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Nuwan Tilakaratna

Mechanical Engineering graduate, specializing in Mechatronics, with a passion for technology,

life and the environment.

Projects and Experience

Quad Copter Vibration Damper


Toronto, Ontario

Designed mass, spring, damper system based on calculations for vibration dampening of a quad copter while
in active ight.

Furuta Inverted Pendulum

Designed an inverted pendulum via circuit design and simulation on LabView. Designed and tuned PD
controller to stabilize pendulum.

Automated Cement Factory PLC Program Design

Designed a PLC ladder logic program for operation of cement factory using Allen Bradley and Omron syntax.

Skills &

Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV)

CAD (SolidWorks/AutoCAD)

Cogeneration Power Plant Proposal

Programming (C, Arduino,

PLC Programming (Allen

Designed Robot using Arduino Uno, Evshield and Lego NXT to travel along path and pick up objects,
employing a PID controller.
Employed various energy producing methods for design proposal to create a power plant in Downtown
Toronto using alternate energy sources.

Graphene Research Paper

Written in conjunction with a professor from University of Ontario Institute of Technology and the Canadian
Young Scientist Journal.

Soldering and electrical



Computer Hardware

08/2011 - 04/2016

PCB & Schematic Design

Mechanical Engineering
Ryerson University

Microprocessors and FPGAs VHDL Coding

Cisco CCNA I & II Certified
Cisco IT Essentials Certified


Technology | Physics |
Research |

Real-Time Computer Control Systems

Measurements, Sensors and Instruments
Project Management

Control Systems
Stress Analysis

08/2008 - 01/2011

Royal Canadian Air Cadets

188 Cobra Squadron
Earned Glider Pilot Scholarship
Commanded a squad of Cadets

Taught Aviation and Drill

Attended three summer camps

08/2007 - 06/2011

Honors Math, Science and Technology

Northview Heights Secondary School

Computer Hardware |

Work Experience

Reading | Exercise | Nature

09/2014 - 08/2015

High overall average of 87%

Toronto, Ontario

Engineering Intern
Knoll North America
Conducted a study to reduce downtime and improve eciency of a machine
Performed a study to minimize defects, manufacturing time and optimize oor area
Continuously created and updated SOPs and CAD drawings using AutoCAD
06/2014 - 09/2014

Toronto, Ontario

Geek Squad Agent

Future Shop
Diagnosed and repaired hardware on PCs, Laptops, Phones and Tablets
Interacted with customers to explain and resolve technical issues
Performed installations and optimizations according to customers needs
06/2012 - 08/2013

Rainbow Cinemas
Interacted with the public in a professional and congenial manner
Kept work area clean and sanitary
Worked alongside coworkers and managers to improve the workplace

Vaughan, Ontario