Faculty Profile

Dr. Nick Parziale

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Building: Carnegie
Room: C207
Phone: 201-216-5567
Email: nick.parziale@stevens.edu
Website
School:  Schaefer School of Engineering & Science
Department:  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
  • Member of Professional Societies: AIAA, APS, ACS
  • Reviewer: AIAA Journal, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters
Honors & Awards
Selected Publications
Journals
  1. N. J. Parziale, J. E. Shepherd, H. G. Hornung. (2014). "Free-stream density perturbations in a reflected-shock tunnel", Experiments in Fluids, 55 (2), 1-10.
  2. N. J. Parziale, J. Rabinovitch, G. Blanquart, H. G. Hornung, J. E. Shepherd. (2013). "Proposed Vertical Expansion Tunnel", AIAA Journal, 51 (12), 2792-2799.  Download  (2027 kb PDF).
  3. N. J. Parziale, J. E. Shepherd, H. G. Hornung. (2013). "Differential Interferometric Measurement of Instability in a Hypervelocity Boundary Layer", AIAA Journal, 51 (3), 750-754.  Download  (464 kb PDF).
  4. S. J. Laurence, N. J. Parziale, R. Deiterding. (2012). "Dynamical separation of spherical bodies in supersonic ow", Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 713 159-182.
Conference Proceedings
  1. N. J. Parziale. (2014). "Thermo-chemical biomass conversion by piston compression of surrounding gas", 247th American Chemical Society Meeting. Dallas, Texas, Paper #69.  Download  .
  2. N. J. Parziale, J. E. Shepherd, H. G. Hornung. (2013). "Geometric Acoustics in High-Speed Boundary Layers", 29th International Symposium on Shock Waves. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Paper #0280.  Download  (259 kb PDF).
  3. H. G. Hornung , N. J. Parziale. (2013). "Spectral characteristics of Pitot noise", 29th International Symposium on Shock Waves. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Paper #0301.  Download  (403 kb PDF).
  4. B. E. Schmidt, B. D. Bobbitt, N. J. Parziale, J. E. Shepherd. (2013). "Experiments in a Combustion-Driven Shock Tube with an Area Change", 29th International Symposium on Shock Waves. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Paper #0044.  Download  (618 kb PDF).
  5. N. J. Parziale, J.E. Shepherd, H. G. Hornung. (2013). "Differential Interferometric Measurement of Instability at Two Points in a Hypervelocity Boundary Layer", 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting. Grapevine, Texas. Paper #2013-0521.  Download  (2127 kb PDF).
  6. N. J. Parziale, J. E. Shepherd, H. G. Hornung. (2012). "Geometric Acoustics in a Hypervelocity Boundary Layer", International Workshop on Hypersonic Stability and Transition. Sedona, Arizona.  Download  .
  7. N. J. Parziale, J. Rabinovitch, G. Blanquart, H. G. Hornung, J. E. Shepherd. (2012). "A Proposed Vertical Expansion Tunnel", 42nd AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibit. New Orleans, Louisiana, Paper #2012-3263.  Download  (11007 kb PDF).
  8. N. J. Parziale, H. G. Hornung, J.E. Shepherd.. (2012). "Reflected Shock Tunnel Noise Measurement by Focused Differential Interferometry", 42nd AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibit. New Orleans, Louisiana, Paper #2012-3261.  Download  (4564 kb PDF).
  9. J.S. Jewell, N. J. Parziale, I.A. Leyva, J.E. Shepherd. (2012). "Turbulent Spot Observations within a Hypervelocity Boundary Layer on a 5-degree Half-Angle Cone", 42nd AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibit. New Orleans, Louisiana, Paper #2012-3062.  Download  (396 kb PDF).
  10. N. J. Parziale, J. S. Jewell, H. G. Hornung, J. E. Shepherd. (2012). "Optical Detection of Transitional Phenomena on Slender Bodies in Hypervelocity Flow", NATO RTO Specialists Meeting AVT-200/RSM-030 on Hypersonic Laminar-Turbulent Transition. San Diego, California.  Download  (707 kb PDF).
  11. A. Mitrea, N. J. Parziale, J.S. Jewell, H. G. Hornung, J. E. Shepherd. (2012). "Time Resolved Heat-Flux Measurements on a CEV Candidate Shape at High Enthalpy", NATO RTO Specialists Meeting AVT-200/RSM-030 on Hypersonic Laminar-Turbulent Transition. San Diego, California.  Download  (2688 kb PDF).
  12. N. J. Parziale, J. S. Jewell, J. E. Shepherd, H. G. Hornung. (2011). "Shock tunnel noise measurement with resonantly enhanced focused schlieren deflectometry", 28th International Symposium on Shock Waves. University of Manchester, Paper #2817..  Download  (374 kb PDF).
  13. J.S. Jewell, I.A. Leyva, N. J. Parziale, J.E. Shepherd. (2011). "Effect of gas injection on transition in hypervelocity boundary layers", 28th International Symposium on Shock Waves. University of Manchester, Paper #2767..  Download  (427 kb PDF).
  14. H. G. Hornung, N. J. Parziale. (2010). "Reflected shock tunnel noise control", 15th International Conference on the Methods of Aerophysical Research. Akademgorodok, Novosibirsk, Russia.  Download  (5897 kb PDF).
Courses
  • ME 354 Heat Transfer
  • ME 545 Introduction to Aerospace Engineering