Chief Technology Officer
Applied Research & Development Team Leader
Principal Researcher II

Years of Experience: 28

Education & Licenses:

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Applied Mathematics (Fluid Mechanics), 1998, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
  • Bachelor of Science, Physics and Applied Mathematics, 1993, The University of Akron, Akron, OH

Areas of Specialization:

  • Probabilistic failure analysis
  • Methods of Applied Mathematics (differential equations, asymptotic and perturbation methods, variational methods, numerical analysis, nonlinear optimization, applied probability, inverse methods)
  • Computational mechanics for both fluid and solid structures
  • Multiphase fluid mechanics and heat transfer including interfacial phenomena and mass and energy transfer due to phase change
  • Numerical analysis and solution methods (FDM, FEA, BEM, CFD)
  • Thermodynamic & transport properties of multi-component/multi-phase fluid mixtures
  • Material degradation due to creep, fatigue, corrosion, HTHA, microstructural transformation from high-temperature process excursions
  • Software development and scientific programming in FORTRAN, C, C++, C#, Python, and Perl

Overview:

Dr. Panzarella is the technical and management lead on a number of software development and applied research endeavors at E2G.  He is proficient in many fields of applied science and engineering and has many decades of experience working as a researcher and scientific programmer in academia, industry, and government labs.  His work has been published in a number of peer-reviewed journals such as The Journal of Fluid Mechanics, The Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, The International Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, and Cryogenics.  He has a practical mindset that is rooted in rigorous mathematical training but supplemented by advanced engineering knowledge and modern software development skills.

Dr. Panzarella has been with E2G since 2005 and has held the position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO) since 2010.  As the CTO, he has been primarily responsible for leading applied research projects that are ultimately translated into new consulting methods and software products.  He managed the Technology & Software Products Team for many years and led it towards being a successful and profitable team.  He then founded and is currently directing the activities of the Applied Research & Development Team to expand the business opportunities of the company.  He is currently focusing on the development of the next generation of engineering methods and software products delivered through a modern web-based delivery platform.

Publications:

