Giulia Ghezzi

B(Eng), MSc, AssocRINA 

Hallo! I am Giulia Ghezzi, born in Milan in 1988. My passion for sailing brought me to Southampton, were I graduated in Yacht and Powercraft Design at the Southampton Solent University with the Thesis "Preliminary Design of a Very Slender High Speed Craft". The wish to overcome the limitations of the towing tank persuaded me to specialize in Computation Fluid Dynamics at the Cranfield University.

After the Master Degree I moved to Munich, where I am working since then at the BMW Group AG in the Aerodynamic Department, currently developing the new X7 both via simulation and wind tunnel testings. I have been earlier involved in projects such as the i8 and i8 Roadster, in other early phase projects and series development.

To get closer again to the marine industry I attended a course in Interior Yacht Design at the Italian Design Institute followed by a Rhino Level II Certification in modelling. These were the ingredients which lead me to start working as a freelancer CFD Engineer and Yacht Designer, with the goal of applying my creativity and fluid dynamic knowledge in the marine industry.

Work experience



Responsible thermal CFD Simulations for the compact class
Responsible tool development: Multi-objective design-function optimization


MSc in Computational Fluid Dynamics

Cranfield University, Bedfordshire, UK

B(Eng) in Yacht and Powercraft Design

Southampton Solent University, Hampshire, UK


Interior Yacht Design

Italian Design Institute, Saubadia, Italy