Alexandra is a Mechanical Engineering student graduating with her B.S. in May 2018. This semester she was busy working on her senior design project and doing research in Dr. Bhattacharjee’s lab. After graduating, she will be working at ACCO Engineered Systems in San Diego as an HVAC design engineer.
She is researching in Dr. Bhattacharjee’s Computational Thermodynamics Lab where she is working on preparing the ‘Flame Tunnel’ for experiments on flame spread over solid fuels with an opposed-flow to study the blow-off extinction of the flame. She is gaining experience in computational and experimental research. Thermodynamics has been a big interest of hers, so she is doing this research, taking Dr. Bhattacharjee’s graduate level thermodynamics class, and is a T.A. for Dr. Bhattacharjee’s undergraduate thermodynamics classes.
Alexandra has had internships at Meggitt Control Systems as a design engineer and at Solar Turbines as a manufacturing engineer. She states that both of these internships were very valuable experiences, but after taking the HVAC course as an elective, she was very interested in pursuing that field.
During her time here at SDSU, Alexandra has been a calculus and chemistry tutor for the SDSU Athletic Center, participated in the ASME Student Design Competition, and been involved in SWE and Tau Beta Pi.
Alexandra has had a great time and learned a lot at SDSU but is excited to graduate and start working.