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Mechanical Engineer Engineering

DeKalb, IL
December 26, 2020

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Ali Faghani

DeKalb, IL *****



Skilled mechanical engineer with 5+ years of experience as a project manager assistant, mechanical engineer and field engineer with higher education in engineering and business administration. Extensive experience in multidisciplinary teamwork in the areas of computational fluid dynamics (CFD), renewable energy, nanofluid, multiphase flows and HVAC. Proficient in designing and analyzing systems and mechanisms using 3D software. Hands on experience in machine learning, data analysis, optimization and operation research in mechanical engineering research projects.


M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, May 2021 Master of Business Administration, May 2021 Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, USA University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran (Online) M.S. in Renewable Energy Engineering, May 2015 B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, May 2013 Graduate University of Advanced Technology, Kerman, Iran Jondi Shapour University of Technology, Ahvaz, Iran TECHNICAL SKILLS

Programming Languages: Python, MATLAB

Technical Software: AutoCAD, SolidWorks, ANSYS, Fluent, Design Builder, MS Project Simulation Software: EES, TRNSYS

Microsoft Tools: MS Excel; MS Word; MS PowerPoint


Research Assistant, Department of Mechanical Engineering, NIU, DeKalb, IL, USA (Aug 2019 - Present)

Designed and fabricated fully automated set up to investigate the rheology of complex flows (Saved almost

$400 k thanks to engineering design and appropriate equipment’s selection)

Generated the set up’s structure using SolidWorks and analyze it using ANSYS

Designed the pipeline loop using P&ID AutoCAD

Selected the appropriate pressure and temperature transmitters as well as centrifugal pump and magnetic flow meter

Performed the cost-benefit analysis to decrease the total cost of design and fabrication and increase the efficiency

Experimentally and numerically measuring the rheology of non-Newtonian fluids

Investigated the rheology and drag coefficients of slurries

Performed technical analysis for pipeline hydro-transport of slurries (published research papers)

Served as instructor of automation course in Department of Technology

Taught students how to perform PLC programming for real applications

Presented lectures about application of sensors (e.g., pressure and temperature transducers, MEMS sensors, flow meters, etc.) for 30+ students

Project Manager Assistant, Structural Engineering Company, Tehran, Iran (May 2016 – Aug 2019)

Served as the company representative during different engineering, construction and installation projects

Partnered with local and international projects (India, UAE, Turkey)

Designed and fabricated a system during one of our projects which caused $300 k savings and reduced the duration of project

Controlled the whole procedure of projects using technical documents (WBS, CAD files, PSP, PRP)

Coordinated the design team, operation team and logistics team

Accomplished the technical bid evaluation and cost bid evaluation (TBE, CBE) of different projects Mechanical Engineer, OSP Co., Tehran, Iran (Apr 2015 - May 2016)

Served as the head of operation team (HVAC installation and commissioning of 8 residential towers (450- unit))

Immense experience with almost all types of heating and cooling equipment as well as with operational management, preventative maintenance and troubleshooting

Performed work breakdown structure (WBS) and cost breakdown structure (CBS)

Conducted energy audits to identify areas where efficiency can be improved for lower operational costs and greater environmental comfort.

Field Engineer and Design Engineer, Omran Co., Tehran, Iran (Oct 2013 - Apr 2015)

Designed and fabricated systems based on client’s requirements

Delivered more than 50 projects in 3 months

Provided MTO and BOM for logistics team to provide the required materials

Controlled the quality of fabricated systems based on standards

Performed structural analysis using both ANSYS and SolidWorks

Provided in detail deformation and buckling modes for structure

Prepared analytical report including Von-misses stress and factor of safety for each project

Served as the company representative during different design and installation projects Graduate Research Assistant, Graduate University of Advanced Technology, Kerman, Iran (Sep 2013 - Aug 2014)

Conducted experimental studies with Nanofluids

Used different nanoparticles (CNT, SiO2, CuO, Al2O3, TiO2)

Stabilized the nanofluids using different surfactants and functionalized nanoparticles

Computational fluid dynamics (CFD)

Simulated the flow and heat transfer of Nanofluids considering two-phase and single-phase approaches

Studied the applications of Nanofluids as the working fluid in Parabolic through Solar Collectors

Taught engineering software

Technical: AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Fluent

Simulation: MATLAB, EES

Internship, Parvardeh Coal Mines, R&D Department, Tabas, Iran (Jun 2012 - Sep 2012)

Prepared technical documents related to production process improvement Internship, Parvardeh Coal Mines, R&D Department, Tabas, Iran (Jun 2011 - Sep 2011)

Prepared equipment’s service and maintenance procedures Current Licenses and Certificates

Machine Learning and AI

Applied AI with Deep Learning Convolutional Neural Networks in TensorFlow Machine Learning Neural Networks and Deep Learning Applied Machine Learning in Python Become a Data Analytics Specialist Engineering

Master Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing AutoCAD 2019 Essential Training Practical Reverse Engineering Universal Principles of Design MATLAB 2018 Essential Training SOLIDWORKS: Advanced Simulation Planning and Management

Project Management Foundations Business Analysis Foundations Strategic Planning Foundations Leading Productive Meetings Power BI Essential Training Software Project Management Foundations

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