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RAHUL MEHENDIRATTA

3, Hermann Museum Circle Drive Apt#6105, Houston TX 77004
rahul.mehendiratta@berkeley.edu
+1 (510) 479-6495

EDUCATION
University of California, Berkeley May ‘14
Master of Mechanical Engineering, Product Design (GPA 3.80)
 Courses: New Product Development; Life-Cycle Thinking; Interactive Device Design; Microprocessor based
Mechanical Design; Design of Electro-Mechanical devices; Biomimetics.
Delhi College of Engineering, University of Delhi May ‘13
Bachelor in Engineering, Production & Industrial Engineering (GPA 3.91)
 Courses: Machine Design; CAM; Kinematics & Dynamics of Machines; Strength of Materials; Project Planning.
EXPERIENCE
Assembly and Test Department, Schlumberger July ’14 – Present
Manufacturing Engineer
 Leading a team of 20 technicians to find root cause and resolve the mechanical failures in Safety Valves.
 Projects to improve the testing process in order to improve the throughput time across the product line.

Chamcha, Kitchen Assistant Fall ‘13
Lead, Electrical Design and Member, Mechanical Design
 A weight measuring digital spoon that measures the amount of ingredients required, and communicates this to
a recipe guide on a mobile devices (via Bluetooth LE).
Experience Design, Mercedes-Benz Business Innovation Fall ’13 - Spring ‘14
Member, Route Identification and Planning
 Creating a platform for community based car sharing by identifying user pain-points.
 Identified route based on user needs which was incorporated by Mercedes in a pilot program called Ranch Ride.
Autonomous Wheel Chair Spring ‘14
Lead, Programming
 A Wheel Chair on which the user can tag to a person and cruise along with them.
 Includes features like path planning and obstacle detection.
Mini Baja Research Project Fall ’09 – Fall ‘12
Team Lead ‘12; Lead, Transmission & Chassis Design ‘12 and Member, Vehicle Dynamics ’09 - ‘12
 Designed and fabricated a single seated All-Terrain Vehicle. The team participated in various competitions,
including Baja South Africa, Baja Atlanta and Baja India.
 Brought home awards like Raftaar; Most Innovative suspension design and Runners-up, Best Design Category.
INMAS, Defense Research and Development Organization, India Summer ‘12
Research Intern
 Analyzed the design of C.B.R.N. decontamination equipment. Identified flaws in the previous model and
recommended changes based on structural analysis.
 Worked on incorporating air-winching capabilities into the stretchers used by armed forces.
LEADERSHIP AND SOCIAL ACTIVITIES
 Member, Society Of Automotive Engineers
 Best Student Volunteer, A World In Motion, India ’13.
 Led the team of 10 highly motivated undergraduates during Baja Atlanta ’12 and Baja India ’12.
 Led the Delhi State Contingent during the National Judo Championships ’08.
 Ex-Member, Vivekananda Pathshala, an initiative undertaken to promote education among underprivileged kids.
SKILLS
CAD & Analysis SolidWorks; Catia V5; AutoCAD; Ansys Multi-physics; EagleCAD; Programming Labview; Matlab;
Arduino; C++; Miscellaneous WinGeo; Minitab; MS Office; Prototyping; 3D Printing; Laser Cutting.

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