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Rochester, NH 03839, USA
Mechanical engineer with 6+ years of professional experience in finite element analysis
(FEA), CAE/CAD and programming expert in mechanical design, structural analysis, anisotropic plasticity, material fracture, nonlinear material behavior, mechanics of materials, constitutive modeling, experimental and numerical methods, metal forming, and tube hydroforming. Extensive practice in manufacturing processes, mechanical tests and material characterization.
• Lab skills: Mechanical testing (MTS,
Instron, µTS), Digital Image Correlation,
Thermal Imaging, Optical Microscopy,
TEM, SEM, EBSD, X-ray Diffraction,
Hardness Testing, Surface Profilometry,
Machining, Heat Treatment
• Programs: Matlab, Mathcad, Maple,
ABAQUS, MARC, AutoCAD,
PSPICE, KaleidaGraph, SolidWorks,
• Computer Languages: Visual Basic,
C, Python, FORTRAN, HTML
GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT 09/2013 to CURRENT
University Of New Hampshire Durham, NH
• Characterized material properties of automotive aluminum and commercial titanium alloys for anisotropic plasticity, damage, and fracture criteria using conventional and novel experimental techniques.
• Operated and programmed servo-hydraulic test frames, pressure systems and high- temperature furnace for mechanical testing of materials and data acquisition from displacement, load, pressure and temperature sensors.
• Implemented Digital Image Correlation (DIC) and Infra-Red Imaging techniques to capture full strain and temperature fields during deformation.
• Performed experimental characterization and constitutive modeling of Tantalum single crystal subjected to simple compression.
• Calibrated advanced anisotropic yield functions (Hill48, Yld2000-2D, Yld2004-3D, CPB06, KYL) for implementation in finite element analysis (FEA).
• Performed finite element simulations of non-linear material behaviors using ABAQUS after implementing advanced constitutive modeling with user-material subroutines to predict fracture behavior of metals.
• Conducted plasticity and ductile fracture modeling of several aluminum alloys
(casting: Aural2-T7, Aural5S-T5, extrusion: HS6X-T6, RX82-T6, sheet: AA6013-T4, AA6022-T4, AA6111-T4) using experiments and numerical analyses.
• Designed, proposed and implemented novel specimens and experiments for ductile fracture characterization.
• Contributed to ductile fracture literature by proposing and publishing a new fracture initiation model in an international journal.
• Planned, modified and executed fracture modeling of extruded tubes loaded under internal pressure and axial force for hydroforming applications.
• Designed acoustic emission (AE) sensor using piezo-crystals and implemented signal processing and analysis techniques to detect localized necking and fracture of metals in forming processes.
• Prepared materials for reports, presentations and submission to peer-reviewed journal publications.
• Supervised undergraduate students working on research projects. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT 09/2011 to 12/2012 Idaho State University Pocatello, ID
• Characterized, processed and analyzed surface electromyography (sEMG) signals for implementation in the development and control of smart prosthetic Hand.
• Studied the effects of air moving past solid objects in a wind tunnel.
• Measured and analyzed subcriticality and rod worth of an AGN-201 nuclear research reactor.
INTERN 05/2011 to 08/2011
Engineering Research Complex Pocatello, ID
• Performed sEMG tests and analyzed data in the design of smart prosthetic hand.
• Studied the wind flow characteristics around solid objects in a wind tunnel. GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANT 01/2015 to CURRENT
University Of New Hampshire Durham, NH
ME526 Mechanics of Materials (5 semesters)
ME441, ME477 Introduction to Engineering Design and Solid Modeling (2 semesters)
• Supported students by running weekly recitations and assisted instructor with course material, homework, quizzes and exams.
• Ran weekly SolidWorks labs and supervised students for class and final projects. TEACHING ASSISTANT 09/2011 to 05/2013
Idaho State University Pocatello, ID
Engineering Physics I and II (4 semesters), Elements of Physics Lab (Summer ‘12)
• Graded homework and exams. Conducted office hours and tutored students.
• Taught Elements of Physics course as an instructor, planned lessons & assignments and assigned final grade.
