A detail-oriented and hardworking
mechanical engineer with a particular
passion in the eld of design( nite element
analysis), and renewable
energy(hydropower). I am a quick learner
and I strongly believe in the power of a
growth mindset - anything can be learned
with due diligence. I love working in a team
structure where we learn from and empower
each other to collectively work towards a
common goal. I believe along with a passion
for work, an inclusive and friendly space is
crucial for maximum productivity.
PTC Creo(4 Years)
Working Model 2D
Manufacturing (Mills and Lathe), CNC
Advanced Data Analysis
Finite Element Analysis(FEA)
Engineering Problem Solving
University of New Mexico Jan. 2017 to Dec. 2020
B.S. Mechanical Engineering 2020
Fluid Mechanics, Design 2(Design and Manufacturing), Design 3(Finite Element Analysis), Applied Thermodynamics,Design 5(Rocket Science), Control Systems, Materials Science, Optimal Controls Theory, Numerical Analysis, Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, Vibrations. Employment
Dr. Francesco Sorrentino University of New Mexico - School of Engineering Research Assistant Sept. 2020 to Dec. 2020
-Researched di erent control theories which included optimal controllability and its applications in science and engineering.
-Implemented the methods of controllability to a non-linear system of the pendulum, applied di erent control system techniques to linearize them, and identi ed a way to put them in order.
-Designed the experimental setup using the metronomes and rotors and performed the experiments for weeks to obtain a set of data for which the metronomes were able to synchronize.
-Implemented di erent control inputs to a set of metronomes through a motor which in turn returns an output that will be able to keep the platforms of metronomes synchronized. Matlab was used for data analysis during the experiment. Center for Academic Program Support (CAPS), UNM University of New Mexico Tutor Aug. 2019 to Aug. 2020
-Helped students in their learning process by creating a welcoming and educational environment, helped them understand the basic learning strategies, redirect questions, analyze problems, and work on the solutions.
-Provided academic support via text, audio, or video in the Online Learning Center.
-Participated in CAPS weekly training for professional and personal development activities.
-Worked in a multi-tasking environment which included helping multiple students at once in di erent learning approaches. Projects
Wing Displacement Analysis (Fall 2020) - Numerical Analysis Goal: Use MATLAB to nd the solutions of an elastically restrained wing vibrating under certain ight conditions.
-Simulated the given set of a simpli ed aeroelastic system and analyzed computationally the response of a wing to various wind conditions.
-Studied the equation of motions, the lift, drag, and the angle of the attack of the wing, and the wing response was evaluated under the given set of initial values of the system.
-Found the set of solutions(wing displacement) of an elastically restrained wing vibrating under certain ight conditions by using the Runge-Kutta method in MATLAB. The wing displacement was plotted with respect to the given set of wind speeds.
-Wrote a project report including the problem statement and the process carried out, along with the nal results, plots, and MATLAB codes. Lobo Launch UNM (Fall 2019, Spring 2020) - Design V Goal: Design and build a functional rocket to reach the height of 10000 ft in the Spaceport America competition.
-Collaborated in a team of 36 members to design and build a rocket from the base in a period of two semesters, participating in the Research and Propulsion sub-team.
-Researched di erent types of rockets, mainly solid and hybrid-fuel-based rockets, di erent rocket fuels, and super-sonic simulation processes.
-Designed the 98-mm aft and forward closures along with the engine casing using SOLIDWORKS. Also, the test stand was constructed and the data logger was built, especially Arduino Mega. Thermocouples were placed around the nozzle and the body part, and the data were used to determine/validate heat transfer models created in CREO. Exhaust velocity and thrust were also measured using a high frame rate camera and load cell.
-Manufactured the designed parts in the ME LAB using a 3-axis mill and lathe, and some parts like the test stand were ordered from di erent vendors.
-Finalised all the designs and manufacturing processes in each sub-teams and all the parts were assembled by the whole team to built a complete rocket. Shock Absorber (Fall 2019) - Design III
Goal: Design a product containing three or more parts and carrying out di erent nite element analysis techniques in the design using PTC Creo tools.
-Designed a shock absorber used in bikes with minimum mass to support the optimal load using CREO Parametric and conducted the application of nite element analysis(FEA) on the product.
-Performed an analysis of various loads and constraints, Mesh sensitivity analysis, Structural Analysis, and Optimization using PTC-CREO simulations.
-Emphasized the importance of design economics, project management, and cost reduction of the product. The details of the design methodologies and the results were explained in the nal report.
Mass Launcher (Fall 2019) - Mechanical Vibrations
Goal: Use the MATLAB program to optimize a dynamically tuned projectile launcher given initial conditions and physical parameters of the system.
-Designed a mass launcher using dynamic combinations of springs and masses using Working Model 2D.
-Optimized the random combination of springs and masses using given initial conditions for the maximum height and maximum weight of the overall system. MATLAB was used for optimization and nally, a required set of springs and masses was determined.
-Calculated the maximum height reached and time taken to reach the height by the top mass of the system. Matlab was used for numerical analysis and Excel was used for statistical analysis. The nal result was veri ed using Working Model 2D.
-Wrote a detailed report explaining the objective, design constraints, nal deliverables, and the overall methodology in carrying out the project. Projectile Launcher (Fall 2018) - Design II
Goal: Design, manufacture, and assemble a projectile launcher to accurately launch a projectile to various distances.
-Collaborated in a team of ve members to initiate the launcher design criteria and render a prototype of a spring propelled canon, and produced orthographically dimensioned drawings of each component of the launcher.
-Designed the individual parts and assembled the model using PTC Creo Parametric. Used the dimensionalized drawings to carry out the manufacturing process. The parts were machined using a 3-axis mill and lathe engine in the ME Lab, and the components were assembled by hands to make a single model. Spring was used to convert PE to KE to launch the mass.
-Used advanced data analysis using MS-EXCEL and equations of motion to calculate the hitting distance. Also, manufacturing cost was also analyzed. Laptop Fan Base (Fall 2017) - Design I
Goal: Design a cooling fan for a 17-inch laptop, which was adjustable to di erent positions for ideal viewing or typing positions, with open vents at the top and the front to keep our hands cool, primarily the laptop, and prevent excessive heating.
-Created three components of the laptop fan base and assembled them together using PTC CREO Parametric to generate a complete model.
-Speci ed the dimensions within each component and the nal model. Finally, a dimensionalized model of the laptop fan base was 3D printed using the CNC machine in the lab.
- Produced a project report which included design ideas, inspirations, speci cations, and nal designs and results. Volunteering
Formula Society of Automotive Engineers(FSAE) · Volunteer - Tires and Brakes The University of New Mexico
-Researched the brake and tire components along with their general functions and working mechanisms.
-Performed necessary calculations required for brake system sizing and predicted the output.
-Designed the brake components with speci c design criteria, and produced the detailed designs and drawings in SOLIDWORKS, and performed the nite element analysis on each brake's components.