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Assistant Mechanical

Columbia, Missouri, United States
December 12, 2013

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TYLER KLEIN (573) 356- 4708 •

Objective To obtain an entry-level mechanical engineering position.

Education University of Missouri - Columbia, MO

Master of Science in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, December ‘13

GPA - 3.51/4.0

Illinois State University - Normal, IL

Bachelor of Science in Physics, May ‘11

GPA - 3.31/4.0

Project Advanced Natural Gas Tank Research and Development – Assist in the manufacturing of carbon

Experience briquettes and test said briquettes for excess adsorption and fuel efficiency by collaboratively

developing experiments to simulate standard road tests

• Railgun Modeling and Simulation Project - Provided modeling and simulation design work for all

projects associated with the MU Railgun Program

• Worked as part of a team to model, analyze and optimize thermal, electromagnetic, and mechanical

properties of the rails and armature using COMSOL Multi-Physics Software

Course Work Finite Element Methods

• Linear and Non-Linear Finite Element Analysis, Static Analysis, Dynamic Analysis, Solid and


Fluid Mechanics.

Theory of Elasticity

• Stress and Strain at a point, General Equations of Elasticity, Plane Stress, Plane Strain, Torsion of

Prismatic Bars, Energy Methods.

Dynamic Systems and Control

• Dynamic Modeling and Analysis of Mechanical, Electrical, Fluid, and Thermal Systems, Feedback

Control using MATLAB.

Experience University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

Graduate Research Assistant July ‘13 – Current

• Assist with experimental research of natural gas storage in activated carbon

• Handle and dispose of chemicals following proper safety guidelines

• Operate glove box and LABVIEW software to measure excess adsorption of carbon briquettes

• Collaboratively develop simulations for testing of fuel efficiency in varied road conditions

• Prepare reports for weekly meetings

Graduate Research Assistant March ‘12 – April ‘13

• Assisted with research in simulation and modeling of finite element analysis of multi-physics


• Gained experience using COMSOL, Excel and MATLAB for analysis and optimization

• Collaboratively developed presentations for monthly status updates

• Attained considerable familiarity utilizing information from research articles

Graduate Teaching Assistant - Programming and Software Tools August ‘11 – May ‘12

• Instructed students in basic programming techniques using MATLAB and Excel spreadsheets

• Met grading deadlines to help students gain quick feedback and prepare for quizzes

• Utilized Excel and Black Board to document grades and report final grades to class professor

• Held weekly meetings with professor to discuss labs, assignments, and grading


SKILLS & • Experience in using finite element software COMSOL and Abaqus

AWARDS • Strong Analytical and Creative mind

• Eagle Scout Award, ‘99

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