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Nicholas Robbins

Phone: 731-614-9078
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I just graduated Vanderbilt University with my bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering with a minor in materials science. I have engineering intern certification (EIT) for the state of Tennessee. I have over 5 years of work experience in the IT sector; with my newly acquired degree I would like to put my technical skills to use as an engineer. I have a strong background in 3D modeling and rapid prototyping and experience leading multidisciplinary engineering teams.

Education

Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN - 2013-2017

Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Minor: Material Science
Overall GPA: 3.56 Major GPA: 3.90
Fred. C. Watson Memorial Scholarship – Full Tuition

Lexington High School Lexington, TN - 2009-2013

Program of Study: Engineering
GPA: 4.0

Experience

Vanderbilt University IT Helpdesk Nashville, TN - 2014-2017

Computer Technician

  • Provided computer support to the Vanderbilt University community

Jetstream Intelligent Energy Systems Nashville, TN - Summer 2016

Technical Intern

The Jetstream Chess system is a transportable hybrid energy system capable of generating and storing electrical energy from wind and solar sources.

  • Developed a master control unit (MCU) for the system, implemented backup generator charging
  • Helped design and assemble multiple revisions of the MCU printed circuit board and robust housing and ventilation systems to house it
  • Coded and debugged the MCU microcontroller to measure and communicate system performance metrics to a 3rd party's mobile broadband connection
  • Led an interdisiplinary team of engineering students to meet company deadlines
  • Managed part orders for our team and communications with outside companies

Lexington Computer LLC., Lexington, TN - 2011-2013

Computer Technician

  • Welcomed walk-in customers, completed initial technical diagnostics
  • Provided on-site and remote support to business clients in manufacturing, sales, and medical facilities
  • Diagnosed, repaired, and set up business and residential computers, servers, DVRs, networks, and websites
Research & Projects

Senior Design ProjectNashville, TN - 2016-2017

Soft Robotic Deep Sea Sample Collection Tool

Fragile ocean samples require delicate collection tools. My team continued development of a soft robotic tool for collecting deep ocean specimens (at depths greater than 50 m). This tool is to be used as the end effector on remotely operated underwater robotic vehicles.

  • Investigated non-contact linear density measurement of multi-filament fibers
  • Completed several revisions to the static test stand and helped finalize calibration procedures

Laboratory for Systems
Integrity and ReliabilityNashville, TN - Fall 2016

Undergraduate Researcher

The LASIR lab is a new 20,000 square foot high-bay facility with state-of-the-art instrumentation for multi-modal dynamic testing of myriad materials and machines at Vanderbilt University.

  • Investigated non-contact linear density measurement of multi-filament fibers
  • Completed several revisions to the static test stand and helped finalize calibration procedures

Jetstream Research Project Nashville, TN - Spring 2016

Undergraduate Researcher

  • Completed preliminary research and work for the summer project
  • Sourced equipment and completed a first-revision prototype of the MCU
Other

Vanderbilt Design StudioNashville, TN - 2014-2017

VP of Equipment and Facilities, Web Admin, Mentor

  • Led a safe, friendly environment that promotes design and fabrication for Vanderbilt's undergraduate students
  • Maintained the design studio space and equipment such as 3D printers, hand tools, electrical prototyping tools, and materials
Skills

Mechanical Engineering

PTC Creo Parametric (PRO-Engineer), Autodesk Inventor, Rapid Prototyping (3D Printing, Laser Cutting, Electronics Prototyping), Machining (Band Saw, Layout Work, Lathe, Mill, Drill Press, Etc.), Materials Science, Mechanical Design and Testing

Computer skills

Microsoft Productivity Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Photo Editing, Windows, Ubuntu, Diagnostic and Repair of PCs, HTML, CSS, Wordpress, Java, Arduino

Other Skills

Basic Carpentry, Automotive Repair

Hobbies
Trap Shooting, Electronics, IOT (Internet of Things), Cooking, Restoring My Antique Truck, Traveling
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