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Engineering Engineer

Cleveland, Ohio, United States
October 25, 2016

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Chinmay A. Gowardhan

**** ******** ****, **** ******** Heights OH-44124 USA 909-***-****


Seeking a challenging position in Metallurgy/Materials Engineering/Science in the area of R&D, quality, metal characterization and testing.

Technical Skills:

Strong knowledge of physical metallurgy, phase diagrams, heat treatment and failure analysis

Certified knowledge in Design of Experiments software (Minitab and Stat Ease)

Formulation development and product implementation

NDT equipment: Ultrasonic flaw & thickness detection, Hydrotest, Magnetic Particle Indication (MPI), Radiography (Interpretation of Radiographs), Dry & Wet paint film thickness, Dye Penetrant Test, etc.

Expertise in performing various mechanical tests as well as method development and implementation.


Feng, X., Gong, M., Gowardhan, C. A., Jiang, C., Julius, M. J., Kumar, A., ... & Sharman, D. J. (2013). U.S. Patent No. 8,574,360. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Fisher, M. T., Kimm, G., Dones, N. A., Gowardhan, C. A., & Donarummo, J. (2010). U.S. Patent Application 12/854,134.

Work Experience:

Lincoln Electric Company

Euclid OH USA

Research Engineer

Research and development on consumables, electrodes and filler materials.

James Hardie Building Products

Fontana CA USA

Position: Development Scientist

May 2015 – Present

December 2005 - May 2015

Research and development on cementatious composites. Formulation development (patented), testing and implementation, Product development and implementation, Investigative analysis (failure analysis), Test method development and implementation, Project management (planning and execution)

1.Reformulated the entire HardiePlank line of products to improve durability and reduce the cost by reducing and replacing one important component by another. Work involved lab scale sample preparation, testing as well as plant trials and designing and running durability framework. This project resulted in me getting my first patent.

2.Launched a new product ProGrid backer that is the 3rd generation of backer in our current backer line. It involved running a cross-functional team with testing, marketing, sales and manufacturing. I conceived and implemented a system to add color to our product line where I identified a line of pigments that will work with fiber cement, hired a vendor and with the help of manufacturing designed and built a system to add pigment to the mix.

3.During my tenure in competitive intelligence, I worked on three major competitors studying them and identifying Hardie’s strengths over them. I used Thomson Innovation IP search engine to track patents and IP filed. Also designed and implemented plant tours for major customers and suppliers.

4.Long-term product performance (durability), designing and testing durability framework for both interior and exterior product line and failure analysis on claims cases.

GE Power Systems

Schenectady, NY, USA

Position: Intern/Coop

February 2004 to October 2004

Essar Oil Ltd.

Jamnagar Gujarat India

Position: Inspection Engineer

July 1998 to July 2000

India’s second largest petroleum refinery with a capacity of 10.5 million tones per annum.

Worked in Inspection Department, which involves Inspection of Static Equipments, Corrosion Monitoring, Welding and Non Destructive Testing.

Work profile included: Study of the Process Parameters, Metallurgical flow diagrams and Process & Instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs). Various standards such as American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American Petroleum Institute (API), Tubular Exchangers Manufacturers Association (TEMA), American Society of Testing of Materials (ASTM), British Standards (BS), Indian Boiler Regulations (IBR).

Study of Welding Technology and preparing Welding Procedure Specification (WPS) and Procedure Qualification Requirements (PQR), Corrosion behavior in various environments such as Naphthenic acid corrosion, Hydrogen Induced Cracking (HIC), Caustic embrittlement, Stress corrosion cracking, and Sulfur stress corrosion cracking.

Operated various NDT equipments such as Ultrasonic flaw & thickness detection, Magnetic Particle Indication (MPI), Radiography (Interpretation of radiographs), Dry & wet paint film thickness, Dye penetrant test.


University of Maryland May 2005

College Park, MD

M.S.: Materials Science and Engineering GPA: 3.5

MS Thesis: Testing of non-metallic insulating material. (GE Power System Co-Op)

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology June 2002

Rapid City, SD

M.S.: Materials Engineering & Science GPA: 3.89

MS Thesis: Characterization of polymers using intrinsic viscosity and Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC) techniques.

Visvesvaraya National Inst. of Tech. (Formerly REC Nagpur) May 1998

Nagpur, Maharashtra, India.

Bachelor of Engineering in Metallurgical Engineering

Relevant Course Work:

Welding Technology

Oxidation and corrosion of metals

Foundry Tech

Advanced Instrumental Analysis

Interfacial Phenomena

Transport Phenomena

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