Ryan McDermott


Location

Houston, Texas
Flagler Beach, Florida
Education
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    August 2011 - June 2015
    degree
    Bachelor's
    major
    Mechanical Engineering
Work Experience
    Daily Thermetrics
    MECHANICAL ENGINEER
    July 2015 - present
    company
    Daily Thermetrics
    title
    MECHANICAL ENGINEER
    overview
    ● Works on a small team with various backgrounds to design and manufacture high-temperature sensor technology with a SIL-3 rating ● Formulates custom designs that maintain sensing precision by considering the constraints imposed by the customer’s environment, including loads, pressure conditions, and sensing point locations. ● Strategically sources parts and employs a strong understanding of machining practices to fabricate physical assemblies from designs, while upholding international standards (ATEX, IECEx, etc.) ● Provides on-site support at refineries and chemical plants to quickly solve challenges that arise during the installation of the product ● Refines manufacturing and testing procedures to improve the quality of products ● Performs research and development to solve key problems in the petrochemical industry ○ Designed and analyzed helical strake thermowells to reduce damage from von Karman streets, and co-authored a white paper on the subject ○ Investigated using magnetism to maneuver thermocouples into challenging positions ○ Determined which component of an air flow sensor circuit should be calibrated in order to optimize the precision of the sensor’s output
    EGS Lab at MIT
    MECHANICAL ENGINEER
    June 2013 - May 2015
Fun Fact
I orginally wanted to major in Architecture before taking a tour of a machine shop at MIT.
Passion
R&D, robotics, and design.
Skills
Technical skills
AutoCADmastercammatlabSolidworks
Leadership
    MIT Model United Nations President
    Undergraduate Association Treasurer
Hobbies
Chess
Golfing
Tennis
Basketball