Leveraging a broadly-based automotive engineering background to solve complex problems
I designed parts and systems for car suspensions. To ensure part reliability, I processed road-load data for finite element analyses (FEA) followed by physical verification testing. I was on the core team developing the award-winning Chevrolet ZR2 one-of-a-kind shock absorber which adapted Formula 1 damper technology to off-road use for the first time. I was the lead designer of a new balljoint technology that promises to reduce part cost and improve performance at the same time.
I was responsible for the design of suspension parts and systems for high volume production cars. My most significant project was the design of a next generation suspension architecture. It was used in the Chrysler Pacifica which won numerous awards citing its best-in-class handling. I led a research and development project that produced a new technology for dynamically adjusting the ride height of a vehicle at a low cost.
Determined suspension and vehicle setup based on logged data, track conditions, and driver attributes for an Indy Pro 2000 car (formerly Star Mazda).
As Technical Director of a cross-functional team of 40 engineering and business students, I was responsible for design, integration, manufacturing, testing, and competition of the team's race car. As Head of Vehicle Dynamics and Suspension, I was responsible for detailed system design, integration, testing, and track performance. Under my leadership, the team earned 3 distinct new records for Western University. Top 5 finish in FSAE California, top design score in team history, and lowest skidpad time in team history. A technical summary of suspension development is available here and a study on the relationship between longitudinal wheel paths during heave and anti-dive is available here.
Relevant work: Vehicle Modeling and Control Algorithms, Industry Safety Frameworks, Python
Relevant work: Applied Measurement and Sensing, Composite Material Design and Processing, Aerodynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Material Science
Relevant work: Mechatronics, Formula SAE, Programming, Finite Element Methods, Mechanical Vibrations, Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, Production Management, Human Biomechanics