Meet the Team

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Jose Trejo

Major / Mechanical Engineering

Minor / Mathematics

Role / 3D Modeling and Drafting Using Catia; Finite Element Analysis; Mechanical Design; Time-Keeper; Task-Manager

Jose Trejo will be graduating this May of 2021 with a B.S in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in mathematics. He is a first-generation college graduate and the first engineer in his family. Jose has been involved in organizations such as Hispanic American Leadership Organization, Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, and American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers. Moreover, Jose has done extensive research in water treatment in a research & development collaboration which involved testing and analyzing an Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactor. In which, Jose was tasked in the extraction of methane production by the reactor using hollow-fiber gas transferred membranes. Furthermore, Jose has worked for the National Institute for Aviation Research as an engineer where he worked on 3-D modeling using Catia V6 designing classified work for the Department of Defense. Where he also used other platforms such as Enovia, and Sheet Metal Design. Additionally, he hopes he can take his experience with him and translate them into his future career as an engineer and scientist. Subsequently, this has led Jose to further his education in the field of engineering and has high hopes of attaining a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis in nuclear engineering. In his down time, Jose enjoys working on car engines, mountain biking, working out, and spending time with his family.

R M Harindu Sathsara Jayathilake

Major / Mechanical Engineering

Minor / Mathematics

Role / Decided at team meetings each person's role

R M Harindu S Jayathilake is a senior mechanical engineering student and will graduate along with a mathematics minor. Harindu has been involved in various projects, as well as community service. Through all the courses taken he took a liking to learning more about designing using software’s such as CATIA, Matlab, and many more design related softwares. As a part of the Engineering+ he joined a team for the GO-Baby-GO project.

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Allen George Philip

Major / Mechanical Engineering

Minor / Mathematics

Role / Design; Analysis; Report Writing; Presentation Making

Allen George Philip is a senior in the mechanical engineering program, and will graduate summa cum laude with a minor in mathematics. Having been very academically inclined during his past 4 years of undergraduate degree, Allen will likely pursue a higher education, upon graduation. Some of his notable work experiences are 2 yrs. as a student assistant within the mathematics department, where he assisted university students with courses such as calculus 1-3, ordinary differential equations, and linear algebra, as well as 1 yr. of experience as an undergraduate research assistant in the thermal-fluid science area of mechanical engineering, where his primary role was to characterize metallic wick structures used in two-phase thermal cooling systems, such as heat pipes, and vapor chambers, for high heat flux thermal management. He has also volunteered to be part of the Go Baby Go program, where ride on cars are modified and provided to children who experience limited mobility. Although sufficiently knowledgeable on all the main areas of mechanical engineering, Allen’s main interest lies in the periphery of his major, in areas such as control systems, mobile robots, autonomous vehicles, and computer vision. During his time in university, Allen also accepted membership to various societies such as Tau Beta Pi, and ASHRAE.

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Ouzegane Sari

Major / Mechanical Engineering

Role / CAD Design; Cost Analysis

Ouzegane Sari is a senior in the mechanical engineering program at Wichita State. Aside to his bachelor’s degree, Ouzegane will come out from undergraduate school of engineering with two more associate degree one in General Studies and the other one in Liberal Arts. During these two years in Wichita state as an undergraduate student, Ouzegane participated in some student organization groups across campus such as the Engineering Without Borders and Prosthetic 3D, and also Emerging Leaders. After one semester Ouzegane got a chance to work with faculty members. In the spring of 2020, he worked with Dr. Wei Wei as an undergraduate research assistance in her lab on an environmental research project. For this project he designed and set up a system to run experiments on water treatment. In the spring of 2021 Ouzegane started working with Dr. Burugupall in the Mems lab on different research. During this time Ouzegane worked on the design and set up using Catia software 3D printing, and also running experiments for research. Ouzegane acquired numerous technical skills like using MATLAB, Adams and Apriori. For future plans, Ouzegane is planning to pursuit masters after getting a job. Ouzegane is a multilingual acquiring English, French, Arabic and Tamazight as a mother language.