Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2022
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2018
  • B.A., Applied Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley, 2015
Professional Honors
  • Tau Beta Pi Member – Engineering Honor Society
  • SigmaXi Member – Scientific Research Honor Society
  • Rackham Engineering Award Recipient, 2016-2022
  • NSF GRFP Honorable Mention, 2015
  • UC LEADS Scholar, 2012-2015
Professional Affiliations
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Member
  • National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Dr. Di Mauro focuses on applying fundamental engineering principles to investigations and analyses of incidents involving chemical processes, fires, explosions, and failure of consumer products. Dr. Di Mauro also has extensive experience with the principles of fundamental combustion, thermodynamics, and fuel formulation effects on flame structure, emissions, and combustion processes under varying environments.

Dr. Di Mauro received his B.A. in Applied Mathematics, with a concentration in Mechanical Engineering, from the University of California, Berkeley. As an undergraduate he established a background in fundamental combustion. He conducted research on effects of atmospheric conditions on the flammability of PMMA and Nomex at the University of California, Berkeley. Additional experience was gained as a visiting research scholar at the University of California, Irvine, where he studied the structure of Methane-Hydrate flames. 

Dr. Di Mauro received his M.S.E. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan. As a graduate student he investigated the ability of neural networks to predict cycle-to-cycle variability in a spark ignited engine. His dissertation focused fuel formulation effects in a gasoline compression ignition engine. The work utilized diesel, gasoline, and gasoline-like fuels to study the effect of viscosity, distillation boiling points, and autoignition characteristics on the combustions processes within the engine along with engine emissions. Throughout his graduate work, Dr. Di Mauro frequently collaborated with automotive OEMs and fuel formulators.