Welcome ECLIPSE Interns 2019-2020!

The 2019-2020 Early Career Leadership Intern Program to Serve Engineering (ECLIPSE) is underway – we would like to congratulate and welcome this year's interns.

The ECLIPSE program promotes and recognizes the value of long-term leadership development and diversity among its members. ECLIPSE is a commitment to investing in the careers of high-potential early career members. Each intern is matched with a senior volunteer coach within their area of interest to help them learn their way around ASME. Interns travel to meetings and participate in workshops and training sessions to build leadership skills, which will serve them in their professional and personal lives. There is a wide range of opportunities for interns to network among themselves and with senior Society officers to see how they can incorporate the ASME experience into their career development.

We are delighted to welcome the following interns who will serve the various ASME business units:

Michael P. Brundage, Ph.D., will be the 2019-2020 ECLIPSE Intern for the Standards and Certification Sector. He is an Industrial Engineer in the Informational Modeling and Testing Group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Michael leads the Knowledge Extraction and Application for Manufacturing Operations project at NIST. His interests include Smart Manufacturing Diagnostics for Intelligent Maintenance, Sustainable Manufacturing Performance Measurement, Smart Manufacturing Capability Assessment, and Manufacturing Knowledge Visualization. His work contributes to guidelines for intelligent maintenance and he is part of a task group for creating an ASME Prognostics Health Management (PHM) standards committee. He also worked closely with ASTM International E60.13 in the development of a guideline for sustainable manufacturing performance indicators (ASTM E3096-17). He authored more than 30 peer reviewed publications and has chaired multiple ASME MSEC Symposia and industry forums/workshops at NIST. Michael is the recipient of the 2018 ASME Old Guard Early Career Award and was selected as one of SME’s 2018 Class of 30 Under 30. Prior to joining NIST, Michael attended the University of Notre Dame for his B.S. and Stony Brook University for his M.S. and PhD.

Vikrant Chiddarwar will be the 2019-2020 ECLIPSE Intern for the History and Heritage Committee. He is Senior Engineer, Modeling and Simulation at Siemens PLM, where he has been a key contributor in projects related to modeling and simulation-based analysis of thermal systems such as engines, air conditioning, fuel systems, cooling systems, etc., for vehicle controls development. Specifically, he has developed and validated different types of internal combustion engine models to perform predictive analytics and to support rapid development of engine controllers. He has also contributed to the development of Evaporative Emission Model for virtual calibration process. Previously he was Product Development Engineer at Cummins Inc. where he gained experience in working with engines and sub-systems. He has been Vice Chair of the ASME Metro Detroit section since June 2017 and leads planning and execution of programs for early career engineers. He has been instrumental in the organization of FutureME social meetup conferences in the Metro Detroit area. Vikrant is a graduate of Pune University in India with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and he also holds a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University, with specialization in Thermal Fluids.

Reuben Fikreyesus will be the 2019-2020 ECLIPSE intern for Technical Events and Content working with the Petroleum Division. Reuben is originally from Eritrea but was raised in Calgary, Canada where he completed a BSc. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Calgary. Upon graduation, Reuben pursued opportunities within Project Management in the Oil & Gas industry. He is currently a Cost Analyst for Canada Kuwait Petrochemical Corporation (CKPC) where he is responsible for measuring, analyzing and reporting the cost and physical progress of a large greenfield Petrochemicals facility. He is eager to learn new things and develop his leadership abilities. Reuben was introduced to ASME during university, where he volunteered with ASME as a member of the Collegiate Council, collectively working on an industry related project with 16 other students from across the nation. In his spare time, Reuben enjoys travelling, sports, music and exploring foods from different cultures.

Lorna Holt will be the 2019-2020 ECLIPSE intern for the ASME Board of Governors. She is an Engineer I at SoCalGas in Los Angeles, California, where she is part of the Gas Engineering Department. Among the projects she is working on are various renewable biogas projects, to develop the point of receipt and pipeline laterals for dairies as well as waste management facilities. She is a volunteer with K-12 outreach programs including SWENext, the Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood’s Robotics Team, and STEM summer camps. She was the Members at Large (MAL) Region B Representative for SWE for FY17, FY18, and a MAL Representative for FY19. Lorna has a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University in Biological Engineering with core coursework in Mechanical Engineering and Applied & Engineering Physics, and a Master of Business Administration degree from University of Redlands. In addition, she has professional certificates in project management and energy innovations and emerging technologies.

Oleg Levytskyy will be the 2019-2020 ASME ECLIPSE Intern for the Group Engagement Committee. Oleg is from Canada and has served as a volunteer with the ASME Ontario Section since right after graduation from Ryerson University in Toronto, in 2015. He volunteered as Chair, Vice Chair, and Membership Development member, organizing membership outreach events with his team. During his time at Ryerson, Oleg specialized in studying Mechatronics as well as volunteering with the ASME Ryerson team in the roles of Secretary and Chair. His team successfully collaborated hosting a Student Professional Development Conference in Toronto in 2013. Oleg currently works as Manufacturing Systems expert at Honda of Canada Mfg., where he is leading a team of young engineers. His team looks after deployment, sustainment, and evolution of smart manufacturing technologies such as Manufacturing Execution System, Equipment Change Management, and IIoT. He strives for constant growth by pushing his limits for new learning and self-development. Oleg loves outdoor sports; as a result, he participates in annual Centurion Cycling, Barrie Waterfront Run, and Toronto GWN Dragon Boat team competitions.

