Expertise in testing and validation of propulsion systems for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)
Experience in handling advanced light weight composites to build airframe structure of UAV
Co-ordinated teams in winning AIAA Design build and fly competition for 2 consecutive years
M.S. in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Oklahoma State University • May 2010
Thesis title: UAV Power Plant Performance Evaluation • GPA 3.6
B.E. in Mechanical Engineering, Anna University • May 2008
Thesis title: Design & Fab. of pneumatic arm for front axle hub assembly • GPA 3.89
First author, AIAA, “UAV Power Plant Performance Evaluation”, Orlando • Jan 2011
Second author, NIUNIV, “Vibration Analysis and Diagnostic studies”, India • May 2005
Research Assistant, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, OSU •Aug 2008–May 2010
• Developed state of the art dynamometer system to test Internal Combustion engines
• Fabricated a custom built fuel injection system to compare engine performance
• Collected extensive database of all propulsion systems for small & medium UAVs
• Designed an indigenous rocket capable of automatic deployment of inflatable wings in midair and glide to land, once the system reaches a certain critical velocity
Teaching Assistant, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, OSU •Aug 2008–May 2010
• Tutored, proctored and graded coursework in aerospace, thermal and fluid sciences
• Responsible for handling purchases and managing inventory for Design & Manufacturing lab, OSU
• Instructed and trained students in design and development of structures, propulsion, control and aerodynamics for small unmanned aircraft
• Helped secure 1st and 2nd prize consecutively against top notch universities from around the world
Research Engineer –Thangavelu Engineering College, Anna University • Jan 2008 – May 2008
• Developed a unique in-house anti-lock brake system for compact cars
• Implementation reduced weight without affecting performance of the vehicle
• Detailed studying of the propagation and effects of vibration on mechanical structures
Production Intern – Ashok Leyland, India • May 2007 – August 2007
• Assisted team of engineers in the design and development of a hydraulic arm for front axle hub assembly of multi axle trucks
• Process optimized with increased rate of production from 65 to 79 pieces per shift
• Implementation of the process, cut production line costs by more than 40% each year
SKILLS & ACTIVITIES
Mechanical software tools: Pro-E, CATIA, Solid Works, MSC Nastran, MATLAB, Lab View.
Programming software: C, C++, VBA, HTML, MS office.
HONORS & AWARDS
U.S. Provisional patent on, “System and method for a reduced gravity environment using an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)”
Award recipient- $2000 for research excellence graduate college fellowship • May 2010
Award recipient- $5000 for academic excellence in graduate program • Aug 2010
Student member- American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics • Since Jan 2009
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