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Mechanical Engineer- New Graduate

Annapolis, Maryland, United States
January 02, 2017

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Rifat Rahman

* ****** ****, *.*. Box *****, Annapolis, MD 21402 Phone: 224-***-****



United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD Anticipated May 2017

B.S. Mechanical Engineering

GPA: 3.4/4.0



Senior Design Project: An Alternative Diamond Lapping Tool (Submarine Valve Repair)

Customer: Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)

Design of long lasting, easy to use valve lapping tools for submarine’s valve repair with a team of 4 senior students

Interviewed customer to determine desired product requirements

Benchmarked and gathered extensive data on current valve repair tools

Explored different design concepts using SOLIDWORKS and made prototypes using 3D printers

Related Coursework:

Engineering Design – Thermodynamics – Heat Transfer – Project Management – Fluid Dynamics – Control Systems – Cyber Security – Strength of Materials – Statics, Dynamics – Electrical Engineering


Highly Proficient in MS Office Suite, MATLAB, 3D CAD - SOLIDWORKS, Simulink, G Suite, Presentations

Highly Proficient in English, Bengali, Conversational in Hindi


Naval Research Laboratory, Key West, FL June 2016 – July 2016

Materials Research and Development Intern

Played an important role in the research of the decontamination gel which will potentially be able to minimize the effect of rusting onboard Navy ships and submarines

Collected and organized extensive data through graphs, pictures which showed the surface roughness and adhesive strength of the gel using optical meter and strength tester

Performed valve lapping tests following strict laboratory procedure for radioactive materials

Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, SPAWAR, San Diego, CA June 2015 – July 2015

Nuclear/Mechanical Engineering Intern

Contributed to the creation of a portable radiation detector consisting of Helium-3 tubes

Experimentally evaluated the performance of radiation detection equipment

Provided recommendations to make equipment more user friendly (Shoulder straps, lighter weight

Wrote a user manual for the use of the portable radiation detector

United States Navy January 2011 – May 2013

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD

Hospital Corpsman, Cardio Vascular Inpatient Ward

Led team of three other Hospital Corpsman in providing excellent patient care

Responsible for the monitoring of patients’ vital signs ( heart rate, blood pressure, temperature)

Regularly performed venipuncture on patients for blood tests and intravenous access.

Performed Electrocardiogram (ECG) on patients

Administered insulin injections and other medications with the assistance of nurses

Regularly provided bed side care to patients


Squad leader – Tutored Freshman; facilitated conversations regarding ethics, leadership, courage, current events and much more to help develop 9 midshipmen morally and mentally at US Naval Academy

Vice President, Muslim Midshipmen Club – Coordinated prayer services, mosque visits.

Head Navigator – On the job trainer for Navigation and Plotting team, onboard a yard patrol craft, for safe sailing from Annapolis, MD to Boston Harbor, MA

Watch Captain – Coordinated and drafted watch bill to ensure proper manning of duty sections

Manned Combat Information Center(CIC) onboard USS Tortuga - emphasizing the importance of teamwork and communication in successful mission accomplishments

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