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ALEXANDER KRATVILLE

30 N 300 E Apt. 5 Cedar City, UT 84720 630.551.6084 akratville@gmail.com

Education
Southern Utah University - Cedar City, Utah
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Minor in Biology
Graduate: April 2016
Major GPA: 3.3/4.0
Class Level: Senior
Relevant Coursework: CAD (SolidWorks), Manufacturing, Electronics, Mechatronics, Fluid Dynamics
Thermodynamics, Structural Analysis, Heat Transfer, Mechanical Vibrations, Mechanics of Materials

Technical Projects and Research


Engineering Research Intern Summer 2013 (published article November 2014)

A Simple System for Measuring Permeation of Hydrogen through Stainless Steel

Conducted research trials of hydrogen diffusion through a stainless steel apparatus

Resulted in an article published by the Fusion Science and Technology Journal

Smart Sepsis Monitor Senior Capstone 2016


Worked with a partner to design and build a device that can monitor a patients vital signs to
determine the presence of sepsis
Smart HVAC System
Designed and constructed a heating system that could direct heat to rooms more efficiently
Feedback control system designed in MATLAB and Arduino to control actual model
Device resulted in a decrease of 30% energy used while increasing accuracy of set temperature
Rocket Nozzle and Engine
Constructed a rocket nozzle in SolidWorks and tested stress of chamber pressure
Analyzed with FEA to estimate resultant force, velocity, and height of the rocket during flight
Automated Hydro/Aeroponic Grow System
Designed and built a closed loop fully automated hydro/aeroponic system for growing food
Arduinos were used in conjunction with sensors to control water level, water flow, pH, PPM of
nutrient solution, and lighting

Technical Skills

Computer: SolidWorks, FEA, MATLAB, LabView, MS Office, SAP


Equipment: Mill, Drill Press, Manual and Automated Lathe, Band Saw, 3-D Printer

Involvement / Community Service


Best Friends Animal Society, Kanab UT, 2013-Present
Goodie Two Shoes, Las Vegas NV, 2014-Present

Work Experience
Teaching Assistant Engineering Department Cedar City, UT
Southern Utah University
September 2014 - Present
Assisted in tutoring, grading, and setting up labs for students in Thermodynamics, Strength of
Materials, Mechanics of Materials, and Fluid Dynamics
Admissions Office Clerk - Cedar City, UT
Southern Utah University
September 2011 September 2015
Data entry of incoming students applications and determination of acceptance to the university
Assisting with student and parent concerns both in person and over the phone
Used Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint in order to present information to co-workers