MECHANICAL & CONTROLS ENGINEER

Displayed below is my interactive resume, references upon request. You can also download my paper resume below.

Work Overview

Mathematical Modelling
Experimental Design
Optimization
Mechanical Design
Programming
Technical Writing

Specific Proficiencies

MATLAB/Simulink
Control Architecture
C/C++/C#/VBA
Microcontrollers
Solidworks/Inventor
Mechanical Assembly

Controls & Sensors Research

Electroimpact Inc. Automatic Fiber Placement (AFP) Division (May 2016-Ongoing)

  • Devised and implemented servo tension control scheme to increase maximum operation speed by 80%
  • Developed mathematical model of laser projector to improve accuracy by 50%
  • Tested and implemented new ultrasonic sensors to increase reliability of AFP machines
  • Conducted valve performance experiments to improve braking performance by 40%

Electromechanical Research & Programming

Kadant Carmanah (May 2015-Sept 2015) (Reference Link)

  • Devised new statistical algorithms to tighten bolts on machinery in order to eliminate costly torque transducers
  • Developed Solidworks API macros to automatically generate 1,700 inventory items
  • Developed Excel macros to restructure legacy database and extract information from 12,000 drawings
  • Created a diverse set of Excel programs to perform statistical analysis, projective geometry calculations, data parsing, and data validation

Statistical Analysis & Programming

Department of National Defence Canada (Jan 2015-apr 2015) (Reference Link)

  • Co-authored 60-page scientific report on schedule optimization algorithms for the Royal Canadian Navy, with published justification paper
  • Published a Search Air and Rescue (SAR) analysis report which supported the implementation of new hours of operation
  • Created an Excel macro to extract and format data from online databases, saving approximately 100 hours of manual labour
  • Received security clearance to work at Canadian Forces Base at Esquimalt, BC

3D CAD Design & Drafting

Raute Oyj. North America (may 2014-Aug 2014) (Reference Link)

  • Worked in a team creating large assemblies with hundreds of parts
  • Programmed macros within Inventor to save and update files virtually eliminating documentation related mistakes
  • Conducted detailed solid mechanics calculations on mechanical systems
  • Mentored co-workers on advanced 3D modelling techniques to create parametric parts and assemblies

Fluid Distribution Research & Analysis

BC Research Incorporated (Sep 2013-dec 2015) (Reference Link)

  • Designed an experimental apparatus and procedure to establish hydraulic operating conditions for distribution nozzles
  • Determined measurements to 3% error and reduced data collection time by 70% with newly improved experiment
  • Produced bi-weekly reports discussing findings and progress

 

Education timeline

University of British Columbia

BASc. MECHANICAL - Mechatronics

Graduated with distinction and Co-Op

RANK 13/352, 4.0gpa

Richmond High school

International Baccalaureate - Diploma

IB SCORE 40, TOP 3%, TOP PHYSICS STUDENT

Certifications

NX Designer Certificate

Certified Solidworks Associate

Certified Solidworks Professional

Awards

NSERC USRA

  • Research award granted to undergraduates conducting work in natural sciences and engineering ($4500)
  • Awarded to students based on outstanding academic performance

TREK EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP

  • Awarded to top 5% of students continuing studies at UBC ($1500)

FRANK VERNON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

  • Awarded based on outstanding academic performance ($1000)

UBC PRESIDENT'S ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIP

  • Entrance scholarship based on IB Diploma score 36 or greater, currently not offered ($2500)

UBC SCIENCE ENTRANCE AWARD

  • Awarded to top physics project at the 2010 UBC Science Fair ($2000)

BC GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP

  • Passport to education program for outstanding performance on provincial exams, currently not offered ($1000)

CAPS PHYSICS PRIZE

  • Awarded to outstanding senior physics projects at the Canada Wide Science Fair ($1000)

CANADA WIDE SCIENCE FAIR BRONZE MEDALIST

  • Awarded at the Canada Wide Science Fair 2010 in the Senior Physical Sciences Division ($300)

GREATER VANCOUVER REGIONAL SCIENCE FAIR GOLD MEDALIST

  • Awarded to best project in fair (Senior Physical Sciences Division)

Robot Arm

Control of a small 6-axis servo arm via C#

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UBC Solar

Design of mechanical systems in a solar powered vehicle

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E-GPU

Portable graphics amplifier for business laptops

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TrailRider

Design for a supervised off-road vehicle for disabled persons.

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Portable Monitor

Portable LCD monitor for productivity

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UBC Formula

Design of a F1 racing vehicle suspension and steering system