Lorenzo Limonta

Me

Bio

I grew up in Italy and lived my whole life there until I moved to Iowa in 2004 for a student exchange program. While there I decided to move back to USA one day. That happened in 2010 when — after completing my Bachelor degree at Politecnico di Milano —I was admitted at Stanford for my master degree. As a young boy growing up in the countryside, I have spent counteless nights staring at the sky, charmed by the beauty and obscurity of the universe; thus - inevetably - as a graduate student, I have been working on the analysis, characterization and modeling of meteoric events, commonly known as “shooting stars.”

Contact

llimonta@stanford.edu
lorenzo.limonta@sjsu.edu

Education history

2012-current: Doctoral Candidate in Aeronautics & Astronautics, Stanford University
2010-2012: MSc in Aeronautics & Astronautics, Stanford University
2006-2010: BSc in Aerospace Engineering, Stanford University

Academic Activities

Fall 2016 - San Jose State University: Adjunct profess - AE280 Hypersonic
Fall 2015 - Stanford University: Teaching Assistant - MS&E 245A Investment Science
Spring 2013 - Stanford University: Teaching Assistant - CME200 Introduction to numerical methods for Engineering
Spring 2012 - Stanford University: Teaching Assistant - CME200 Introduction to numerical methods for Engineering

Current projects

Numerical simulation of meteoroid ablation

Characterization of meteoroid parameters from optical and radar measurements

Statistical arbitrage for HFT pair trading opportunities

Research interests

Hypersonic, Meteoroid, Numerical Simulation

Former advisee

Prafull Sharma, 2017 Bsc.in Computer Science

Other interests

Nietzsche, Satre, Baudelaire, Beach volleyball, Surfing, Skiing