Rita PALUMBO « Periodic inclusions in auxetic media »

Education and Training

Dec 2013 – Jun 2016 MSc in Aerospace Engineering – profile: Structures (1st class honours) University of Naples “Federico II” Feb 2015 – Jun 2015 Erasmus Program Delft University of Technology Sep 2010 – Dec 2013 BSc in Aerospace Engineering (1st class honours) University of Naples “Federico II” Sep 2006 – Jul 2010 High School Diploma with final grading 100/100 Liceo Scientifico “E.Vittorini”, Naples

Work experience

Nov 2016 – present Marie Curie ITN VIPER Fellow at the University of Bristol: European Joint Doctorate network focused on research in VIbroacoustics of PERiodic media. The main research target is the inclusion of vibroacoustics design rules at early stage of products development through the use of periodic media which exhibit proper dynamic filtering effects. Jun 2016 – Oct 2016 Occasional collaboration at the Department of Aerospace Engineering, Smart Structures Laboratory: TIVANO “TECNOLOGIE INNOVATIVE PER VELIVOLI DI AVIAZIONE GENERALE DI NUOVA GENERAZIONE”. University of Naples “Federico II” Ocy 2015 – May 2016 Internship at the Department of Aerospace Engineering: “Flutter analysis of a CS25 aircraft equipped with an innovative morphing aileron concept”. University of Naples “Federico II” Sep 2013 – Dec 2013 Internship at the Department of Aerospace Engineering:“Implementation and testing of a numerical design tool for the prediction of mechanical and acoustic performances of sandwich panels”. University of Naples “Federico II”  
VIPER Open PhD position ESR8: Periodic inclusions in auxetic media PhD Position at UoB (University of Bristol, UK) and ECL (Ecole Centrale de Lyon, FR). In collaboration with University of Sherbrooke (UdeS, CAN) and iChrome (UK).Among the prestigious universities that join the project, I expressed my interest in the programmes involving University of Bristol (well known to be a leader in the field of auxetic foams, composites and cellular structures) and, in particular, in the ESR8 programme.In fact, the project will investigate the use of new core materials for honeycombs and their interactions with the global properties of the periodic core from both numerical and experimental standpoints. These objectives fit perfectly with my research interests and experiences. In fact, during my studies and my internships, I had the chance to study composites and sandwich panels (mainly from theoretical and numerical point of views) and gain experience in vibroacustics and dynamics. Therefore, I chose the ESR8 programme to deepen my knowledge and acquire new technical skills in those fields.