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Subject: Re: JOB: senior research engineer, finite element analysis

Date: 07/30/00 at 1:47 PM
Posted by: Pavel A. Bouzinov, Ph.D.
E-mail: pabouzinov@yahoo.com
Message Posted:

In Reply to: JOB: senior research engineer, finite element analysis posted by Brendan Wyly on 03/24/00 at 9:52 AM:

July 30, 2000

Mrs. Stacy G. Roy
Saint-Gobain Industrial Ceramics, Inc.

Dear Mrs. Roy,

Recently I found your ad online and thought that it would be excellent if we can make some good things together. After six years of employment in the USA and 12-year engineering career in Russia I would like to join your team of highly educated and talented professionals. Enclosed please find my resume.

I have extensive experience in engineering problem solving, customer support, project management and consulting in the field of heat transfer, computational mechanics and finite element methods. I solve customer technical problems from a wide variety of businesses. I develop the whole software systems and their parts. My current US employer and former Russian are top famous engineering companies with many clients worldwide. I will bring many fresh ideas, many new contacts and strong energy source to your team.

Please feel free to contact me at your convenience.

With best regards,
Pavel A. Bouzinov, Ph.D.


Pavel A. Bouzinov, Ph.D.
35 Amsden Street
Arlington, MA 02474-5501
Email: pabouzinov@yahoo.com
Home phone: 781-648-6304

To obtain a position of a Senior Research Engineer at Northboro Research & Development Center.

WORK STATUS: US, Green card.

10/1994 - Present
ADINA R&D, Inc., 71 Elton Avenue, Watertown, MA 02472
Research & Development Engineer

Development of a nonlinear finite element system for structural, thermal and computational fluid dynamics problems. Major responsibilities:
- Management of user support and consulting group in the company.
- Extensive technical consulting for the whole range of problems, which can be solved with finite elements.
- Heat conduction and radiation problems.
- Contact mechanics numerical algorithms.
- Coupled and uncoupled thermo-mechanical problems.
- General finite element formulations.
- Bridge, stadium roofs, tall buildings seismic analysis.
- Car crush large deformation problems.
- Metal forming problems, metal cutting problems.
- Stability and post-buckling problems.
- Fluid-structure interactions.
- Debugging huge undocumented legacy Fortran and C code.
- General code maintenance, development and testing, documentation preparation.

Recent practical applications in which I made major contributions include:
- High temperature thermal radiation problems from Japan.
- Full-scale Ford cars crush analyses.
- Toyota manual transmission rubber boot deformation, many other problems with large strain rubber-like components.
- Hot windshield glass forming operations in UK.
- Various Japanese power windows inside-door parts.
- Tire deformation problems.
- Seabed pipe dragging problems from UK and Sweden.
- Dynamics of German military launch missiles and their parts.
- Modeling of NOKIA cell phones drop tests.
- Cigarette filter air permeability and deformation problems from Japan.
- Bottle cork stress analysis problems from Japan.
- Cloth folding large deformation self-contact problems from UK.
- Nonlinear seismic and retrofit analyses for San Francisco, CA bridges and other structures.
- Displacements and stresses in US and Swiss water dams.
- Blood flow in carotid arteries with stenoses.
- Stress analysis of flexible medical parts inserted into arteries and veins for Boston Scientific.
- Large deflection stress analysis of optical wires for customers from Canada and UK.
- Shape optimization of complex drill holders and inserts.
- Numerous every-day complex industrial problems from users in USA, UK, Japan, Germany, Sweden, Canada, Italy, Russia and all over the world.

11/1982 - 10/1994
TSNIIMASH, Space Rocket Corporation
Korolev, Moscow region, Russia
Leading Scientific Researcher

Key developer of a general-purpose nonlinear finite element system for strength computations in TSNIIMASH, Russia, primarily applied for aerospace structures. Strength computations for many mechanical and civil engineering projects including components of aerospace vehicles, launch missiles, rocket rubber parts, electromagnetic suspension of high speed trains, high-raise antennas seismic and wind stability.

Lectures and seminars on theoretical mechanics, strength computations and finite element methods for students of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and Moscow Auto-Mechanical Institute.

Stress computations and design for various parts of Soviet Space Shuttle main thrust Energy engine, Mir Space Station and Proton rocket components. Development of nonlinear two- and three-dimensional solid, shell and beam finite elements.

