John Davis


16616 72nd Ave W Edmonds, WA 98026

Position Wanted:
Mechanical Engineer - UXO Detection and Clearance Technology



B.S. Mechanical Engineering University of Washington Sept 2011–June 2016 Seattle WA

Mechatronics focus: control theory, instrumentation, embedded computing. 3.6 GPA

Study Abroad University of Washington April 2014–June 2014 Southeast Asia

Studied globalization, international commerce, history, and Thai language.

Developed understanding of internal and external factors shaping third world development.

High School Mentor UW Dream Project Jan 2014–Dec 2014 Seattle, WA

Supported low-income and first-generation students in forming post-graduation plans.

Spent 3 hr/week working with students and preparing lesson objectives.


Catia | Proficient. Solid and surface modeling, assemblies, technical drawings.

SolidWorks | Proficient. Solid and surface modeling, assemblies, technical drawings.

MatLab | Proficient. Dynamic system models, root locus and frequency domain analysis.

Machine Shop | Proficient. Operate mill and lathe with basic CNC functions.

LabVIEW | Proficient. Basic data acquisition and signal processing.

COMSOL | Familiar. Finite element analysis (FEA) for mechanical and thermal simulations.

Forthcoming: C-language programming and Simulink.



Propulsion Team UW Hyperloop Oct 2015–Present Seattle, WA

UW Hyperloop is a student team competing in the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition. Studied electromagnetic effects for design of levitation, braking, and stability subsystems. Investigated fluid flow parameters for on-board compressor. Designed lateral stability mechanism to dampen force disturbances.


Engineering Intern The Boeing Company June 2015–Sept 2015 Charleston, SC

The Interiors Responsibility Center produces payload interiors products for the 787 Dreamliner program. Developed tooling solutions to improve efficiency and ergonomics of assembly fixtures and processes. Iteratively prototyped and verified design concepts. Catia solid and surface modeling, technical drawings for mechanical parts and assemblies. Integrated new stowbin production tool to reduce material waste by 50%. Formulated stress experiment for wall panels, collected and analyzed data from Instron. Machined shop-aids and test fixtures for assembling stowbins and clamping test coupons.

Engineering Intern Synapse Product Development Sept 2014–Dec 2014 Seattle, WA

Synapse performs product design and consulting services for a range of industry-leading companies. Designed multi-layer laminate tray tool to hold and release objects. Wrote detailed assembly procedure for electromechanical device. Collected data using gyroscopes, accelerometers, thermocouples, and lux meters. Worked closely with clients to develop test fixtures and assembly fixtures. Sourced and managed large part orders including fasteners and injection molded plastics.

Research Team Member3rd Gen. Fuel Solutions Oct 2012–March 2013 Seattle, WA

3rd Gen. Fuel Solutions is a UW senior capstone team that developed an algae oil extraction process.

Evaluated performance of belt filters, centrifuges, and settling tanks for dewatering sludge.

Calculated mass flow rate and energy consumption throughout system with Excel spreadsheets.

Research Group Member Luscombe Research Grp. June 2012–Sept 2012 Seattle, WA

Fabricated dye-sensitized solar cells by hand.

Analyzed literature to gain a high understanding of photovoltaic processes.

Personal Interests

Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist 2007-Present Seattle, WA

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