Professional Summary

Mechanical Engineer with 10+ years of experience in engineering design, analysis, and project management of custom parts and machinery with proven proficiency in 3D CAD and CAE tools.

Spoken Languages

  • Turkish - native
  • English - fluent


  • Traveling
  • Programming (.NET)

Technical Skills


  • SolidWorks
    (CSWP, Certified SolidWorks Professional)
  • Autodesk Inventor

  • Structural Analysis:
    (Strength-Weight Optimization)

  • SolidWorks Simulation
  • Nastran / Patran
  • Ansys Workbench

  • CFD:
    (Flow Path Optimization)

  • Autodesk CFD Simulation

  • Low Frequency Electromagnetic Analysis:
    (Magnetic Path Optimization)

  • Ansys Maxwell

  • Post Processing:

  • Ensight

  • Other:

  • Matlab
  • MathCAD
  • LabView
  • MS Office - Project

  • Work Experience

    VACCO Industries
    (Permanent Position)

    Jan 2013-Present
    Project Engineer.

    Design and engineering of solenoid valves.

    Metal Research, Inc.
    (Permanent Position)

    Feb 2002-Jan 2013
    Mechanical Engineer.

    Responsible for all custom engineering and manufacturing projects, including engineering design, revision and control of engineering parts and data, as well as programming of CMM to check dimensional accuracy and tolerance of manufactured parts.

    VACCO Industries
    (Contract Position)

    Mar-Nov 2007
    May 5-23, 2008
    Mechanical Designer.
    Modeling, detailing and analysis of 625lbf and 100lbf solenoid valves. Design optimization of flow path performed on CFDesign, and optimization of the magnetic path was performed using Ansys EMag module.

    Callahan Aircraft Services
    (Contract Position)

    Sep 2009-Mar 2010
    Aircraft Stress Analyst.
    Stress analysis and design optimization of an aircraft cargo container prototype proposed to FedEx.

    Featured Projects

    coming soon...


    University of Alabama in Huntsville
    May 2014

    MSc, Mechanical Engineering.
    Structural Dynamics. (GPA: 4.0)
    Thesis Title: Analysis of Multi-Layered Beam Structures Using Spectral Finite Element Method.

    Journal Publications:
  • G. Wang, A. Unal, 2012, "Free Vibration of Stepped Thickness Rectangular Plates Using Spectral Finite Element Method", Journal of Sound and Vibration (in review)
  • A. Unal, G. Wang, 2015, "Wave Propagation in Multi-Layered Beams", Journal of Sound and Vibration (work in progress)

  • Conference Paper & Presentation:
  • A. Unal, G. Wang, 2012, "Wave Propagation in Multi-Layered Beams", Presented at ASME 2012 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, SMASIS2012-7939, Stone Mountain, GA, Sep 19-21, 2012.

  • Auburn University
    Dec 2001

    MBA, Operations Management. (GPA: 3.25)
    • Graduate Teaching Assistant.

    Middle East Technical University
    June 1999

    B.S. Mechanical Engineering. (GPA: 2.52)


    Please email to request a copy of a copy of current resume.

    Professional Development

  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing Professional,
    Senior Level - Certification No: GDTP S-0549.

  • CSWP, Certified SolidWorks Professional,
    Certification ID: C-44WM92Q6ZX.

  • Calendar Year 1012 Graduate Dean's List of the School of Graduate Studies.

  • Spring 2011 Dean's List of the School of Graduate Studies.

  • Certified EIT since April 2006.