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Shail D

- Research Program Mentor

Industry expert


Semiconductors, Manufacturing, Mathematics, 3D modeling / Design, CAD, Prototyping, Quantum Dots, Display Technology

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Design Project

You are an engineer that enjoys cooking in your free time. You want to share your passion with your grandfather; however, he has severe arthritis and cannot use a knife without severe pain. The constant force of the knife hitting the board or the sawing motion while tightly gripping the knife are especially difficult. As an engineer, you want to think of a solution to this problem where he can cut vegetables and feel part of the cooking experience with you. Design a mechanical device, utilizing a 4-bar-linkage mechanism that can solve this problem. Constraints/Deliverables: must use CAD, 4-bar-linkage design, knife must be attachable/removable from device, designed for manufacturability and 3D printing, force analysis on linkages, operate with 1 hand, fit inside shoe-box

Coding skills


Completed Projects

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