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Engineering Design Engineer

Arlington, Texas, United States
January 16, 2018

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MS Mechanical Engineering Graduated: Summer 2016

The University of Texas at Arlington

Relevant coursework: Advanced Finite Element Methods, Racecar Engineering, Fracture Mechanics, Structural Dynamics, Fluid Dynamics, Engineering Analysis, Automotive Engineering (Applied and Advanced).


B Tech. Mechanical Engineering Graduated: 2014

Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, India


Senior Mechanical Design Engineer- Spira4U Co., LLC. September,2016-Present

Responsible for Prototyping, Chassis Design and Testing of Electric Vehicle Chassis systems and Drive Train components.

Perform PLM, DFMEAs, Static and Dynamic FEAs, DVP&Rs and inspection.

Leading a team of artists and engineers, conceptualizing innovative EV solutions catering to customer’s requirements.

Budget management, progress monitoring, team cheerleader, at the helm of NPD and Prototype development.

Component/System life-cycle development experience, “Cradle to Grave” development of 3 and 4-wheelers EVs.

Designing sheet metal body components, drawing approval and quality check.

8D Methodology, working with various departments proposing necessary project targets and schedules.

Role extended to OEM Supplier/Partner relations, Homologation experience in various countries.

Perform design calculations/studies for prototype drivetrain components, Six Sigma problem solving.

Vehicle Dynamics, Component packaging, Drawing approval, BOM monitoring, and test parameter defining.

Vehicle Packaging, Spot weld inspection, tolerance checking and surface finishing.

Representing the company and our products in several EV events around the world, key spokesperson.

Company’s International Liaison, successful in obtaining potential partners in Asia to help expand our market.

Chassis Design Engineer with UTA Racing and SCCA Racing teams August, 2014-August, 2016

Design and fabrication experience with UTA- Formula SAE Racing Team and the University’s SCCA, F500 Class racing team. One of the team’s trained race car drivers.

Had the privilege to work as UTA Racing’s Chassis Design Lead (2014-2016).

Worked with Chassis, Suspension, Engine and Carbon fiber component (wings, wheels) departments.

Trained TIG Welder, with hours of Chromoly Chassis welding experience. Sheet metal stamping and fabrication.

Component and system level Static and Dynamic FEA experience. Full vehicle CFD and handling simulation.

Build budget documentation, FSAE Cost report drafting, BOM management and order tracking.

Experience with metal coatings. Vehicle Dynamics, fine-tuning suspension and chassis components.

Role extended to subjectively testing fabricated cars for handling performance. Ride and handling test experience.

Engine and gearbox overhaul and rebuild experience.

Summer Intern- G.M Engineering Pvt Ltd, Gujrat, India May-July, 2012

Part of the core design, testing group, trained in designing several industrial fluid valve housings and gates.

Trainee Role involved design, drafting, BOM, PLM, inventory control, testing and QC.

Worked with metal stamping division, fabricated metal shrouds, casings and flaps for testing.

Exposed to several metal-forming technologies, CNC programming, Arc and Laser welding, and testing.

FEA simulations on valve housings for peak pressure validations and fatigue life with physical testing.

Worked with R&D team, testing specimens for tensile, shear and impact strength.

Summer Intern-NTPC Tamil Nadu Energy Company Limited June-September, 2013

Worked in the fuel handling and turbine maintenance department, studying the various processes involved.

Involved in designing of turbine casing, shafts and bearings.

Monitoring turbine working parameters and involved in performing test runs on newly erected turbines.

Calculating specific coal consumption and determining the right coal blend to achieve desired CV value.

Assnt. Site Engineer-inspecting Boiler stages, HP and LP pumps, deaerators and Electrostatic Precipitators.

Design and FEA analysis on turbine mounts and trusses supporting turbine hangars.

Summer Intern-R.K Motors Private Limited, Hyderabad, India March- July, 2011

Studied, maintained and overhauled vehicles, engines and custom body panels.

2D and 3D component and assembly drawing-AutoCAD Inventor, SolidWorks.

Acquired the knowledge and experience to design and fabricate a Formula based racing vehicle on-site.

Gained hands-on experience- MIG, TIG and Arc welding, Lathe, Milling, pipe bending and GD&T.


CAD Software (5 years hands-on experience): Solidworks, NX, Pro-E, AutoCAD, Inventor, CATIA V5,

FEA Software (5 years hands-on experience): ANSYS, SolidWorks, MATLAB, LS-Dyna, IPG-Carmaker.

Other Software Skills: Microsoft-Office, ENOVIA, Wind Chill (PLM & PDM), CNC Programming, Hyperworks and MoTec.

Engineering Skills:

Proven leadership, project management, scheduling, benchmarking, and test parameter defining skills.

Born leader with excellent interpersonal skills. OEM Vendor and partner relation experience.

Real world experience in packaging, Structural and System Design, proficient with FEA, DFMEA, and GD&T.

Six Sigma, Vehicle Dynamics, Systems Modeling, data analysis and experience with MoTec tools.


1.Formula SAE- Chassis and Chassis Components Design and Trained Racecar driver:

Elected as the Chassis Design Lead for UT-Arlington’s Formula SAE team (2014-2016).

Modeling with SolidWorks and FEM analysis (Static & Dynamic) using ANSYS and SolidWorks.

Primary goal to increase rigidity and specific torsional stiffness, optimizing for weight reduction.

Was involved in chassis and suspension tuning for neutral steering and reduced body roll.

Designed instruments mounted steering wheel, switch gear and seat backs for individual drivers.

Cockpit ergonomics and performed 6 different WCS simulations to ensure drive safety.

2.SCCA-F500 Class Racing- Chassis Design Lead/ Guide:

Served as Chassis Design Lead and Guide for the University’s SCCA-F500 Class Racing team.

Designed the chassis, suspension, pedal box and driver ergonomics of the car.

Fatigue and dynamic test on chassis, A-arms, bell cranks, suspension tabs and mounts.

3D printing and Carbon Fiber component fabrication experience.

Data Acquisition and analysis experience, MoTec software products, data loggers and sensors.

3.Overhauled several Motorcycle Engines-Honda CBR600 F4I and CBR250 RR, Suzuki 1.8L- 4Cylinder:

Complete disassembly, inspection, tolerance checking, cleaning, lubrication, part replacement BOM.

Overhauling processes- Cylinder honing, valve seat honing, valve shim sizing, journal bearing replacement, engine timing and gear box overhaul.

Involved in Dyno testing of the restored engines.

4.Re-Engineering and Fabrication of Hybrid Back-bone chassis for 1964 Lotus Elan:

Personal project involving design and fabrication of a new chassis for a vintage sports car.

Goals achieved- Increased torsional and longitudinal stiffness keeping driver and vehicle components safety as paramount requirement.

Design of wind shields, windows, heat shields, steering wheel, etc

Modeling using CATIA, Pro-Engineering and analysis using ANSYS.

5.Designing and fabrication of Vehicle components:

Design, analysis and fabrication of various vehicle structural components like, Chassis (Frame), Suspension tabs, Bell Cranks, Suspension bearing inserts, Brake rotors, Engine mounts, etc.

Static, Dynamic and Fatigue analysis to ensure component performance under stressful maneuvering situations.

Creating and maintaining component drawings and Bill of Materials.


Recipient of A.E. Petsche Father and Son Scholarship, for Design Excellence and voluntary work done as a Formula-SAE team Design Lead at University of Texas at Arlington.

Awarded Graduate Certificate in Automotive Engineering recommended by the College of Engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington.

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