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Mechanics of Materials and Computational Solid/Structural Mechanics applied to multi-scale analysis and design of composite materials.

EDUCATION

Ph.D. Candidate, Materials - Expected December 2013                                     

School of Civil Engineering

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, US

             Specialization: Computational Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering (CS&E)

             Advisor: Prof. Pablo D. Zavattieri

M.Sc. in Engineering - 2013                                     

School of Civil Engineering 

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, US

 Bachelor in Aeronautical Engineering - May 2006

School of Aeronautical Engineering

Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina                               

             Focus: Structures and materials

 
RELATED EXPERIENCE

Research

Pre-Doctoral Fellow, R&D Applied Mechanical Testing Group (GEMA)   

School of Aeronautical Engineering, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, June 2004-December 2009

Main projects working as mechanical design, testing Engineer and mentor:

 Six meters ground-based gamma-ray telescope prototype for Cherenkov Telescope Array project

 Microwave radiometer mounted on Aquarius / SAC-D satellite. Launched in June 2011

 

Visiting scholar/Ph.D. Research, Multiscale Materials Modeling Lab, School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University, January 2010 – August 2010

  Developed computational models of NiTi wire embedded in a thermoplastic matrix pullout tests specimens to characterize debonding behavior

 

Research Assistant/Ph.D. Research, Multiscale Materials Modeling Lab, School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University, August 2010 – Present

 Performed computational models of damage of cementitious materials under restrained non uniform shrinkage conditions

 Modified finite element source code to implement constitutive models and visualization post process in a commercial finite element code

 Collaborate in the design and execution of mechanical tests of early age pavements at Advanced Pavement Testing facility of INDOT, West Lafayette, IN

 

Teaching

Faculty apprentice:   Tasks performed: Instructor, classes, homeworks and labs design and execution, grading

Universidad Nacional de La Plata

•  Statics and Engineering Materials courses , Schools of Aeronautical, Mechanical and Civil Engineering, June 2008 - December 2009

Teaching Assistant:   Tasks performed: Instructor, labs design and execution, grading  

Purdue Univesity

  Civil Engineering Materials II. School of Civil Engineering, Fall 2012

 

Universidad Nacional de La Plata

  Introductory and advance courses of structural design (four levels), Schools of Aeronautical, Mechanical and Civil Engineering, June 2003 - December 2009

   Orientation course, January 2005 and January 2009

REFEREED JOURNAL PAPERS

[2] F.C. Antico, P.D. Zavattieri, L.G. Hector, Jr, A. Mance, W.R. Rodgers and D.A. Okonski, "Adhesion of Nickel-Titanium Shape Memory Alloy Wires to Thermoplastic Materials: Theory and Experiment", Smart Mater. Struct. Vol 21 035022 (17 pp), 2012.

[1] The CTA Consortium, "Design concepts for the Cherenkov Telescope Array CTA: an advanced facility for ground-based high-energy gamma-ray astronomy", Experimental Astronomy, Vol 32, pp 193–316, 2011.

CONFERENCE PAPERS

[5] P.D. Zavattieri and F.C. Antico "Multiscale cohesive zone modeling of cementitious materials: Current challenges, gaps and opportunities" International US-POLAND Workshop on Multiscale Computational Modeling for Cementitious Materials, Cracow, Poland, October 18-19, 2012.

[4] F.A. Cordisco, F.C. Antico, F. Dri, I.J. Curto Sillamoni, M.M. Knoblauch, M.D. Actis, P.L. Ringegni and J. C. Gallo “High performance thermo-mechanical joint for space applications”, Proceedings of  AIAA SPACE 2012 Conference & Exposition. Pasadena, California, US. September 11 - 13, 2012. DOI: 10.2514/6.2012-5108

[3] F.C. Antico, P.D. Zavattieri and L. Hector Jr,"Adhesion of Nickel-Titanium Shape Memory Alloy Wires to Polymeric Materials: Theory and Experiment", Supplemental Proceedings: Materials Properties, Characterization and Modeling, TMS 2012. Vol 2, pp 563–576, DOI 10.1002/9781118357002.ch71, 2012.

[2] A.C. Rovero, A.D. Supanitsky, M. Actis, P. Ringegni, F. Antico, A. Bottani, G. Vallejo, I. Ochoa, G. Hughes and D. Marconi, "Optical performance related to mechanical deformations of a Davies-Cotton mount for the high energy section of the Cherenkov Telescope Array" 32nd International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC2011), Beijing, China. August 11-18, 2011.

[1] M. Actis, P. Ringegni, F. Antico, A. Bottani, G. Vallejo, I. Ochoa, D. Marconi, A.D. Supanitsky and A.C. Rovero,  "Diseño de montura Davies-Cotton de telescopio Cherenkov de 6m de diámetro para el proyecto CTA", 53ra. Reunión Anual de la Asociación Argentina de Astronomía, Vol. 53, pp 207-210, Salta, Argentina. September 20-24, 2010.

PRESENTATION IN SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS

[5] F.C. Antico, P.D. Zavattieri, W.J. Weiss. "A coupled micromechanical model of shrinkage-induced cracking in quasi-brittle materials" Joint of Transportation Research Program. Semi annual reports: February, June 3rd, 2011 and April 2nd 2012.

