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State University Power Plant

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
March 01, 2018

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Buddhima Pasindu Gamarachchi

Phone : (647) *** ****, E-Mail:


Highly proficient in MATLAB, C, C++. Code developed to model performance of engineering components. Proficient in Python, Simulink & LabVIEW. Proficient with CUDA & MPI.

Highly proficient in ANSYS Workbench, Mechanical, Fluent & Icepak. Simulations performed for design optimization of thermoelectric modules, heat exchanger and heat sink design.

Highly proficient at Solidworks, and self-taught AutoCAD.

Excellent technical communication skills enabled by being highly proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel & PowerPoint. Experienced in completing high quality reports and presentations. Manage large quantities of data utilizing scripts and macros in Excel.

Excellent communication and collaboration skills. Effective at working as part of a group, while collaborating with engineers from other technical fields.

Ability to learn quickly and adapt to individual project requirements.


MS Mechanical Engineering August2017 Boise State University (Boise, ID) GPA: 3.79/4.0

Coursework highlights: Conduction Heat Transfer, Convection Heat Transfer, Finite Element Methods, Parallel Scientific Computing

BS (Cum Laude) Mechanical Engineering May 2015

BS (Cum Laude) Applied Mathematics GPA: 3.70/4.0

Boise State University (Boise, ID)


Graduate Research Assistant May 2015 - July 2017

Advanced Energy Lab, Boise State University, Boise, ID

Developed code to model and optimize thermoelectric modules, heat exchangers and heat sinks attached to modules.

Finalized design of optimized heat sinks and heat exchangers using CAD software.

Developed code to model the performance of a novel micro-scale heat sink.

Modeled a thermoelectric system to power wireless sensor nodes to be used at a nuclear power plant.

oCollaborated with engineers from Idaho National Laboratory.

Modeled a thermoelectric system to recover waste heat from the human body.

Developed ANSYS models for thermoelectric modules, heat sinks and heat exchangers.

Performed experiments to measure Seebeck coefficient, Electrical Resistivity and Thermal Conductivity of thermoelectric thin films/pellets.

Co-Authored Publications

oT. Varghese, C. Hollar, J. Richardson, N. Kempf, C. Han, P. Gamarachchi, D. Estrada, R. Mehta and Y. Zhang, "High-performance and flexible thermoelectric films by screen printing solution-processed nanoplate crystals", Scientific Reports, vol. 6, no. 1, 2016.

Master’s Thesis Title: Thermoelectric System Modeling and Design.

Collaborated with specialists in other Engineering fields and worked on projects in a group environment.

Graduate Teaching Assistant August 2015 - May 2016

Fluid Mechanics Lab, Boise State University, Boise, ID

Instructed students on Fluid Mechanics and Experimental concepts.

Set up Fluid Mechanics experiments.

Coordinated students into groups to complete required reports.

Managed grades (records) of over 100 students.

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