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  1. 1. Curriculum vitae PERSONAL INFORMATION Narayanan Kakkad Kakkad, T.C. 14/231, Silver Hills, Anayara P.O., 695029 Trivandrum (India) 9072731696 Narayanan Kakkad WORK EXPERIENCE 01/09/2014–01/09/2015 Master Thesis Student Nobel Biocare, Mechelen (Belgium) Strength characterization of surgical template FEA of surgical template using Abaqus to determine the maximum von mises stress and maximum principal strain acting on the template during drilling and implant insertion procedures. 30/06/2014–08/08/2014 Intern Mobelife N.V. (Materialise), Leuven (Belgium) Hands on experience with 3-Matic software. Created a new database for Gridpoints for the aMace hip implants Optimized design workflow by changing parameters in 3-Matic tools 28/02/2014–30/06/2014 Research Intern UZ Brussels, Brussels (Belgium) Design of a biomechanical concept for TMJ prosthesis. Gained experience of working with clinicians at UZ Brussels. 22/08/2011–22/08/2012 Design Engineer Trainee TOX Pressotechnik India Pvt. Ltd., Pune (India) Machine design and fixture design using Pro-Engineer Wildfire 4.0 Preparation of design proposals & Cost estimation of automated machine lines Development of basic pneumatic circuits for automated machines EDUCATION AND TRAINING 22/09/2013–01/07/2016 Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering CGPAof 66.5% KU Leuven, Leuven (Belgium) Biomaterials, Musculoskeletal Biomechanics, Biofluid Mechanics, Computer Aided Engineering in Surgery, Mechanobiology, International Marketing, Design in Medical Technology 13/09/2007–30/09/2011 Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering CGPAof 7.72 University of Kerala, Trivandrum (India) Design of Machine Elements, Industrial Hydraulics, CAD Lab, Engineering Mathematics, Manufacturing Processes, Machine Drawing, Mechanics of Solids 25/9/16 © European Union, 2002-2015 | Page 1 / 2
  2. 2. Curriculum vitae Narayanan Kakkad 03/04/2006–23/05/2007 All India Senior School Certificate Examination 90.6% CBSE, Delhi (India) Mathematics, Biology, Physics, Chemistry and English 01/04/2004–24/05/2005 All India Secondary School Examination 91.6% CBSE, Delhi (India) Mathematics, Science, Social Science, English and Sanskrit PERSONAL SKILLS Mother tongue(s) Malayalam Other language(s) UNDERSTANDING SPEAKING WRITING Listening Reading Spoken interaction Spoken production English C2 C2 C1 C1 C2 Hindi C2 C2 C2 C2 C2 German A1 A1 A1 A1 A1 Dutch A1 A1 A1 A1 A1 Tamil B2 A1 B1 B1 A1 Marathi B2 B1 A2 A2 A2 Levels: A1 and A2: Basic user - B1 and B2: Independent user - C1 and C2: Proficient user Common European Framework of Reference for Languages Communication skills Good networking skills obtained during my work at TOX Pressotechnik through interactions with the customers. Organisational / managerial skills Good organizational skills gained through my experience as a Coordinator of Technical and Cultural Fest during my Bachelors in 2011. I actively participated in marketing the event for sponsorships and managed professional models, choreographer and the sound and light team for the Fashion show at the Fest. Job-related skills Good command over CAD software packages like- Catia V5, Pro Engineer Wildfire 4.0 & Autodesk Inventor gained through job and university course work Decent command over medical imaging software packages such as Mimics Innovation suite and 3- Matic acquired during courses attended at KU Leuven Medical product development skills acquired during the course 'Design in Medical Technology' where a concept design for a TMJ Prosthesis was developed. Experience of having worked with Dr. Maurice Mommaerts (Head of European Face Center) and his juniors during the development of the concept TMJ Prosthesis. Decent command over FEA software package Abaqus gained during the coursework and Master's Thesis. Decent command over Opensim software for musculoskeletal modelling and analysis. Decent command over Matlab acquired through coursework at KU Leuven. Digital competence Excellent command over MS Office (word, excel, power point) Decent command over Adobe Photoshop CS5 and Adobe Premier gained through design of various advertisements and posters during the College level fest during 2011. 25/9/16 © European Union, 2002-2015 | Page 2 / 2