Marco Ramaioli

Dr Marco Ramaioli


Senior Lecturer

Academic and research departments

Department of Chemical and Process Engineering.

Biography

Biography

Dr. Marco Ramaioli obtained a master in chemical engineering summa cum laude from Politecnico di Milano, Italy, with a dissertation on chromatographic reactors under the supervision of Prof. M. Morbidelli.

During more than eight years, he gained experience as Process Modelling Specialist and Project Manager at Nestlé PTC Orbe, Switzerland, contributing to the development of several novel food processes and to their factory implementation.

In January 2008, he obtained a Science doctorate from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne with a thesis on granular media flow simulations, under the supervision of Prof. T. M. Liebling.

From 2008 to 2014, Dr. Ramaioli held a Project Manager and Senior Research Scientist position at Nestlé Research Center, Switzerland. He contributed to the development of new food products, till their market launch and to advancing the scientific understanding of wetting and dissolution, powder-liquid flows and human swallowing.

Since 2013, he lectures at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and he contributes to the EdX Massive Online Open Course "Mécanique des fluides".

Dr. Ramaioli was appointed Senior Lecturer at the University of Surrey in September 2014.

Research interests

  • Powder and granular media mechanics and heat, mass and momentum transfer with surrounding fluids.​
  • Interfacial flows and capillary phenomena.
  • Flows of complex fluids.
  • Application to food and consumer product design.
  • Application to the design of food and chemical processes.
  • Application to food oral processing.

 

