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Professional Summary
  • A mechanical/CAE engineer demonstrated the ability to work on projects with cross-functional teams (electrical, biomedical) from design to product using creative concepts and problem-solving techniques.
  • Posses 7 + years of academic research/industry experience in performing structural analysis using CAE, material characterization, design improvement and validating with experiments.
  • Achieved a 6+ journal publication in the area of Experimental Design | Mechanical Modeling and Simulation | Finite Element Analysis | Material Characterization | Data Analysis | Mechanics of Materials | Nanotechnology | Instrumentation | Multiphysics | Product Design
University Of Arkansas, Fayetteville Fayetteville, AR Expected in 05/2021 Doctorate (Ph.D.) : Mechanical Engineering - GPA :
  • GPA (3.6/4.0); Specialization: Engineering Mechanics
  • Research Thesis : Multi-scale Investigation of Biomaterial's Mechanical Properties Using Computational Modeling and Experimental (micro-nano) In-situ Techniques .
Indian Institute Of Technology Madras Chennai, TN, India, Expected in 05/2015 Master's (M.S) : Applied Mechanics - GPA :
  • GPA (3.7/4.0); Specialization: Solid Mechanics
  • Research Thesis : Piezoelectric Material Characterization Under Electrical, Mechanical & Thermal Fatigue Loading on 1-3 Piezocomposites for Sensor and Actuator Applications.
Anna University Chennai, TN, India, Expected in 05/2012 Bachelor's (B.S) : Mechanical engineering - GPA :
  • GPA (3.7/4.0); Specialization: Engineering Design
  • Thesis: Mechanical Design and Optimization of Suspension Systems (company: RANE Madras Ltd)
Technical Skills

Modeling and Simulation

  • CAD: SOLIDWORKS, Autodesk Inventor
  • Finite Element Analysis (FEA): Static, Dynamic, NVH, Crash, Acoustics, FSI, Fatigue, Fracture, Thermo-Mechanical, Metal Forming, Multiphysics, Electronic Reliability.
  • FEA Software: ANSYS Workbench, LS-Dyna Sherlock, ABAQUS, COMSOL and HyperMesh.
  • CFD & Thermal: ANSYS Fluent, ICEPACK.
  • Programming: MATLAB, Python, HPC Cluster, Linux TCL/TK scripting.

Design for Manufacturability (DFM)

  • GD&T, Statistical Tolerance Analysis, Design of Experiments (DOE), FMEA.

Data Analysis & Interpretation

  • Statistical Data Analysis: MATLAB, Minitab
  • Data acquisitions (DAQ): hardware (NI), LabView