Alexander Marrero-Laureano will be the 2019-2020 ECLIPSE Intern for the Public Affairs and Outreach Sector. He is a Supplier Quality Engineer at General Motors, where he is responsible for suppliers in the Chassis-Steering/Structures/Suspension commodities. Prior to his current position, he was a Warranty Cost Recovery Lead and a Brake Development Engineer, also at General Motors. As a college student, Alexander worked as an intern and Co-Op at Air Products and Chemicals, Texas Instruments, and MRO Facilities. Currently, he is a Member-At-Large of ASME’s Student Section Enterprise, where he previously served as Student Regional Chair for Latin America and the Caribbean. Alexander joined ASME as a student in 2009, when he entered the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez. He was Chair of the UPRM Student Section and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 2015.

Columbia Mishra, Ph.D., will be the 2019-2020 ECLIPSE Intern for the Student and Early Career Development Sector. She is a Senior Thermal Engineer in the Thermal Engineering & Innovation team at Intel Corporation. Columbia develops thermal and mechanical enabling solutions to support the Client silicon roadmap at Intel Corporation using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) methods and hardware prototyping. Prior to this, she worked as a Resolution Enhancement Technology Design Engineer at Intel developing numerical models for mask corrections in photolithography. She has industry experience working for companies like Apple, Inc.; Stress Engineering Services, Inc.; Makino Asia in Singapore; and Tata Motors, India. Columbia received her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin specializing in nanoscale thermal transport. She received her B.S. from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India and her M.S. from Texas Tech University in Mechanical Engineering. Columbia has published in journals such as Nature Materials, Journal of Fluid Mechanics and ACS Nano, and has been cited more than 1000 times. She is a recipient of the competitive 2014 Qualcomm Innovation Challenge Fellowship and UT Austin Student Leadership Award. Columbia has served as Topic Chair for multiple ASME conferences such as International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE) and Summer Heat Transfer Conference (SHTC). Columbia continues to be a part of the K-20 Computational Heat Transfer committee within ASME’s Heat Transfer Division. Columbia is an avid space enthusiast and is currently pursuing her pilot license. She volunteers as a mentor to first generation high school students and leads a music band.

Peter Oviroh will be the 2019-2020 ECLIPSE Intern for the Diversity and Inclusion Strategy Committee. He is a Ph.D. candidate in the Mechanical Engineering Science Department, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. His research interest is in generating innovative means of reducing energy cost with efficiency and sustainability in mind. This he is he doing in the development of an innovative biomimetic membrane for water desalination. He obtained his master’s degree in Energy Technology and Management, Mechanical Engineering, University of Ibadan in 2014, and his bachelor’s degree in Electrical/Electronics Engineering, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi, Nigeria. He has experience in project management and maintenance of telecom networks and infrastructures on a nationwide scale with specialty in energy. He has proven history of success leading GSM rollouts (Hybrid, Generators, Rectifiers, and BTS), as well as design and installation of fiber optics networks. Prior to furthering his education, he worked in Huawei/Rutotech Technologies Lagos, Nigeria, as a Project Supervisor/Technical Engineer. He is enthusiastic about exploring opportunities with individuals and organizations that are bent on providing solutions to reduce OPEX on energy and improve on system efficiency, bearing in mind sustainability and energy economics, overall developing people and adding value to life. He is married to Omolola and they live with their daughter, Hadassah.

Parisa Saboori, Ph.D., will be the 2019-2020 ECLIPSE Intern for Technical Events and Content working with the Bioengineering Division. She is an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Manhattan College in New York. Her field of research is biomechanics with an emphasis on traumatic brain injury (TBI). This has included both experimental and simulation work. In the experimental area she has mapped the subarachnoid space (SAS) with respect to trabeculae architecture, while in the modelling field she has undertaken several studies with regard to brain injury and impact profiles. In biomechanics, she has also done work in the areas of shaken baby syndrome, knee injuries, child car seat design, and aneurysm development. She has published many papers in these areas and has also contributed to general mechanical engineering publications, such as mechanical engineering handbooks. Parisa has also been active in the promotion of women in engineering and has created a Mechanical Engineering Women’s (MEW) group at Manhattan College that complements the Society for Women Engineers by addressing issues that women encounter in the engineering profession. Also, in the educational area, she has worked with high schools to promote the idea of performing research for all high school students to provide a better understanding of engineering and science. Prior to working in the field of biomechanics, Parisa also worked for several years in the oil industry as a design engineer for oil field operation.

Antoine Sands will be the 2019-2020 ECLIPSE Intern for the VOLT Academy. He is a Project Manager in the Engineering and Construction department of Buckeye Bahamas Hub, a Buckeye Partners facility located in the Caribbean region, and the largest petroleum products terminal in the Western Hemisphere. In this role, Antoine is responsible for providing safe, compliant, reliable and cost-effective project management for terminal construction projects through the initial feasibility, development, execution, and startup phases of the project lifecycle. Antoine is a graduate of the California State University Maritime Academy with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and he holds a Master’s Degree in Engineering Management from Florida International University. In addition, he holds both a Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP) certification. Antoine currently serves as the Vice President 2017-2019 of the Bahamas Society of Engineers, and has previously served as the Secretary and a Director. Antoine is a proud member of ASME and is enthusiastic at having been selected as a 2019-2020 ECLIPSE Intern.