    My publications

    Publications

    Peer reviewed scientific publications

    • M. Marconati, J. Engmann, A. Burbidge, V. Mathieu, I. Souchon, M. Ramaioli, A review of the approaches to predict the ease of swallowing and post-swallow residues, 2018, Under Review.
    • M. Marconati, F. Lopez, C. Tuleu, M. Orlu, M. Ramaioli, In vitro and sensory tests to design easy-to-swallow multi-particulate formulations, 2018, Under Review.
    • D. Sebastia Saez, A. Burbidge, J. Engmann, M. Ramaioli, Modelling the diffusion of xenobiotic compounds in the skin: A review, 2018, Under Review.
    • M. Marconati, S. Raut, A. Burbidge, J. Engmann, M. Ramaioli, An in vitro experiment to simulate how easy pills are to swallow, International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 535, 27-37, 2018 Link.
    • D. Sebastia-Saez, S. Gu, M. Ramaioli, Effect of the contact angle on the morphology, residence time distribution and mass transfer into liquid rivulets: A CFD study, Chemical Engineering Science, 176, 356-366, 2018 Link.
    • C. Piacenza, M. Marconati, C. Hare, A.C. Santomaso, M. Ramaioli, Mixing Grains with Different Elongation in a Rotating Drums, Proc. World Congress of Particle Technology 8, 2018. Link to full text.
    • J. Weickenmeier, M. Jabareen, B. Le Reverend, M. Ramaioli, E. Mazza, Experimental and numerical characterization of the mechanical masseter muscle response during mastication, Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 139,12, 2017 Link.
    • M. Marconati, S. Raut, F. Charkhi, A. Burbidge, J. Engmann, M. Ramaioli, Transient peristaltic transport of grains in a liquid EPJ Web of Conferences, 140, 09009, 2017. Link to full text.
    • A. Jarray, V. Magnanimo, M. Ramaioli, S. Luding, Scaling of wet granular flows in a rotating drum, EPJ Web of Conferences, 140, 03078, 2017. Link to full text.
    • X. Y. Ong, S. E. Taylor, M. Ramaioli, The Effect of Interfacial Properties and Liquid Flow on the Stability of Powder Islands, EPJ Web of Conferences, 140, 09006, 2017. Link to full text.
    • Y. Peng, A. J. Sederman, M. Ramaioli, E. Hughes, L. F. Gladden, M. D. Mantle, 2D ultra-fast MRI of granular dispersion by a liquid jet, EPJ Web of Conferences, 140, 09015, 2017. Link to full text.
    • M. Marconati, S. Raut, F. Charkhi, A. Burbidge, J. Engmann, M. Ramaioli, A model experiment to study swallowing of spherical and elongated particles, EPJ Web of Conferences, 140, 09018, 2017. Link to full text.
    • B. Trottet, M. Ramaioli, J.L. Keddie, Mastering the Coating Thickness obtained Using Liquids with a Yield-Stress, Chemical Engineering Transactions, Engineering Future Food, 2017. Link to full text.
    • X. Y. Ong, S. E. Taylor, M. Ramaioli, Rehydrating Food Powders and Avoiding Lumps: Effect of Powder Properties and Liquid Flow, Chemical Engineering Transactions, Engineering Future Food, 2017. Link to full text.
    • M. Zalzale, M. Ramaioli, K. L. Scrivener and P. J. McDonald, Grey free-energy multi-phase lattice Boltzmann model with effective transport and wetting properties, Physical Review E, 94, 5, 053301, 2016. Link
    • S. Mowlavi, J. Engmann, A. Burbidge, R. Lloyd, P. Hayoun, B. Le Reverend and M. Ramaioli, In vivo observations and in vitro experiments on the oral phase of swallowing of Newtonian and shear-thinning liquids, Journal of Biomechanics, 49, 16, p. 3788-3795, 2016. Link
    • O. I. Imole, D. Krijgsman, T. Weinhart, V. Magnanimo, B. E. Chavez Montes, M. Ramaioli, S. Luding, Experiments and discrete element simulation of the dosing of cohesive powders in a simplified geometry, Powder Technology, 287, p. 108-120, 2016. Link
    • N. Kumar, V. Magnanimo, M. Ramaioli, S. Luding, Tuning the bulk properties of bidisperse granular mixtures by small amount of fines, Powder Technology, 293, p. 94-112, 2015. Link
    • O. I. Imole, M. Paulick, M. Morgeneyer, V. Magnanimo, B. E. Chavez Montes, M. Ramaioli, A. Kwade, S. Luding, Slow stress relaxation behavior of cohesive powders, Powder Technology, 293, p. 82-93, 2015. Link.
    • P. Hayoun, J. Engmann, S. Mowlavi, B. Le Reverend, A. Burbidge, M. Ramaioli, A model experiment to understand the oral phase of swallowing of Newtonian liquids, Journal of Biomechanics, 48, 14, p.3922-3928, 2015. Link.
    • J. Dupas, L. Forny, M. Ramaioli, Powder wettability at a static air-water interface, Volume 448, p. 51-56, JCIS, 2015. Link
    • J. Harting, S. Frijters, M. Ramaioli, M. Robinson, D. E. Wolf, S. Luding, Recent advances in the simulation of particle-laden flows, EPJST, Volume 223, 11, p. 2253-2267, 2014. Link
    • J. Dupas, E. Verneuil, M. Van Landeghem, B. Besson, L. Forny, M. Ramaioli, F. Lequeux and L. Talini, Glass transition accelerates the spreading of polar solvents on a soluble polymer, Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 188302, 2014. Link
    • M. Robinson, M. Ramaioli, S. Luding, Fluid-particle flow simulations and validation using two-way coupled mesoscale SPH-DEM and validation, International Journal of Multiphase Flow, Vol.59, p. 121-134, 2014. Link
    • A. Plana-Fattori, I. C. Trelea, J. F. Le Page, I. Souchon, P. Pollien, S. Ali, M. Ramaioli, E. Pionnier-Pineau, C. Hartmann, and D. Flick, A Novel Approach for Studying the Indoor Dispersion of Aroma through Computational Fluid Dynamics, Flavour Fragr. J., 29, 3, 2014. Link
    • J. Dupas, E. Verneuil, L. Talini, F. Lequeux, M. Ramaioli, and L. Forny, Diffusion and evaporation control the spreading of volatile droplets onto soluble films, Interfacial Phenomena and Heat Transfer, Volume 1, Issue 3, 231-243, 2013. Link
    • J. Dupas, E. Verneuil, M. Ramaioli, L. Forny, L. Talini and F. Lequeux, Dynamic Wetting on a Thin Film of Soluble Polymer: Effects of Nonlinearities in the Sorption Isotherm, Langmuir, 29, 40, 2013. Link
    • M. Robinson, S. Luding, M. Ramaioli, SPH-DEM simulations of grain dispersion by liquid injection, Powder and Grains 2013, AIP Conference Proceedings, 1542, pp. 1122-1125, 2013. Link
    • M. Robinson, S. Luding, M. Ramaioli, Grain sedimentation with SPH-DEM and its validation, Powder and Grains 2013, AIP Conference Proceedings, 1542, pp. 1079-1082, 2013. Link
    • J. Dupas, M. Ramaioli, L. Talini, E. Verneuil, L. Forny F. Lequeux, Spreading of a volatile droplet on a soluble coating: Glass transition effect, Proc. Int. Workshop Wetting and Evaporation: Droplets of Pure and Complex Fluids, 2013.
    • J. Dupas, E. Verneuil, L. Talini, F. Lequeux, M. Ramaioli, L. Forny, Spreading of a volatile droplet on a soluble substrate, Proc. Int. Workshop Wetting and Evaporation: Droplets of Pure and Complex Fluids, 2013.
    • P. S. Raux, H. Cockenpot, M. Ramaioli, D. Quéré and C. Clanet, Wicking in a Powder, Langmuir, 29, 11, 2013. Link
    • M. Tsukahara, S. Mitrović, V. Gajdosik, G. Margaritondo, L. Pournin, M. Ramaioli, D. Sage, Y. Hwu, M. Unser, Th. M. Liebling, Coupled Tomography and Distinct-Element-Method Approach to Exploring the Granular Media Microstructure in a Jamming Hourglass, Physical Review E, 77, 6, 11, 2008. Link
    • M. Ramaioli, L. Pournin and Th. M. Liebling, On the vertical ordering of rods under vertical vibration, Physical Review E, 76, 2, 2007. Link
    • L. Pournin, M. Ramaioli, P. Folly, and Th. M. Liebling, About the influence of friction and polydispersity on the jamming behavior of bead assemblies, European Physical Journal E, 23, 2, 229-235, 2007. Link
    • M. Ramaioli, L. Pournin and Th. M. Liebling, Brazil's nut effect beyond spherical grains: elongation matters!, Proc. of WCPT 5, Orlando, USA, 2006. Link
    • L. Pournin, M. Weber, M. Tsukahara, J.-A. Ferrez, M. Ramaioli and Th. M. Liebling, Three-dimensional distinct element simulation of spherocylinder crystallization, Granular Matter, 7, 2-3, 119-126, 2005. Link
    • M. Ramaioli, L. Pournin and Th. M. Liebling, Numerical and experimental investigation of alignment and segregation of vibrated granular media composed of rods and spheres, Proc. Powders and Grains 2005, II, 1359-1363, R. Garcia-Rojo, H. J. Herrmann and S. McNamara, A.A.Balkema Publishers, 2005.
    • D. Gelosa, M. Ramaioli, G. Valente and M. Morbidelli, Chromatographic Reactors: Esterification of Glycerol with Acetic Acid Using Acidic Polymeric Resins. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 42,536-6544, 2003. Link

