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Mechanical Engineer

Pittsburgh, PA
March 06, 2018

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Prem Rajgopal

*** ******* *****, **********, ** *5238 817 W 30th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007



University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA Graduated: May 2017

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, GPA: 3.34

Work Experience

Northrop Grumman Corporation, Engineering Intern June 2015 – August 2015

• Maintained hardware and engineering drawings for Role-On-Beyond-Line-of-Sight-Enhancement datalink system

• Created and implemented manufacturing redlines through SolidWorks and SolidWorks EPDM

• Tested and documented individual hardware components within system for errors and defects

• Assisted in transition from legacy system to newer configuration

• Helped create step by step user manual for system

Second Spectrum, Basketball Operator April 2017 – June 2017

• Performed System Identification and correcting error in tracking software used for NBA analytics

Viterbi Academic Resource Center, Undergraduate Tutor August 2015 – April 2017

• Tutored undergraduate students in mechanical engineering, mathematics and physics courses

• Conducted over 75 hours of tutoring each academic semester

Class Projects

• Centrifugal Governor: Created SolidWorks model to meet dimensional, stress, displacement, and natural frequency

constraints using COSMOSWorks finite element analysis software

• Electric Skateboard Coast-Down Test: Created an electric skateboard and performed tests to model rolling resistance

• Pasta Maker: Designed and modeled an original Pasta Maker using NX 10.

•2 Degrees of Freedom Torsional Control System: Performed System Identification, designed multiple controller architectures using Matlab, Simulink & Sisotool, and implemented designs via ECP software and Torsional Plant

Research Experience

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA July 2014 - August 2014

Student Researcher, Dr. Minking Chyu

• Assisted with optimization of turbine blade design through use of a water tunnel

• Assessed PIV, LDA, and Hot Wire Anemometry methods of flow visualization

• Designed and created a SolidWorks model for test apparatus

• Constructed Matlab script to calculate cost per trial based on multiple parameters

Leadership Activities

Sigma Phi Delta Engineering Fraternity Alpha Chapter August 2013 – May 2017

President: Led group of 30 engineering students through fraternal activities

Vice President: Coordinated social events and assisted in general management

Business Manager: Administered $50,000 budget for fraternity expenses

Recreational Basketball January 2009-December 2016

Captain: Led recreational team through weekly practice and games

Skills: SolidWorks (CSWA Certified), NX, Finite Element Analysis, CAD, Linear Control Theory, Matlab, Simulink, Sisotool, ECP, LabVIEW, Technical Writing, Microsoft Office, Team Leadership, Event Planning, Teaching / Tutoring

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