August 2016 – May 2017
As an undergraduate research assistant with the PERFORM research group in the Information and Trust Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, I learnt how to model Power Systems on a Real Time Digital Simulator (RTDS). I also worked on bolstering resiliency of power systems using RTDS models and am currently working on co-presenting a research paper with my findings.
May 2016 – August 2016
During the summer of 2016, I spent three months in the Peoria, Illinois office of Geometric Americas Inc, gaining an in-depth knowledge of the various aspects of product design and analysis. I worked hands-on with teams on projects for corporate clients and saw the results of my work approved to be implemented in future vehicle designs.
Please click here to find a brief report of my internship at Geometric Americas’ Inc.
June 2015 – August 2015
I completed a summer internship in the HVDC department at PowerGrid Corporation of India Ltd. (PGCIL). My main focus area was the potential use of High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) systems in India’s current power grid, and the feasibility of its integration with a smart grid system. I learned about the finer aspects of the generation, transmission and distribution of power in India. I also performed an in-depth study about the factors that go into designing a power plant, including cable sizing and boiler breakdowns. By the end of the program, I made a report on my study and presented it to the Deputy General Managers of the department.
Please click here to find a PDF version of my Project Report.
August 2015 – Present
I have been, and still am a Teaching Assistant for two courses in the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – ENG 101 and ENG 198.
ENG 101: Introduction to Engineering at Illinois
This course is aimed to introduce ‘Undeclared’ Engineering students and Non-Engineering students to the various majors and departments within the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois. The students are guided through the process of major selection through talks from various professors who are brought in from the numerous departments as well as step-by-step instructions to complete the process.
ENG 198: Special Topics in Engineering – Technical Communication
As the name suggests, this course teaches Engineering students of all departments the soft skills behind Technical Communication. The students are taught how to present in a captivating, engaging and unique manner, and stay away from the evils of PowerPoint templates! They come out of the course with a whole new approach on how to plan, create and deliver a fantastic presentation.
January 2015 – May 2015
I was a student worker at the dining hall in a residence hall on the University of Illinois campus. This was a great experience, and it helped me really understand the value of money, and how I could work hard to earn money for myself. I made a lot of amazing friends, and had a good time in the dining halls.
June 2011 – Aug 2011
I completed the Equinox Summer Program in the Center for Talent Development in Advanced Chemistry at Northwestern University. The program was intensive, with 4-5 hours of coursework every morning, followed by 4 hours of lab every afternoon. It gave me an amazing insight into a typical college campus, and life in the dorms and dining halls. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute I spent on the Northwestern campus.