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Mechanical Engineer

Akron, Ohio, United States
January 11, 2017

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Ryan L. Maxwell

Permanent Address: 1299 Sharonbrook Drive, Twinsburg, Ohio 44087 Cell: (330) *** ****



Motivated Mechanical Engineer seeking a full time position to apply my technical knowledge and skills to develop practical solutions to real world problems.


The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio 6/2014-Present

Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering

Overall Grade Point Average: 4.0/4.0

Courses: Failure Analysis of Mechanical Systems, Mechanics of Composite Materials, Finite Element Methods I, Applied Numerical Methods I, Continuum Mechanics, Engineering Analysis

The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio 8/2009-5/2014

Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering

Overall Grade Point Average: 3.605/4.0 (Magna Cum Laude)

Technical Electives: Energy Conversion, Finite Element Methods, Material Selection in Mechanical Design

Technical Experience:

The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio 6/2014-Present

Research Assistant

Performed various mechanical tests on ceramic composites with and without stress concentrations, including creep, fatigue, monotonic and hysteresis tests at room temperature.

Collected Acoustic Emission and Electrical Resistance data in addition to Stress/Strain data. Used to characterize damage accumulation in ceramic composites.

Analyzed data gathered and organized into quarterly progress reports with G.E. aviation

Quality Synthetic Rubber, Twinsburg, Ohio Summer 2013

Reliability Lab Engineering Co-Op

Developed testing procedures for products to meet customer specifications for material properties

Analyzed and organized data obtained through material testing into a readable format

Designed test fixtures in Solidworks2012 to perform testing required by customer

Created silicone cable seals in Solidworks2012

Micropoise Measurement Systems, Streetsboro, Ohio Spring 2012, Fall 2012

Engineering Co-Op

Collaborated with multidisciplinary teams to develop products to meet customer specifications

Created mechanical parts, assemblies, and drawings in Solidworks2010. Tasked with updating older designs and creating new ones.

Maintained Bills of Materials to correspond with engineering design changes

Coordinated with vendors to order appropriate parts for pneumatic valve system


Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Publisher. Adobe Photoshop, AutoCAD, MATLAB, SolidWorks2010-2012, Abacus FEA, Nitro PDF Editor

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