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     Date Submitted:24-02-2015
     Last Modified:03-03-2015 (02:32)
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     Current job:Research Assistant
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     Keywordsthermo-fluid science, optical sensors, mechanical and aerospace engineer


    Looking for a full time position in the mechanical or aeronautical engineering field where I can use the skills I have learned during my past studies and experiences. 


    Ph.D candidate, Mechanical Engineering, Southern Methodist University                           GPA 3.73/4       expected 2015 

    • Major in thermo-fluid dynamics
    • Dissertation tittle: Remote temperature and pressure sensing based on the

        morphology dependent resonance

    2° level degree, Aerospace Engineering, Università degli Studi di Palermo                         GPA 3.86/4                        2011

    • Dissertation tittle: An optical pressure sensor based on the whispering 

        gallery mode phenomenon

    1° level degree , Aerospace Engineering, Università degli Studi di Palermo                        GPA 3.46/4                        2009

    • Dissertation tittle: Forced vibration of a magneto-electro-elastic beam  


    • Thermal-fluid science: Convection heat transfer, Gas Dynamics and jet propulsion design, Fluid Dynamics, Viscous flow  theory, Aerodynamics, Aircraft aerodynamics
    • Mechanical science: Solid mechanics, Strength of materials & structural mechanics, Aerospace materials, Vibrations, Structure dynamics, Aerospace constructions
    • Design and Dynamic systems and controls: Fundamental of control theory, Fundamental of applied mechanics, Flight mechanics, Flight dynamics, Aircraft project
    • Others: Rocket propulsion, Aircraft engines, Health structure monitoring, Electrotechnics and principle of electronic 


    Research Assistant, Microsystems lab, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX                                Aug 2012-Present

    • design and performing scientific experiments
    • undergraduate and high school students mentor
    • lab. equipment comparative evaluation and purchase orders
    • occasional grading students homework and tests

    Research Assistant, Microsensor lab., Southern Methodist University , Dallas, TX                              Jan 2012-May 2012

    • performing scientific experiments 

    Intern, Erre Group, Palermo, Italy                                                                                                            Oct 2011-Nov 2011

    • photovoltaic plans 

    Visiting student, Microsensor lab., Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX                                      Jan 2011-May 2011

    • conducting experiments for completing the master thesis 

    Private teacher                                                                                                                                        Jan 2009-Dec 2010

    • Calculus
    • Physics

    Intern, Geolab s.r.l, Carini, Italy                                                                                                                Feb 2008-Jun 2008

    • working on destructive controls for steels and concrete
    • preparing reports about test results 


    Fluid Mechanics, Optical Sensors, Lasers, Heat transfer, Structure and materials,  Polymers and hydrogels, Microsoft Office, Mathematica, Matlab, COMSOL, Labview, Program language C, CFD fluent and gambit, Solidworks 


    Adaptability, Leading teams, Multi-tasking, Researching, Problem solving, Cooperative, Motivated, Versatile 


    • Italian, English,  Spanish  (Basic) 


    • Dean’s Departmental Award, SMU, Research day 2014 


    • Tindaro Ioppolo and Maurizio Manzo, “Dome shaper micro-laser encapsulated in a flexible film”, Laser physics, Oct 2014.
    • Tindaro Ioppolo and Maurizio Manzo, “Dome shaped whispering gallery mode laser for remote wall temperature sensing”, Applied optics, Jul 2014.
    • Maurizio Manzo, Tindaro Ioppolo, “Micro-scale Untethered Sensor for Temperature Measurements”, 52nd Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Jan 2014.
    • Maurizio Manzo, Tindaro Ioppolo, “Analysis of an Untethered Micro-Photonic Wall Pressure Sensor”, 52nd Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Jan 2014.
    • Tindaro Ioppolo, Maurizio Manzo, Paul Krueger, “A novel polymeric sheet with embedded micro optical resonant cavities for wall pressure measurements”, 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Jan 2013.
    • Tindaro Ioppolo, Maurizio Manzo, Paul Krueger, “Performance of an untethered micro-optical pressure sensor”, 65th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Nov 2012.
    • Maurizio Manzo, Tindaro Ioppolo, Vinny LaPenna, Ulas Ayaz, Volkan Otugen, “A photonic wall pressure sensor for fluid mechanics applications”, Review Scientific instrument, Oct 2012.
    • Maurizio Manzo, Tindaro Ioppolo, Vinny LaPenna, Ulas Ayaz, Volkan Otugen, “Demonstration of a Novel Micro-Photonic Wall Pressure Sensor” , 50th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition 2011.

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