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Jay Wheaton

Mechanical Engineer

Full time mechanical engineer at Harris RF Communications since July, 2012. I have a B.S. and M.S. degree in mechanical engineering from RIT with a minor in electrical engineering. My passion is vibration and control systems as well as simulation using tools such as ANSYS and Matlab.


Mechanical Engineer  
Harris RF Communications, July 2012 to Present, Rochester, New York United States
(Defense Engineering)
I previously participated in Harris' Rotational Engineering Program from July 2012 - July 2013. This program provided valuable networking opportunities as well as accelerated understanding of products and procedures. My rotations included Mechanical Engineering and Design Services, Product Service, HALT/Environmental testing, and Quality. My roles have included design improvements, supplier interaction, product repair, military standard testing (vibration and thermal), as well as quality related support.

Graduate Researcher  
Rochester Institute of Technology, March 2011 to January 2013, Rochester, New York United States
Through Graduate Research at RIT, I was fortunate enough to gain experience with projects outside of the typical mechanical engineering discipline. My research experience involved magnetism, fluid-particle tracking with lasers (PIV), and biology. This broad scope has helped me expand and realize technologies that I would not have been exposed to otherwise. My thesis research involved numerical modeling and experimental validation related to cancer and magnetism. I tagged carcinoma cells with magnetic nano-particles and captured them with a medical filter. Numerical modeling involved ANSYS Fluent CFD, ANSYS Workbench Magnetostatics, and extensive Matlab coding. A significant amount of time was spent on experimental setup including a Class IV laser, a spectrometer, high-resolution imaging, cell tagging and data processing on extremely large data sets.

Design Engineer Co-op  
LORD Corporation, August 2009 to February 2010, Erie, Pennsylvania United States
(Aerospace & Defense)
As a Co-op in the Rotary Wing department, I analyzed failures using FEA, modeled intricate geometries in CAD, formulated technical reports, assisted with fatigue testing, diagnosed thermal expansion issues, communicated with customer and suppliers.


Rochester Institute of Technology  
Master Of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Jan, 2007 to Jan, 2013
Minor in Electrical Engineering