Resume

~ 3.5 years of work experience in the power generation industry

~ 3 years of academic research experience in mechanical engineering


 

EDUCATION Tufts University, Medford, MA
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering
Expected Graduation: August 2017
University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA
Graduate courses in solar engineering 
Fall 2014
Tufts University, Medford, MA
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Magna Cum Laude
Graduated: May 2012
Dean’s List: 8/8 Semesters


 

PUBLICATION Kadoko J, Karamanis G, Kirk T, Hodes M. One-Dimensional Analysis of Gas Diffusion-Induced Cassie to Wenzel State Transition. ASME. J. Heat Transfer. 2017;139(12):122006-122006-10


 

WORK EXPERIENCE ABB Switzerland Ltd, PGHV-TG Dept., Zürich-Oerlikon, Switzerland

Intern (Research and development), (January 2017 — July 2017)

  • Numerical (FEA) modeling of manufacturing processes and evolution of stress in powder-filled epoxy
  • Experimentally determined material parameters through DMA, DSC, dilatometry and rheometry
  • Proposed design and process improvements based on simulation and experimental results
Tufts Mechanical Engineering Dept., Medford, MA, USA

Research Assistant, (June 2015 – present)

  • Analytical modeling of gas diffusion-induced wetting transition in structured surfaces (2D and 1D)
  • Experimentally validate wetting transitions of water menisci in single-unit micro-pores
  • Presented at ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conf. 2016, Washington, DC, USA
  • Lead author: One-Dimensional Analysis of Gas Diffusion-Induced Cassie to Wenzel State Transition, Journal of Heat Transfer (Accepted: March 17, 2017)

Teaching Assistant, (January 2015 – May 2016)

  • Assisted students and faculty to conduct engineering experiments and capstone design projects
  • Received ‘The 2016 Outstanding Teaching Assistant’ award

Research Assistant, (June 2010 – May 2012)

  • Designed and coordinated experiments to test a motor vehicle navigation algorithm in urban settings
Solectria Renewables LLC, Lawrence, MA

Mechanical Design Engineer, (February 2012 — August 2014)

  • Developed workflow and guidelines for efficient and good-practice wire harness design (IPC-620)
  • Designed and maintained wire harnesses of new and existing smart grid-tied solar inverters
  • Designed copper and aluminum busbars, sheet metal and machined parts
  • Generated engineering drawings, customer labels, BOMs, and assembly and wiring instructions
  • Prepared and executed Engineering Changes
Riverhawk Tutors, Medford, MA

One-on-one Tutor, (September 2010 — present)

  • Tutor engineering and physics in one-on-one and online sessions
Office of Residential Life and Learning, Tufts University

Resident Assistant, (August 2010 –May 2012)

  • Manage a residence hall floor of 44 undergraduate students
  • Organize community building events and resolve student concerns in the residence hall
  • Participate in intensive leadership training
  • Received Academic Role Model Of the Year award (2010 – 2011)
Library Information Technology Support, Tufts University

Assistant Technician, (January 2009 — February 2012)

  • Provide technical assistance to staff of 30 members
  • Install and maintain library public computers

 

RELEVANT COURSES AND PROJECTS Courses: 3D Modeling, Manufacturing Processes, Linear Algebra, Vibrations and Dynamics, Digital controls of dynamic systems, Digital circuits design, Mechanical systems design and fabrication, Machine Design, Photovoltaics Manufacturing, Grid-connected Solar Systems, Electric Circuit Theory, Public Speaking, Technical Writing, and Web designing
Fire Fighting Robot Design Competition, Tufts Robotics, (December 2010 – March 2011)

  • Designed and fabricated an autonomous robot in a multi-disciplinary team of four
  • Programmed robot algorithm on an Arduino micro-controller
  • Won first prize in Robotics Olympiad exam
Concord Heat Pump Project, Tufts University, January 2015 – May 2015

  • Conducted technical research on cold-climate heat pump for heating and cooling applications in Concord, MA.
  • Presented findings to residents and stakeholders of Concord, MA.
Millstream Foundation Solar PV System Design, UMass Lowell, October 2014 – December 2014

  • Performed site analysis based on site visits, Google Earth, SketchUp, and PVSyst
  • Generated preliminary technical design of solar canopy and roof-top PV installation.

 

Alexandria Port Solar PV System Design, Medford, July 2015

  • Performed site analysis based on site photos, Google Earth, SketchUp, and PVSyst
  • Designed and generated technical drawings of solar PV roof-top PV installation.

 

COMPUTER SKILLS MATLAB, COMSOL Multiphysics, LabVIEW, AutoCAD, Google SketchUp, PVSyst, SolidWorks (Routing, Electrical, and Composer), Python, MathCAD, EAGLE, HTML, CSS, C++ and Microsoft Office


 

COMMUNITY SERVICE Boston Cares, Boston, MA, July 2009 – Present
Big Brother Big Sister , Boston, MA, December 2012 – Present


 

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