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Engineer Injection Molding

Ypsilanti, Michigan, 48197, United States
May 28, 2010

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First Name: DARSHIT Last Name: THAKKAR

**** ***** ***** ***** **., Apt# 4, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 Contact No: 1-734-***-****


To obtain a position in a Company that offers a professional working environment and enables me as a fresh graduate to grow while meeting the Company’s goals and to secure a promising position that offers both a challenge and a good opportunity for growth


Eastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti MI USA)

Major: MS in Polymer & Coatings Duration: January 2008 – April 2010

GPA: 3.70 / 4.00

LD College of Engineering (Ahmedabad GUJ INDIA)

Major: BE/BS in Plastics Technology Duration: August 2003 – June 2007

(University First) Aggregate: 82.5 / 100 %


Operation and Evaluation of Polymer and Coatings Testing Instruments like Basic Coating Testing Methods, OM, SEM, EDX, TGA, DCA, DSC, DMA, FTIR, ATR-IR, etc.

Operation of Plastics Processing / Testing Instruments like Injection Molding Machine, Extrusion Machine, Blow Molding Machine, UTM, Pendulum Impact Tester, Rotary Abrasion Tester, etc.


• Aluminum Plastic Composite Panel

• Synthesis and Characterization of PU Coating for Aerospace and Roof Coating Application

• Effect of backbone structure on mechanical properties and performance of UV cure coatings

• Reverse Engineering (Testing and Evaluation) of Toothpaste Tube (7 Layers)

• Synthesis of Soft Touch Thermoset Poly-Urethane

• Design of Experiment: Synthesis of Copolymer keeping Three Factors in Consideration (Initiator Amount, Temperature and Duration)


• Shape Memory Polymer - Novel Suture Material for Medical Application

• Diffusing Wave Spectroscopy used in the field of Polymer and Coatings

• Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy for Coatings

• Interpenetrating Network and its Crosslink Density

• Aircraft Coating and Coating Defects

• Effect of Additives on Polymer Coatings

• Durability and Performance of Coating: Delamination and Corrosion

• Polyurethane Reactions, Polyether, Silicone/Silane, Plating and Fluoro-Polymers


Coating Research Institute (Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti MI USA)

Profile: Research Assistant

Duration: April 2008 – September 2008 (4 Months)

Task: Synthesis of Prepolymer and Hardener, Formulating Resin, Characterization

Henu Polymers (Ahmedabad GUJ INDIA)

Profile: Production Engineer

Duration: July 2007 - December 2007 (6 Months)

Task: Sorting the Waste Plastic Materials, Grinding the sorted waste, Pulverizing the grinded compound, Packaging, Dispatch

Ratanakar Overseas (Ahmedabad GUJ INDIA)

Profile: Marketing Executive (PT)

Duration: August 2007 - September 2007 (2 Months)

Task: Marketing (Card Scanner), Presentation, Time Management, Installation, Teaching, Managing Accounts


• Kaveri Polymers Pvt. Ltd. (Manufacturing PVC Fittings)

• Remica Plastic Machinery Manufacturers (Plastic Machinery Manufacturers)


• Presented two posters at Detroit Society of Coatings Technology Conference

“Moisture cured polyurethane coatings” “Effect of backbone structure on mechanical properties and performance of UV cured Coatings”

• Obtained First Position in 5th, 7th and 8th Semester, Plastics Technology in L D College of Engg., Gujarat University

• Obtained Highest Score in 3 Subjects in 5th and 6th Semester, Plastics Technology in LDCE, Gujarat University

• Participated in Technical Festival Competition (3rd Semester, LDCE)

• Obtained Second Position in Cross Country Racing (1st Year, LDCE)

• Participated in NCC Camp at YMCA, Ahmedabad


• Operating System: MS-DOS, Windows 95/98/XP/Vista/7

• Computer Languages: C

• Office Applications: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint

• Basic Hardware: Assembling hardware components


• Excellent communication skills

• Self confidence & willingness to learn

• Good motivation power

LANGUAGES KNOWN English, Hindi, Gujarati

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