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Engineering Mechanical

Lansdale, PA
April 14, 2016

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Kevin C. Laux Current Address: 254 Gross Street

716-***-**** Pittsburgh PA, 15224

Education: University of Pittsburgh, Swanson School of Engineering December 2015 M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Advisor: Dr. Laura Schaefer GPA: 3.96/4.0 B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (April 2014) GPA: 3.71/4.0 Member of Pi Sigma Tau Mechanical Engineering Honor Society (2012) Skills: Applications: SolidWorks, Inventor, MATLAB, ANSYS Mechanical, PTC Creo, Microsoft Office Languages: English, German (fluent, dual citizen)

Academic Visualizing Flow Regimes in a Small-Scale Heat Pipe August 2014 – December 2015 Projects: University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Laura Schaefer

- Designed and constructed an experiment to observe multiphase flow phenomena in a micro heat pipe with the aim of supporting future simulations

- Analyzed and combined temperature and video data sources, identified trends between these sources, and presented relevant results to a faculty committee Server Room Temperature Measurement System January 2014 – April 2014 University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Mark Kimber and Ricardo Rivera

- Worked with faculty to develop an automated measurement system with the goal of generating a three dimensional temperature and flow profiles in a server room Kuna Yala Cooking Stove Design January 2014 – May 2014 University of Pittsburgh, Senior Design, Dr. Dan Budny

- Design and prototyping of a cooking stove to be used by the Kuna Yala in Panama

- Construction and installation of stove in Panama

- 5/2015: Taught university students in Panama how to construct improved stove design Work Swanson School of Engineering – Pittsburgh, PA January 2016 – Present Experience: Research Assistant, Dr. Albert To’s Research Group

- Designed and constructed an experiment to study the thermal properties of a heat sink composed of cellular structures manufactured through metal laser sintering

- Acquired and analyzed surface and fluid temperature, flow velocity, and heat flux data Swanson School of Engineering – Pittsburgh, PA May 2014 – August 2014 Summer Research Intern, Dr. Albert To’s Research Group

- Studied the mechanical properties of cellular structures created with additive manufacturing

- Designed, printed, tested and analyzed data for different cellular structures Port Authority of Allegheny County – Pittsburgh, PA May 2013 – August 2013 Engineering Intern

- Investigated and reported on problems within transportation system

- Updated specification for emergency generator replacement Swanson School of Engineering – Pittsburgh, PA Fall Semester 2012 & 2013 Undergraduate Teaching Assistant

- Taught a SolidWorks Lab for 30-70 students

Voith Turbo Lokomotivtechnik GmbH – Kiel, Germany May 2012 – August 2012 Engineering Intern

- Redesigned pneumatic piping for braking system on Gravita 15 locomotive

- Created braking distance model

- Fully integrated into a German work environment

Buffalo Wire Works – Buffalo, NY May 2011 – August 2011 Engineering Intern

- Installed computer workstations on production floor to improve job tracking

- Began assembly of new wire mesh weaving machine

- Adapted harp hook design to reduce customer issues, increase quality

- 12/2012: Updated machine parts in Inventor to reflect version improvements

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