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Mechanical Engineering Quality

Cary, North Carolina, United States
August 16, 2018

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Gautham Thirunavakkarasu ● +1-469-***-**** ● EDUCATION The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas, USA

■ M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering May 2018

● M.Sc. Thesis: Air Flow Pattern and Path Flow Simulation of Airborne Particulate Contaminants in a Cold-Aisle Containment High-Density Data Center Using Air-Side Economization

● Courses: Convection Heat Transfer, Finite Element Methods, Engineering Analysis,Fluid Dynamics, Electronic Packaging, Fundamentals of Composites, Micro/Nano-Fluidics Fabrication.

● Cumulative GPA: 3.67 / 4.00

Visvesvarya Technological University, Karnataka, India

■ B.E. in Mechanical Engineering, Reva Institute of Technology and Management Jul 2015 RESEARCH


The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas Mar 2017 – Apr 2018 Graduate Research Student, EMNSPC

■ M.Sc. Thesis Aug 2017 – Apr 2018.

Simulated particle trajectory and distribution calculation of sub-micron particulate contaminants

● Investigated collocation facility designs such as aisle configuration, cooling methods to improve operational efficiency.

● Developed a Lagrangian particle tracking method, using monte-carlo simulation to predict concentration surfaces.

● Trained undergraduate and graduate students in research projects.

● Prepared NSF proposals for advisor and journal reports.

■ Experimental validation of Deliquescent Relative Humidity Test Method for Accumulated Contaminants Feb 2018 – Apr 2018

● Investigated and performed an experimental test method for accumulated sub-micron particulates on cabinet server panels in a Thermotron S600 (thermal chamber).

● Developed and validated a 75% cheaper test set up and gained laboratory environment experience in experimental testing and running simulations for PCB reliability using advanced Thermal CFD packages.

■ Dynamic Cold Plate Mar 2017 – Aug 2017

● Designed and modeled flow control device using nitinol spring to investigate flow analysis and demonstrated dynamic cold plate cooling on printed circuit boards.

Other Projects:

■ Development and Fabrication of Paper Based Micro Fluidic Device Aug 2016 – Feb 2017

● Designed and fabricated an electrochemical sensing and chromatography based diagnostic assay for easy detection of glucose in underdeveloped countries.

■ Degree Project Jun 2014 – May 2015

Design, Analysis and Testing of a Flying Wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle.

● Design and testing of an UAV, a flying wing configuration aerial vehicle capable of stable linear flight with endurance in the range of 17-23 minutes.

● Designed different sections of the flying wing and demonstrated maneuverability advantages with flying wing configuration.

● Investigated flow simulations in ANSYS-CFD to asses performance characteristics. PUBLICATION CONFERENCE

[1] Thirunavakkarasu. Gautham, Saini. Satyam, Jimil. M. Shah, Dr. Agonafer. D. “Air Flow Pattern, Path Flow Simulation of Airborne Particulate Contaminants in a High-Density Data center utilizing Airside Economization, IPACK2018-8436” in Proceedings of the ASME 2018 International Technical Conference and Exhibition on Packaging and Integration of Electronic and Photonic Microsystems InterPack2018, San Francisco, California, USA. INTERNSHIP Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Engine Division, Bangalore, India

■ In-Plant Training Jan 2014 – Feb 2014

● Assessed the turbofan aircraft engine assemblyand created proposals for enhancing assembly and shop floor production.

● Communicated with manufacturing engineers and coordinate with floor supervisor on material procurement, increased the operational efficiency by using memos on a daily basis.

● Organized record keeping in the quality department and generated written reports Page 1 of 2

Automobile and Vehicle Dynamics, Elite Techno Groups India, Bangalore, India

■ Intern, Student Force-India Mar 2014 – May 2014

● Designed and fabricated chassis and brake systems in a Formula Student Series race team under the aegis of Student Force India.

● Conducted design reviews, assisted in structural testing and performing root cause analysis. OTHER WORK


Product Quality Specialist, Amazon Development Center, India

■ Operations Division India Dec 2015 – May 2016

● Worked with the internal quality team for analyzing of fraudulent methods.Member of a multi-national cross-functional team to supervise new investigative methods and responsible for increasing product quality by 0.3% in the online platform.

● Involved in evaluating data collection coordinating with quality control teams, implementing control strategy enhancements using pre-designed excel spreadsheets and internal data processing tools. The aggressive operational environment helped further improve my verbal communication and relationship management skills. SKILLS ■ Professional Training/Certification

● CATIA V5 for Mechanical Designer (advanced), Cyber Metric Services (A Dassault Systemes Authorized Training Partner), Bangalore, India

■ Technical/Software Skills

● Programming in MATLAB, C, Python.

● Modelling using CATIA v5, SolidWorks, SolidEdge, AutoCAD, ANSYS, Revit and SketchUp.

● Simulations using ANSYS Fluent, IcePak, FloVent, FloTHERM, 6SigmaDCX and 6SigmaET.

● Proficient knowledge of GD&T, manufacturing processes and technologies.

■ Language Skills

● English (Excellent in reading, writing and verbal)

● Tamil ( Mother Tongue- an Indian language of Tamil Nadu State)

● Kannada (An Indian language of Karnataka State)

■ Sports Skills

● Soccer and swimming.



■ Elected as Organizing Head for the annual college festival ’Revamp 2015’ and successfully organized and executed 30 cultural and 15 technical events with a fund- raising of $75000 in a year.The festival was based on providing an ecstatic musical experience by hosting live concerts and providing a platform at collegiate level. I was also involved in coordinating team leaders from start to end, with an appropriate schedule and within assigned budget. (2015)

■ HAL, Engine Division Certificate of In-Plant Training for assisting the assembly team by evaluating data and maintaining bill-of-materials.(2014)

■ REVAMP 14, Certification of Participation for presenting project demo and technical presentation on Aerodynamic Innovations in Super Cars. (2014)

■ Certificate of Participation by ELITE TECHNO GROUPS, a team of former Formula1 race Marshall for working closely on organizing a workshop on vehicle dynamics for race car fans.(2014)

■ Other Interests

● Formula 1 enthusiast, Motorsport technology, Gaming and soccer fan. Page 2 of 2

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