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Marco Rupp

Institution/Organization: Trinity College
Mechanical engineering
Academic Status:
Undergraduate Student
What conference theme areas are you interested in:

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) for science and engineering
Applications in science, engineering, and industry
Computation with discrete structures and graphs
High-order methods, novel discretizations, and scalable solvers
High-performance computing, emerging architectures and programming paradigms


My Senior Design Project is the system design and analysis of turbulence to determine the effect of valve stenosis on blood flow for heart murmur application. Two fellow seniors and myself are working on this project. However, to ensure we achieve our common goal, teamwork and good communication skills are critical. The main goal is to identify a quantitative measurement of turbulence in the system relating to the severity of the narrowness in the tube.

Regarding undergraduate academic research, I have been part of Trinity’s turbulence research lab since February 2020. This lab performs fundamental fluid dynamics and turbulence studies. My tasks included building an aquarium, designing a turbulence generating grid, and 3D printing turbulence generating grid parts. Furthermore, I installed and plumbed an in-line filtration system to provide water for the experimental setup.

Non-Work Related Activities/Interests:

On campus I am a member of the varsity Swimming and Diving team and involved with Trinity’s ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) student chapter. In my previous summers I was able to gain experience in several different engineering fields. I am currently continuing my summer internship with Medtronic for this semester. Medtronic exposed me to the biomedical engineering field. Working for a leading biotech company enabled me to not only perform data analysis on bioimpedance measurements, but also to spend time in tissue labs and conduct tests on ex-vivo porcine tissue. In Austria I interned for the world’s largest independent company for development, simulation and testing of powertrain engineering. There I worked on the global fuel cell competence team evaluating fuel cell system architecture as well as working on ejector designs. A major part of my professional experience is my military service for the Austrian Armed Forces after graduating from high school. Serving my country for six months enhanced my leadership skills, resilience, and discipline.