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering EXPECTED IN 05/2020 University of New Hampshire (UNH), Durham, NH, USA, GPA: 3.97/4.0 Master of Science Mechanical Engineering 12/2015 University of New Hampshire (UNH), Durham, NH, USA, GPA: 4.0/4.0 Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering (Dual) 05/2013 Idaho State University (ISU), Pocatello, ID, USA, GPA: 3.89/4.0 AFFILIATIONS
• Treasurer of UNH Graduate Student Senate (2014/15).
• Programs Coordinator of UNH Graduate Student Senate (2013/14).
• President of Nepalese Students' Association ISU (2012/13)
• Vice-President of Tau Beta Pi Society ISU Chapter (2012/13)
• Member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American Nuclear Society (ANS), Society of Automotive Engineer (SAE), Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and Golden Key International Honor Society. HONORS AND
• Dean's list - Idaho State University all semesters
• Dr. Russell L. Heath Memorial Scholarship (Sep. 2011 and Jan. 2013)
• Dora Dean Young scholarship (Nov. 2012)
• Nuclear Engineering 2+2 Scholarship from AREVA and ISU (June 2012)
• Bob Thompson Memorial Scholarships (June 2012)
• National Tau Beta Pi Scholarship (Apr. 2012):
• ASISU-Idaho State University Scholarship (Nov. 2011) CERTIFICATIONS
Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)
NCEES, Credential ID 14-004-83
• Baral, M., Ha, J., Korkolis, Y.P. (2019) Plasticity and ductile fracture modeling of an Al-Si-Mg die-cast alloy. International Journal of Fracture, 1-21.
• Ha, J., Baral, M., Korkolis, Y.P. (2019) Ductile fracture of AA6111 Al. sheets under proportional loading. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 132, 103685.
• Ha, J., Baral, M., & Korkolis, Y. P. (2018). Plastic anisotropy and ductile fracture of bake-hardened AA6013 aluminum sheet. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 155, 123-139.
• Baral, M., Hama, T., Knudsen, E., & Korkolis, Y. P. (2018). Plastic deformation of commercially-pure titanium: experiments and modeling. International Journal of Plasticity, 105, 164-194.
• Tian, H., Brownell, B., Baral, M., & Korkolis, Y. P. (2017). Earing in cup-drawing of anisotropic Al-6022-T4 sheets. Int. Journal of Material Forming, 10(3), 329-343.
• Zhai, J., Luo, T., Gao, X., Graham, S. M., Baral, M., Korkolis, Y. P., & Knudsen, E.
(2016). Modeling the ductile damage process in commercially pure titanium. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 91, 26-45. CONFERENCE
• Baral, M. and Korkolis, Y.P. Ductile fracture modeling of aluminum tubes for hydroforming applications. The 9th International Conference on Tube Hydroforming, TUBEHYDRO 2019, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Nov. 18-21, 2019.
• Baral, M. and Korkolis, Y.P. Ductile fracture modeling of aluminum tubes under combined internal pressure & axial loading. The 13th International Conference on Numerical Methods for Industrial Forming Processes, NUMIFORM 2019, Portsmouth, NH, June 23-27.
• Baral, M., Ha, J., and Korkolis, Y.P. Ductile fracture of heat-treated AA6111 sheet under proportional loading. The 13th International Conference on Numerical Methods for Industrial Forming Processes, NUMIFORM 2019, Portsmouth, NH, June 23-27.
• Ha, J., Baral, M., and Korkolis, Y.P. Ductile fracture of AA6111 alloy including the effect of bake-hardening. Kwansoo Chung Memorial Symposium, The 11th International Conference and Workshop on Numerical Simulation of 3D Sheet Metal Forming Processes, NUMISHEET 2018, Tokyo, Japan, July 30-Aug. 3.
• Ha, J., Baral, M., and Korkolis, Y.P. Ductile fracture of an Al-Si-Mg die-casting aluminum alloy. International Conference on the Technology of Plasticity ICTP 2017, Cambridge, UK, Sept. 17-22.
• English, Nepali, Hindi
• Yannis P. Korkolis, Associate Professor, The Ohio State University
• Brad L. Kinsey, Professor, University of New Hampshire