Adam Rangwala (E.I.T)

Chicago, Illinois ยท (314) 766-0679 rangwaladam@gmail.com

I am a mechanical engineer with a B.S. degree from Washington University in St. Louis. I have practice in Lean Manufacturing techniques, experience in prototyping electro-mechanical engineering projects, and an applied understanding of the engineering design process.

Projects

  Personal Project
  • Constructed and optimized an Anet A8 3D printer
  • Replaced the stock motherboard with an Arduino Mega to enable more customizability
  • Printed and installed PLA parts to enhnace the 3D print quality

August 2017 - Present

  Senior Design Project
  • My team designed and constructed a novel low-cost solar concentrator for a PV cell array
  • Created multiple design sketches and selected the best design using the Pugh Decision Matrix
  • Video describing how we acheived our team's performance goals, which included 10x electrical power output

August 2017 - December 2017

  Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems - Final Project
  • My team designed, fabricated and tested a microfluidic device to isolate 20 micron particles.
  • I took on the task of designing the device on AutoCAD
  • A comprehensive report can be found here
August 2017 - December 2017

  Marine Renewable Energy Internship
  • Developed a mangrove-like structure prototype for hydrodynamic studies and energy harvesting on a 10-week deadline
  • Generated 2 novel design concepts: modeled on SolidWorks and presented to my research mentor (link)
  • Conducted an engineering analysis to choice the optimal gauge wire for maximum power output shown here
May 2017 - August 2017

Education

Washington University in St.Louis

Saint Louis, MO
BS in Mechanical Engineering

GPA: 3.62
Dean's List: Fall 2014 / Spring 2016 / Spring 2017 / Fall 2017

August 2014 - December 2017

Clayton High School

Saint Louis, MO

GPA: 4.0

August 2010 - May 2014

Skills

CAD/FEA
  • ANSYS Fluent
  • AutoCAD
  • Autodesk Inventor
  • SolidWorks
3D Printing Software
  • Cura
  • Simplify3D
Programming Languages
  • GCode
  • HTML
  • Java
  • MATLAB
  • Simulink
Fabrication
  • FDM 3D Printing
  • Machining (lathe, mill, CNC)
  • Photolithography

Interests

Apart from my academics and engineering projects, I enjoy staying active. I regularly play pick-up soccer and basketball and I also danced as part of Latin dance teams (Cumbia and Cha-Cha), Indian dance teams (Raas and Bollywood fusion), and a Hula dance team.

It is also a passion of mine to give back to my community. I helped to start Studio:TESLA : a student-run organization that aims to teach STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) literacy and critical thinking capacity to underserved youth. I held multiple roles (facilitator, site director, and VP of Operations) and I continue to volunteer in St. Louis middle schools.