Employment History

MTU Aero Engines North America

Structures Engineer | January 2017 – Present

Rocky Hill, CT

Projects Include:

  • PW1100G-JM High Pressure Compressor Redesign – Harmonic analysis of a secondary airflow component.  Lowered Goodman consumption by more than half. (ANSYS/APDL)
  • PW1200G Low Pressure Compressor Redesign –  Rotor LCF and Fracture lifing, Airfoil HCF re-tuning (ANSYS/APDL, NX)
  • Undisclosed Customer – Low Pressure Turbine balance weights assessment.  (Hand Calcs)
  • Undisclosed Customer – High Pressure Compressor LCF and Fracture lifing (MARC/Mentat, Python)
  • PW1100G/PW1500G Low Pressure Turbine Redesign – 3D FEA model setup & pre-processing. (Hypermesh, NX, Abaqus)
  • PWPS Turbine Exhaust Temperature Probe – Harmonic analysis of redesigned probe (Hand Calcs)

QuEST Global Services, Inc.

Structures Engineer | September 2015 – December 2016

East Hartford, CT

Projects Include:

  • PW1500G High Pressure Compressor Blend Repair Limits – Rotor LCF and Fracture lifing to determine allowable blend depth and aspect ratio.  Published limits in the PW1500G Engine Manual (ANSYS/APDL, MS Excel)
  • PW1500G HPC and LPT snap diameter plasma coat repairs – Modeled snap diameter turning operation into FEA model and conducted LCF and Fracture life assessment of repaired hardware. (ANSYS/APDL)
  • PW1500G Low Shaft snap diameter plasma coat repair – Built a 3D submodel to determine the effects of a snap diameter turning operation in close proximity to a clocking hole in the low pressure shaft. (ANSYS/APDL)

QuEST Global Services, Inc.

Project Engineer | June 2013 – August 2015

East Hartford, CT

Projects Include:

  • Nacelle & Engine Integration Design Standard Work Overhaul – worked directly with chief engineers to document existing BOM structure practices, identify weak spots, and improve the process. (Process improvement, story-boarding)
  • FT4000 Industrial Compressor blade re-sourcing – coordinated efforts between new blade manufacturer and PW quality team to certify the supplier. (Scheduling, Punch List)
  • PW1100G Fan Hub & Fan Shaft redesign – Ran technical team meetings, kept minutes, maintained schedule. (Gantt Chart, Action Item tracking)
  • PW1500G External Bracket Redesign for Cost Savings – Worked with designers and suppliers to change bracket design from sheet metal to injection molded plastic. (Supplier interface, Preliminary Design Reviews)
  • PW4000 Fan Cowl Latch Redesign – Interfaced with supplier to move redesign through P&W BOM update workflow. (Supplier interface, Design Reviews)