An expansion on my education, qualifications, and experiences
Mechanical Capstone Project: A two semsester long class dedicated to the senior design project, where students design, analyze and manufacturer a new and innovative project
3D Printing: The basics of succesful 3D printing techniques, including rafts, supports, understanding machine tolerances, types of materials and types of 3D printing commonly used in industry
Simulation Based Design: Students use 3D computer aided design to gain experience in mechanical engineering simulation and design verification analysis. Finite element analysis of parts and assemblies are conducted and compared to hand calculated results
Mechanical Vibrations: The general theory of free, damped, and harmonically excited vibrations with one and two degrees of freedom, including vibration suppression and isolation. Students also find natural frequencies and mode shapes in mechanical systems through analytical and numerical methods
Engineering Dynamics: Dynamics covers the kinematics and kinetics of both particles and rigid bodes, analyzed by Newton's second law, work, energy, and impulse momentum methods. The dynamics software "WorkingModel" was used to supplement the theory
Engineering Heat Transfer: The conduction, convection, and radiation heat transfer mechanisms were discussed in this class, along with steady-state and transient conduction. Heat exhanger analysis and thermal radiation between surfaces were also solved
Modern Physics: Pertaining to the physics after 1905, this class emphasised the shortcomings of classical physics. Special and general relativity were the basis of this class, including the foundations of quantum mechanics. Using these ideas, the class discussed the modern view of the atom, nuclear physics, and the particle-wave duality of light and mass, as well as the space time structure and modern implementation of relativity in GPS systems
Materials Science: An introduction into the structure and properties of materials, including the processing of materials and crystal structure. Miller indices, composition, alloying, electrical properties, phases, corrosion, diffusion, and heat treating were also discussed
Probability and Statistics for Engineers: Basic probability and a variety of probability distributions were discussed that are used in life expectancy reliability in engineering modeling
Circuit Theory and Application: An introduction to electrical circuits, including coltage, current, and power for DC and AC circuits with components inclusing resistors, capacitors, inductors, diodes and op-amps
Design of Machine Elements: The basics and principles in the design and analysis of machine elements including stress analysis, finite element formulation, plane and 3D stress and strain, failure criteria and reliability, and fatigue for machine elements including bearings, gears, flexible elements, and shafts
Engineering Fluid Mechanics: The movements and mechanics of real fluids were studied by students, using the continuity, energy and momentum principles
Engineering Physics I&II: The physics of fluids, heat, sound, waves motion, electricity and magnatism were studied after completing study on Newton's Laws, equillibrium, power, work, energy, momentum, and circular motion
Engineering Statics: Using a vector approach, trusses, frames, shear and bending moment diagrams, and moment of inertia was studied
Engineering Thermodynamics I&II: Thermo II saw the study of vapor power systems including the Rankine Cycle, Brayton Cycle, Otto Cycle, and the Diesel Cycle. Concepts introduced included energy, and the second law efficiency. Thermo I introduced topics such as work and heat interaction, as well as the First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics
Mechanics of Materials: The concepts of stress and strain in materials was introduced, inclusing effects on members from axial and torsional loads
Mechanical Design and Analysis: This class uses 3D computer aided design to aid in the analysis of mechnical assemblies and parts, including component interfaces and tolerances with respect to manufacturability
Calculus I-IV: Comprehensive calculus courses covering differential equations, partial differential equations, integration, funciton approximation, and solving ODE's
Advanced Placement Physics: AP Physics covered everything from kinematics to heat transfer to optics and the basics of nuclear physics
Advanced Placement Calculus: Introduced in this course were the basics of differentiation and integration, providing a solid background to be used in secondary education
Battle Robotics Club: This extracurricular club was one of the most interesting clubs at Hanover High School. A self-funded team of students designed, prototyped, manufactured, and competed in national level competitions where 15lb battle robots fought until one robot ceased to run. Hanover's club had such innovative and destructive designs that the National Robotics League and BotsIQ had to redesign their polycarbonate areas to contain robot components in the case of catastrophic failure.
Parker Hannifin Chomerics-Woburn, MA (February 2018-Present)
Working at Parker has been incredibly rewarding and has taught me more than I could have ever imagined about engineering and business in the short time I have been there. Brought on as a Project Engineer to help fascilitate basically an aquisition, in only a few short months I was able to complete nearly 200 full product release packages including drawings, PDM integration, and process/cost routings. The modeling program I use is Inventor, now giving me intimate knowledge of what I would consider the "big 3" modeling programs. In addition, I learned the costing side of engineering, putting together full cost integrated production routings for each package. Transitioning all of these parts also allowed me to learn the component quote request and supply chain side of business as I often had to search for the correct component for a part, work with buyers to get a quote, and formally add the component as a new part number to the system. In addition to transitioning legacy parts, I have been privaledged enough to work on new businiess opoortunities and be part of the design discussion directly with customers to provide the best and most effective product they could get. Besides working on this specific project, I have been able to learn even more about 3D printing, having been trained to use the FormLabs Form2 printer Chomerics has on site. With this printer, I have been able to design and test new assembly tools and aids, visualize new ideas, and see if 3D printing could potentially be used to streamline the vent business at Chomerics. It has truly been an honor to work here, and hopefully I can continue on with my career here for a long time.
