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Awards & Recognition
Sean Farrell, of Amsterdam, N.Y., was a presenter at Union College's annual Steinmetz Symposium Day. Held yearly since 1991, the symposium features an extensive array of oral presentations, poster...Spring 2017
Computational ResearcherMay 2016 - June 2017
Applied the Lattice Boltzmann computational fluid dynamics method, in MatLab, to simulate fluid flow of automobile exhaust through catalytic aerogel material and created the computational representation of the aerogel as well as the accurate modeling of the catalyst particle distribution throughout the aerogel. I also performed empirical automotive exhaust conversion tests with the Union College catalytic aerogel test-bed.
If you would like to see my thesis paper regarding this research, please contact me.
GE Global Research Center
Research EngineerJune 2015 - December 2016
I worked on the design and development of a non-destructive inspection machine for GE Aviation. The purpose of this machine is to detect material defects in aircraft engine blades using infrared thermography techniques. I worked, with one other colleague, to design the system from scratch, setup tests to test designs, perform thorough data analytics, and conduct DOEs to obtain the most worth solution possible. The system designs have been completed, and GE Aviation is currently accepting a multitude of the systems, saving the company a substantial dollar amount and also allowing shop-workers to tend to more value driven jobs than their previous manual inspecting positions.