Curriculum Vitae


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.


2008    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Mechanical Engineering, University of Toronto                         
2002    Master of Applied Science (MASc), Mechanical Engineering, University of Toronto            

2000    Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc), Mechanical Engineering, University of Toronto


Jan 2012 – Present      Design Engineer, Environmental and Electromagnetic Packaging
Nanowave Technologies Inc.
  • 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.
Jun 1998 – Sep 1999    Engineering Internship
Stackpole Ltd., Automotive Gear Division
  • 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.


Jan 2008 – Feb 2011   Research Associate
Ryerson University, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Sep 2002 – Jan 2008    Research Doctorate
The University of Toronto, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
  • 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.
 Sep 2000 – Sep 2002    Research Assistant
The University of Toronto, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
  • 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.


Aug 2008 – Dec 2008    Instructor of Applied Mechanics for Industrial Engineers
Ryerson University, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
  • Prepared and conducted tutorials and lectures on applied mechanics, (i.e. statics, dynamics and mechanics of materials) to second year undergraduate engineering students.
Jan.-May 2005 & 2004   Professor’s Assistant for Tutorial (2005) and Laboratory (2004)
The University of Toronto, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering,                     
  • 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 PracticeThe 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:

 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

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