    Published patent applications / patents granted

    • B. Le Reverend, A. Burbidge, M. Ramaioli, J. Engmann, Personalized Food For Dysphagia Management, WO2017149056
    • S. F. Popa Nita, J. Engmann, A. Burbidge, M. Ramaioli, Nutritional products to promote safe swallowing for individuals with dysphagia, WO 2016012403 A1
    • C. Filliol, C. Gigandet, S. Jaccard, R. L. Murphy, M. Ramaioli, C. Rey, Powder dispensing canister, WO 2011080124 A8
    • C. Gigandet, M. Ramaioli, R. L. Murphy, C. Rey, C. Filliol, S. Jaccard, Powder dispensing canister, CA2784702 A1
    • C. Gigandet, M. Ramaioli, R. L. Murphy, C. Rey, C. Filliol, S. Jaccard, Powder dispensing canister, EP2485627 B1
    • D. R. Manser, Y. Epars, H. Wyss, F. Doleac, N. J. Bezet, L. Scorrano, S. Lardelli, M. Ramaioli, Portioned system for preparing a nutritional product, US 20120199227 A1
    • D. R. Manser, Y. Epars, H. Wyss, F. Doleac, N. J. Bezet, L. Scorrano, S. Lardelli, M. Ramaioli, Portioned system for preparing a nutritional product, EP 2485627 B1
    • D. R. Manser, Y. Epars, H. Wyss, F. Doleac, N. J. Bezet, L. Scorrano, S. Lardelli, M. Ramaioli, Portioned system for preparing a nutritional product, CN102647929 A