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Assistant Engineering

Calgary, AB, Canada
May 21, 2020

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Ebrahim Mahairi

587-***-**** EDUCATION

- The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA July 2015 – May 2019 Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Cumulative GPA: 3.72 Minor in Engineering Mechanics

Business Fundamentals Certificate from Smeal College of Business TECHNICAL SKILLS

- MATLAB, Simulink, Python, CATIA, Arduino IDE, SolidWorks, ANSYS, Abaqus, LabView, CutPro, CANoe, Photoshop, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Project, and Microsoft Office products

- Mechatronics, Vibrations, Control, Fluid Mechanics, and Mechanical Response of Materials Lab experience

- Safety/power tools, and machining lab training

- Team working, interpersonal communication, time management, and critical problem-solving skills

- English – Arabic bilingual


- Active Vibration Damper/Absorber project at iAR lab Designing, assembling, and controlling a dynamic

absorber/damper system to attenuate forced vibrations of manufacturing machines

U of C Fall 2019 – Present

- Smart Vice project at MEDAL lab

Designing and programming a data acquisition system between a piezoelectric sensor, a charge amplifier, and a computer using an SPI communication protocol

U of C Fall 2019

- Mechatronics Research lab

Designing a smart traffic light prototype that prioritizes a green light signal for heavy vehicles in order to reduce the waste of energy

Penn State Spring 2019

- Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS)

Working in EcoCar3 team and Establishing a communication between a set of radars and a computer, and interpreting the radar data in a meaningful way, in order to create a driver warning system

Penn State Spring 2019

- Fluids lab experiment design project

Designing and conducting an experiment to obtain the discharge coefficient calibration curve of an orifice flowmeter Penn State Fall 2018

- Small scale wind turbine project

Design and prototype a small-scale wind turbine that is capable of powering an emergency radio signal, and meets the proposed safety and budget criteria

Penn State Spring 2018


- Research Assistant at U OF C (Fall 2019 - Present) Was responsible for conducting a literature survey for the existing methods of vibration control in machine tools and robot arms. Designed a system that eliminates some of the disadvantages of the existing methods, as well as reducing the size and cost. Conducted simulations to determine the system’s minimum requirements and optimize the parameters of the design to achieve maximum performance. Currently responsible for contacting suppliers and assembling a working prototyping for the design.

- Graduate Teaching Assistant for Foundations of Mechatronics lab at U of C (Fall 2019 – Spring 2020) Instructed and supervised lab sessions for the "Introduction to Mechatronics" course. I helped students to develop their debugging skills for codes and circuit design, maintained a learning atmosphere in labs, and assessed the students’ performance.

- Orientation Leader for Penn State Global Programs (Spring - Summer 2016) Led groups of international students who seek to study English throughout their orientation, made sure they feel confident about their language and social skills

- Transition Partner for Penn State Intensive English Communication Program (Fall 2015) Led groups of international students who seek to study English throughout their orientation, made sure they feel confident about their language and social skills


- Former Treasurer at Hadhramout Student’s Association, USA. Responsible for publishing budget plans for different club activities, financing the activities by communicating with sponsors, and issuing reimbursements when necessary

- Former Secretary at World Around You Club, Penn State. Took responsibility of the communication between the members and officers in the club, entitled to manage the communication with other organizations, and to keep track of members’ participation

- Former Finance Committee Member at The International Student Council, Penn State. Responsible for recording the financial transactions, applying for external funding and reimbursement if necessary, and maintaining a healthy financial status for the council

- Former Academic Committee Member at Hadhramout Student’s Association, USA. Responsible for organizing different workshops and activities that helps in improving the club members’ academic standing, and facilitating their transition to work force and higher studies

- Member of Hadhrami Student’s Club – Canada, and a former member of Penn State Advanced Vehicle Team (PSU AVT), Yemeni Students Union in the United States, Penn State Robotics Club, UNICEF club at Penn State, Aikido club

- Participated in Global Engagement and Leadership Experience (GELE) and Foundations in Global Engagement (FiGE) programs at Penn State.

- Volunteered as an Orientation assistant for the International Student Orientation (ISO) at Penn State, and as a member of the Cleaning Crew for the Central Pennsylvania Festival of Arts

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