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    Male
  • Location
    Somewhere in the Caribbean
  • Application Season
    2016 Fall
  • Program
    Mechanical engineering(PhD).

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About Me

Hope this helps any future applicant.

Also, I might apply for 2016, I welcome any advice/suggestion on the process.

 

Undergrad Institution: Foreign. Private. Best in the country for engineering.
Major(s): Mechanical Engineering
Minor(s): N/A(Although the amount of credits I took from electrical and industrial engineering is amazing).
GPA in Major: 3.51
Overall GPA: 3.43 | Junior+Senior: 3.72
Length of Degree: 3.5 Years[Trimester system]
Position in Class: [#1 in my major as per GPA in my year of graduation. Not sure if my university computes this stuff]
Type of Student: International. Male. Hispanic.

GRE Scores[Will retake, eventually, maybe]:
Q: 161(80th)
V: 163(92th)
W:4.0(~50th)

TOEFL Total: 115

Research Experience: (At your school or elsewhere? What field? How much time? Any publications (Mth author out of N?) or conference talks etc...)
* Lab assistant in manufacturing+metallurgy+mechanical vibrations-Home institution(1.5 years)

 

* Research assistant in thermal sciences-Joint research project: Home institution+Governmental agency(1.5 years)
 

* Undergraduate research thesis. Involves: vibrations, mechanics of materials, applied mathematics and numerical simulation.

Awards/Honors/Recognitions: (Within your school or outside?)
- Cum laude honors.

 

- Ministry of youth affairs full scholarship.
 

Pertinent Activities or Jobs: (Such as tutor, TA, organization officer etc...)

 

- Tutor in Engineering courses and 1st year math-1.5 years

Any Miscellaneous Accomplishments that Might Help:

 

- Jr engineer at major mining company. Mix of management and supervision functions with engineering and design.

 

- Decent portfolio of projects, none related to research.

 

Applying for [ MS ] or [ PhD ] at:

 

2016

Coming Soon...

 

2015

Cornell-Theoretical and applied mechanics-PhD- Rejected(March 4)

 

Rensselaer PI-Mechanical engineering-PhD- Accepted( Jan 27)[No funding]

 

Northwestern U-Theoretical and applied mechanics-PhD- Rejected(March 6)

 

UIUC-Theoretical and applied mechanics-MSc/PhD- Rejected(March 16)

 

Arizona State University-Mechanical engineering-PhD-Accepted(Feb 13)[No funding]

 

Research Interests(In order of importance):

* Applied math: Numerical analysis. Non-linear dynamics. PDEs. Bifurcation theory. Chaos.

* Mechanical vibrations-Nonlinear and stochastic vibrations.

* Computational approach to problems in mechanics.

* Celestial/space systems.

* Computational fluid dynamics.

 

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