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CAD, CAE, Product validation, MATLAB

Pontiac, Michigan, United States
December 07, 2018

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Gucheng(Chris) Yuan



Solid command of technologies, tools and best practices in designing mechanical equipment using CATIA, SolidWorks and engineering drawings.

Proficient data processing and modelling skills with MATLAB and Simulink in an exhaust gas exchange system.

Excellent fluid dynamic and heat transfer theory and analysis skills using COMSOL, ANSYS and other software.

Strong time management and leadership with the proven capability to multitask.

Work Experience:

Program Manager

Oakland University Thermodynamic Laboratory, Rochester, MI September 2017 - Present

Develop new concepts from current technologies and literatures in the area of HVAC system and exhaust gas treatment.

Build mathematical model using MATLAB or Simulink for a membrane-based air humidification system and optimize the power generated.

Work with lab technician to design and build a compressed air humidification testing bench; run the experiments and data processes.

Manage the project timeline and coordinate each member’s working schedule for the best performance of the membrane-based dehumidification team.

Contact the equipment suppliers for solving some technical issues and search for better membrane material for potential usage.

Analyze the sensitivity of testing results, compare with the theoretical data and optimize the efficiency.

Product Engineer June 2017 – September 2017

General Motors, Shanghai, China

Developed new designs of vehicle’s components, to reduce weight and cost.

Created/modified 3D model of and 2D layout of body exterior parts under customer requirements.

Analyzed model’s stiffness and ran the safety test by FEA tools, such as CATIA and ANSYS.

Worked with Manufacture Engineer and generated relative reports, including DFM, DFMEA and DPV&R.

Mechanical Design Engineer June2014 - June 2015

China FAW Group Corporation, Changchun, Jilin, China

Used CATIA to create 3D models and 2D concepts of vehicle parts for clients from concept to production.

Developed design specifications and the bill of materials.

Travelled to project sites when necessary to take physical measurements to complete design requirements.

Researched customer design proposals to evaluate suitability cost. Prepared and conducted presentations to clients.

Collaborated with senior design engineers on large-scale design projects.

Assisted professor in the computer-aided design class teaching students on using CATIA V5 to design, assemble and analyze mechanical parts.

Manufacture Engineer January 2014- June 2014

China FAW Group Corporation, Changchun, Jilin, China

Based on customer requirements/specifications, manufactured multiple kinds of automotive powertrain parts and prototypes, using injection molding and CNC machines.

Validated and approved the product performance.

Trained college students to operate CNC machine tools, programming, setting the load and parameters and some safety protocols.

Checked and maintained multiples types of machines, including lathe, miller and grinder.


Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (GPA 3.6 out of 4.0) graduate on 4/2019

Oakland University, Rochester, MI

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Oakland University, Rochester, MI; Changchun University of Technology, China 9/2013-4/2017


Jun 8th to June 11th, 2018, NAMS (North America Membrane Society) Conference, Lexington, KY.

Master Thesis: Harvesting Energy from Humidity Gradients

Theory: The process of mixing vapor and air can be utilized to do useful work.

Built mathematical model and simulated the osmosis process under different conditions.

Design and build the experimental testing bench, running the test to verify the theory.

Analyze the data and find the best solution to maximize the energy conversion efficiency.

Writing and publish a paper on Journal of Applied Energy.

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