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Attleboro, Massachusetts, United States
December 04, 2018

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Gordon D. Swain Cell Phone: 607-***-****

Permanent Address: 40 Cayuga St. Trumansburg, New York, 14886 Education:

University of Strathclyde in Glasgow Anticipated Graduation: November 2018 Masters of Science, Mechanical Engineering with Energy Systems Technology

• Relevant Courses: Advanced Structural Analysis and Design; Risk Management; Financial Engineering; Environmental Impact Assessment; Gas & Steam Turbines; Nuclear Power Systems; Energy Resources & Policy; Energy Systems Analysis; Electrical Power Systems; Energy Modelling & Monitoring University of Massachusetts Amherst Graduation: May 2017 Bachelors of Science, Mechanical Engineering with Integrated Concentration in Science GPA 3.645

• Dean List Awards: Fall 2013; Spring 2014; Spring 2015; Fall 201 5; Spring 2016

• Relevant Courses: Global Challenges, Scientific Solutions; Integrated Scientific Communications; Differential Equations; Strength of Materials; Statistics; Manufacturing Processes; Circuits; Design of Mechanical Components; Aerospace Fluid Mechanics; System Dynamics; Heat Transfer; Thermofluid Design; Facility Design and Layout Engineering Experiences:

University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts Research Associate 9/3/2016-5/10/2017

• Working on independent research involving super hydrophobic surface coatings, placement and orientation, for turbine blades under the supervision of Jonathan Rothstein, Ph.D. Writing thesis and synopsis video in spring of 2017

University of Massachusetts Amherst Office of Waste Management, Amherst, Massachusetts Research Associate & Research Team Manager 5/26/2015-8/7/2015

• Managed a team of four researcher students to produce a model of UMass Amherst’s waste stream for use in university policy and decision making, in partnership with local businesses. Wrote formal research report on topic

• Designed and tested a web-based simulation using the program “Insight Maker” to quantify the impact of each possible alternative disposal method based on environmental, economic, and energy metrics. Converted model into Excel, refined using data from industrial partners and internal UMass waste data

• Influenced Sustainability for UMass Council policy makers with results for alternative disposal methods University of Massachusetts Amherst Combined Heat and Power Plant, Amherst, Massachusetts Engineering Intern 6/2/2014-7/31/2014

• Worked with various systems managers, learning different aspects of the energy generation industry

• Apprenticed under plant control systems operator, plant HVAC officer, plant maintenance and inspection team, plant EHS officer, and plant manager in their daily jobs, asking questions and recording information TA for MATLAB Introductory Course, Amherst, Massachusetts Spring 2014, Spring 2015 Academic Projects:

Thorium Research Project, Amherst, Massachusetts Fall 2013

• Created a Levelized Cost analysis for 4th generation of nuclear reactors compared to 3rd generation reactors and conventional coal power, comparing cost per kilowatt-hour

• Researched major costs of power plants, including infrastructure, fuel, personnel, etc. compiled data sources into an Excel file, wrote full research report discussing findings Aquaponics Research Project, Amherst, Massachusetts Spring 2014

• Researched the construction costs and systems engineering of an aquaponics system, as well as vertical farming techniques. Contacted researchers and industrial professionals from Hawaii and Taiwan

• Designed an innovative new form of farming, called “Vertical Aquaponics”. 3D modelled system requirements for structural elements using Autodesk Inventor and Creo. Developed formal project proposal and research report Development of Innovative Product, Amherst, Massachusetts Spring 2017

• Led student design team to develop new product concepts for assisting mobility restricted golfers.

• Maintained accurate and up to date scheduling, including managing various subprojects and delegating tasks.

• Interfaced with both teachers and patent lawyers to ensure product was of sufficient novelty to apply for a patent and began the application process.

• Helped build and display both prototype product and explanatory display during conference at UMass Amherst. Structural Analysis of Grid Type Structures, Glasgow, UK Summer 2018

• Researched the structural stability of grid type structures in CAD models, and their feasible scalability for scale model tests.

• Conducted in depth FEA and material selection analysis for theoretical structures, developing conclusions on material usage for large scale grid structures.

Technical Skills:

Microsoft Office Suite, MATLAB, Autodesk Design Suite, Prezi, Insight Maker, power tools, soldering and circuitry. Interests:

Nuclear fusion, space exploration, karate, sailing, reading, video games, theatre, architecture, game theory, and environmental technology.

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