Vinicius M. Sauer

Graduate Student Researcher

 

vmsauer@uci.edu

 

Education

Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering – University of California, Irvine, USA – In Progress

Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering – Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – 2012

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering – Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – 2010

Research and Work

Lasers, Flames, and Aerosols Laboratory – University of California, Irvine, California.  September, 2012 – Present

·   Theoretical analysis of laminar non-premixed and partially premixed flames

·   Combustion diagnostics with Schlieren photography and Particle Image Velocimetry

·   Uncertainty quantification on combustion

 

Laboratório de Máquinas Térmicas – Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  2009 – 2012

·   Specified the standard gas piping, cylinders and gas distribution panel for the HORIBA emissions analysis system

·   Designed the raised access flooring for the MAN-Innovator 4C test and facilities rooms

·   Heat load design of the MAN-Innovator 4C test and facilities rooms

·   Set up the new cluster and main laboratory UNIX server

 

Empresa Brasileira de Solda Elétrica (EBSE) – Internship, Brazil.  2009

·   Managed pipes, boilers and pressure vessels metalworking production lines

 

 

Teaching

Teaching Assistant – Calculus I, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, 2005

Teaching Assistant – California State Summer School for Math/ Science (COSMOS), University of California, Irvine, Summer Quarter 2013

Teaching Assistant – MAE 151: Mechanical Engineering Design, University of California, Irvine, Winter Quarter 2014

Teaching Assistant – MAE 120: Heat and Mass Transfer, University of California, Irvine, Spring Quarter 2014

Teaching Assistant – MAE 130B: Introduction to Viscous and Compressible Flows, University of California, Irvine, Summer Quarter 2014

Teaching Assistant – MAE 238:Experimental Fluid Dynamics (PIV Laboratory), University of California, Irvine, Summer Quarter 2014

Teaching Assistant – MAE 151: Mechanical Engineering Design, University of California, Irvine, Winter Quarter 2015

Teaching Assistant – Saudi Arabia International Program (SAIP), University of California, Irvine, Summer Quarter 2015

 

 

Awards

Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq) – M.Sc. Scholarship, March 2010 – June 2010

Agência Nacional de Petróleo, Gás Natural e Biocombustíveis (ANP) – M.Sc. Scholarship, June 2010 – May 2012

Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq) – Ph.D. Scholarship, June 2012 – present

Miguel Velez Scholarship – University of California, Irvine, Spring Quarter 2013

Miguel Velez Scholarship – University of California, Irvine, Spring Quarter 2014

Miguel Velez Scholarship – University of California, Irvine, Spring Quarter 2015

 

 

Miscellaneous

  • AutoCAD, SolidWorks
  • FORTRAN, C++, Python
  • Mathematica, MATLAB, Maple
  • Cantera, OpenFOAM, Ansys
  • Fluent in Portuguese

 

 

Publications

SAUER, V.M., LEIROZ, A.J.K., COLAÇO, M.J., 2012. "Analysis of Biofuels Reacting Flows in Ducts", Proceedings of the 14th Brazilian Thermal Science Meeting (ENCIT), Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

SAUER, V.M., PADILLA, R.E., DUNN-RANKIN, D., 2013. "Analyzing Water-Laden Non-Premixed Counterflow Flames Using the Mixture Fraction/ Excess-Enthalpy Approach", Fall 2013 Meeting of the Western States Section of the Combustion Institute, Fort Collins, CO, USA

SAUER, V.M., DUNN-RANKIN D., 2015. "Impinging Coflow Nonpremixed Methane-Air Flames with Unity Lewis Number", US Combustion Meeting, Cincinnati, OH, USA

da Silva, A.P., Sauer, V.M., Dunn-Rankin, D., 2015. "Experimental Evaluation of a Miniature Liquid Film Combustor with Secondary Air Injection", Fall 2015 Meeting of the Western States Section of the Combustion Institute, Provo, UT, USA

 

 

Presentations

SAUER, V.M., LEIROZ, A.J.K., COLAÇO, M.J., 2011. "Escoamentos Reativos de Biocombustíveis em Dutos de Seção Transversal Variável na Presença de Corpos Rombudos", ANP Annual Meeting, Florianópolis, SC, Brazil

SAUER, V.M., DUNN-RANKIN, D., 2014. "Analyzing Water-Laden Non-Premixed Counterflow Flames Using Generalized Shvab-Zel'dovich Variables", Work-in-Progress Poster, The 35th International Symposium on Combustion, San Francisco, CA, USA

 

 

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