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Mechanical Engineering Major

Loveland, OH, 45140
May 20, 2021

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Thomas Erb 513-***-**** Cincinnati, OH


B.S. & M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Business Minor at The Ohio State University Aug 2015 - Dec 2020 Magna Cum Laude, Honors, Honors Research Distinction B.S. & M.S. GPAs: 3.803 4.000 Technical Qualifications

- Software: SolidWorks, Abaqus, MATLAB, C++, Python, JMP, TestWorks, Microsoft Office

- Manufacturing: 3D printing, laser cutting, CNC machining, vertical milling, lathe machining

- Other Skills: Technical Writing, Axial Loadframe Testing, GD&T, DFM, DFA Work Experience

R&D Co-Op at Ethicon Endo-Surgery Robotics Franchise, Cincinnati, OH May - Aug 2019

- Characterized blade weld strength through the design of custom test fixtures leveraging DFM best practices and validation of test method to drive the selection of the part supplier and controls limits

- Tested and simulated methods to support a flexible knife drive member through an articulation joint to evaluate feasibility of alternate designs with a multi-part explicit dynamic Abaqus model R&D Co-Op at Ethicon Endo-Surgery Energy Franchise, Cincinnati, OH May - Aug 2018

- Designed, manufactured, assembled, and tested a device prototype for front end investigation into the feasibility of new ways to cut tissue with energy

- Housed 3 potential cutting technologies, which could cut and seal tissue, within 1 modular device R&D Co-Op at Ethicon Endo-Surgery Endo Mech Franchise, Cincinnati, OH May - Aug 2017

- Created test fixturing and methods that emulated accurate device loading conditions to verify the stiffness of mechanical closure and firing systems of a mechanical surgical stapler

- Motivated the reevaluation of the accuracy of simulation boundary conditions from testing results The Ohio State University Teaching Assistant, Columbus, OH Aug 2016 – Dec 2020

- Led robot obstacle course construction as the solid modelling and manufacturing technical expert

- Designed, fabricated, and installed self-scoring transport obstacles for a robot course

- Coordinated creation and modification of engineering lab experiences for a virtual format

- Graded technical writing assignments and provided recommendations on how to improve writing Camp Friedlander Outdoor Skills Area Director, Loveland, OH May 2016 – Aug 2016

- Hired and led a staff of camp counselors to teach merit badges to classes of Boy Scouts by creating lesson plans and aiding in best teaching practices for the subject matter of outdoor skills Academic Engineering Projects

Senior Design Capstone Project Aug 2018 - April 2019

- Designed, fabricated, and delivered a physiologically accurate chamber for testing prosthetic heart valves for a university research lab to give a more representative environment for heart valve testing Fluid Mechanics Research May 2018 - May 2019

- Authored an undergraduate thesis and defense on characterizing flow velocities through an experimental flume to support low head weir design for small scale hydropower solutions

- Developed an experimental laboratory experience for Fluid Mechanics course focused on analyzing a velocity profile with a pitot tube, a broad crested weir's flow regimes, and a cylinder's vortex shedding Honors and Activities

- Epsilon Tau Pi, Eagle Scout service fraternity: Secretary and Vice President Aug 2016 – Dec 2020

- Earned teaching assistant awards for involvement in student class mentorship May 2019, May 2020

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