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Mechanical Engineer Engineering

Houston, Texas, United States
January 17, 2018

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PARTHKUMAR PATEL (409)-***-****


• An energetic, motivated and highly dynamic mechanical engineer with more than two years of experience in professional and research.

• Proficient in designing using SolidWorks, Siemens NX, AutoCAD. Experienced using Finite Element Analysis(FEA) tools such as Abaqus CAE and Ansys.

• Team-spirited with effective communication and management skills. Demonstrated ability to complete the task in a timely manner.


Modeling: SolidWorks, AutoCAD, Siemens NX

FEA: Ansys, Abaqus CAE

Programming: MATLAB, Python

Certification: Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma Green Belt Technical: GD&T, ASME Y14.5-2009, BOM, Root Cause Analysis, M S Office Suite. EXPERIENCE

Research Assistant Aug 2016- Dec 2017

Multi-Scale Tribology and Contact Mechanics Lab, Lamar University, TX

• Studied the behavior of a droplet on a Superhydrophobic surface using Abaqus CAE for a graduate thesis.

• Investigated tribological properties of the Nanotextured surface to test the antifouling tendency using Tribometer for experimental results and simulated in Abaqus CAE.

• Studied the tribological properties of substrate coating and factors responsible for the material failure by conducting durability test and used various measurement instruments. Operations Manager Oct 2015- Dec 2017

Event Services, Setzer Student Center, Lamar University, TX

• Assist event setup according to the time and space requirement. Monitoring technical equipment setup.

• Answered the visitors, processed event reservation request, prepared work orders for the setup. Performed the routine checkup of organizations equipment storage facilities.

• Determined necessary daily and weekly tasks. Submitted progress and task completion reports.

• Worked closely with student groups and university departments for collaborative events. Mechanical Engineer Jun 2014- Jun 2015

Indira Steel Industries, Gujarat, India

• Supervised manufacturing of mild steel bars and angles in a metal forming plant.

• Planned and documented project activities such as generation of MRP reports to maintain required supply for production.

• Involved in troubleshooting and planning team for the production lines. Continuously supported the shop floor for issues related to manufacturing and safety.

• Performed the root cause analysis for defects in the product and introduced a new surface treatment process to improve product quality and achieved an increment in the average life cycle of rollers by 60%.


On the Validity of Hertzian Based Finite Element Model for Droplet Contact with Superhydrophobic Surface – Thesis Aug 2016- Jul 2017 Multi-Scale Tribology and Contact Mechanics Lab, Lamar University, TX

• Modeled and analyzed droplet on superhydrophobic surface computationally in Abaqus CAE.

• Performed shape analysis to measure different dimensions of the droplet and to study the interaction between droplet and superhydrophobic surface

• Developed a new computational approach to measure a contact angle of the droplet with the superhydrophobic surface for various fluids.

• Utilized python programming language to develop a code for efficient modeling and analysis. Investigation of Tribological Properties of Nanotextured Surface Aug 2017- Dec 2017 Multi-Scale Tribology and Contact Mechanics Lab, Lamar University, TX

• The nano-textured surface under normal and tangential loading was simulated in Abaqus CAE.

• For durability test, Abaqus CAE was utilized to calculate critical stress value computationally and compared with the experimental results using Tribometer. PROJECT

Optimization and CFD Analysis of Vortex Tube Jan 2016- May 2016

• A counterflow vortex tube was designed in Solidworks for different aspect ratio and different numbers of the inlet.

• Simulation of vortex flow to measure the outlet temperature was carried out using ANSYS Fluent.

• Optimized the vortex tube by performing a parametric study for the least outlet temperatures. Stress Analysis of Gate Valve Assembly Aug 2015- Dec 2015

• Gate valve assembly was modeled and analyzed by using SolidWorks and ANSYS respectively.

• Obtained the values of several stresses acting on the assembly.

• Computational data were compared with analytical values to bolster the validity of the model. EDUCATION

Master of Science: Mechanical Engineering Dec 2017 Lamar University, Beaumont, TX

GPA: 3.8/4.0

Relevant Coursework Includes: Finite Element Method, Operations Research, Tribology, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Advanced Fluid Dynamics, Turbomachinery Bachelors of Engineering: Mechanical Engineering May 2014 Gujarat Technological University, India

CGPA: 8.01/10

Relevant Coursework Includes: Manufacturing Process, Product Design and Value Engineering, Material Science and Metallurgy, Thermodynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer, Automobile Engineering, Control Engineering, Machine Design, Internal Combustion Engine HONORS AND ACTIVITIES

• Received Texas State Graduate Student Scholarship for master’s study at Lamar University.

• Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers(ASME).

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