Shashank Varma

Shashank Varma

Work History

Work History
May 2010 - Aug 2010

Mechanical Engineering Intern

Air Techniques, Inc.

  • Assisted Product Development team in the designing, prototyping, fabricating and testing of old and new products, electromechanical equipment and test fixtures
  • Determined and analyzed overall efficiencies of company’s entire lineup of vacuum systems
  • Redesigned the circuit for a vacuum system to cut manufacturing cost
Sep 2009 - May 2010

Undergraduate Researcher

DSL, NYU-Poly

  • Conducted experiments for spontaneous flutter for energy harvesting from fluid flow
  • Used ProAnalyst to characterize schooling behavior of fish under different stimuli (light, bio-mimetic fish robot)
  • Designed and set up motor-power pulley track system for conducting experiments on the interaction between live and bio-mimetic fish
Jun 2009 - Aug 2009

Research Intern

DSL, NYU-POLY

  • Organized the laboratory for full IPMC fabrication and fabrication of IPMC samples with different geometrical and morphological features, design of the flutter experimental test-bed with backbone structures
  • Conducted experiments for flutter characterization, and collected data with motion sensors, image and data analysis, and generated plots and maps for a broad range of fluid mechanics and structural parameters
  • Presented and reported results in the annual New Student Convocation at the end of the 10 week program
2003 - 2008

Engineering Intern

Mack Products USA

  • Used AutoCAD and SolidWorks to render drafts of our products to show potential clientele and to convey clients’ specifications and requirements to engineers and manufacturers abroad
  • Independently followed and recorded daily fluctuations in steel tonnage rates and compiled data; used the data to extrapolate trends in steel rates and submitted monthly reports to CEO
  • Responsible for keeping track of clients’ as well as our own inventory and ensuring timely replenishments
  • Visited trade shows with CEO to obtain new clients and to show new samples of our products to existing clients

Skills

Skills

AutoCAD

SolidWorks

Education

Education
Sep 2008 - Present

Bachelors of Science

Polytechnic Institute of NYU