B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (2014) – Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering (2016) – Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Currently Pedro is a PhD student in the Aerospace Department at Texas A&M. He has B.S. and M.S. degrees from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. Currently Pedro serves as a Graduate Research Assistant at Texas A&M. During his masters he worked in collaboration with Embraer in order to develop morphing structures and structure health management techniques. He also receive scholarships from INCT (Brazilian National Institute of Science and Technology) and CAPES (Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel) to develop shape memory alloy characterization techniques, and actuator prototypes for control surfaces. He is also an avid programmer and the developer of Aeropy.
Current Research Projects:
- Avian-Inspired Morphing Aircraft
- Structure Health Monitoring of shape memory alloys
Graduate Research Assistant – Mecanon (Non-linear Mechanics Laboratory) – 2015/2016
Undergraduate Research Assistant – Mecanon (Non-linear Mechanics Laboratory) – 2012/2014
Leal, Pedro, Marcelo Savi, and Darren Hartl “Aero-structural Optimization of Shape Memory Alloy-based Wing Morphing via Class/Shape Transformation Approach”, AIAA Scitech 2015 , 2015.
Leal, Pedro and Marcelo Savi. “Design and optimization of a bias SMA flap actuator in a fluid-structure application”, CONEM IX, 2016.