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Resume Updated: 3 May 2009
Henry Fitzpatrick http://
Tel: 7164653891 Fax:
1201 East West Hwy
Employment History
CFD technical specialist 6/07-present
Fredrick MD
• Use Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) tools to support and optimize Bechtel Engineering Group projects • Carry out CFD project related in Thermodynamic analysis (including radiation) of demilitization process for mustard gas agent munitions • Conduct CFD project related in Thermodynamic analysis of pour cave cooling for vitrification process • Perform various CFD validation and verification studies for DOE • Conduct thermal/ventilation study for aluminum smelting plant • Recruit students from local universities for engineering internships and employment opportunities • Extensively worked on Mechanical Desktop and UniGraphics for solid modeling and Fieldview and Ensight for CFD post processing • Each of the projects requires the use of 3D CAD to create drawings for the construction, Fluent and AcuSim for CFD analysis • Analyzed and designed thermal and flow mixing processes in particulate filter bag-house; solved problem of non uniform flow field and heat distribution by redesigning a mixer • Analyzed a multi-phase flow system in a Pulse Jet Mixer for nuclear waste treatment
Research Assistant 6/05- present
Howard University
Washington DC
• Function as a teachers assistant • Teach graduate level engineering classes • Grade reports, developing projects, assess student progress • Assisted in the computer simulation of fluid designs using FLUENT and GRIDGEN, and sub-sonic wind tunnel demonstration • Responsible for numerical and computational research at the laboratory as well as teach ‘Design of Thermal Systems Lab. – ME 439’, with an introduction to the fundamentals of CFD, to senior undergraduate students • Designed the experimental system for flow visualization, temperature and velocity measurement • Developed mathematical models and conducted numerical simulation for validation and verification • Analyzed and interpreted experimental data and compared with numerical simulation
HVAC engineer/ project manager intern 8/03-8/04
Delphi Automotive
Lockport New York
Designed air controlled netting systems to cut scrape totals • Developed ergonomics carts in order to increase productivity • Managed programs to aid in launch of new vehicles • Perform building energy and mechanical system modeling, simulation and analysis • Detailed responsibilities include load calculation, equipment sizing/selection, preparing drawings/specifications/documents for various project stages
PH.D in Mechanical Engineering, Graduation May 2009
Howard University, Washington, DC
Fluid Dynamics, CFD, Thesis Topic: Characterization and Simulation of Flow inside of a Twin Screw Extruder
Overall GPA 3.84/4.0

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, December 2003
University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
Bio-mechanical, (vehicle) Controls, Design and Optimization

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, December 2002
University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
Description Proficiency Experience
CFD analysis Intermediate 3-5 Years
CAD modeling Advanced >5 Years
FEA analysis Intermediate 1-2 Years
Free surface modeling Intermediate 2-3 Years
Automotive design Beginner 1-2 Years
Additional Skill Info
• Operating systems: MSDOS, Microsoft Windows, Windows NT. Unix • Design: MAPLE, MATLAB, MATHEMATICA, SOLID WORKS, PRO/Engineer, PRO/Mechanica, CATIA, ADAM, CAD, GRIDGEN, AVUS, Fluent, ANSYS, AcuSolve, FLACS • Programming Language: C++ • Engineering Software: o CFD: Coding in Fortran and C/C++ for Finite Difference, Finite Volume and Finite Element scheme. FLUENT ((12 years experience, trained at Fluent headquarter in 1997). o FE Analysis and CAD: ABAQUS, ANSYS, Pro-Eng, IDEAS, and FEM coding in C++. • General: MSWord, MS Excel, MS Power Point and Visio Technical
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