[4] M.D. Actis, P.L. Ringegni, F.C. Antico, I.Ochoa, G.Vallejo. “Advances in Preliminary Design of 6m Telescope“, CTA Meeting, Universität Zürich, Swiss, October 5-8, 2009.

[3] M.D. Actis, P.L. Ringegni, F.C. Antico, I.Ochoa, G.Vallejo. “6m Telescope Preliminary design”, “Cherenkov Telescope Array – Telescope work package“, CEA Meeting, Saclay, France, September 3-4, 2009.

[2] M.D. Actis, P.L. Ringegni, F.C. Antico, M.M. Knoblauch.“Microwave Radiometer Detailed Mechanical Design”. SAC-D/Aquarius satellite status review. Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 2007.

[1] M.D. Actis, P.L. Ringegni, F.C. Antico, M.M. Knoblauch, G. Bonet “Microwave Radiometer Mechanical Preliminary Design”. SAC-D/Aquarius satellite status review. Buenos Aires, Argentina, December 2005.

PRESENTATIONS AND POSTERS IN CONFERENCES

[5] F.C. Antico, P.D. Zavattieri, W.J. Weiss "Micromechanical modeling of restrained shrinkage cracking of heterogeneous materials considering moisture gradients"International US-POLAND Workshop on Multiscale Computational Modeling for Cementitious Materials, Cracow, Poland, October 18-19, 2012 (link)

[4] F.C. Antico, P.D. Zavattieri, W.J. Weiss "Micromechanical modeling of restrained shrinkage cracking using the concrete ring specimen geometry and considering moisture gradients" Tribute to Prof. Zdenek Bazant, 2012 Joint Conference of the Engineering Mechanics and Structural Reliability, Notre Dame, IN, USA. June 19th, 2012.

[3] F.C. Antico, P.D. Zavattieri, L.G. Hector Jr. "A combined experimental and theoretical study of Nickel-Titanium shape memory allow wires adhesion to polymeric materials" IV Computational Science and Engineering Student Conference, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA. April 6th, 2012.

[2] F.A. Cordisco, F.C. Antico, I.J. Curto Sillamoni, M.M. Knoblauch, M.D. Actis, P.L. Ringegni, “Sujeción termo-estructural para instrumentos de uso espacial de gran masa”, V Congreso Argentino de Tecnología Espacial (CAATE), Mar del Plata, Argentina. May 13-15, 2009.

[1] A. J. Patanella, M. D. Actis, J. Lemoine, P. L. Ringegni, C. Rimoldi, F. C. Antico. "Analysis of the thermal stresses and displacement field of the continuous casting mold", 16th IAS ROLLING CONFERENCE, Hotel Colonial, San Nicolás, Argentina, November 7 - 9, 2006.

SCHOLARSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS, AWARDS and AFFILIATIONS

[15] Conference travel funds awarded by the College of Engineering of Purdue University. May 2013. 

[14] 2012-2013 Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) award in recognition of outstanding efforts and accomplishments of the SIAM Chapter at Purdue University during 2012-2013

[13] 2012 – Member of AIAA (The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics).

[12] 2012 NSF Conference award grant to attend the International US-POLAND Workshop on Multiscale Computational Modeling for Cementitious Materials held in Cracow, Poland, October 18-19, 2012.

[11] Travel grant awarded SIAM to attend to the Annual Meeting of SIAM 2012 (AN12). Minnesota, MN, USA. July 8-13, 2012.

[10] 2012-2013 President of SIAM  Student Chapter at Purdue.

[9] 2011-2012 Secretary of SIAM Student Chapter at Purdue.

[8] 2011 – Present Member of the Student Chapter of SIAM at Purdue and member of National SIAM.

[7] 2011- Present    Scholarship to pursue doctoral studies at Purdue University granted by INDOT.

[6] 2011-2012 William and Mary Goetz Graduate Fellowship. Award granted by Materials Area, School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University.

[5] 2011 SAC-D/Aquarius recognition for participating researchers awarded by Universidad Nacional de La Plata. In recognition of his outstanding efforts and accomplishments as part of the SAC-D/ Aquarius Scientific Satellite researchers' team.

[4] 2009-2010 Scholarship to pursue post-graduate studies granted by Agencia Nacional de Promoción Ciencia y Tecnología (ANPCyT), Argentina. Declined by Federico Antico to pursue studies at Purdue University.

[3] 2009-2010 Scholarship to pursue post-graduate studies granted  by Comisión de Investigaciones Científicas de la Provincia de Buenos Aires (CIC), Argentina. Declined by Federico Antico to accept ANPCyT scholarship.

[2] 2007-2009 Research fellowship given by Comisión de Investigaciones Científicas de la Provincia de Buenos Aires (CIC), Argentina.


[1] 2005-2007 Research fellowship granted by GEMA, School of Engineering, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina.

LANGUAGES

  1. •English - Full professional proficiency 

    •Spanish - Native 

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

[4] Journal manuscript reviewer for the "Journal of Materials and Structures" (link)

[3] Representative of SIAM Chapter at Purdue in the Annual Meeting of SIAM 2012 (AN12). Minnesota, MN, USA. July 8-13, 2012.

[2] Co-organizer of the 4th Computational Science & Engineering Student Conference (CSESC) at Purdue. Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA. April 6th, 2012.

[1] Co-organizer of the 1st Argentine Congress of Aeronautical Engineering. La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina. December 3-5, 2008.

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