Coventry, CT 06238
Mechanical Engineer with background in leadership, mentoring, thermal system design, analysis, problem solving. Adept at acquiring new skills to support cross-functional teams. Broad background in fluid dynamics, numerical methods and heat transfer. Conceptual design, research, CFD, FEA, solid modeling and data analysis experience.
Pratt & whitney, East Hartford, CT 2/2011 – Present
Principal Engineer Aero-Thermal Fluids
This position is a mix of supervision, mentoring, technical oversight, research and performing unique analyses to support special initiatives
Manpower planning including outsourcing and budgeting for 3 years.
Developed heat transfer manual to facilitate on-boarding of inexperienced engineers.
Developed Introduction to Mechanical Systems Heat Transfer seminar.
Organized first two-phase group meetings with PWC to further one-company process.
Led thermal analysis efforts for numerous engine programs.
Led thermal analysis team performing brush and carbon seal evaluations including supporting 3D multi-phase CFD modeling.
Developed thermal and CFD simulations for six FAA fire tests teaming with structural and design disciplines to improve component performance.
Sensis Corporation, East Syracuse, NY 12/2008 – 7/2010
Sensis is a global provider of air defense radar, air traffic control, airline and airport operations management, and data integration and distribution.
Senior Mechanical Analyst
Lead for ambient air cooling system design for land based radar systems from concept to production.
Designed and validated ambient-air cooling system for 3-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar (3DELRR) from concept to large scale testing in 18 months.
Designed cooling system of the communications equipment group for the Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) from concept to integration testing.
Lockheed Martin Mission Systems & Sensors, Liverpool, NY 8/2007 – 12/2008
Lockheed Martin Mission Systems & Sensors (MS2) provides systems engineering, software development, and program management for global security, civil and commercial markets.
Senior Mechanical Engineer
Design and analysis of a variety of electronics related components and cooling methods.
Supported vendor’s design efforts of critical liquid cooled components that enabled a second source of supply and improved system reliability.
Designed cooling systems for radar, sonar, countermeasures and electronic enclosures.
Group resource for CFD and fluid/thermal design related issues including Icepak modeling.
MTI MICROFUEL Cells Inc., Albany, NY 4/2006 – 5/2007
MTI develops portable direct methanol fuel cells (DMFC).
Senior Design Engineer
Lead for thermal related design analysis and testing of DMFC related components. Applied research of disruptive technologies for nano-scale fuel cell concepts. Mentored less experienced engineers in first-principles analysis and system design.
Performed thermal and CFD analysis of MEMS scale conceptual fuel delivery systems.
Directed testing of multi-phase multi–species transport systems.
Identified unproductive analysis efforts and refocused resources onto critical path analyses.
Designed and successfully tested a thermally driven micro-pump for fuel cell applications.
GE Infrastructure – Generator Technology, Schenectady, NY 5/2001 – 3/2006
Lead Ventilation Engineer, Generator System Design
Design and analysis of generator cooling systems for gas, steam & wind turbine generators including evolutionary and disruptive technologies.
Developed design methods for single-stage axial fans resulting in 60% reduction in design cycle time.
Led redesign activity for 450 MW generator cooling fan. Eliminated inlet guide vanes with cost savings of $120k per unit.
Conceived and implemented automated generator stator-stack design and optimization tool using iSight. Reduced stack design span by 40%.
Led heat exchanger cost reduction efforts for 324 MW hydrogen-cooled generators to achieve $5k per unit savings in cooler cost.
BECHTEL-MAO, Schenectady, NY 10/1989 – 8/1999
Lead for nuclear steam generator design and analysis.
Managed vendor thermal/hydraulic validation analyses for Seawolf and Virginia classes of attack submarines.
Designed the selected steam generator configuration for CVN-X aircraft carrier.
Led technical development for nuclear steam generator design and analysis.
Taught steam-generator design and two-phase thermal/hydraulics classes both in-house and at Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory.
Masters of Science, Engineering, Union College, Schenectady, NY
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Union College, Schenectady, NY
(Magna Cum Laude, Departmental Honors)
Associate of Science, Engineering Science, Fulton-Montgomery Community College, Johnstown, NY
PROFESSIONAL TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT
RPI Two-Phase Heat Transfer Symposium
Flowmaster II, NX9, Pro/ENGINEER,
ANSYS FEA, CFX, Fluent, Solidworks,
Sinda/Fluint Thermal Desktop, iSight, Icepak, Workbench, PThermal, PATRAN, Fortran, Mathcad