I am a mechanical engineer with excellent analytical and problem solving skills. My over ten year background in research and development and industry has given me experience in mechanical design, finite element analysis (FEA), computer aided design (CAD), and computer programming. In addition, I have experience in electronics design, instrumentation, data acquisition and signal processing. I have excellent writing, communication, interpersonal and leadership skills as a result of many publications, teaching positions and supervisory roles.
Research and Development, Mechanical and Mechatronic Design, Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Computer Aided Design (CAD), Electronic Packaging Design, Thermal Analysis, Vibration Analysis, Scientific Computing and Programming, Instrumentation, Data Acquisition, Signal processing.
2000 Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc), Mechanical Engineering, University of Toronto
- Designed thermal management systems for high power electronic components using analytical methods and simulation tools: ANSYS Icepak, ANSYS Mechanical, and PTC Creo
- Performed Vibration analyses of airborne weather RADAR components subjected to RTCA/DO-160 random vibration specifications using Ansys Mechanical.
- Estimated the fatigue life of critical components using analytical methods and Ansys nCode.
- Perfomed vibration testing to verify performance.
- Performed stress analyses of airborne weather RADAR subject to temperature and altitude changes.
- Designed mechanical aspects of a dielectric resonator enclosure to minimize deformation over temperature to reduce drift of the resonant frequency during operation.
- Designed enclosures/packaging for radio frequency hybrid microwave integrated circuits.
- Designed manufacturing jigs and fixtures to support manufacturing and testing processes.
- Programmed horizontal milling machines using MasterCAM X6 to machine aluminium housings.
- Performed root cause analyses to determine the corrective action for failures, of radio frequency electronics hardware, sustained during manufacturing and in service.
- Created many mechanical designs using Autodesk Inventor 2014 to make three dimensional solid models and then two dimensional engineering drawings that apply the ASME Y14.5 (2009) standards.
- Interviewed candidates for a computer numerical control programmer position and participated in the selection of the successful candidate.
- Wrote software to acquire machine usage statistics for use in a logistics model.
- Modelled the plant’s manufacturing process and identified bottlenecks.
- Contributed to key components of computer simulation of powder-metal compaction processes using the C++ programming language and CASCADE computer aided design library.
- Created a computer simulation of the abrasive jet micromachining process to predict machined workpiece geometry following ductile or brittle material removal.
- Modelled and performed the fabrication of microelectromechanical systems and microfluidic devices such as capillary electrophoresis microchips using abrasive jet micromachining.
- Contributed to the development and validation of an analytical model to predict the particle mass distribution effect on the geometry of masked substrates subjected to the abrasive jet micromachining process.
- Managed and participated in the design of an apparatus for improved resolution micromachining that creates an abrasive jet without the need of high pressure gas.
- Created technology and models for the characterization, control, design, and optimization of vibratory finishing processes.
- Used explicit non-linear finite element methods employing elastic-plastic material models and Monte Carlo methods to model residual stresses caused by thousands of solid particle impacts.
- Calculated elastic spring-back due to residual stresses using the finite element method.
- Developed a novel sensor system that was capable of measuring impact velocity distributions within a vibratory finisher.
- Adapted the Almen system for use in vibratory finishing.
- Created a computer simulation in the C++ computer language that modelled the kinematics of media in the blast cleaning, shot-peening and abrasive jet micromachining processes.
- Quantified how the collisions between the particles of the incident and the rebounding streams affected the efficiency of the energy transfer to the target surface.
- Completed the experimental component of another master’s thesis intended to observe and model the mechanics of erosion of soft metal targets caused by rigid angular particle impacts.
- Prepared and conducted tutorials and lectures on applied mechanics, (i.e. statics, dynamics and mechanics of materials) to second year undergraduate engineering students.
- Conducted the tutorial and laboratory portion of the machine design course taken by fourth year mechanical engineering students.
- Presented problems and theory and interacted with students to support their learning.
- Acted as an advisor to students for their reverse engineering or design project.
- Evaluated students’ reports based on technical merit and the quality of the writing.