Qinetic North America-Waltham, MA (September 2016-December 2016)
Design Services Co-Op
Responsibilities included the implementation and completion of Engineering Change Orders (ECO's) for many projects at the company. These drafting changes were completed in the 3D modeling and drafting software, PTC Creo. All changes were documented and controlled using the PDM software, PTC Windchill. In addition to drafting and revisions, new 3D models were created of fixtures, comonents and cables for various projects, for both inventory control and new product development.
Massa Products Corporation-Hingham, MA (January 2016-August 2016)
Mechanical Engineering Co-Op
As a mechanical engineering co-op, the variety of projects and tasks was broad. From fixture and tool design in SolidWorks, to design and drafting review, revision, and documentation, to production efficiency analysis and revision, there was a little of everything. Skills learned at this co-op included lean manufacturing principles, injection molding techniques and mold design, and the basics and standards of drafting to ASME and ISO standards.
SK Marine Electronics-New Bedford, MA (May 2015-August 2015)
Marine Electronics Technician
SK Marine Electronics deals in the installation, repair, training and networking of high end marine electronics solutions for privately owned vessels. Owners typically saw the end result of the wire tayloring and connections, so every installation was required to look better than as if the electronics were installed at the factory while the boat was still being put together. Attention to detail was paramount, as some owners would even notice if zipties were not lined up in the same direction. Skills learned at this company include networking electronics on both NMEA0183 and the new standarnd NMEA2000 systems. Custom fabricated mounts for these electronics would sometimes need to be created in the field, and sacrificing design appeal and cleanliness of installation was never an option. Thinking outside the box was a daily requirement, and engineering new design solutions and systems was part of the job description.
3A Marine Service, Inc.-Hingham, MA (June 2008-December 2014)
Assistant to Parts Manager
3A Marine showed what working hard was about. Starting off as a yard maintenance hire, responsibilities included moving wooden blocks and large boat stands to free up yard space, sweeping the parking lots and sidewalks, and dealing with the constant flow of trash and recyclables that any company will produce. Hard work and attention to detail allowed for promotion to the parts desk, assisting the parts manager. While working in the parts department, skills developed included customer service and satisfaction, efficient inventory control, and researching skills while finding obscure parts for boats and motors that may have a parts catalogue exclusively in Swedish. Learning the value of hard work was the greatest outcome of this job.
-Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA), Accredited in December 2013
-SolidWorks - Certified SolidWorks Associate in Mechanical Design
-Dessault Systemes Enovia PDM
-3D Printing (FMD, SLS, SLA)
-G Programming Language (G-Code)
-CNC Machining on 4 Axes
Automotive Repair and Modification
One of my favorite activities is working on my car, a Subaru WRX wagon. I have completed everything from basic maintenance and oil changes to major overhauls including full turbo swaps, intake manifold removal, porting and polishing, ECU tuning, and handling modification. There is not much that makes me happier than completing some work on my car and taking it for a drive and seeing that everything I have done works, and works well.
Tournament paintball is hard to describe. We don't play in the woods, and no one wears camo. On a small turf field with air filled plastic bunkers of various shapes, we shoot a constant stream of paint at 10.5 balls per second with incredible coordition between team members to lock out the opposing team from moving, allowing us to move. The adrenaline, chemistry and communication between team members, and the attention to detail that needs to go into every break out, every play, every move down field is addicting. There is no other sport like it.
Military History and Technology
There is a lot to learn from history, and military history provides an abundance of information. Seeing as how both of my co-ops completed at Wentworth Institute of Technology have been in the defense contracting and survivability field, it is safe to assume that the technology developed by the military and the history of innovation intrigues me more than almost anything else.
SolidWorks Design and Inventing
The only thing in my life that I would consider unorganized is the inane amount of storage bins underneath my old bed at my parents' house. These bins are filled to the brim with old projects and inventions, ideas that came to me in the most random of times that I decided to atempt to build on a whim. Cut up airsoft guns converted to run on a sprayer from an air compressor, game controllers with microchips soldered to the boards, cables of all varieties with one end missing after being converted for use with another system... The list can go on forever. Now that I can design new things in SolidWorks and I have the capability to 3D print them here at Wentworth, I forsee that collection growing even more. Hey, you never know when you may need an old air system from a Nerf gun for a project, right?
Panagia Greek Orthodox Church - Cohasset, MA (June 2008-Present)
Duties include yard maintenance and landscaping, general repair and contracting such as staircase repair and sump pump installation, and setting up tents and tables for fairs and functions.