- Aerotermodinámica hipersónica
- Decaimiento orbital
- Licenciado en Física, Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCar-2007)
- Magíster en Ingeniería y Tecnología Aeroespacial, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE-2010)
- Doctorado en Ingeniería Mecánica y Aeroespacial, University of Strathclyde (UK-2014).
- Post-doctorado en Aerodinámica de Alta Velocidad, Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (ITA, 2015-2019)
Rodrigo Cassineli Palharini graduated in Physics at the Universidade Federal de São Carlos (2007). He obtained an MSc degree in Aerospace Engineering at the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) in 2010 and PhD in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Strathclyde in 2014. After completing the PhD, he was appointed as Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Aeronautics Institute of Technology (ITA) in 2015 and lecturer at the postgraduate program in Aerospace Sciences (PG-CTE) in 2016. Currently, he is a Lecturer in Fluid Mechanics at the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María (USM), Campus San Joaquín, metropolitan region of Santiago, Chile. Dr. Palharini has been working in the field of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and his research interests are focused on computational fluid dynamics, mainly in hypersonic aerothermodynamics, reactive gas flows, microsatellites, and orbital decay. He was awarded prestigious research grants such as FONDECYT, NVIDIA Grant Program, Newton Fund, and FAPESP. The results obtained through the financial support of these institutions have been essential for the development of advanced open-source CFD and DSMC codes and for the publication of the results in high impact scientific journals such as Aerospace Science and Technology, AIAA Journal, Spacecraft and Rockets, Aerospace Journal, and Computers & Fluids.