CV: Mechanical Engineer


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 Date Submitted:22-05-2014
 Last Modified:22-05-2014 (01:46)
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 Current job:Mechanical Engineer
 Employment Term:Temp/Contract
 Job location:Own country
 Date available:immediately
 Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
 KeywordsThermal Design, Heat Transfer, Design, Optimization, Mechanical

Objective: I am interested in a full-time Mechanical Engineering position involving spacecraft systems.


MSME, Graduated 2012: University of Minnesota Twin Cities                                      GPA: 3.35 / 4.0

  • Research Emphasis: Inverse Problems in Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics


BSME, Graduated 2007: University of Minnesota Twin Cities                                        GPA: 3.10 / 4.0

Full-Time Employment and Internship Experience:

January 2013-Present: Manufacturing Resources International / American-Panel Corporation

  • Design for manufacturing and production, sheet metal design, ECN generation and release
  • Design for Military/Aerospace LCD assemblies, notably the 3” ATI display
  • CNC parts, PCB and FPC outline, LCD glass redesign, and Bill of Materials
  • Tooling Design for lamination, assembly fixtures, and tab bonding

January 2010-August 2011: Carnegie Mellon University – Silicon Valley

  • Research and development of real-time diagnostic algorithms for photovoltaic modules
  • Thermal experiment, power-point tracking, and generating PV curves of photovoltaic modules

June 2007- January 2010: NASA Ames Research Center

  • Mechanical and thermal systems development, design, manufacturing, and test for spacecraft
  • Vibration test, mounting design, field test, and operations research for rover/spacecraft payloads

September 2005 – June 2007: University of Minnesota Twin Cities (unpaid)

  • Mechanical Team Lead, University of MN Solar Vehicle Project: aero-mechanical designs

Relevant Skills:

  • Computer Skills: SolidWorks™, SolidWorks Simulation, Pro/Engineer, CREO, Windchill, Autodesk Inventor, ANSYS, CFX, Matlab, C++, IGOR, COMSOL Multiphysics, FEMAP
  • Machining Experience: with CAD-CAM CNC mill and lathe, manual machine experience, manufacturing design, experience in design for composite carbon and Kevlar lay-ups and pre-fabricated carbon and Kevlar construction
  • Multi-Disciplinary Rapid Prototyping: Mechanical, Thermal, and Electrical systems

Recent Publications:

  • “Lumped-Parameter Least Squares Estimation of Thermal Constants for Partially-Shaded Photovoltaic (PV) Modules”, IASTED Power and Energy Systems and Applications, Pittsburgh, PA, 2011
  • “A Finite Element Method Formulation for Non-Uniform Heating of Photovoltaic Modules with Associated Validation Metrics”, IASTED Power and Energy Systems and Applications, Pittsburgh, PA, 2011
  • “Neural Network Estimation of Photovoltaic I-V Curves Under Partially-Shaded Conditions” International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, San Jose, CA, 2011


  • DOE Phase 2 STTR with Wattminder and Carnegie Mellon University-Silicon Valley
  • Best Mentor and Best Team Presentation; NASA Ames Robotics Academy 2008
  • 1st, 2nd, and 4th places: National and International solar vehicle races, 2005-2007
  • 8th and 4th place in FIRST Robotics St. Louis Regional Competition, 2002 and 2003
  • Air-Force and Material Science awards, Composites, High Plains Regional Science Fair, 2000

Volunteer Experience:

  • Technical Inspector, SAE Mini Baja Competition, 2007
  • Habitat for Humanity, 2011 to present
  • Optum Hospice and Palliative Care, 2013 to the present
  • Blue Hair Technology, 2013 to present

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