Niccolo Cymbalist
Niccolo Cymbalist, Ph.D.
Senior Associate
Thermal Sciences
Los Angeles

Dr. Cymbalist specializes in gas dynamics, combustion chemistry, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and fluorine gas operations. Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Cymbalist was a research assistant at the Supersonic Shear Layer Laboratory (S3L) at the California Institute of Technology. While at Caltech, he performed experiments to investigate mixing and chemical reactions in supersonic flows using high-speed optical diagnostics. He also developed hydrocarbon and hydrogen combustion models for computational fluid dynamic simulations of autoignition-dominated combustion in supersonic flows. His research was funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Aeronautics, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), 2016
  • M.S., Space Engineering, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), 2012
  • B.Eng., Mechanical Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, 2011,

    (cum laude)

  • Hans G. Hornung Prize, 2016

    Ernest E. Sechler Award, 2015

    Keck Institute for Space Studies Fellowship, 2011-2012

Publications

Candler GV, Cymbalist N, Dimotakis PE. Wall-modeled large-eddy simulation of autoignition-dominated supersonic combustion. AIAA Journal, 2017, in press.

Cymbalist N, Candler GV, Dimotakis PE. Application of the evolution-variable manifold approach to cavity-stabilized ethylene combustion. 46th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference, Washington DC, 2016.

Cymbalist N, Dimotakis PE. On autoignition-dominated supersonic combustion, 45th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference, Dallas, TX, 2015.

Candler GV, Cymbalist N, Dimotakis PE. Large-eddy simulation of autoignition-dominated supersonic combustion, 45th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference, Dallas TX, 2015.

Cymbalist N, Dimotakis PE. A parametric study of ethylene-fueled scramjet combustion. 43rd AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference, San Diego CA, 2013.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Aeronautics, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), 2016
  • M.S., Space Engineering, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), 2012
  • B.Eng., Mechanical Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, 2011,

    (cum laude)

  • Hans G. Hornung Prize, 2016

    Ernest E. Sechler Award, 2015

    Keck Institute for Space Studies Fellowship, 2011-2012