I am Udit, a research fellow in Shock Tunnel Laboratory, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay. I obtained Bachelor of Technology degree in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Bombay in 2012. I find myself fascinated by the fields of Gas Dynamics and Computational Fluid Dynamics. I am particularly interested in the areas of derivative fuels, combustion analysis and design of combustion chamber. It is in this context that I am applying for graduate studies towards MS/PhD in Mechanical Engineering Department at Stanford University. I look forward to imbibe from the best, which had prompted me to apply to Stanford University, having had this opportunity with the best in India.
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This internship helped me to gain insight into the modeling and simulations of real world mechanisms. I also learnt that a great deal of persistence is required in obtaining substantial results in research. I am keen on complementing my undergraduate research experience by gaining a more in-depth understanding of these aspects of _________ in my future studies.
With an aspiration to explore more in various aspects of Mechanical Engineering, I took elective courses in Computational Fluid Dynamics, Combustion Engineering, I. C. Engines, Finite Element Methods and Design of Fluid Machinery. In later, I opted for a course project on design of turbine blade profiles to gain a deeper understanding of the subject. I investigated flow angles for various flows like free & forced vortex, power blading to design the 3D blade profiles in SolidWorks.
My interest and work in heat transfer continued into my final year B.Tech project. I worked on development of design charts of cryostats for my undergraduate thesis. I performed a finite volume analysis of liquid Nitrogen and liquid Helium cryostats using ANSYS to analyze heat loss through various insulations and thermal stresses experienced by cryostat body. I developed data charts to design cryostats of given capacity and boil-off rate for
My interest in information science first emerged while working on household survey and clinical research projects at RTI International and Duke University Medical Center. While working in different roles in project management, operations, and training, I became involved in a variety information technology activities including, managing a field test of new project hardware and software; identifying functional requirements and creating specifications for project websites and data collection tools; testing systems; providing troubleshooting support & software training; and working as a liaison between management and IT staff for system changes and new developments. I immediately recognized the centrality of information systems in research
In my undergraduate curriculum I have developed a very strong fundamental knowledge in subjects like Strength of materials, Fluid mechanics, Heat and Mass Transfer, Manufacturing Process, Automotive engineering, Gas dynamics, Energy conversion and Mechatronics. I have secured First Class with Distinction in Mechanical Engineering with a CGPA of 9.00 and stood among top 10% students in Mechanical Engineering Department. Subjects such as I.C Engines, Theory of Machines, Machine Design and Automotive Engineering gave me a greater insight into the vast and intense field of Automotive
It is quite true that with proper nurturing of this curiosity one can transform a fascination into an excellent mechanical faculty, Mechanical Engineering is an intuitive science. The intuition
I have tackled major subjects like engineering thermodynamics, process engineering, transport phenomenon, modeling and simulation, fluid flow and engineering economics which will surely play a imperative role in my further studies. My particular areas of interests comprise numerical methods & simulations in chemical engineering, process engineering .
I have worked on a few projects, participated in various industrial training programs and competitions. Subjects like Engineering Mechanics, Automobile Engineering, Mechatronics, and Machine Design revealed to me limitless horizons in the field of Mechanical Engineering. My final year project was on "Thermo-Mechanical and Vibrational Analysis on I.C. Engine Piston” where I got an opportunity to lead the project which not only helped me gain knowledge of design applications in Mechanical Engineering but secured me a first class. This project was taken up with a goal to know its working conditions and material properties. The 4 years under-graduate course had not only provided me strong fundamentals but had encouraged me to learn more and guided me to continue research related
The rigors of this extensive and well-designed course made me appreciate the potential of Mechanical Engineering even more. It also equipped me with the scientific temperament to pursue my research in the areas of my interest. The fact that I consistently have done well in my course related assessment is testimony to my love for this industry which I seek to be part
Starting from the first steam engine, Aeolipile to today’s Mars rover, the transcendental pervasion of mechanical engineering has shaped the life on this planet as we know it today. This progress seems never ending as the new technologies are engendering ever new complex challenges. Therefore, merging of fundamental research with real world applications is demanding now more than ever. As a student of Mechanical Engineering, I am well aware of these facts and have decided to pursue an active career in cutting edge research. I am strongly motivated to undertake graduate studies in order to pursue an MS in Mechanical Engineering, which, I believe, will prepare me for my further study at the doctoral level.
