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Engineer Mechanical

Location:
st louis, Missouri, 63146, United States
Posted:
May 31, 2010

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OBJECTIVE A challenging starting position as a mechanical engineer in the biomedical, environmental, or

food technology fields, as an experience builder for a career in Life Sciences bioengineering.

EDUCATION Masters in Mechanical Engineering (Bioengineering), Feb 2010

State University of New York-Buffalo, NY G.P.A 3.5

Bachelor of Science, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Feb 2007

State University of New York-Buffalo, NY G.P.A 3.51

WORK State University of New York - Toshiba Stroke Research Center Feb’07-Present EXPERIENCE Research Assistant- Hemodynamics and Vascular Biomechanics – NY

 Designed and performed in-vitro experiments inside several flow chambers to analyze the behavior of Endothelial Cells under high wall shear stress and wall shear stress gradients.

 Used existing patient-specific CTA or DSA images and regenerated grids using VTMK and ICEM CFD programs to run CFD calculations in Star CD/ ANSYS CFX.

 Modified Stent geometry to fit the curvatures of human cerebral aneurysm models to perform CFD and analyze the efficacy of several stent models.

AIAA Design, Build, Fly Competition Fall’05-Spring’06

Design Engineer, -Buffalo-NY

 Material and Structures Sub-system Lead with primary responsibilities for selecting and performing analyses on various materials (Carbon Fiber Rods, Fiber Glass Surfaces).

 Designed the wings and fuselage systems of a Remote Control aircraft.

 Performed Finite Element Modeling and Analysis on the aircraft using ANSYS software.

State University of New York, Buffalo, NY Sept’03- Feb’09

Caller, Supervisor

 Developed contributions over $250,000 from Alumni and Friends of University at Buffalo.

 Supervised and led 30 person team at the Ruffalo Cody Call Center at University at Buffalo for two consecutive summers of 2005 and 2006.

SKILLS

 3D Modeling : Pro/E, AutoCAD, SolidWorks,

 Finite Element Modeling : ANSYS

 CFD: VTMK, ICEM CFD, Star CD, ANSYS CFX

 Hardware: Macintosh, IBM, Sun Workstations

 Programming/Software : C, C++, Matlab, Maple, Simulink, MS Office

PUBLICATIONS/ PAPERS

 Nitric oxide-dependent stimulation of endothelial cell proliferation by sustained high flow, Eleni Metaxa, Hui Meng, Shashikanth R. Kaluvala, Michael P. Szymanski, Rocco A. Paluch, and John Kolega. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol, Aug 2008; 295: H736 - H742.

 Endothelial Cell Migration Under Impinging Flow- S.R.Kaluvala, J.M.Dolan, M. Szymanski, E. Metaxa, J.P. Kolega ,and H. Meng.

BMES Annual Fall ’07 Conference, Los Angeles, CA

AWARDS/HONORS RECEIVED

 Zimmer Scholarship Award for Research - 2004

 Engineering Dean’s List Honor – 2003-2004, 2004-2005 , 2005-2006

RELEVANT COURSES

 Evaluation of Biomedical Materials

 Musculoskeletal Biomechanics

 Polymeric Biomaterials

 Senior Design Project

 Product Design CAD- Envirn

 Aerospace Structures I &II

 Fluid Mechanics

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

 AIAA, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

 BMES , Bio-Medical Engineering Society

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

 Participated in the RELAY FOR LIFE, American Cancer Society, University at Buffalo, March 23rd -24th, 2007.

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