Naomi Tsafnat

Contact details:
9385 6158
9663 1222

Ainsworth Building (J17) Level 4, Room 402A Kensington Campus

Dr Naomi Tsafnat is a Lecturer in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering in the School’s Aerodynamics and Aerospace Research Group.

Research Interests

  • Aerospace engineering
  • Heat transfer
  • Finite element analysis
  • Biomimetics

2000       BSc (Hons): Mechanical Engineering, San Jose State University, California
2006       PhD: Biomedical Engineering, The University of New South Wales

1999–2000 Assistant Analyst, NASA Aviation Safety Reporting System, Mountain View, CA
2000     Research Assistant, NASA Ames Human Factors Division, Mountain View, CA
2000     Mechanical Engineer, NASA Ames Research Center, Mountain View, CA
2001     Thermal Engineer, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space Operations, Sunnyvale, CA
2005–2009 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Research Facility, University of Sydney
2009–2011 Research Associate, Computational Biomechanics Research Group, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, The University of New South Wales
2011-2013    Associate Lecturer, School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, The University of New South Wales

2014-present Lecturer, School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, UNSW Australia

Scholarships and Awards
1997     Kathryn Uhl Carr Scholarship
1997     Madge M. Congdon Memorial Scholarship
1997–1998     SJSU President's Scholar Award
1997–2000     Barnum-Everett Memorial Scholarship
1998–2000     SJSU Dean's List
1998–2000     US National Dean's List
2000         SJSU University Medal
2002         UNSW Faculty of Engineering Research Scholarship
2003–2005     Australian Postgraduate Award
2005–2009     Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship (Industry)
2006 & 2009     Sir Zelman Cowen Universities Fund Exchange Fellowship


AERO4500 Spacecraft Engineering Field Trip 2012