6/1988 - 6/1992
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
Russian Federation-Moscow region-Dolgoprudny
Doctorate, Ph.D. in Physical and Mathematical Sciences

9/1977 - 6/1983
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
Russian Federation-Moscow region-Dolgoprudny
Masters Degree, Major: Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, Flying vehicles

1/1997 - Present
U.S. Association for Computational Mechanics USACM, General membership.
Participation in Verification and Validation Committee of USACM.

Proven star performer and the person to rely on. Usually assigned to work on very complicated problems. Highly experienced in theoretical and applied mechanics, strength computations, finite element analysis and their practical applications. Very hard working. Mature leader, but from time to time like to play as alone expert or as a member of a team under a strong and talented supervisor. Easy to learn new things and make new friends.


1. Pantuso D., Bathe K.J., Bouzinov P.A., A finite element procedure for the analysis of thermo-mechanical solids in contact, Computers & Structures, Vol. 75, No. 6, pp. 551-573, 2000.

2. Bathe K.J., Walczak J., Guillermin O., Bouzinov P.A., Heng-Yee Chen, Advances in crush analysis, Computers & Structures, Vol. 72, pp. 31-47, 1999.

3. Bathe K.J., Bouzinov P.A., On the constraint function method for contact problems. Computers & Structures, Vol. 64, No. 5/6, pp. 1069-1085, 1997.

: Employer: Saint-Gobain Industrial Ceramics

: Northboro R & D Center

: Job Title: Senior Research Engineer

: Reports to: David K. Shum, Group Leader

: Location: Northboro, MA

: Products & Markets Introduction

: Northboro Research and Development (NRDC) is part of Saint-Gobain Industrial Ceramics Inc. Saint-Gobain Industrial Ceramics Inc. is a technical leader in advanced and industrial ceramics and is the world's leading producer of ceramics for thermomechanical and mechanical applications. NRDC performs materials and process R&D for Saint Gobain and Norton businesses. NRDC combines state-of-the-art laboratories, analytical capabilities, prototype, and pilot operations. NRDC is seeking a Senior Research Engineer to provide technical expertise in the area of engineering analysis and furnacing.

: Job Goals:

: 40% Construct engineering-analysis models (finite element, analytic, closed-form) appropriate to project end-goals. Carry out analysis to establish thermal, mechanical, and fluid-flow conditions of materials or products in processes and applications. Perform quality checks to ensure accuracy of analysis results. The incumbent should carry out all phases of these tasks with minimal supervision.


: 40% Take the lead to develop interpretation, summaries, and opinions of the analysis results appropriate to the project end-goals. Document conclusions in technical memo format. Present and discuss analysis findings with customers. The incumbent should carry out these tasks with minimal supervision. The incumbent will typically serve as the primary analysis and project contact with customers.

: 20% Provide engineering support to the R&D furnacing activity within NRDC. Contribute to incident investigation, compile incident reports, and contribute to recommendations for remedial action. May lead or direct furnacing personnel for furnacing related tasks.

: Skills and Requirements:

: Skills associated with a Ph.D or MS with 0-5 years of industrial experience in mechanical engineering or applied mechanics. In-depth theoretical knowledge and practical experience in:

: 1. Using finite-element methods for the solution of thermomechanical, heat-transfer, electromagnetics, and fluid/CFD problems.

: 2. State-of-the-art FEA software (e.g. ANSYS), scientific programming (e.g. Fortran), and UNIX.

: 3. Theory and computer methods of solid/fluid mechanics and heat transfer.

: 4. Brittle material design, probabilistic strength theory, and mechanics of materials (linear and nonlinear).

: The ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally with customers, staff, and management is required.

: Environment & Physical Requirements:

: The position is located in a laboratory environment with some exposure to chemicals, powders & materials of various compositions. Frequent standing, sitting, computer & telephone usage. May occasionally lift/push/pull up to 50 lbs.

: This position will be filled without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, ancestry, national origin, age, marital status, disability, sexual preference, or veteran status.

: Email, FAX, or mail a letter of application and resume:

: Stacy Roy

: Mail Stop # 506-501

: Saint-Gobain Industrial Ceramics

: 1 New Bond Street

: Worcester, MA 01615-0008

: Internet address: stacy.g.roy@sgcna.com

: FAX: (508) 795-4195

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