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At the end of 1982, a small number of colleagues involved in heat transfer research feels the need for an association devoted to advanced studies both in foundation and application in this field. At the initiative of professor E. Lorenzini, the association was initially named ATA, acronym for “Associazione Termotecnica Avanzata”, and held its first congress in 1983, in Trieste. It was really a good success, thus in December 1983 a meeting fixed both the official birth of the new association and changed its name from ATA to UIT, i.e. the “Italian Union of Thermal-Fluid Dynamics”. So, the next Conference, in June 1984, was the first under the name UIT.

UIT has the fundamental aim to contribute to the progress of the Italian research and application of thermal-fluid dynamics, by promoting and enhancing the scientific, professional and social values among its members, also in an international dimension, as well as the formation of new generations of young scientists towards the research work in the field of thermal sciences, heat transfer and their applications. UIT promotes diversity in research and professional activities without regard to race, religion, gender, disability, age, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.

2023 – 2025 Steering Committee

President: Sara Rainieri – Università degli Studi di Parma

Vice-President: Pietro Asinari – Politecnico di Torino

Secretary: Dario Ambrosini – Università degli Studi dell’Aquila

Nicola Bianco – Università degli Studi di Napoli “Federico II”
Mariarosa Giardina – Università degli Studi di Palermo
Gian Luca Morini – Università degli Studi di Bologna
Alfonso Niro – Politecnico di Milano

UIT Hall of Fame

UIT Past Presidents
Enrico Lorenzini
Sergio Faggiani †
Claudio Pisoni †
Gian Piero Celata
Vincenzo Naso
Alfonso Niro

UIT Past Secretaries
Sandro Salvigni
Piero Vigni †
Gian Piero Celata
Paolo Di Marco
Sara Rainieri
Davide Del Col

Honorary Members
Arthur E. Bergles †
Michael W. Collins †
Marino Di Marzo
Frank P. Incropera
Antonio C. M. Sousa

Distinguished Members
Gaetano Alfano †
Vittorio Betta †
Gian Piero Celata
Maurizio Cumo
Giovanni Del Tin
Giovanni De Comelli
Sergio Faggiani †
Enrico Lorenzini
Elio Oliveri †
Claudio Pisoni †
Sandro Salvigni
Giorgio Sotgia

UIT at a glance

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