Tindaro Ioppolo is an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at New York Institute of Technology. He received his “Laurea” Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Palermo (Italy) and his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from New York University Tandon School of Engineering in 2008. Before joining New York Tech, he was a George R. Brown Junior Chair and assistant professor at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX. He has authored over sixty refereed archival publications and conference papers.

Ioppolo’s research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, the Army Research Office, and NYSEARCH/NGA. He has two patents, and is a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), American Physics Society (APS), and a member of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE).

He has carried out multidisciplinary research in photonic sensors development for mechanical and aerospace applications, fluid dynamics, heat transfer, structural dynamics, elastic wave propagation, and acoustic wave-plasma interactions.

Recent Projects/Research

  • Research expertise: Optical sensor development, low and high-speed flow, heat transfer, glow discharge plasma, laser diagnostics based on molecular and particle scattering, structural dynamics and elastic wave propagation.
  • Characterization of Turbulent Unsteady Separation Using Photonic Micro-Skin Friction and Wall Pressure Sensors. (Army Research Office 2019-2022)

Selected Publications

  • R. Gao, G. Zhang, T. Ioppolo, X. Gao, Elastic wave propagation in a periodic composite beam structure: A new model for band gaps incorporating surface energy, transverse shear and rotational inertia effects. Journal of Micromechanics and Molecular Physics 3, No. 3 & 4 (2018)
  • E. Rubino, T. Ioppolo, A Vibrometer Based on Magnetorheological Optical Resonators. Vibration, 1(2), 239-249 (2018).
  • E. Rubino, T. Ioppolo, Dynamical behavior of magnetic polarizable polymer microsphere using whispering gallery mode. Journal of Polymer Science: Part B: Polymer Physics 56, 598 (2018)

Course Taught at New York Tech


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