Faculty Profile

Dr. Nick Parziale

VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Building: Carnegie
Room: C207
Phone: 201-216-5567
Email: nick.parziale@stevens.edu
Website
Department:  Mechanical Engineering
Program:  Mechanical Engineering
Education
  • Ph.D. California Institute of Technology (2013)
  • Dissertation: Slender-Body Hypervelocity Boundary-Layer Instability
  • M.S. California Institute of Technology (2009)
  • B.S.M.E. SUNY Binghamton (w/ honors 2008)
General Information
  • Assistant Professor at Stevens (2014-)
  • Air Force Summer Faculty Fellow (Summer 2014)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor at Stevens (2013-2014)
  • Postdoctoral Scholar at Caltech (2013)
  • Graduate Research Assistant at Caltech (2009-2013)
  • Langley Research Center Summer Student (2007)
Professional Service
  • Member of Honor Societies: Phi Eta Sigma, Tau Beta Pi, Pi Tau Sigma (chap. president at SUNY Binghamton)
  • Member of Professional Societies: AIAA, APS
  • Reviewer: Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science
Honors & Awards
Selected Publications
Conference Proceedings
  1. H. G. Hornung, N. J. Parziale. “Reflected Shock Tunnel Noise Control.” Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on the Methods of Aerophysical Research, Akademgorodok, Novosibirsk Russia, November 1-6, 2010.
  2. J.S. Jewell, I.A. Leyva, N. J. Parziale, and J.E. Shepherd. “Effect of gas injection on transition in hypervelocity boundary layers.” accepted for presentation in: Proceedings of the 28th International Symposium on Shock Waves, University of Manchester, July 17-22, 2011. Paper 2767.
  3. N. J. Parziale, J. S. Jewell, J. E. Shepherd, H. G. Hornung. “Shock tunnel noise measurement with resonantly enhanced focused schlieren deflectometry.” accepted for presentation in: Proceedings of the 28th International Symposium on Shock Waves, University of Manchester, July 17-22, 2011. Paper 2817.
  4. A. Mitrea, N. J. Parziale, J.S. Jewell, H. G. Hornung, J. E. Shepherd. “Time resolved heat-flux measurements on a CEV candidate shape at high enthalpy.” presentation at RTO Specialists Meeting AVT-200/RSM-030 on Hypersonic Laminar-Turbulent Transition, San Diego, CA 16-19 April 2012.
  5. N. J. Parziale, H. G. Hornung, J. E. Shepherd. “Optical Detection of Transitional Phenomena in Hypervelocity Flow Over Slender Bodies.” presentation at RTO Specialists Meeting AVT-200/RSM-030 on Hypersonic Laminar-Turbulent Transition, San Diego, CA 16-19 April 2012.
  6. J.S. Jewell, N. J. Parziale, I.A. Leyva, J.E. Shepherd. “Turbulent Spot Observations within a Hypervelocity Boundary Layer on a Thin Cone.” accepted for presentation at 42nd AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibit, 25-28 June 2012, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  7. N. J. Parziale, H. G. Hornung, J.E. Shepherd.. “Reflected Shock Tunnel Noise Measurement by Focused Differential Interferometry.” accepted for presentation at 42nd AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibit, 25-28 June 2012, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  8. N. J. Parziale, J. Rabinovitch, G. Blanquart, H. G. Hornung, J. E. Shepherd. “A Proposed Vertical Expansion Tunnel.” accepted for presentation at 42nd AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibit, 25-28 June 2012, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  9. N. J. Parziale, J.E. Shepherd, H. G. Hornung. “Differential Interferometric Measurement of Instability at Two Points in a Hypervelocity Boundary Layer.” accepted for presentation at 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, 7 - 10 January 2013, Grapevine (Dallas/Ft. Worth Region), Texas.
  10. B. E. Schmidt, B. D. Bobbitt, N. J. Parziale, J. E. Shepherd. “Characterization of a Combustion-Driven Shock Tube with Area Change.” accepted for presentation in: Proceedings of the 29th International Symposium on Shock Waves, University of Wisconsin-Madison, July 14-19, 2013.
  11. H. G. Hornung , N. J. Parziale. “Spectral characteristics of Pitot noise.” accepted for presentation in: Proceedings of the 29th International Symposium on Shock Waves, University of Wisconsin-Madison, July 14-19, 2013.
  12. N. J. Parziale, J. E. Shepherd, H. G. Hornung. “Geometric Acoustics within a Hypersonic Boundary Layer.” accepted for presentation in: Proceedings of the 29th International Symposium on Shock Waves, University of Wisconsin-Madison, July 14-19, 2013.
Journals
  1. S. J. Laurence, N. J. Parziale, R. Deiterding. “Dynamical Separation of Spherical Bodies in Supersonic Flow.” Journal of Fluid Mechanics ,Vol. 713, pp. 159-182, 2012.
  2. N. J. Parziale, J. E. Shepherd, H. G. Hornung. “Differential Interferometric Measurement of Instability in a Hypervelocity Boundary Layer.” AIAA Journal, Vol. 51, No. 3 (2013), pp. 750-754.
  3. N. J. Parziale, J. Rabinovitch, G. Blanquart, H. G. Hornung, J. E. Shepherd. “Proposed Vertical Expansion Tunnel.” AIAA Journal, Vol. 51, No. 12 (2013), pp. 2792-2799.
  4. N. J. Parziale, J. E. Shepherd, H. G. Hornung. “Free-stream density perturbations in a reflected-shock tunnel.” Experiments in Fluids, Vol. 55, No. 2 (2014), pp. 1-10.
Courses
  • ME 354 Heat Transfer
  • ME 545 Introduction to Aerospace Engineering