Matteo Bernardini is an Associate Professor of Fluid Mechanics at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering of the University of Rome “La Sapienza”.  He received his Ph.D degree in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from the same university in 2010.  His research interests include DNS/LES of compressible turbulent flows, high-Reynolds number turbulent boundary layers, shock-wave/boundary-layer interactions, computational aeroacoustics, roughness-induced transition, solid rocket motors, high-performance computing. In 2014 he has been the recipient of a prestigious grant in the framework of the SIR project, a program funded by the Italian Ministry of Education to support the scientific independence of young researchers.  He is the author of 50 publications in international peer-reviewed journals.