Karan Shah

PRESENT ADDRESS 2400 Chestnut Street Apartment Number 2210 Philadelphia, PA, USA, 19103 Phone: (267) 773-9201 E-mail:shakaran@seas.upenn.edu EDUCATION HOME ADDRESS 901 Sanskruti Building SNDT College Road Vadodara – 390015 Gujarat, India Phone: +919712927451

University Of Pennsylvania, School of Engineering and Applied Science Major: Mechanical Engineering Concentration: Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Energy Science and Engineering GPA: 3.57/4 Candidate for MSE in Mechanical Engineering National Institute of Technology, Surat Major: Mechanical Engineering CGPA: 7.75/10 Bachelor of Technology, May 2012


CAPIQ Engineering Pvt. Ltd. Summer 2011 Vadodara, Gujarat, India Period: 4 Weeks • Root cause analysis for the failure of an adjuster § Designed the testing set-up § Evaluated performance of CAPIQ manufactured adjuster against the performance of sample adjuster sent by customer • • Root cause analysis for the drifting of the drill during the drilling operation § Evaluated the performance of various drills Hands-on experience on the shop floor Summer 2010

ALSTOM Vadodara, Gujarat, India Period: 4 Weeks • Project: Fabrication of the stay-ring of a hydro-turbine § Studied the various steps involved in the fabrication process RESEARCH Performance Analysis of Pongamia Oil Fuelled Cooking Stove • Used biodiesel (plant oil – Pongamia pinnata) as a fuel source • Analyzed the effect of various chemicals on stove performance • Reduced the composition of chemicals via various processes


Software: C, C++, AutoCAD, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and MATLAB. Language: Proficient in Hindi, Gujarati Committee member for various fests in college • Co-convener of two editions of ‘Rattle N Hum’ - college rock night • Coordinator in an event in Autofest – technical fest of college • Coordinator in two events of Entrumeet – entrepreneurial festival of college Associated with a charitable hospital built by my grandfather, which caters to 99 surrounding villages • Volunteered to help doctors during their visits to surrounding villages Soccer, Tennis, Reading, and Music