  1. Brown, D. L., Spring, D., Panzarella, C. H. “Level Three Assessment of local thin areas in pipelines using web-enabled FEA,” Proceedings of the Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference, San Antonio, TX, July 14-19, 2019.
  2. Panzarella, C. H., Gassama, E., Spring, D. “Probabilistic Financial Analysis of Coke Drum Life Cycle Management,” PVP2016-63670, Proceedings of the ASME 2016 Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2016.
  3. Spring, D. W., Panzarella, C. H., Osage, D. A., “Revisiting the Bree Diagram,” PVP2016-63635, Proceedings of the ASME Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2016.
  4. Spring, D. W., Gassama, E., Stenta, A., Cochran, J., Panzarella, C. H., “On the Applicability of Neuber’s Rule for Low-Cycle Fatigue,” PVP2016-63665, Proceedings of the ASME Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2016.
  5. Gassama, E., Spring, D. W., Stenta, A., Cochran, J., Panzarella, C. H., “A Probabilistic Approach to the Thermo-Mechanical Analysis of Coke Drums,” PVP2016-63676, Proceedings of the ASME Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2016.
  6. Stenta, A., Gassama, E., Spring, D. W., Cochran, J., Panzarella, C. H., Osage, D. A., “Summary and Applications of the New Fatigue Rules in Part 14 of API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 and WRC 550,” PVP2016-63678, Proceedings of the ASME Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2016.
  7. Stenta, A., Gassama, E., Spring, D. W., Panzarella, C. H., Cochran, J., Osage, D. A., “Standardization of Fatigue Methods for Use in API 579-1/ASME FFS-1,” WRC Bulletin 550, The Welding Research Council, Inc., 2016.
  8. Dewees, D. J., Prueter, P. E., Kummari, S. R., Thome, T. L., Smith, K. J., Bifano, M. F. P., Panzarella, C. H., Osage, D. A., “Development of Revised Weld Residual Stress Guidance for Fitness-For-Service Assessment in API 579-1/ASME FFS-1,” The Welding Research Council, Inc., 2015.
  9. Prager, M., Osage, D. A., Panzarella, C. H., “Evaluation of Material Strength Data for Use in API Std 530 – 2nd Edition,” WRC Bulletin 541, The Welding Research Council, Inc., 2015.
  10. Cochran, J. D., Panzarella, C. H., “A Damage Assessment of Autofrettaged Tubes Exposed to Decompositions in an LDPE Facility,” PVP2015-45621, Proceedings of the ASME Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference, Anaheim, CA, 2015.
  11. Guo, R. Z., Cochran, J. D., Panzarella, C. H., “Estimation and Visualization of the Probability of Failing an Assessment When Using a Failure Assessment Diagram,” PVP2015-45746, Proceedings of the ASME Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference, Boston, MA, 2015.
  12. Gassama, E., Panzarella, C. H., Cochran, J. D., “Inverse Thermal Analysis of a Coke Drum Using a Bayesian Probabilistic Approach,” PVP2015-45739, Proceedings of the ASME Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference, Boston, MA, 2015.
  13. Panzarella, C. H., Cochran, J. D., Osage, D. A., “Improvements in the Thinning Damage Factor Calculation Planned for the 3rd Edition of API RP 581,” WRC Bulletin 545, The Welding Research Council, Inc., 2014.
  14. Cochran, J. D., Panzarella, C. H., “A Remaining Life Assessment of Autofrettaged Tubes from an LDPE Facility,” PVP2014-28752, Proceedings of the ASME Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference, Anaheim, CA, 2014.
  15. Panzarella, C. H., Kassemi, M., “Self-Pressurization of Large Spherical Cryogenic Tanks in Space,” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 42, No. 2, pp. 299-308, 2005.
  16. Panzarella, C. H., Plachta, D., Kassemi, M., “Pressure Control of Large Cryogenic Tanks in Microgravity,” Cryogenics, Vol. 44, pp. 475-483, 2004.
  17. Kassemi, M., Panzarella, C. H., “Ventless Pressure Control of Two‐Phase Propellant Tanks in Microgravity,” Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1027, no. 1, pp. 511-528, 2004.
  18. Panzarella, C. H., Kassemi, M., “Simulations of Zero Boil-Off in a Cryogenic Storage Tank,” AIAA Paper 2003-1159, Reno, NV, January 9, 2003.
  19. Panzarella, C. H., Kassemi, M., “On the Validity of Purely Thermodynamic Descriptions of Two-Phase Cryogenic Fluid Storage,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 484, pp. 41-68, 2003.
  20. Putterman, S., Wright, W., Duval, W., Panzarella, C., “Containerless Ripple Turbulence,” Sixth Microgravity Fluid Physics and Transport Phenomena Conference, vol. 1, pp. 832-854, 2002.
  21. Panzarella, C. H., Davis, S. H., Bankoff, S. G., “Nonlinear Dynamics in Horizontal Film Boiling,” J. Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 402, pp. 163-194, 1999.
  22. Panzarella, C. H., Kassemi, M., “A Numerical Model Including PID Control of a Multi-Zone Crystal Growth Furnace,” Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, Vol. 8, No. 4, pp. 670-678, 1994.
  23. Kassemi, M., Panzarella, C. H., Gokoglu, S., “A Combined Heat Transfer Analysis of a Single Fiber CVD Reactor,” AIChE Journal, Vol. 39, No. 10, pp. 1687-1696, 1993.

Conference & Training Presentations:

  1. “Enhanced Hot Tap Modeling Analysis and Validation,” presented by D. W. Spring, C. H. Panzarella, J. D. Cochran, and S. F. Biagiotti at the NACE Corrosion Risk Management Conference, 2017, Houston, TX.
  2. “API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 Methodology for Evaluating the Fitness-For-Service of LDPE Reactors,” presented by C. H. Panzarella and J. D. Cochran at ESOPE 2016, Paris, France.
  3. “The E2G Model of High Temperature Hydrogen Attack and the New Prager Curves,” presented by C. H. Panzarella and J. D. Cochran at ESOPE 2016, Paris, France.
  4. “The Unseen Damage of Decompositions: Characterization and Assessment,” presented by C. H. Panzarella and J. D. Cochran at the 11th LDPE Plant Improvement Conference, 2015, Denver, CO.
  5. “Microfluidic Biochip Design,” presented by C. H. Panzarella, D. Jacqmin, A. Chait, and E. Nelson at the conference on Strategic Research to Enable NASA’s Exploration Missions, June 22-23, 2004, Cleveland, OH.
  6. “Pressure Control of Large Cryogenic Tanks in Microgravity” presented by C. H. Panzarella, D. Plachta, and M. Kassemi at the Space Cryogenics Workshop, 2003, Girdwood, AK.
  7. “Acoustically Forced Oscillations of Freely-Suspended Liquid Drops in Microgravity,” presented by C. H. Panzarella, W. Duval, S. Putterman, and B. Wright at the 40th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, 2002, Reno, NV.
  8. “A Simple Analysis of the Effects of Large-Magnitude Acceleration Pulses on Diffusion-Mediated Processes,” AIAA 2000-1052, presented by C. H. Panzarella and A. Chait at the 38th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, 2000, Reno, NV.