Valentina Ricchiuti

Graduate Student Researcher

 
vricchiu@uci.edu

 
Education:

Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering -University of California, Irvine - In Progress
Emphasis in Electric field Flames

 
Master of Science in Space Engineering - Polytechnic University of Milan (Italy) - 2013

Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering - Polytechnic University of Milan (Italy) - 2010

 

Research and Work

Lasers, Flames, and Aerosols Laboratory, University of California, Irvine,  September, 2014 - Present

  • OpenFOAM CFD simulations of the effects of electric fields on flames

 

Lasers, Flames, and Aerosols Laboratory (Visiting Researcher), University of California, Irvine,  2013-2014

  • OpenFOAM CFD simulations of the effects of electric fields on flames

Lasers, Flames, and Aerosols Laboratory (Visiting Researcher), University of California, Irvine,  2012-2013

  • Combustion of methane hydrates: numerical simulations of water-laden methane/air non premixed counterflow flames

 
AL1EN project
- Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy, 2012

  • Design of a human mission to a NEA and of a human base in the L1 Earth-Moon Lagrange libration point
  • Responsible for the Propulsion subsystem design

 
Design of a space observation satellite
- Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy, 2012

  • Simulink design of the attitude dynamics and control of an inertial pointing satellite in LEO

 
 Misc

  • OpenFOAM, Matlab, Python, CEA, Cantera, C++
  • Karate brown belt

 

For a copy of my complete resume please email me at vricchiu@uci.edu