Daniel Canuto

Daniel Canuto, Ph.D.

Associate
Mechanical Engineering
Los Angeles

Dr. Canuto specializes in mechanical and aerospace engineering, with extensive knowledge in applying custom and commercial software for fluid flow and stress analysis. He has experience in a variety of disciplines, including mechanical design, aerodynamic load/heat transfer analysis, integration of measurement data into mathematical models, and fluid mechanics.

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Canuto completed his doctoral studies as a Graduate Student Researcher in the Simulations of Flow Physics and Acoustics Laboratory at UCLA. His research focused on the creation of patient-specific cardiovascular models to assist with clinical diagnosis and treatment planning in cases of acute hemorrhage, pulmonary hypertension, and arterial stenosis. As part of this work, he conducted interdisciplinary collaborations with physicians to acquire patient data and validate model outputs. His cardiovascular models assimilated patient measurements under the Ensemble Kalman Filter framework to produce individualized models, and were developed in MATLAB, C++, and Julia.

Before graduate school, Dr. Canuto was a National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF REU) Fellow at the Aeropropulsion, Mechatronics, and Energy (AME) Center at Florida State University (FSU). While there, he used commercial high-performance computing (HPC) software to simulate compressible flow over bluff bodies and airfoils in the Martian atmosphere. He was also a member of FSU’s Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) chapter, where he employed commercial finite-element software to test suspension designs for SAE’s Baja competition.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 2019
  • M.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 2015
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Florida State University, 2014
  • Outstanding Master’s Degree Award, UCLA, 2015

    National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates Fellowship, 2013

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

40-Hour HAZWOPER (Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response) Certificate #38897

Publications

Canuto D, Taira K. Two-dimensional compressible viscous flow around a circular cylinder. Journal of Fluid Mechanics 2015; 785:349-371.

Canuto D, Chong K, Bowles C, Dutson EP, Eldredge JD, Benharash P. A regulated multiscale closed-loop cardiovascular model, with applications to hemorrhage and hypertension. International Journal of Biomedical Engineering 2018; 34: https://doi.org/10.1002/cnm.2975.

Presentations

Canuto D, Chang Y, Eldredge JD, Dutson EP, Benharash P. A parameter ensemble Kalman filter for patient-specific cardiovascular modeling. Presentation, 71st Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Atlanta, GA, 2018.

Canuto D, Chong K, Bowles C, Dutson EP, Eldredge JD, Benharash P. A multiscale closed-loop cardiovascular model, with applications to hemorrhage and hypertension. Presentation, 70th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Denver, CO, 2017.

Canuto D, Eldredge JD, Zenit R. Numerical investigation of the C-Start in an elastic plate. Presentation, 68th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Boston, MA, 2015.

Canuto D, Jantzen R, Taira K. 3D printing of unsteady vortex dynamics. Poster presentation, 66th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Pittsburgh, PA, 2013.

Prior Experience

Graduate Student Researcher, UCLA, 2014-2019

Research Assistant, FSU AME Center, 2013-2014

Manufacturing Engineering Intern, GE Aviation Systems, 2012

Professional Affiliations

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

American Physical Society (APS)

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 2019
  • M.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 2015
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Florida State University, 2014
  • Outstanding Master’s Degree Award, UCLA, 2015

    National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates Fellowship, 2013

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

40-Hour HAZWOPER (Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response) Certificate #38897