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     Date Submitted:22-12-2010
     Last Modified:22-12-2010 (08:24)
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     Current job:Project Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:US only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Launch Systems
     Keywords1. Able to work in a diverse/multicultural environment 2.Exceptional communication skills 3.Able to work within a multidisciplinary team 4.Considerably strong and quick adaptability 5.Technology oriented 6.Fast learner and Hardworking 7.Highly org


    To cultivate a career within the engineering industry and apply accumulated knowledge relevant to areas within engineering. To continue to advance and gain said relevant knowledge in order to become a contributing member of the engineering community.



    Bachelor of Science, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI                               Apr 2008

    Major: Aeronautical Engineering         Minor: Mathematics     GPA: 3.0          Dean’s List (3 semesters)

    Senior Design Project: Propeller Thrust Efficiency Analysis and test bench design

    In a team of four engineering students, designed a test bench capable of measuring the thrust efficiency of fixed pitch propellers used on UAV’s. Test bench developed using PRO/E CAD software. Test bench controls developed using Labview.

    Sponsor: Western Michigan University & Parker Hannifin

    Engineering coursework

    Focus was related to a broad range of aeronautical and mechanical engineering topics ranging from fundamentals in mechanics, propulsion, to whole aircraft system design and analysis. Tools relevant to such topics were also exercised throughout the program of study.

    computer Skills

    ANSYS            AUTOCAD                           PRO/E                                 MATLAB


    Engineering experience

    Project Engineer, eCADsystems, Rochester Hills, MI                                                             Aug 2008 – Present

    • Coordinate the bidding, quoting, proposals and project management process
    • Review of engineering drawings, rate negotiation and liaison with vendors
    • Consult with customers to achieve the most cost effective and efficient solutions

    Project Engineer, Cosmo Films, Madison, WI                                                                                 Oct – Dec 2009

    • Handled corporate procurement, ensured accurate shipping, rate negotiation and liaison with vendors, technical support with production and manufacturing processes, managing various aspects of logistics
    • Participated in product design development meetings and initiated solutions for ease of supply chain process

    Matlab and Simulink Coordinator, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI              Jan – Apr 2008

    • Researched parameters contributing to roll dynamics of trucks and trailers
    • Developed TruckSim models linked with Simulink (MATLAB) to analyze the High Truck Roll Characterization (HTRC) and solutions to prevent rollovers

    Research Assistant, Applied Aerodynamics Laboratory, Battle Creek, MI                                  Sep – Dec 2007

    • Worked with my Aerodynamics professor and a team of three and assisted in construction and organization of data in the Global Luminescent Oil Film Skin Friction Meter project
    • Prepared platforms for visualization of flow patterns around geometric figures used for experimentation in the wind tunnel that resulted in accuracy of measured parameters of airflow

    Teaching Assistant                                                                                                              Sep – Dec 2007

    • Instructed a two hour weekly Aerodynamics 361 class in the Applied Aerodynamics Lab and supervised wind tunnel experiments such as velocity measurement, force balance calibration, drag measurement and wake survey; collaborated with another teaching assistant to review course materials
    • Coordinated two groups of junior year aeronautical engineering students and critiqued lab reports to improve student performance


    Volunteer Experience

    Campus Church Choir, Vocalist, Kalamazoo, MI                                                                         Fall 2006- Present

    College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Student Ambassador, Kalamazoo, MI                Spring 2007

    Hurricane Katrina Relief Effort, Volunteer, Biloxi, MS                                                                          Spring 2006

    Inter school science exhibition,Organizer, Doha, Qatar                                                                        Spring 2003

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