Sign in

Engineer Sheet Metal

Southfield, Michigan, United States
May 23, 2018

Contact this candidate


Highly focused, quick learner with an impressive hands-on knowledge base and special expertise in Automotive Powertrains and Vehicle Integration. My goal is to become a Powertrain Engineer and contribute effectively and efficiently to the development of current and future Powertrain technologies.


CATIA, AutoCAD, MATLAB, Simulink, ANSYS, Microsoft office

Vehicle Thermal Management, IC Engines, Emissions, Testing, Product Development, Project Management

Working Knowledge of Automatic/Manual Transmissions, DCT, CVT, HEV, PHEV and BEV.

SAE Standards, Vehicle Integration, Vehicle Packaging, CNC, Six Sigma


Master of Science in Automotive Systems Engineering GPA: 3.22

University of Michigan Dearborn, Dearborn, MI 08/2016 - 04/2018

Specializing in Automotive Powertrains and Vehicle Integration


Mechanical Engineering Intern, HMT Machine Tools Ltd, Bengaluru INDIA Jan 2015

Participated and observed various stages of manufacturing including smelting, casting, finishing and quality control

Gained knowledge on different processes in manufacturing plant which included pattern shop, foundry, heat treatment, sheet metal, CNC section, tool room and material testing standards.

Powertrain Engineer, Formula SAE-Combustion, UMD Racing 06/2017– Present

Part of team that designed, developed and prototyped an open wheeled race car adhering to FSAE rules. Worked as Powertrain Engineer and tasked with Testing/Validation of Engine with help of cross functional teams

Troubleshooting the cooling system to identify, resolve issues and increase efficiency. Designed an Inline filler neck in CATIA V5 to incorporate hose and temp sensor in the coolant line to reduce weight and complexity. Worked on packaging of coolant catch can within the chassis space

Modelling and Simulation of an EV and a Series HEV for a mid-size sedan 01/2018–04/2018

Modelled battery, engine and motor in MATLAB to integrate into a complete powertrain system to determine Torque and Power demand depending on standard EPA cycles, Battery SOC, Engine & Motor Efficiency contours

Developed a control strategy for Series HEV to achieve SOC balance and optimize fuel economy and Power flow for standard EPA cycles

Optimal Power Flow Strategies for a Parallel Hybrid 01/2018–04/2018

Modelled parallel hybrid powertrain in MATLAB to determine Torque and Power demand for standard EPA cycles

Implemented ECMS and optimal PMP strategy to minimize fuel consumption

Implemented the novel and robust cycle-independent PGS strategy, concluded fuel economy equivalent to PMP

Modelling, Simulation and Analysis of Shift Processes of an Automatic Transmission 01/2017-04/2017

Developed a MATLAB & SIMULINK model of automotive drivetrain consisting 6-speed FWD AT with shift control simulation

Established mathematical model involving general and specific state variable equations for 1st, 1-2 upshift and 2nd gear operations

Optimized the clutch torque profiles to obtain smooth upshift by developing and calibrating a sophisticated shift control algorithm and substantially minimized transmission output torque hole and overshoot during torque phase and inertia phase of 1-2 upshift.

Developed drive strategy and shift scheduling using MATLAB software for Transmission system control.

Modelling of Vehicle Thermal Management System 11/2017-12/2017

Built a Simulink model of vehicle cooling system consisting of four sub models namely, engine operation, air flowrate, coolant flowrate and heat transfer.

Determined coolant flow rate, heat rejection from the engine, and engine outlet coolant temperature for different vehicle speeds by executing the simulation model.

Vehicle Integration, Preliminary concept development for a 2022 model year vehicle 08/2016-12/2016

Vehicle Benchmarking, Pugh analysis and QFD (Quality function Deployment) analysis was performed to determine customer requirements and cascade them into vehicle level functional specifications and vehicle attributes.

Interaction with the customers, creating a target customer group and performing surveys.

Develop program targets, assumptions and new vehicle features considering end users. Trade-offs were discussed.

Vehicle Integration: Development of interface diagram and interface matrix for Instrument panel.

Vehicle attributes were broken down to system, subsystem and component level requirements.

Business plan development, sales projections, break even analysis, Timing plan and Gateways, Technology plan development and FMEA were developed and discussed.

Ergonomic and packaging considerations were laid out and initial drawings were developed.

Powertrain technologies to meet the upcoming EPA and NHTSA fuel economy and emissions requirements

Automotive Assembly Systems 02/2017-03/2017

Gearbox FMEA – Conducted detailed study on potential causes of failure by fracture in 6X4 truck gearbox casing using DFMEA. Implemented DFA and DFM to derive optimal design for ease of assembly and disassembly of gearbox casing.

Three-Axis Pneumatic Dump Trailer 08/2014-04/2015

Lead a team which designed and developed a prototype that gives versatility for dumpers to unload material in more than one axis, for ease the process of unloading materials in complicated places.

Developed the system using CATIA V5 and fabricated the prototype in house using various processes which includes machining on lathe/mill and Arc welding

System control was achieved using pneumatic double actuating cylinder and electric motor

Formulated and calculated design assumptions/requirements for stress and torque in shaft and gears

Tested the prototype under different loading conditions

Auto-Electrical Test Bench 08/2011-04/2012

Lead a team of 7 members tasked with design and development of a Test Bench for testing of electrical components of an Automobile.

Tested wide range of electrical components including starter, alternator/dynamo, horns, bulbs, relays, windshield wipers and batteries.

Worked with people from multiple disciplines (Mechanical & Electrical) and gained team organization skills

Fitted with digital AC/DC ammeter /voltmeter and multimeter for readings. Heavy-Duty vice, Electric Motor & 12V fixed supply with a battery mounted in the table


Training in Automobile workshop for 3 years- repairing and maintenance of various components of an automobile.

Hands-on experience in dismantling, assembling and troubleshooting Inline 4-cylinder Engine, manual transmissions, differential and clutch assembly

LAB experience on engine testing such as morse test, rope dynamometer test and thermal efficiency test

Technical training in machining and manufacturing process on lathe, milling, welding, sheet metal working, casting forging and foundry workshop for a period of 4 months each.

Material testing lab – hands-on working on Universal testing machine, Impact testing, Hardness testing

Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering

Visvesvaraya Technological University, India 06/2015

Diploma in Automobile Engineering

Government Polytechnic Chintamani, India 09/2016

Contact this candidate