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     Date Submitted:08-09-2021
     Last Modified:08-09-2021 (07:14)
    Job information
     Current job:Aerospace Engineering PhD
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism

    • Highly skilled in structural analysis, stress analysis, failure analysis, finite element analysis (static and dynamic), simulation, and CAD modeling using SolidWorks, AutoCAD, and CATIA
    • Well-versed in computational mechanics of materials, micromechanics, composites analysis, mechanical design, structural dynamics, continuum mechanics, engineering statics, Engineering analysis, fatigue, and fracture mechanics, Mathematica, MATLAB/Simulink, ANSYS, Solid works, Python, C/C++.
    • Worked in a team on the conceptual capstone design project of a space shuttle.
    • Graduate Teaching Assistant in Aerospace structure lab in Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT Bombay).
    • 2 years of industrial experience as a maintenance engineer in steel plants.
    • 3 years of professional experience in teaching mechanical undergraduate students.
    • Received the best employee of the year award in 2016
    • Outstanding Problem-solving skills within a teamwork environment paying close attention to detail.
    • Possess Strong Leadership, Team Management, Technical Writing, Documentation, Presentation, and Communication skills.

    ➢ Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Aerospace Engineering Sep 2018 – Aug 2021
    The University of Texas at Arlington
    GPA: 4.0/4.0
    ➢ Master of Technology (MTech.) in Aerospace Engineering Aug 2012 - May 2014
    Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), India
    GPA: 8.44/10.0
    ➢ Bachelor of Technology (BTech.) in Mechanical Engineering Aug 2005 - May 2009
    Biju Patnaik University of Technology, India
    GPA: 6.94/10.0

    Professional Experience
    ➢ The University of Texas at Arlington, Texas, USA Sep 2018 - May 2021
    Position: Graduate Teaching Assistant
    • Skillfully performed the role of Graduate Teaching Assistant for Engineering statics, Mechanical Design, and Engineering Analysis classes.
    • Supported professors to make lecture slides.
    • Presented 3 lectures during a semester to undergraduate students.
    • Graded assigned homework and exam papers.
    • Maintained office hours to clear doubts or queries related to the subjects.
    ➢ Gateforum Educational services private limited, India Sep 2014 - Aug 2016
    Position: Subject matter expert
    • Taught mechanical engineering undergraduate students to prepare them for entrance exams (GATE) to get Indian government jobs or to get admission in top Indian technical institutes for higher educations.
    • Taught to more than 4000 students all over India.
    • Received average feedback of 4.7/5.0.
    • Worked at the corporate office to prepare contents for study materials and test questionnaire
    • Involved in decision-making meetings for the growth of the company.
    • Received the best employee of the year award in 2016.
    ➢ IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India Sep 2013 - May 2014
    Position: Graduate Teaching Assistant in Aerospace structure lab
    • Demonstrated different experiments like composite fabrication, determining shear center, tensile and compression test using UTM, flexure test, vibration, buckling, and others which were given in the coursework.
    • Monitored students whether they are experimenting correctly or not.
    • Graded assigned homework and exam papers.
    • Maintained office hours to clear doubts or queries related to the experiments or coursework.
    ➢ Electrotherm India Limited, India Sep 2010 - May 2011
    Position: Maintenance Engineer
    • Shift-in-charge of one of the shifts of the maintenance department in the steel Rolling Mill-TMT with a team of 15-20 technicians.
    • Skillfully managed the entire gamut of activities like Maintenance, Preventive and Periodical Maintenance of the machinery and equipment like Hydraulic pump, water pump, conveyor’s roll, bearing, crane, blower, and other mechanical equipment.
    • Monitored and analyzed the equipment to avoid unexpected breakdown, efficiently managed breakdown, and modified the technique to reduce breakdown.
    • Adept at conducting root cause analysis to diagnose the cause of failure and evolved quick breakdown solutions to put the equipment back in operation within minimum turnaround time.
    • Ensured adherence to safety standards in all functional areas and implemented measures for enhancing safety levels.
    • Managed teams of technicians that perform scheduled inspections and routine maintenance.
    • Accountable for preparing documents regarding the maintenance history of machines and using it as a useful reference to resolve future maintenance issues.
    • Increased the production rate by 3000 tons a week by preventive maintenance.
    ➢ Mid India Power and steel limited, India Aug 2009 - Sep 2010
    Position: Graduate Engineer Trainee
    • Understood the project requirements and completed all duties assigned by the Supervisor.
    • Participated in meetings and attended workshops and other training initiatives.
    • Learned and experienced the practical work of the maintenance engineers.
    • A shift in charge of one of the shifts of the maintenance department with a team of 10-14 technicians.
    • Managed teams of technicians that perform scheduled inspections and routine maintenance.
    • Accountable for preparing documents regarding the maintenance history of machines and using it as a useful reference to resolve future maintenance issues.
    • Received internal audit training for ISO 9001:2008.

