Curriculum Vitae

Researcher in mechanical engineering and musicology

Professional Goals

I want to give a substantial contribution to the development of scientific and musicological research, by merging the competences obtained by my double education in engineering and music. 


Mechanical engineering – Material Science:

- Extensive knowledge of manufacturing techniques of solid materials, including metals, ceramics and composites

- Finite elements modeling: structural, impact and thermal analysis

- Image processing.

- Sound and signal processing.

- Good experience in experimental techniques.

IT and scientific calculus:

- audio processing: Goldwave 5.21 and Matlab 7

- signal processing: Labview 7.1

- image processing: ImageJ /Fiji

- programming: C/C++, Matlab 7

- finite elements modeling: Deform-2D et 3D, Comsol Multiphisics, Abaqus 6.8

- 3D CAD: Alibre Design, PCT Pro Engineering, Amira / Avizo

Music and musicology:

- Extensive knowledge of minimal music applied to visual arts and cinema.

- Good knowledge of analysis techniques of audio signal related to cognitive science

- Confirmed piano practice at performing level (solo and accompanying), extensive knowledge and practice of harpsichord

- Piano teaching in a wide range of ages.

- Good knowledge musical composition and arranging in different musical styles.

- Music editing: Finale 2008 and Finale 2010

- Sound processing: Goldwave, Audacity, Ableton Live



French : Fluent

English : Fluent

Italian : Mother language

Latin : Basic


Professional experiences

Lecturer in mechanical engineering, private engineering school ESME Sudria - Lyon, France.

Fundamentals of dynamics and structural engineering – since 2012

Piano teacher, music school of Association Laïque at Mions, music school Rochon at Couzon au Mont d'Or, Rhone, France.

Classical piano teaching for children and adults – since 2010

Postdoc in engineering, LaMCoS at INSA de Lyon, France

Numerical simulation and experimental validation of RTM reinforcement preforming of composite materials –  2011-2012, 12 months

Postdoc in engineering, CNRS-MATEIS at INSA de Lyon, France

Ceramic materials science: freeze casting af alumina colloidal suspension and X-ray tomography of microstructure - 2009-2010, 12 months

Research collaborator, MUSP Politecnico di Milano, Piacenza, Italie

Numerical simulation of titianium alloy milling for aerospace industrye – 2008-2009, 10 months

Postdoc in engineering, MATEIS of INSA de Lyon, France

Material science : damage in dual phase steel, widely used in automotive industry, by X-ray tomograpy ; in collaboration with Arcelor-Mitta Research of Maizières les Metz– 2008-2009, 12 months


Engineering Studies

Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

2005 – 2010 Ph.D. in mechanical engineering

Heat transfer in machining: use of high speed air jets cooling the carbide insert during mild steel machining


Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy

1998-2004 M.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering

Final year's work on crashworthiness in aeronautical structures of aluminium alloys, impact compression

Musical Studies

Ecole Nationale de Musique (ENMDAD), conservatory of Villeurbanne (Lyon), France

Juin 2013 : Diploma in music composition

since 2008: harpsichord (final year), piano accompaniment (cycle 3)

Université Lumière Lyon2, Master of Arts in Musicology, Lyon, France

2008-2011 Final year work on the relationship between minimal music and alterity in american movies

DIT Conservatory&Drama, University of Dublin, Ireland

Feb 2008 - Advanced 2 exam (public piano recital), Gold medal of the Faculty of Applied Arts

Solo piano repertory, chamber music, body language and communication skills for musicians

Trinity College London, London, UK

Dec 2007 - License LTCL (equivalent to license delivered by high music academies and conservatories inEurope)

One hour public piano recital

Conservatory “G.Donizetti”, Bergamo, Italie

June 2006 : Diploma di Stato in Piano performance

Repertory for solo piano (baroque, classical, romantic, contemporary), repertory for piano and orchestra (2 concerts), performance of a contemporary work for solo piano with three hours of preparation, teaching techniques with pupils of different level. Licence of musicianship, Licence of Music Culture, Licence of Music History.

CPSM au Conservatoire G. Verdi, Milan, Italie

2004: violin (preparatory class)

Recitals, masterclass, piano competitions, conferences, papers

- Participation to scientific international conferences and meetings, publication of 6 conference papers on machining and material science, publication of two papers on international journals in material science.

- Recital of piano solo in important cultural institution ofDublin,Ireland, including Dublin Institute of Technology, Trinity CollegeDublin,Christchurch Cathedral, Powerscourt Commercial Centre, Goethe Institute (2007-2008)

- Musical collaboration with Brasserie of Theatre TNP de Villeurbanne (March 2012)

- Piano competitions of Feis Ceoil 2008, Dublin, Ireland : 1er price Benson Cup, 2e price Senior Piano Competition

- Masterclass et seminaries of DIT Conservatoire,Dublin,Ireland (2007): seminary of harpsichord and basso continuo (Ian Pritchard),  piano masterclass of Hui-Ying Liu-Tawastestjerna (conservatory ofHelsinki,Finland)

Other activities

- Teacher of « Introduction to kung fu of northernChina », Comité d’Action Sociale Insa (CASI de l’INSA de Lyon) (2008-2010)

- Diploma of black belt of Kung Fu Shaolin of Northern China, school of master Chang Dsu Yao (July 2004)

- amateur practice of downhill skiing, coastal sailing, mountain hiking


- preparing my diploma in harpsichord

- writing engineering papers on air based cooling technology for machining operations

- writing a musicology paper on two fantasias by Rocco Rodio, composer of XVI century in southern Italy


e-mail: siegfrido @ gmail . com