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VARUN KRISHNAN Personal Details:

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09-25-1988 MALE



Undergraduation Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering from SRM University, Chennai, India Graduation MS in Mechanical Engineering (Thermal and fluid Systems) from University of Cincinnati GRE Score: 1380/1600 Quantitative- 800/800, Verbal- 580/800, Analytical Writing- 4.

TOEFL (IBT) Score: 113/120 Writing- 28, Speaking- 27, Listening- 29, Reading- 29 CAREER OBJECTIVE: To work as a research professional at an academic or commercial research-oriented organization specializing in developing alternate sources of energy. Academic Interests:

1. Heat Transfer 2. 3.
Applied Thermal Engineering HVAC

Academic Achievements:

1. Part of the SRMSAT Thermal Design team that has launched a Nano satellite in collaboration with
Indian Space Research Organization, India. 2. Won Intra College Math Olympiad, SRM University, 2007 3. Won the Intra College 1st tier of Aero modeling event in the National Convention 08 organized by
Society of Automotive Engineers, India.

4. Second Runners up in the Zonal Level of SAE Aero modeling Event in National Convention 08. 5. Qualified for the final round in the Contraptions event Shastra 09 organized by IIT Chennai, India. 6. Selected for C/C++ programming in the zonal level of National Informatics Olympiad India, 2006 7. Stood third in the Robot soccer event organized by SRM Robotics Club. 8. Presented a paper on The use of Ethanol as alternate fuel in IC Engines at SAE Convention 09.
Fellowship: Research Fellow (one of 25 chosen worldwide) at the Summer Undergraduate Mentorship in Mechanical Engineering Research program at the Indian Institute of Science, 2010. Worked under Principle Research Scientist Dr. G S V L. Narasimham and published a paper on Thermodynamic Analysis of a Lithium Bromide- Water Vapour Absorption Refrigeration System in the official Institute Journal. Computer Skills Familiar with Windows OS and MS Office Sound knowledge of programming in C/C++ and FORTRAN Comfortable working with Tecplot, Fluent and Gambit Have a basic knowledge of modeling in AUTOCAD and Solid Works Undergraduate Dissertation Project Worked on Analysis of a Vapour Absorption System based Power Cycle. A system to harness solar power for sustainable development was proposed, thermodynamic equations for state properties were coded in Visual Basic and a property calculator was made. Theoretical performance parameters were also derived. Organizational Skills Held the post of Chief Editor in SRM SAE Collegiate Club Sub-editor of the University Newspaper SpectRuM and permanent author of the green science section. Part of the founding Editorial team that built up readership to 22,000 in 3 years. Editor-in-Chief of Infowheel, the official journal for SAE National Convention, 2008 Organized an event, The Global Citizen Award, at the national technical fest, Aaruush 10, of SRM University. The objective event was to search for a group of people who are globally aware, socially responsible, proactive and have the courage to make a positive difference through various rounds which tested their awareness, willingness to contribute to the environment and expertise they possessed. AIESEC Chennai- Organizing Committee Vice President of Outgoing Exchange Department in AIESEC, Chennai 2009-2010.

AIESEC is the worlds largest student run organization present in over 110 countries with over 60,000 members. It is focused on providing a platform for youth leadership and development. AIESEC encourages and helps students go on internships to foreign countries and work on social and economic development thereby facilitating cultural exchange. Facilitated a social development internship for 11 students. Part of the Organizing Committee, Youth to Business, 2010. Organizing Committee Vice President for Balakalakaar, 2010. Part of Organizing Committee, Corporate Potluck Dinner, 2010

Attended the Art of Living workshop that focused on meditation, achieving inner peace, building better inter personal relationships and sustainable living in December 2009. Thereafter volunteered for the same in workshops across Chennai, India.

Youth volunteer at the Rotary Club of Chennai. Volunteered in organizing various events such as Blood donation camps, Chennai half marathon for Cancer Awareness etc. Worked with the Environmental Club of SRM University to build a better network with Blue Cross, Chennai and helped increase awareness about Animal Welfare and Animal Birth Control.

Fluent in:

1. English 2. 3. 4.
Hindi Bengali Tamil