Work History

Work History
Aug 2008 - Present

Graduate Research Assistant

Turbomachinery Laboratory
  • Designed components of the two-stage, high-pressure research steam turbine.
  • Assembled and instrumented the two-stage, high-pressure research steam turbine.
  • Installed and setup a computer controlled system to measure inter-stage performance by traversing radially and circumferentially inside the turbine.
  • Designed and installed a pneumatically controlled clocking mechanism for the research turbine.
  • Calibrated various 5-hole probes at different Mach numbers for respective stage measurements.
  • Machined critical parts of stator for troubleshooting the assembly of research turbine.
  • Assisted the technical expert in rotor shaft alignment within a tolerance of 0.3 Mils/Inch (angular) and 2 Mils/Inch (offset) for 3000 rpm (max.).
  • Facilitated the experimental setup for testing the performance of a linear blade cascade with varying stagger angles.
  • Developed MATLAB codes for data reduction and analysis.
  • Configured LabView scripts for data acquisition.
May 2005 - Jul 2008

Manager (Design & Development)

TATA Motors Ltd.
  • Piloted the development and testing of TATA Safari (SUV) with record sales figures.
  • Maintained database for static, fatigue and fracture analysis of structural components for vehicle prototypes.
  • Conducted accelerated durability testing and reliability analysis to judge life expectancy of the components.
  • Tested and validated engine, chassis, brake, steering, HVAC and suspension system at vehicle and component level.
  • Documented 7 new work guidelines for cost-effective testing procedures with reduced man-hours.
  • Engineered a new in-house test track using GPS to replicate a remote test site which resulted in eliminating logistics cost and reducing output time.
  • Contributed as a key member of various cross-functional teams (CFT) like New Product Introduction (NPI) and Quality Function Deployment (QFD) team.
  • Managed logistics for conducting vehicle tests at remote locations and severe weather conditions.
Jul 2004 - Apr 2005

Design Engineer

TATA Motors Ltd.
  • Designed a fixture for liner pressing process on the engine assembly line to reduce the material loss.
  • Recognized as employee of the month for designing a fixture resulting in savings of $0.18 million every year since commissioning.
  • Created assembly drawings, including bills of materials and detail drawings, for the design of jigs and fixtures employed on the engine assembly line.
  • Solicited feedback from machine operators to develop designs of highest quality and cost effectiveness.

Education

Education
Aug 2008 - Present

Master of Science

Texas A&M University
  • Currently working on my Master's Thesis about the "Efficiency and Performance Analysis of a Two-Stage High Efficiency Steam Turbine".
  • Course Work:
    • Engineering Dynamics
    • Mechanical Vibrations
    • Robotic Manipulators
    • Computer Aided Engineering (CAE)
    • Introduction to Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
    • Fluid Mechanics
    • Aero-thermodynamics of Turbomachines
Aug 2000 - May 2004

Bachelor of Engineering

National Institute of Technology
  • GPA: 3.8/4.0
  • Accomplished kinematic analysis of Rhino-XR3 robot with path-optimization and visual feedback using C++ (Team of three).

Skills

Skills

C/C++

Tecplot 360

LabVIEW

Maple

SolidWorks

MATLAB

Summary

  • Mechanical graduate with 6+ ¬†years of experience in new product design, development and testing.
  • Designed an innovative fixture for engine assembly line; a by-pass valve to reduce stopping distance of a vehicle in case of ABS failure (Published by SAE); 14-stage axial compressor and 4-stage turbine for a class project; plexiglas window for optical measurements using PSP and TSP techniques in a research turbine.
  • Recognized as employee of the month for designing a fixture resulting in savings of $0.18 million every year since commissioning.
  • Thorough knowledge of Machine Design, Vibrations, Fluid dynamics, Aero-thermodynamics and Turbomachinery.
  • Excellent in analytical programming with MATLAB; 3D CAD modeling with Solidworks.
  • Recognized for coming up with out of the box, yet very effective problem solving solutions apart from my ability to improve component designs and increase efficiency.
  • Currently working on my Master's Thesis about the "Efficiency and Performance Analysis of a Two-Stage High Efficiency Steam Turbine".

Interest

Computers, New Technology, Adventure Sports, Car Racing, Swimming, Traveling