. et al., Turbulent superfluid profiles in a counterflow channel, J. Low Temp. Phys. 162,

pp. 354-360 (2011)

• Galantucci, L. et al., Very fine near-wall structures in turbulent scalar mixing, Int. J. Heat Fluid Fl. 31,

pp. 499-506 (2010)

**Conference Talks**

#### • Quantum Fluids Webinar Series, February 2021

#### • European Turbulence Conference, September 2019, Torino (Italy)

• Vortex Dynamics, Turbulence and Related Phenomena in Quantum Fluids, June 2019, Natal, Brazil (INVITED)

• Quantum Turbulence: Cold Atoms, Heavy Ions, and Neutron Stars, March 2019, Seattle, USA (INVITED)

• HPC & Quantum Conference 2019, February 2019, London, UK (INVITED)

#### • Phonon Hydrodynamics in solids and superfluids, January 2018, Palermo, Italy (INVITED)

• Wave Turbulence in Nonlinear Optics and BECs, December 2017, Birmingham (UK) (INVITED)

#### • Universal aspects of quantum turbulence, October 2017, Nice, France (INVITED)

#### • European Turbulence Conference, August 2017, Stockholm, Sweden

#### • IUTAM Symposium on Dynamics and Topology of Vorticity and Vortices, June 2017, Marseille, France

#### • Quantum Turbulence Workshop, April 2017, Tallahassee, FL (USA) (INVITED)

#### • APS - Division Fluid Dynamics, November 2016, Portland, OR (USA)

#### • JQC Symposium and MACRO Conference, September 2016, Newcastle (INVITED)

#### • Quantum Gases and quantum coherence, September 2016, Salerno (Italy)

#### • UK Fluids Conference, September 2016, London

#### • Quantum Fluids and Solids 2016 (QFS 2016), August 2016, Prague (Czech Republic)

#### • IUTAM Symposium on Helicity Structures and Singularity in Fluid and Plasma Dynamics, April 2016, Venezia (Italy)

#### • EuHIT Cryogenic Turbulence Workshop, October 2015, Grenoble (France)

#### • Workshop on Interpretation of Measurements in superfluid Helium 4, September 2015, CEA - Saclay (Paris, France)

#### • QFS 2015, August 2015, Niagara Falls (USA)

#### • Non-equilibrium quantum dynamics in low dimensions, July 2015, Durham

#### • 8th International Symposium on Image and Signal Processing, September 2013, Trieste (Italy)

#### • QFS 2012, August 2012, Lancaster

#### • QFS 2010, August 2010, Grenoble (France)

#### • Workshop on Quantum Turbulence, August 2010, Grenoble (France)

**Invited Seminars and Research Visits**

• Sapienza, Università di Roma, 25 February 2021

• INO-CNR BEC Center, Trento, 15 October 2018.

• University of East Anglia, Norwich, 30 January 2017.

• INO-CNR BEC Center in Trento (Italy), 16 December 2015.

• One week as Visiting Researcher at Università di Palermo, hosted by Dr. M. Sciacca for research collaboration on Quantum Turbulence 1-7 July 2013.

**Grants**

• 2018: International Exchanges 2018, Royal Society Grant. Project title: A self-consistent model of

quantum turbulence in superfluid Helium. Duration: 24 months. Funding:11,445 GB £.

• 2017: EPSRC Standard Grant in collaboration with Prof. Carlo F. Barenghi and Dr. N. Parker. Project

title: Quantum vortex reconnections in trapped Bose-Einstein condensates. Duration: 36 months.

• 2015: Young Researchers 2015 Grant issued by Italian National Group of Mathematical Physics

(GNFM), 2000 Euros, in collaboration with Prof. M. Sciacca and Dr. Lidia Saluto. Project title: Theo-

retical and numerical studies on turbulent superfluid helium in plane counterflow channels

• 2014: Two–year Marie–Curie Fellowship grant (EU FP7 scheme) issued by the Fonds National de la

Recherche, Luxembourg. Project title: Quantum Turbulence in Helium II Counterflow Channels

• 2013: Young Researchers 2013 Grant issued by Italian National Group of Mathematical Physics

(GNFM), 2000 Euros, in collaboration with Prof. M. Sciacca and Dr. Gargano. Project title: Statistical features of quantum turbulent flows in Helium counterflow channels.

• 2012: Young Researchers 2012 Grant issued by Italian National Group of Mathematical Physics

(GNFM), 2000 Euros, in collaboration with Prof. M. Sciacca. Project title: Study of turbulent flows

**International Collaborations**

#### • Prof. Gabriele Ferrari, BEC Centre, Trento (quantum vortex interactions in Bose-Einstein Condensates)

• Dr. Giacomo Roati, LENS, Florence (quantum vortex dynamics in Bose-Einstein Condensates)

• Prof. Vanderlei Bagnato, Sao Paulo (energy cascades in quantum turbulence in Bose-Einstein Condensates)

• Dr. Giorgio Krstulovic, CNRS Nice (quantum turbulence in superfluid helium)

• Prof. Michele Sciacca, Palermo (quantum turbulence in superfluid helium and extended thermodynamics)

• 2016/17 Newcastle University, Business Management School, Year 1, Tutor of course MAS 1403, Quantitative Methods for Business Management

• 2017/18 Newcastle University, School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics, Year 2, Lecturer of course MAS 2603, Group Project

- Xhani K, Neri E, Galantucci L, Scazza F, Burchianti A, Lee KL, Barenghi CF, Trombettoni A, Inguscio M, Zaccanti M, Roati G, Proukakis NP. Critical transport and vortex dynamics in a thin atomic Josephson junction.
*Physical Review Letters*2020,**124**(4), 045301. - Garcia-Orozco AD, Madeira L, Galantucci L, Barenghi CF, Bagnato VS. Intra-scales energy transfer during the evolution of turbulence in a trapped Bose-Einstein condensate.
*Europhysics Letters*2020,**130**, 46001. - Galantucci L, Baggaley AW, Parker NG, Barenghi CF. Crossover from interaction to driven regimes in quantum vortex reconnections.
*Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America*2019,**116**(25), 12204-12211. - Bland T, Stagg GW, Galantucci L, Baggaley AW, Parker NG. Quantum Ferrofluid Turbulence.
*Physical Review Letters*2018,**121**, 174501.