CV: Mechanical Engineer


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 Date Submitted:21-04-2014
 Last Modified:21-04-2014 (03:50)
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 Current job:Mechanical Engineer
 Employment Term:Permanent
 Job location:Own country
 Date available:immediately
 Industry:Launch Systems
 KeywordsPhD., Manufacturing, Carbon Fibers, Life Cycle Assessment, Structures, Design and Analysis


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            space systems, carbon fibers, material selection, design for manufacturing, life cycle analysis



            Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering                Fall 2013

            Georgia Institute of Technology

            Dissertation Title: The Relationship between Light-Weighting with Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymers and the Life Cycle Environmental Impacts of Orbital Launch Rockets


            Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering                            Summer 2010

            Georgia Institute of Technology

            Thesis Title: An Activity Based Method for Sustainable Manufacturing Modeling and Assessments in SysML


            Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering                                 Spring 2008

            Georgia Institute of Technology

            Minor: Aerospace Engineering - Propulsion


Work Experience

Graduate Research Assistant                                                   August 2008 - August 2013

Sustainable Design and Manufacturing Lab

George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

Georgia Institute of Technology

Description: Joint research initiative between The Boeing Company and Georgia Institute of Technology. Research began with developing tools for Boeing to assess manufacturing process sustainability and concluded with in-depth study of carbon fibers. Work centered around model-based approaches to process analysis and holistic life cycle assessments.


viaCycle, Inc.                                                                                March 2009 - July 2013

Co-Founder and Chief Hardware Design and Manufacturing Engineer

Description: Y-Combinator backed company that produced advance bicycle sharing technology. I was personally responsible for designing and manufacturing non-electronic hardware. My activities included CAD work, material selection, prototype testing, and engaging third party manufacturers.


Representative Publications

Romaniw, Yuriy, Bert Bras, (2013) Environmental Burdens and the Light-Weighting of Rockets, ASME IDETC/CIE 2013, Aug. 4-7, Portland, OR


Romaniw, Yuriy, Bert Bras, (2010) "Sustainable Manufacturing Analysis using an Activity Based Object Oriented Method," SAE Journal of Aerospace 2(1) 214-224


Romaniw, Yuriy, Bert Bras, (2010) Activity Based Approach to Manufacturing Systems Modeling, SAE World Congress 2010, April 13-15, Detroit, MI


Relevant Coursework (Graduate Level)

Chemical Rocket Propulsion (AE 6450)

Electrical Rocket Propulsion (AE 6451)

Orbital Mechanics (AE 6353)

Spacecraft Design I (AE 6322)

Dynamics of Mechanical Systems (ME 6441)

Vibrations of Mechanical Systems (ME 6442)

Manufacturing Processes and Systems (ME 6222)

Principles of Thermodynamics (ME 6304)

Environmental Modeling (CEE 6314)


Machining Experience

2.5 and 3 Axis CNC and Manual Milling Machines

2 Axis CNC and Manual Lathes

2 Axis CNC Waterjet Cutting Machine

MIG Welding Aluminum and Steel (limited experience)

Other Assorted Machine and Hand Tools


Software Experience

AutoCAD - 2D CAD

SolidEdge - 3D CAD and FEA

OMG SysML - The Systems Modeling Language

SimaPro 7.3 - Life Cycle Assessment Software

Microsoft Office - Word, PowerPoint, Excel

Microsoft Excel with Visual Basic (VBA)




Ukrainian (fluent)

German (working knowledge, limited proficiency)


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