Jose Manuel Rodriguez
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Location: Fontana, CA, USA
School: University of California, San Diego
Field of study: Mechanical Engineering

Jose Manuel Rodriguez

Jose Manuel Rodriguez 8280 Taurus Ave. Fontana, CA 92335 ||h. ------------ ||jmr035@ucsd.edu ||jr47220@gmail.com EDUCATION University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Graduation: Summer 2019 Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Overall GPA: 3.32 Honors and Organizations: • Provost Honors Recipient 2016 - present • Chancellor’s Scholarship Recipient 2015 - present • IDEA Scholar 2015 - present • Member of the Chancellors Scholars Association 2015 - present • Member of the Society of Hispanic Engineers 2015 - present SKILLS • Proficient with multiple Computer-Aided design packages, such as SOLIDWORKS and Inventor • Proficient with analytical software such as MATLAB • Proficient with Ansys Discovery AIM package, willing to learn other packages. • Proficient with the Microsoft office suite • Familiar with C++, Python, and ROS EXPERIENCE • Design Engineer, Rocket Propulsion Laboratory: January 2017 – December 2017 o Responsible for doing the thermodynamic analysis of the turbine stage of a small turbofan engine. o Responsible for the CAD of the turbine stage of a small turbofan engine. • Stability Lead and Principal Member, UCSD Hyperloop: January 2018 – September 2018. o Responsible for designing and optimizing a system to settle the oscillations that a hyperloop pod experiences at high speeds. o Set weekly and monthly milestones for the stability team. • Undergraduate Researcher at Muro Lab: November 2018 – May 2019 o Successfully developed a generic keyboard Teleop for an AR Drone using Python and ROS libraries o Implemented and tuned a PID controller for the positioning of an AR Drone • Senior Design, Medical Elbow Orthosis: February 2019 – June 2019 o Working in a group of 4 to design and manifest an actuating medical orthosis for a 5year-old boy o Responsible for researching and optimizing a method for the control of the device o Responsible for organization of the timeline for the project o Project received the Departmental Runner up Award Projects • Autonomous RC Car: March 2019 – June 2019 o Built 1/10 scale autonomous car that must performed on a simulated city track o Utilized Computer vision, rapid prototyping, and neural networks • Mobile Inverted Pendulum: September 2018 – December 2018 o Built, modeled, programmed, and controlled an unstable robotic system using a Beagle Bone Blue o Utilized classical control theory in both continuous time and discrete time o Utilized MATLAB Simulink to test various controllers