Need a helping hand? Call now to speak to an academic advisor: 0203 962 1468
Call now to speak to an advisor: 0203 962 1468
Ado

Ado

I am a Research Associate at Imperial College London.

I am working on a collaboration with London Underground and other construction engineering companies to provide a better understanding of post-crack behaviour of sprayed concrete lined tunnels. My research will help engineers design future expansions of the underground railway system in the UK.

I am also working on the numerical simulation of particle stress and fracture for catalyst support optimisation. This research is the result of a collaboration between Imperial and Johnson Matthey, an FTSE 100 listed company (Johnson Matthey fits with its catalysts around one third of all cars worldwide).

I have been presenting my research at conferences in the UK, Europe and Asia. I have also been invited to deliver talks at the 7th International Conference on Coupled Problems (Greece) and at the 5th International Conference on Particle-Based Methods (Germany). In the 7th International Conference on Discrete Element Methods (China), my paper 'Simulation and characterisation of packed columns for cylindrical catalyst supports and other complex-shaped bodies' has been awarded Best Student Paper.

Alongside my academic research, I am also teaching, both as a teaching assistant at Imperial and as a private tutor. I have also been one of the organisers of the Hermes 2016, an international summer school on material science and science communication.

I was born in Monza, near Milan (Italy), and before moving to the UK I have studied at the Polytechnic University of Milan, where I have earned a Bachelor’s degree in Building Engineering and a Master’s degree in Structural Engineering.

When I am not busy running computer simulations or making experiments with high-velocity impact testing machines, I also sing (mostly jazz and rock) and play guitar.

Tutoring Experience

I have been working as a teaching assistant in the following courses of the Department of Earth Science and Engineering at Imperial College London: Maths Methods 3 (Vector Calculus and Fourier Analysis) - Physics for Geoscientists (Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism) - Numerical Methods 1 (Numerical methods in Python) - Coastal Engineering (Coastal Structures, design and case histories, and Slope Stability) - Environmental and Engineering Geology (Excavation, Blasting, Geomaterials, properties testing and uses, and Construction Case Histories)

I have been giving private lessons to A Level, undergraduate and Master's students. Over the last few years I have also been working with major London-based tutoring agencies, often working with students from Russell Group universities. I teach different scientific topics, such as mathematics (mainly calculus, linear algebra and numerical methods), computer science, physics, and engineering (mainly structural analysis, hydraulics and soil mechanics).

Tutoring Approach

I like to explain abstract physical and mathematical concepts by giving concrete examples. In my lessons I try to relate directly to the students' needs by actively discussing the topics with them to check for gaps and misunderstandings. I encourage my students to go beyond the simple repetition of formulas and definitions to achieve a deeper understanding of how these are connected and their applications to real-life phenomena.

LanguagesItalian, English (British), Latin, Spanish
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File

Qualifications

Imperial College London2017DoctoratePhD Computational Mechanics
Politecnico di Milano2013MastersMSc Structural Engineering
Politecnico di Milano2010BachelorsBSc Building Engineering

Ado's Feedback

Feedback
1
Published feedback
1
Unpublished feedback (Usually negative)0
Ado
Rating from 3 references
Reliability

Trustworthiness

Professionalism