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Tim Landschoot

Principal Lecturer

Mr. Tim Landschoot holds both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He also earned an MBA from the University of Rochester Simon School of Business. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Mechanical Engineering...
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Principal Lecturer  
Rochester Institute of Technology, September 2016 to Present, Rochester, New York United States

Senior Lecturer  
Rochester Institute of Technology, July 2011 to August 2016

Recent teaching responsibilities have included Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, and Statics. Mr. Landschoot is also supporting the curriculum conversion from Quarters to Semesters that will take place in the Fall of 2013, in addition to helping develop a brand-new first-year Mechanical Engineering Lab course. Additional responsibilities include: • Faculty Adviser to the RIT student section of ASME • Faculty Adviser to 25 undergrad Mechanical Engineering students

Rochester Institute of Technology, September 2005 to June 2011

Teaching responsibilities have included Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, and Materials Processing in addition to many lab offerings throughout the Mechanical Engineering department including Cornerstone Design Project Lab, Materials Science Lab, Mechanics of Materials Lab, Thermal Fluids Lab 1 and Thermal Fluids Lab 2. Additional responsibilities include: • Faculty Adviser to the RIT student section of ASME • Faculty Adviser to the RIT Disc Club • Faculty Adviser to 25 undergrad Mechanical Engineering students • Lab equipment upgrades

Senior Product Design Engineer  
Delphi, June 2001 to August 2005

Technical point contact for multiple fuel injector programs. Responsible for customer technical support and interface on multiple applications in North America and Asia-Pacific region. • Successfully supported start-up and launch of fuel injector manufacturing site in China. Key activities included run-at-rate, PPAP submission, and FTQ troubleshooting. Met critical customer milestone dates for multiple programs in North America and Asia-Pacific region. • Interacted and gave guidance to customer application engineers responsible for customer support ranging from product definition and validation testing to communicating and implementing engineering changes. • Chosen by management as Fuel Injector competitive analysis champion. Led fuel injector competitive analysis activities in Japan and North America. Analyzed technical requirements and competitive threats of fuel injector products. • Responsible for print releases and engineering changes utilizing change management process on multiple programs. • Prepared and delivered technical customer presentations to support new business opportunities and address technical issues. • Successfully negotiated customer approval of product performance specifications that comprehended manufacturing capabilities. • Responsible for training and mentoring new team members and Chinese engineers during 18 month training session in US.

Product Design Engineer  
Delphi, June 1998 to June 2001

Key team member instrumental in successfully delivering a clean-sheet fuel injector design from concept to production in 3 years. Led design activity for stamped director retainer component. Responsible for managing and expediting customer fuel injector orders and prototype builds with model shop. Defined and coordinated Validation testing to successfully meet product performance specifications and program timing. Customer liaison for North American and Asia-Pacific customers.

Computational Analysis Engineer  
Delphi, October 1996 to June 1998

Performed virtual testing of automotive components using Finite Element Analysis to reduce time to market, increase robustness of design, and minimize production costs. Successfully worked with design engineers to predict failure modes of automotive components and focus on effective redesigns to eliminate problem areas in prototype parts. Utilized FEA software ABAQUS to virtually test multiple design concepts of fuel injector and valve train components.

Vibration Test Engineer  
Delphi, June 1994 to October 1996

Responsible for calibration and documentation of all equipment used in the vibration lab. Designed vibration test fixtures for automotive component durability testing. Created durability test targets for automotive fuel components based on customer usage field data. Additional responsibilities included: • Instrumented vehicles with piezoelectric accelerometers to acquire vibration data. • Analyzed and characterized vibration data using an FFT analyzer. • Developed and implemented a Test Tracking database in ACCESS to increase efficiency of tracking, retrieving and analyzing existing test data


University of Rochester - William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration  
MBA, Finance and Marketing, Jan, 1996 to Jan, 2000

Rochester Institute of Technology  
BS and MS, Mechanical Engineering, Jan, 1988 to Jan, 1994

Midlakes High School  
Jan, 1984 to Jan, 1988