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  1. 1. NICHOLAS MONTES 5 Comstock Circle, Apt 101A, Stanford, CA 94305 248-935-9206 l l EDUCATION Stanford University, Stanford, CA Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering with Depth in Energy Systems Cumulative GPA: 3.93/4.00 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with Energy Concentration and International Engineering Minor Cumulative GPA: 3.88/4.00 Mar. 2016 Apr. 2014 Oxford University, Oxford, UK Study Abroad Program in Environmental Studies July – Aug. 2011 Relevant Coursework Battery Principle and Materials Control System Design Mechanical Design (3 courses) Energy Systems Modeling Fluid Mechanics (2 courses) Heat Transfer Heterogeneous Catalysis Materials Mechanics (2 courses) Numerical Methods Probability and Statistics (2 courses) Thermodynamics (4 courses) Sustainable Engineering Principals EXPERIENCE NanoEnergy Lab at Stanford University Jan. 2015 – Present Graduate Research Assistant • Modeled micro gas turbine performance in a vehicle propulsions system using MATLAB • Fabricated and characterized nanoparticles for applications in battery and supercapacitor electrodes University of Michigan Industrial Assessment Center Jan. 2013 – Aug. 2014 Energy Analyst, Research Assistant • Conducted 6 energy usage appraisals for small and mid sized industrial facilities and identified energy and cost savings opportunities averaging $50,000/ year with ROI less than 3 years • Conducted experiments on laboratory scale natural gas furnace to study the impact of soot production on radiative heat transfer Ford Motor Company May – Aug. 2013 Vehicle Body Engineering Intern • Oversaw design changes of 2015 F-150 tailgate latching system to resolve failure modes identified during preliminary system testing • Drafted a robust vibration testing procedure resulting in early identification of door latches with loose components thereby reducing likelihood of product recall • Reduced travel costs by creating a global multimedia presentation to train assembly plant personnel to perform final vehicle inspections previously executed by non-local engineers General Electric Aviation May – Aug. 2012 Manufacturing Engineering Intern • Outlined and implemented a process to detect and reduce manufacturing labor cost variance resulting in an estimated cost savings of $390,000 per year • Led cleanup of manufacturing tooling inventory by eliminating over 1,600 redundant tools and developed a more controlled process for purchasing tools that promotes a leaner inventory • Created 3D models and drawings with SolidWorks to assist in design of machining fixtures University of Michigan Orthopedic Research Laboratories Jan. 2011 – Apr. 2012 Undergraduate Research Assistant • Composed draft for an abstract of study that explored effects of diet on skeletal system in 96 specimens for future osteoporosis treatment • Directed 2 group critiques of scientific journal articles to assess authenticity of findings, demonstrating leadership and critical thinking skills • Instructed new employees in operation of department technology enabling autonomous working environment Michigan Department of Transportation May – Aug. 2010
  2. 2. Traffic and Safety Engineering Intern • Inspected over 100 ramps across 7 state and federal highways and assigned rating to identify which were in most critical need of repair • Self-trained and utilized Geographic Information System (GIS) software to analyze 250 miles of highway to identify “high crash-risk” zones • Formulated Excel spreadsheet to standardize communication between divisions leading to more efficient working conditions ACTIVITIES University of Michigan College of Engineering Sept. 2013 – Dec. 2013 Peer Mentor - Engineering 110: The Engineering Profession • Acted as a peer mentor to a group of 17 first year engineering students enrolled in ENGR 110 • Provided academic guidance, graded assignments and facilitate discussion among group members Better Living Using Engineering Laboratory (BLUElab) – Woven Wind Sept. 2012 – Sept. 2013 Turbine Blade Subgroup Team Member (current position) • Worked with a team to design a wind turbine that was assembled in rural Guatemala using only local materials • Improved design of turbine blades to reduce aerodynamic drag and increase power generation efficiency • Developed new method to manufacture turbine blades leading to increased control of surface profiles American Society of Mechanical Engineers Dec. 2011 – May 2014 President, External Vice President, Events Officer • Supervised 15 officers to ensure the successful transition from the previous semester and the smooth operation of the organization • Worked closely with recruiters to organize more than 20 company information sessions and luncheons, providing student members with informative networking opportunities • Contacted reputable local manufacturing companies to organize plant tours for benefit of student members L.E.A.D. Scholars Community Sept. 2012 – Apr. 2013 L.E.A.D. Advisory Board Member, Peer Mentor • Provided oversight and guidance to the L.E.A.D. scholars community, a community of high achieving underrepresented minority scholarship recipients at the University of Michigan • Organized events designed to foster a feeling of camaraderie among L.E.A.D. scholars • Provided academic and professional guidance to underclassmen and helped them transition to college life University of Michigan Hospital Feb. 2011 – Dec. 2011 Volunteer • Volunteered weekly in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation ward assisting physical therapists in rehabilitating patients HONORS & AWARDS Distinguished Academic Achievement Award College of Engineering Merit Scholarship Robert M. Caddell Memorial Scholarship James B. Angell Scholar Dean’s List L.E.A.D. Scholarship Mar 2014 Sept. 2013 – May 2014 May 2013 – Dec 2013 Mar. 2012 – Mar. 2013 Apr. 2010 – Present Sept. 2009 – Apr. 2013 TECHNICAL SKILLS • Software: Adams, AutoCAD, Catia V5, Cantera, Microsoft Office , Minitab, Simulink, SolidWorks, STANJAN • Design Tools: Design of Experiments, Design Failure Mode Effects Analysis (DFMEA) • Materials Analysis: MicroCT, XRD, SEM, TEM, EDS • Programming: C++, MATLAB