Experimental Lab Equipments

  • In-Situ: SEM, XRD, AFM, Nano-indentation
  • Material Testing: Uni-axial, Bi-axial, Bending, Fatigue, Packaging (drop), Friction, Non Destructive Testing ( Ultrasound transducers).
  • Piezoelectric test setup, structural health monitoring
  • Oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzer, signal generator
  • Strain Measurements: Laser Interferometer, Vibrometer, Strain gauge, Accelerometers.
  • Thermal : Infrared Camera, PID controller.
  • Image processing: Digital Image Correlation (DIC).
  • Fixture Fabrication: Electro-Mechanical, Thermal Miniature, Ultrasound Transducers Mount.
Work History
Formlabs - Graduate Research Assistant (PhD)
Chicago, IL, 08/2016 - Current
  • Conducted in-situ experiments using AFM to probe the mechanical properties of biomaterial.
  • Designed and fabricated the immersed ultrasound experimental setup (signal generator, transducer, fixtures, DAQ) to examine the elastic wave propagation in 3D printed biomaterial.
  • Developed a multiscale model to predict the mechanical behavior of cell-substrate interface using FEA (ANSYS) and Molecular Dynamics (LAMMPS), and collaborated with the Forsyth Institute (Harvard Dental School) to predict failure strength in enamel microstructure using the multiscale model.
Siemens Corporation - R&D Engineer Intern
Reston, VA, 05/2019 - 08/2019
  • Test and validate the new feature nonlinear adaptivity in finite element analysis meshing to resolve convergence issues with high element distortions, for the large deformation structural and coupled problems.
University Of Utah - R&D Mechanical Engineer
Payson, UT, 06/2015 - 08/2016
  • Supported the commercial HVAC business unit in a team environment for NPD, prototype evaluation, and field failures analysis, with the aim of improving the design based on FEA and experimental testing.
  • ­Key projects: ASTM packaging, Transportation test procedures, Modal testing and Analysis on HVAC units, Thermal analysis on the PCB electronic boards.
Bluecross Blueshield Of South Carolina - Material Research Intern
Colorado, TX, 05/2015 - 06/2015
  • Supported a microstructure research team in measuring electrical resistivity and deflection from actuators with a scanning electron microscope (SEM), as well as gaining clean room expertise in nano fabrication.
  • Using MATLAB code, reduced errors in analyzing thermal and displacement images of smart materials using the Digital Image Correlation (DIC) technique.
Indian Institute Of Technology Madras - Graduate Research Assistant
City, STATE, 01/2013 - 05/2015
  • Developed piezoelectric test setup to simultaneously measure charge and displacement (strain) of 1-3 piezocomposites using sawyer tower circuit, laser vibrometer and high voltage amplifier.
  • Fatigue experiments are performed on 1-3 piezocomposites, in order to understand the degradation phenomena due to various range in frequency, amplitude of electric fields at various ambient temperature.
National Institute Of Ocean Technology - Senior Project Assistant
City, STATE, 07/2012 - 12/2012
  • Conduced experiments to measure the retained strength under hydrostatic pressure for the syntactic foams used for deep-sea packaging applications; new design has improved the energy absorbing capacity by 30% .
Rane TRW Steering Systems - Mechanical Design Engineer Trainee
City, STATE, 01/2012 - 05/2012
  • Mechanical design and optimization of lower control arm in front suspension system by design of experiments and validated using rotating beam test; new design has reduced 10% cost in manufacturing.

Authored 6 journal publication, and presented in 8 international conference in the respective field.

Refer Google Scholar Page: []

  • Claire, M. , Arockiarajan, A., 2016. Experimental and theoretical investigation of temperature-dependent electrical fatigue studies on 1-3 type piezocomposites. American Institute of Physics (AIP) Advances 6, 035311. (
  • Claire, M., Jayendiran, R., Arockiarajan, A., 2015. Modeling and experimental characterization on fatigue behaviour of 1-3 piezocomposites. In Proc.SPIE. (
  • Gu, Y., Claire, M. , Nair, A.K., 2018. A multiscale investigation of mechanical properties of bio-inspired scaffolds. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering 21, 703-711. (
  • Pramanik, R., Sahukar, M.K., Claire, M. , Praveenkumar, B., Sangawar, S.R., Arockiarajan, A., 2019. Effect of grain size on piezoelectric, ferroelectric, and dielectric properties of PMN-PT. Ceramics International 45, 5731-5742. (
  • Claire, M. , Nair, A.K., 2020. A Multiscale Model to Predict Neuronal Cell Deformation with Varying ECM Stiffness and Topography. Journal of Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering 13, 229-245. (
  • Claire, M. , Servoss, S.L., Nair, A.K., 2021. Interaction Energy Between Neuronal Cell Receptors and Peptoid Ligands. Journal of Biomechanics, 110381. (
  • Claire,M . Nair, A.K., 2021. Ultrasound Wave Transmission Through Bioinspired Scaffolds. Journal of Wave Motion (In Review).
  • Claire,M . Nair, A.K., 2021. A Multiscale investigation to Predict Neurite Outgrowth Dependence on ECM Stiffness and Topography. Journal of Mechanobiology (In Review).
Graduate Coursework
  • Semiconductor Devices | Multiscale Materials Modeling | Tissue Mechanics | Analysis & Design of Smart Structures | Design of Experiments | Advanced Structural Mechanics | Advanced Numerical Methods
  • Management Coursework: Operations (OP) in Personal Management | OP in Infrastructure Management | Commercializing Research ( Intellectual Property)
  • Obtained research assistantship for the tenure of Ph.D. from NSF, USA
  • Awarded Celebrate Cool idea in Lennox International.
  • Obtained research Assistantship for the tenure of master's from Ministry of HRD, Gov. of India.

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