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Mechanical Designer

United States
August 29, 2012

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Sunnyvale, CA 94089



To utilize my strong mechanical engineering background and design experience in a position that challenges me, but at a company that inspires me. I am driven to do things exceptionally well and I hope to be in a position where I can produce creative and superior designs.

Summary of Qualifications

Excellent design skills with strong attention to detail

Ability to quickly apprehend design challenges and work toward feasible solutions

Extensive experience in 3-D CAD and other design software

Ability to provide clear and concise presentations

Tenacious problem solver

Excellent interpersonal skills

Excels in both team environments and working independently

Strong math skills

Excellent with Microsoft office software

Strong work ethic, professionalism, and personal integrity

Adaptive to dynamic situations, with an ability to quick learner new skills


Designed a high-efficiency, low cost prosthetic knee named by TIME Magazine as one of the "50 Best Inventions of 2009".

Designed an automatic suturing mechanism for hemorrhoidal artery ligation, patent pending (utility patent application number 12/951,733).

Received the first-place award of the Graduate Division J.F. Lincoln Design Competition in 2008 for my work on "an Above-knee Prosthesis Designed for Extreme Affordability."

Graduated as the 2005 Outstanding Scholar, College of the Redwoods.

Selected for an internship at a local engineering firm while still in high school, then hired on as a CAD draftsman shortly thereafter, based on my strong work ethic and exceptional performance.

Employment History

1 / 2010 – 6 / 2010

Orpheus Medical, Stanford, CA – Medical Device Design Consultant

Consulting on the design and development of an innovative medical device leading to a utility patent application for Stanford University. Designing an effective and pain-free treatment for moderate to severe hemorrhoid disease for a startup company focused on developing minimally invasive medical devices. Leading the project design team in CAD; conducting extensive background research on standard treatments for hemorrhoid disease; examining the competition and the market; assuring client satisfaction.

1 / 2009 – 12 / 2009

Re:Motion Designs, Stanford, CA – Biomechanical Engineering Consultant

Supporting a startup in designing high-performance, low cost prostheses for amputees in developing countries across the globe. Providing biomechanics and prosthetics expertise.

1 / 2008 – 9/2008

BMVSS (a.k.a. Jaipur Foot Organization) Jaipur, India – Biomechanical Engineering Consultant

Designing and engineering a knee prosthesis that was required to have high performance and yet be extremely affordable. Conducting extensive research on existing designs and materials, as well as the biomechanics involved. Performing Motion Capture Gait Analysis for our design. Leading the project team on CAD design.

2006 – 2009

Stanford University, Stanford, CA - Undergraduate Community Associate

Organizing social events for 60-80 undergraduate students at Stanford University. Coordinating 10-12

events per year. Overseeing event budgets and maintaining financial records. Responsible for all

event communications. Assessing and responding to students’ special needs (e.g. allergies).

2004 – 2005

College of the Redwoods Academic Support Center, Fort Bragg, CA - Tutor

Assisting undergraduate students in achieving academic objectives in math and science courses.


I.L. Welty & Associates, Fort Bragg, CA – Draftsman

Draftsman for a company providing civil engineering and structural engineering services. Utilizing

AutoCAD 2000 for municipal planning, topographic surveying, and structural drawings.

Education & Training

Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering

Depth Area: Biomechanics, Breadth Area: Design for Manufacturability

Stanford University, Stanford, CA June, 2011

Bachelor of Science, Biomechanical Engineering

Stanford University, Stanford, CA June, 2009

Computer Skills

• SolidWorks 2007, 2008, & 2011

• GibbsCAM 2007 (for CNC Machining)

• AutoCAD 2000

• Google SketchUp (rapid 3-D mockups, scene creation & animation)

• Microsoft Office

Community Involvement

• Board member since November 1, 2010 for Trinity Change, Inc., a nonprofit supported living service agency for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Salary negotiable. References available upon request.

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