2018 Entrepreneurial Intern, TandemLaunch, Montreal, CANADA
- Technical Advisor Intern at a startup; provided technical support in understanding and improving the surface mechanical performance of their electronics display glass.
- Provided a solution roadmap for optimized display glass performance.
2018 Associate Lecturer, University of Wisconsin, Madison USA
- Temporarily covered initial several lectures in Mechanics of Materials for a tenured Professor, who was on leave. Class size was over 100 students.
- Assigned and scheduled weekly online homework on WileyPLUS, an online course integration software.
- Received excellent feedback from students.
2017-2018 Research Associate, University of Wisconsin, Madison USA
- Assisted in establishing the new `Innovative Structured Materials for Extreme Mechanical Properties Lab' for creating and studying materials with extreme properties.
- Built a complex laser based micro-ballistic experimental apparatus for creating nanostructured metals.
- Majorly involved with the purchase of high value equipment such as class 4 lasers, optical elements and components, microscope and cameras, with a total cost > $200,000.
- Coordinated with the purchasing department for preparing POs, assisted in drafting RFBs and Simplified bids.
- Created real time equipment inventory and prepared equipment operation and lab safety manuals.
2016-2017 Postdoctoral Fellow, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
2015-2016 Volunteer, University of Wisconsin in Madison
- Study of the mechanics and structure of biological systems.
- Design, fabrication and testing of bio-inspired materials for high performance.
- Methods: High-speed imaging, electro-mechanical test frames, impact testing, Solid-Works, digital image correlation
- Set up and installation of 3-D printing lab for metals and polymers.
- Design of the "Maker Space" for the college of Engineering.
GRADUATE RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
2012-2015 Research Assistant, University of Wisconsin in Madison
- Design, fabrication, synthesis and testing of structural systems and materials involving negative stiffness
- Report writing and publications
- Poster presentations
- Supervision of undergraduate intern in fabrication and data collection
- Instrumentation Experience:
- Specimen preparation: surface grinding, polishing and etching, ball milling.
- Optical Microscopy, High Voltage Power Supply, Digital Function Generator, Dual Mode Charge Amplifier Digital Multimeters, Digital oscilloscopes, LVDT, Load cells, Optical sensors, Lock in Amplifiers, Resonance Ultrasound, Servo hydraulic machines, Miscellaneous lab tools.
- Logistics Experience:
- Materials and equipment purchasing for research.
- Managing finances allocated for research purchases.
- Computer Skills:
- Technical graphing software, Kaleidagraph
- Computational software, MATLAB (basic)
- Finite Element Model developing and analyzing software, ANSYS (basic)
- Typesetting software, LATEX
- Microsoft Office tools
- Platforms such as Mac and PC
GRADUATE TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2015 Teaching Assistant for Dynamics, University of Wisconsin in Madison
- Kinematics, force-mass-acceleration relations, work and energy, impulse and momentum, moments of inertia and mass.
- Conducting regular discussion sessions. Reinforced concepts covered by the instructor in lectures via more problem solving.
- Graded exams.
2011-2012 Teaching Assistant for Statics, University of Wisconsin in Madison
- Principles of mechanics, force systems, equilibrium, structures, distributed forces, moments of inertia of areas, and friction.
- Conducted regular discussion sessions. Reinforced concepts covered by the instructor in lectures via more problem solving. Provided guidance in design projects and technical report writing, etc.
- Graded exams.
2011 Teaching Assistant for Practicum in Finite Elements, University of Wisconsin in Madison
- Use of finite elements (FE) for solving practical problems in mechanics. Elementary theory of FE is discussed. A commercial computer program is used for applications. Major emphasis is on behavior of FE, modeling, and evaluation of results for correctness.
- Provided assistance to the instructor in trouble shooting and overall guidance for students in developing FE models using ANSYS.
2010 Teaching Assistant for Engineering Measurements and Instrumentation Lab, University of Wisconsin in Madison
- Theory of modern instrumentation, the design and execution of experiments and the analysis of experimental data. Laboratory provides direct experience with concepts in the context of experimental design for hypothesis testing, for product evaluation and for control system design.
- Conducted regular lab sessions. Supervised student assigned lab tasks and projects, provided guidance in technical report writing, etc.
- Graded lab reports and exams.