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I'm Hem Raj Pandeya, a dedicated mechanical engineer with a degree from Tribhuvan University, Pulchowk Campus. I've worked on the Eagle Ray drone for my capstone project, focusing on aerodynamics and efficiency to protect Snow Leopards from poaching.

I have extensive experience in drone technology, collecting real-time data from sensors and creating 3D maps based on environmental parameters. My expertise extends to CAD, simulations, machinery, tool utilization, and fabrication processes, which I've gained through my work at Prokura Innovations and the National Innovation Centre.

I'm particularly interested in control systems and enjoy building and flying RC planes in my free time. I'm also an avid reader, a hiking enthusiast, and passionate about cycling.

Experience

  • Design Engineer Abhiyaan Engineering Nepal Private Limited · Full-time Feb 2023 – Present 1 yrs 5 mos Lalitpur, Bagmati Province, Nepal • Design and thermal analysis of various models of battery-powered wood stoves
    • Design of small trusses
    • Design of motor powered rope-way(tuin) for a distance of 800m
    • Design of component of small hydropower, such as Trishuli Hydropower
  • Intern Prokura Innovations · Full-time Sep 2022 – Jan 2024 1 yrs 4 mos Lalitpur, Bagmati Province, Nepal • Design fixed-wing drones to meet mission requirements by optimizing
    • aerodynamics, propulsion, strength, and durability
    • Creating 3D models using SolidWorks
    • CFD analysis of wing and fuselage
    • Structural analysis of wing in ANSYS
    • Operating 3D printers and laser cutter
  • Design Enginneer National Innovation Centre · Part-time Apr 2023 – Dec 2023 8 mos Kirtipur, Bagmati Province, Nepal • Selection of suitable airfoils for fixed-wing UAVs
    • Design of airframe and wing by optimizing aerodynamics, strength, and durability
    • Ensure the stability and control of the designs
    • Testing of various locking mechanisms to connect and separate fuselage from the wing

Education

  • Pulchowk Campus, Institute of Engineering Bachelor's in Mechanical engineering, Mechanical Engieering, 3.7 2017 – 2022 Activities and Societies: 1. Optimization of Eagle Ray Blended Body Wing Vehicle 2. Real-time data acquisition system and decision support mechanism 3. Design and CFD simulation of a centrifugal impeller 4.A self balancing vehicle 2020 1. Optimization of Eagle Ray Blended Body Wing Vehicle April 2021 - March 2022 :


    • Used Adjoint method in SU2 for gradient-based optimization
    • Used Aelous for non-gradient-based optimization
    • Used Ansys for validating the optimization results
    • Used XFLR5 for static and dynamic stability analysis


    2. Real-time data acquisition system and decision support mechanism April 2021 - March 2022 :


    • Developed a cheap and robust way of communication between ground control station and Data acquisition system
    • Integrated the Data acquisition system in a quad-copter
    • Processed and analyzed various sensor data and created a 3D map of a place showing changes in various parameters


    3. Design and CFD simulation of a centrifugal impeller Jul 2020 - Nov 2020 :


    • 3D model was created on SolidWorks
    • Used ANSYS-Fluent for the simulation of the impeller
    • Required pressure head was obtained fulfilling various design constraints


    4. A self balancing vehicle 2020 :


    • Used Arduino Uno as the microcontroller and MPU 650 as the sensor for accelerometer and gyroscope data
    • Used PID controller for balancing the vehicle autonomously

Licenses & Certifications

  • Introduction to Programming with MATLAB Vanderbilt University Jan 2022 – Present See credential
  • Python Data Structures University of Michigan Jul 2021 – Present See credential
  • Programming for Everybody (Getting Started with Python) University of Michigan Jun 2021 – Present See credential
  • Robotics: Aerial Robotics University of Pennsylvania Jul 2020 – Present See credential
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Joined: January 23, 2024

Last seen: May 30, 2024

Languages

English Full professional proficiency

Hindi Professional working proficiency

Nepali Native or bilingual proficiency

Location

Kathmandu, Bagmati, Nepal