“Learning makes a man fit company for him”. This maxim impressed me right from my childhood days to learn something new each day, learn, learn and relearn until the end. My decision to apply for MS in mechanical engineering has emerged, both from my passion for research and my aspiration to understand the concepts of engineering. MS in Mechanical Engineering can provide me with the platform to further improve and ultimately refine my knowledge and skills in my areas of interest. Right from my childhood, when I started understanding little things I have been fascinated with the world of the machines that made life easier. My passion for mechanical engineering only grew with time as I kept on finding out about how things function around us like bikes, cars, and machinery etc. I believe the MS program from your esteemed university is pivotal for me as quality, knowledge and impeccable guidance will mold me to be in the learning mode all my life, opening the way for constant growth as a person and a professional. So I wanted to become an engineer and satisfy my inquisitive nature. This keen enthusiasm made to opt for a career in this field.
Scientific methodology, analysis and reasoning has had a significant impact in shaping my approach and developing a different learning aptitude towards academics; this soon flourished into a more specific interest in science. I got interested in electronics during my high school years itself when I was introduced to the topic of Circuit Theory in Physics. Hence to pursue undergraduate studies in a reputed college of engineering of India with electronics as my major became an obvious choice for me. Determined to go after the same, I prepared myself for the fierce competition. Two years of focused preparation fetched me a position in the top 0.3% among 1 million potential candidates in the national level engineering entrance examination- All
Heat transfer processes are prominent in engineering due to several applications in industry and environment. Heat transfer is central to the performance of propulsion systems, design of conventional space and water heating systems, cooling of electronic equipment, and many manufacturing processes (Campos 3).
Today’s generation is facing a big challenge when looking for a good job. While some years ago working was a common decision for most people after getting a degree, nowadays there is more competition on the working field and the unemployment rate seems to be growing everyday. Therefore, the path of getting a postgraduate degree could be a smarter choice. “Education offers people orientation and guidance in an increasingly complex world, education enables people to participate in and shape their social life and education is the key to employment and the basis of economic development” (UNESCO IBE). This essay will give a deeper look at Mechanical Engineering postgraduate studies, especially in two developed countries as Canada and Germany are. To make a fair comparison the biggest and most known university of each country was selected, thus in this case the contenders will be the University of Toronto and the Technical University of Munich. In each case, important points such as career programs, tuition fees and cost of life, and job opportunities will be reviewed. Moreover, other facts like weather and safety will be briefly pointed out.
I have graduated in Jan 2014 from Pakistan Navy Engineering College which is recognized as best institute of Pakistan as it is the very first Pakistani institute which got ISO certification and is a constituent college of National University of Sciences and Technology. It is the highest ranked university of Pakistan in engineering and also in all other disciplines of study by QS world university rankings. Now I am planning to get admissions in master’s program to continue seeking knowledge. My focus was attracted to power engineering due to its versatility, interdisciplinary nature, and its need in my country. Power Crisis in Pakistan is one of the biggest problem that Pakistan is facing these days. So I made my aim to do something in
Humanity is in a period of technical adolescence “typical of a civilization about to integrate the type 1 Kardashev scale “as in the words of Carl Sagan which implies a civilization capable of harvesting the full potential of power available on its planet. If Carl Sagan is right about his perspective, then renewable energy particularly solar and wind powers are among the chief contenders to solve global energy predicament and concurrently advance our energy generation to the next level. To contribute towards acceleration of this transition to humanity is the primary guiding rationality behind my desire to pursue higher education in engineering.
The first decade of 21st century will be remembered for the incredible advancement in the electronics. A decade ago there were televisions which occupied a large table whereas the present day flat screen LCD or LED televisions can be hung to a wall. The desktops are replaced by laptops and which in turn are replaced most recently by the tablets. This reduction in the size of electronic gadgets with increase in working efficiency over the years amazed me. Hence naturally, I grew up with a passion towards this field and this passion led me to choose Electronics and Communication Engineering as my undergrad course. The field of electrical & electronics engineering has always fascinated me. I picked up the rudiments of electronics field and electrical engineering. My interest started developing in the early stage of my life, when I studied about the invention of computers, moreover about its large size. The transformation from the large size to small palmtops enticed me to know about the factors that are responsible for making computers, also the electronic gadgets so small. I was taken aback after seeing a small chip for the first time in my school days, furthermore when it came to my knowledge that this single chip contains more than 1000 transistors, it really became impossible for me to believe, “integrated circuits” was the answer I received, but wasn’t able to penetrate the fundamentals of it. From then, everyday I come across with small circuits
I had great interest in the subject Heat and Mass Transfer as well, which was compulsory. 4th semester had also given me the choice of taking up the elective subject “Introduction to Aircraft Industry and Aircraft Systems” which I readily took up. With the help of a great and experienced faculty, that subject provided me a brilliant know-how of the happenings in the aviation industry and also provided me a grasp of the basics of flight along with the control systems that aid.