Mihai Pruna


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Work Experience

Programmatic Modeling Consultants LLC, September 2013 – present

CAE Software Developer and Consultant

Developing software for Engineering companies:

*Developed manufacturing, CAD design and FEA analysis software under contract.

*Developed training materials for software development and introductory CAD under contract.

*Developed Project Management software under contract.

*Developed the Parametric Universal Programming and Process Interface, a visual programming

applications toolkit for Design, Engineering and Business Intelligence.

Southern New Hampshire University, April 2014– February 2015

Adjunct Faculty

*Taught graduate courses in Computer Simulation and Modeling

CADNexus Inc, March 2012 – August 2013

Software Engineer

* Developed parametric and iterative CAD automation software based on the CAPRI middleware.

* Developed software that simplifies OpenFOAM® CFD case generation, launching and post processing.

* Developed cloud based distributed simulation solutions using CAPRI for unified CAD access, Amazon

Cloud for hosting, PHP and MySQL for scalability management and usage tracking.

* Created pre-sales marketing materials such as web pages, presentations and videos.

* Wrote and reviewed papers on the Engineering design-simulation-optimization cycle.

Thornton Tomasetti Inc, New York, NY, October 2007-July 2009 / June 2010-February 2012

Integration Engineer / Applications Developer

* Developed add-on applications for CAD software packages such as AutoCAD and Revit in C# and Visual

Basic under Microsoft .NET.

* Automated Engineering spreadsheets, Microsoft PowerPoint presentations and Word Documents

through Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macros.

* Automated the generation of structural and CAD models in CATIA using VBA and computational

geometry techniques.

* Integrated between various CAD, fabrication and structural modeling software packages by developing

custom translator programs.

* Programmatically data-mined static and dynamic structural analysis results from text and binary files.

* Developed .NET applications to transfer data between databases using Microsoft SQL Server.

* Evaluated CFD software packages for potential use in the AEC industry.

Self 2009-2011

Independent iPhone Developer

* Developed MathFall, an educational Math puzzle/arcade game.

Polytechnic Institute of New York University and National Science Foundation, New York, NY July 2009-May 2010

GK12 Fellow

* Taught C++ and RobotC programming and mentored after-school robotics programs at Boys and

Girls High School in Brooklyn, NY.

* Developed a curriculum for teaching C++ programming at high school level.

* Developed classroom activities using Lego Robotics sensors and other computer-based resources.

Dassault Falcon Jet Corporation, Little Ferry, NJ, January 2005-October 2007

Structural Engineer

* Assisted with structural repairs on Dassault Falcon aircraft.

* Analyzed damages such as corrosion, dents, cracks and delamination and issued acceptability

statements and repair solutions.

* Coordinated between service centers and Dassault Aviation Headquarters.

ERAU Aerospace Engineering Department, Daytona Beach, FL, September 2003-December 2004

Graduate Teaching Assistant

* Taught the wind tunnel lab portion of the Experimental Aerodynamics for Engineers course and

supervised the operation of the school wind tunnels during class experiments

New Piper Aircraft, Engineering Flight Test, Vero Beach, FL, May 2004-September 2004

Aerodynamics/Performance Engineer Co-op

* Performed flight test data reduction for aircraft certification and development.

* Expanded performance data for future Piper designs and performed drag reduction studies.

* Developed VB GUI software for automating cruise regime data expansion for piston-engine aircraft.

* Acted as flight test engineer on certification, development and maintenance flights.

* Contributed to Type Inspection Reports and performed various flight test administrative duties.

ERAU IT Department, Daytona Beach, FL, September 2000 - April 2003

Computer Lab Assistant

* Supervised one of the University’s computer labs. Answered queries about software packages

installed on lab computers and helped troubleshoot hardware and software malfunctions.


Iowa State University

Graduate Certificate in Computational Fluid Dynamics, 2013-2015

* Reviewed and presented papers in Multi-Phase Flow.

* Wrote numerical methods codes.

* Developed boiling simulation software based on Microsoft Excel and OpenFOAM.

Polytechnic Institute of New York University, New York, NY

Graduate Coursework in Mechanical Engineering, 2009-2010

* Reviewed and presented papers in Computational Fluid Dynamics, Heat Transfer and Robotics.

* Programmed microcontrollers and built electronic circuits and mechatronic devices.

Engineering Contract Services

Certificate of Proficiency in Aircraft Stress Analysis, 2007

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU), Daytona Beach, FL

Master of Aerospace Engineering, December 2004

Areas of Concentration: Aerodynamics and Propulsion; CGPA 3.777/4.0

* Led a team of peers on an assignment to solve supersonic viscous airflow over a flat plate

numerically by developing a CFD code and wrote 2D/3D, steady and unsteady panel codes.

* Led a team of undergraduate students designing a centrifugal turbojet engine.

* Developed genetic algorithms to solve optimization problems.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL

Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, Summa Cum Laude, April 2003

CGPA 3.978/4.0, Minor in Mathematics

* Tested airfoils and aircraft models in wind tunnels in the Experimental Aerodynamics Lab course.

* Tested various specimens for yield, failure, cracks and hardness in the Materials and

Structures & Instrumentation labs.

* Participated in the preliminary design of a light aircraft and lead a team designing the fuselage of a

business jet, using Catia for design and FEA.


Simplifying CAD to CAE Interoperability for Performing High-Fidelity Iterative Design

* Paper presented at the 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Grapevine, TX, 2013.


Simulating Wind Tunnel Flow Around Bicycle and Rider

*The UberCloud HPC Experiment, Woburn, MA, 2013.


Computer Skills


Languages: C#, C++, Objective C, PBASIC, MATLAB, Pascal, Visual Basic, HTML, Maple, Processing, , PHP, AutoHotkey

API / SDK / Frameworks:SolidWorks, CAPRI, CATIA, NX, Revit, AutoCAD, Tekla, Microsoft .NET,WPF, Cocoa, Cocos2D, SQL, ADODB, SSH.NET, Amazon EC2, HPC, QT

Engineering Software:

SolidWorks, CATIA, UniGraphics NX, OpenFOAM, ELMER, AutoCAD, Revit, Tekla, ParaView

Other Software:

GIMP, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, 3D Studio Max


Aerospace Engineering Department Academic Achievement Award at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, 2003


English, Romanian (native), French, Italian, basic Greek