    Research Experience
    Ph.D. Research Aug 2018 – Aug 2021
    Title: Stress analysis of functionally graded materials (FGM)
    • Performed 3-D thermal stress analysis and 3-D elastic stress analysis on functionally graded materials (FGM)-matrix particulate composites.
    • Micromechanics tensor analysis was used for the formulation of the problem.
    • Mathematica software was used to compute the problem and getting results symbolically.
    • Plotted all the stresses, displacements, and strain results including the von Mises stress for ceramic-glass and Ni-Aluminum oxide composites.
    • Showed that a structure can be avoided to fail at the interface by using FGM-matrix instead of conventional composites.
    • Obtained the effective material properties of whole FGM-matrix composites.
    Graduate Capstone Design Project Jan 2019 - May 2019
    • Worked in a team on the conceptual design of a space shuttle
    • Extensively researched and documented the sizing methodologies, created a database of the previous aircraft of interests, and developed MDA/IDA (Multi-disciplinary Analysis/Individual Disciplinary Analysis) methodologies for the conceptual design and reverse engineering of Space Shuttle
    • Conducted mission planning, limitations, and safety of mission activities to support the mission operations considering FAA rules and regulations.
    • Presented best design based on aircraft structure and aircraft performance according to the requirements.
    • Collaboratively communicated to the teams of Aerodynamics, Propulsion, Weight & Balance, Stability & Control disciplines on the planning, status, results of the IDA, and integration of sub-disciplines into total-sizing design architecture adapting a ROM (Reduced Order Model).
    • Consulted with the chief engineer and other team members for cost analysis and trade studies which are acceptable with all the disciplines.
    • Presented poster, 3-D print, and presentation.
    Master’s Research Aug 2013 – May 2014
    Title: Finite Element Analysis of Interface stresses on Hybrid Angle Ply Composite Laminate
    • Performed finite element analysis on hybrid angle ply and cross-ply composites.
    • Created CAD model in SolidWorks and generated finite element analysis report using ANSYS.
    • Found different interface stresses which are responsible for the delamination (failure) of composites of different fiber orientations.
    • ANSYS APDL was used to perform the analysis.
    • Compared the results with the classical laminated plate theory.

    Technical Skills
    Computer: Mathematica; ANSYS; SolidWorks; MATLAB/Simulink; AutoCAD; CATIA; C/C++; Python; MS Office.
    Other Skills: Finite element analysis; Structural analysis; Root cause analysis; Stress analysis; Failure analysis; Problem-solving.
    Soft Skills: Excellent written skill; Excellent communication skill; Team Leadership and Management; Member of Toastmaster’s International (2016-17); Goal-Oriented; Fast learner and proactive.

    Membership, Awards & Prizes
    • Member of Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society.
    • Member of National space society
    • Received dissertation fellowship award in 2021.
    • Received Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering STEM fellowship award
    • Received best Speaker award in Toastmaster’s International in 2016
    • Received the best employee of the year award of Gateforum educational services private limited in 2016.
    • Received first prize in Discus throw in annual sports, IIT Bombay in 2014.
    • Received second prize in Orissa state Karate championship (Green belt) in 2008.

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