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Mechanical Engineering Assistant

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
January 31, 2018

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Aerospace Engineering masters student specializing in next generation energy production

2 Analytic and research experience

Proficient in writing algorithms for Matlab and Excel

3+ years of investigating shortcomings of current energy production

Investigated specific designs and procedures to improve research efforts at the University of Cincinnati


M.S., Aerospace Engineering

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Advisor: Dr. Ephraim Gutmark

Aug. 2016-Present

GPA: 3.8/4.00

B.S., Mechanical Engineering

Boston University, Boston, MA

Sep. 2011-May 2016

GPA: 3.1/4.00


Graduate Research Assistant – Gas Dynamics and Propulsion Laboratory 2016-Present

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Rotating Detonative Combustor (RDC) Research (ongoing)

oConduct research on new geometries and novel methods of gas turbine combustion

oConducted literature review of previous gas turbine combustion

oWorked with large amounts of data (roughly 3,000,000 points per test)

oWrote algorithms to understand the phenomenon during combustor operation

Pulse Jet Research (previous study)

oReviewed relevant research going back to the second world war

oDevised a new form of test procedure to explain in detail the pulse jet’s operation

oPresented to the Swedish ministry of defense the findings of the study

Lends fluid mechanic expertise to various other academic fields

Product Design Intern – Vaska Technologies Summer 2014

Harvard Business School, Cambridge, MA

Analyzed and improved designs for household electronics

Developed new products as well as planned for future manufacturing

Successfully built 30 prototypes that were sent out and used in offices around Boston proper for beta testing

Scientific Articles

V. Anand, J. Jodele, E. Knight, E. Prisell, O. Lyrsell, E. Gutmark. "Dependence of Pressure, Combustion and Frequency Characteristics on Valved Pulsejet Combustor Geometries", Flow Turbulence and Combustion, November 2017, DOI: 10.1007/s10494-017-9875-1

E. Knight, V. Anand, J. Jodele, B. Malla, A. Zahn, A. St. George, E. Gutmark. "Role of Turbulence in Enhancing Rotating Detonation Combustor Performance", 6th International Conference on Jets, Wakes and Separated Flows, October 2017.

Y. Zhu, D. Burnette, V. Anand, J. Jodele, E. Knight, E. Gutmark. "Plasma-Assisted Rotating Detonation Combustor Operation", 53rd AIAA/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, July 2017, DOI: 10.2514/6.2017-474

Extracurricular Activities

5 year member of the Boston University varsity track & field team

oTwice voted team captain

oFormer Patriot League record holder in the shot put

oBoston University record holder in squat lift

Volunteer track and field coach at the University of Cincinnati

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