Samuel Filgueira da Silva

Campina Grande, ParaíbaBrazil

Type of Degree: Bachelors

Major: Mechanical Engineering

School: Federal University of Campina Grande

Projected Graduation Date: 2018

Team: IoT Water Control Management

His major is Mechanical Engineering and he is currently studying at Federal University of Campina Grande. He was an exchange student through the Brazilian Science Mobility Program, with fully funded scholarship at Kettering University (formerly General Motors Institute of Technology) from August 2014 to April 2015. In summer 2015, he worked at Yale University (New Haven, CT) as Visiting Student in Research where he could fabricate and design artificial micro microstructures made of liquid metal and responsible for applying techniques of processing Bulk Metallic Glasses (BMG) samples. At his home University, he had been doing a research whereby he could run tensile tests on carbon fiber-reinforced polymer specimens and compare those results with ASTM mechanical tests, analyzing possible applications for aeronautic field. He is also a former Aero Design member, responsible for the modeling and structural analysis, when he contributed to developing unmanned small-scale aircrafts addressed to national SAE competitions. He is currently doing his Capstone Project, which is based on the optimization of performance and fuel consumption of the powertrain of an automatic-transmission SUV vehicle with Model-Based Design and automotive simulation using MATLAB/Simulink/Simscape Driveline software.