- Computer Aided Design (CAD): Solidworks
- Finite Element Analysis (FEA): ANSYS, LS-Dyna, Solidworks
- Programming: Matlab, MathCad, Hi-Tech C for Microchip PIC MCUs, Assembly for Freescale Semicondutor’s 68000 core, C/C++, Java, OpenGL, FORTRAN 77, Glut, JOGL, Matra Datavision CASCADE v2.1, NI-DAQ v7
- Electronic Design Automation (EDA): NI Multisim and NI Ultiboard, Eagle
- Familiarity with Electronic Test Equipment: oscilloscope, network analyzer, spectrum analyzer, function and arbitrary waveform generator, multimeter
- Mechanical Fabrication and Prototyping: turning, boring, drilling, milling, sawing, reaming, tapping, grinding, welding, abrasive jet machining
- Experience using Lab equipment: profilometers (fringe projection, confocal, stylus), Vickers micro hardness tester, scanning electron microscope, particle analyser, stereo microscope
- Programming in C++, ExecuTrain. 40 Hour course.
- Cas.Cade C++ CAD Library, Matra Datavision. 40 Hour course.
- Machine Shop Practice, The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education. Safe operation of machine shop tools and machinery. Use of hand tools, measuring tools, cutting tools, and machine shop processes associated with manufacturing. 42 Hour course.
- Basic Machine Operation, George Brown College. Machine shop safety and dimensional inspection techniques. Process planning for the tool room. Bench work techniques. Lathe processes. Milling machine techniques. 16 Hour course.
- Basic Welding Operations, George Brown College. Safety, Oxy-Acetylene Welding, Manual Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) and Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW). 16 Hour Course.
- Motorola FLASH 8-bit 68HC908 Microcontroller Seminar.
Papers in refereed journals:
- Ciampini, D., and Papini, M., (2011). A cellular-automata and particle-tracking simulation of abrasive jet micromachining of polymethyl-methacrylate, Journal of Microelectronics and Microengineering, 21 085022
- Ciampini, D., and Papini, M., (2010). A cellular automata and particle-tracking simulation of abrasive jet micromachining that accounts for particle spatial hindering and second strikes, Journal of Microelectronics and Microengineering, 20, 045025.
- Ghobeity, A., Ciampini, D., and Papini, M., (2009). An analytical model of the effect of particle size distribution on the surface profile evolution in abrasive jet micromachining, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, Vol. 209, Issue 20, pp. 6067-6077.
- Ciampini, D., Papini, M., Spelt, J.K., (2009). Modeling the Development of Almen Strip Curvature in Vibratory Finishing, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 209 (6), pp. 2923-2939.
- Ciampini, D., Papini, M., and Spelt, J.K. (2008). Characterization of Vibratory Finishing using the Almen System. Wear, 264, 671-678
- Ciampini, D., Papini, M., and Spelt, J.K. (2007). Impact velocity measurement of media in a vibratory finisher. Journal of Materials Processing Technology. 183: 347–357
- Gomes-Ferreira, C., Ciampini, D., and Papini, M. (2004). The effect of inter-particle collisions in erosive streams on the distribution of energy flux incident to a flat surface. Tribology International. 37: 791–807
- Dhar, S., Krajac, T., Ciampini, D., and Papini, M. (2004). Erosion mechanisms due to impact of single angular particles. Wear. 258: 567-579
- Papini, M., Ciampini, D., Krajac, T., and Spelt, J.K. (2003). Computer modeling of interference effects in erosion testing: effect of plume shape and spatial particle distribution. Wear. 255: 85–97
- Ciampini, D., Spelt, J.K., and Papini, M. (2003). Simulation of interference effects in particle streams following impact with a flat surface. Part II. Parametric study and implications for erosion testing and blast cleaning, Wear. 254: 250–264
- Ciampini, D., Spelt, J.K., and Papini, M. (2003). Simulation of interference effects in particle streams following impact with a flat surface.PartI. Theory and analysis. Wear. 254: 237–249
Papers in refereed conference proceedings:
- Ghobeity, A., Ciampini, D. and Papini, M., (2008). An analytical model of the effect of particle size distribution on the surface profile evolution in abrasive jet micromachining, 1st International Conference on Abrasive Processes.Cambridge,UK.
- Mohajerani, A., Mohsen, S., Ciampini, D. and Spelt, J.K., (2007). An experimental investigation of glass edge rounding in vibratory finishing process, 21st Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics, Toronto, ON., Canada
- Ciampini, D., Spelt, J.K., and Papini, M., (2002). Computer simulation of the interference between incident and rebounding particle streams. Proceedings of the 2002 Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (CSME) Forum,Kingston, ON.,Canada, 21–24
Abstracts in refereed conference proceedings:
- Papini, M., Ciampini, D., Krajac, T., and Spelt, J.K., (2003). Computer modelling of interference effects in erosion testing: Effect of plume shape, 14th International Conference on Wear of Materials, Washington DC, USA