Fred Zheng ’19, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Certificate(s): Robotics and Intelligent Systems

I worked with Lightening Energy on thermal management in high-rate recharging batteries, which generate high amounts of heat when charging. I had the opportunity to design and manufacture a demonstration unit for a dedicated cooling system. This internship allowed me to practically apply the knowledge I learned in thermodynamics. I also learned multiple computational tools used in industry, such as Creo and Autodesk computational fluid dynamics software. Toward the end of the internship, I got the chance to manufacture parts using a computer numerical control (CNC) milling machine and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM). This experience with CNC machining and computational modeling will help in my plans to enter the industry after graduation.