Kristopher Mensing

Kristopher Mensing

CAD Designer at Workskiff

Bellingham, Washington Area
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering

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Kristopher Mensing's Overview

  • Technical Director at Purdue Electric Racing
  • Student Supervisor at Purdue Housing and Food Services, Purdue University
  • Virtual Analysis - Chassis Intern at Chrysler
  • Plant Operator at Enfield Farms, Inc
  • Team Member at Purdue Formula SAE
  • Purdue University
  • Ferndale High School

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Kristopher Mensing's Summary

Currently a degree-seeking undergraduate at Purdue University, with the goal of pursuing a career in Mechanical Engineering on graduation.

Kristopher Mensing's Experience

CAD Designer


Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Maritime industry

December 2013Present (10 months)

Technical Director

Purdue Electric Racing

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

October 2012August 2013 (11 months) West Lafayette, Indiana

Vehicle systems integration, team formation and education, and technical adviser for the team. Responsible for ensuring a competitive and safe vehicle is designed for the Electric Formula SAE competition. Other roles include developing protocols for documenting the design and analysis phases, as well as managing revision control and data management systems.

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

August 2010September 2012 (2 years 2 months) West Lafayette, Indiana

· Run meal shifts with teams of trainees and associates
· Responsible for training new employees.
· Prepared and served food in a restaurant environment
· Served as a team member, aiding in the upkeep and maintenance of a commercial restaurant
· Cash handling, restaurant maintenance, food delivery and storekeeping

Virtual Analysis - Chassis Intern


Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; Automotive industry

May 2012August 2012 (4 months) Auburn Hills, Michigan

Vehicle Simulation, primarily kinematics and compliance, as well as dynamic event simulation.

Plant Operator

Enfield Farms, Inc

June 2008August 2011 (3 years 3 months)

· Sorted and transported newly picked fruit, i.e. blueberries and raspberries
· Drove and maintained forklifts and trucks used to transport fruit
· Aided in maintenance of industrial equipment, including repair, calibration, and troubleshooting on-the
· Assisted in redesign of new processing equipment

Team Member

Purdue Formula SAE

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

August 2010May 2011 (10 months) Purdue University

· Aided in fabrication of steel chassis components, including precision machining and welding
· Fabricated body panels and fairings out of carbon fiber and epoxy resin
· Aided in final testing of the car, including data acquisition and suspension configuration
· Programmed simulations to allow for proper setup of the vehicle
· Aided in Data Acquisition System development

Kristopher Mensing's Certifications

  • Programming Languages

    • Coursera
    • December 2013

Kristopher Mensing's Courses

  • BS, Mechanical Engineering

    Purdue University

    • Thermodynamics I (ME200)
    • Statics (ME270)
    • Dynamics (ME274)
    • Mechanics of Materials (ME323)
    • Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Design (ME263)
    • Linear Circuit Analysis (ECE201)
    • Introduction to Graphics for Manufacturing (CGT163)
    • Programming Applications for Engineers (CS159)
    • Linear Algebra And Differential Equations (MA262)
    • Multivariate Calculus (MA261)

Kristopher Mensing's Projects

  • Kinematic Suspension Simulation

    • January 2013 to Present
    Team Members: Kristopher Mensing

    A python-based solver for the position of each suspension link in an SLA suspension configuration. Uses NumPy and matplotlib libraries to solve and output the jounce and rebound characteristics of the suspension geometry (e.g. camber, kingpin inclination, etc.).

  • Dynamic Simulation of an Electric Formula SAE Car

    • May 2013 to Present

    Using the MSC Adams/Car MBD simulation package, constructed a dynamic model of an electric Formula SAE car in order to study and analyze the handling characteristics of various designs.

  • Semi-Empirical Tire Modelling and Data Fitting

    • April 2013 to Present
    Team Members: Kristopher Mensing

    Compiling and fitting curves to empirical tire data, and then extracting the model coefficients in order to simulate tire behavior during dynamic events.

  • Suspension Kinematic Plotting Toolbox

    • May 2012 to August 2012
    Team Members: Kristopher Mensing

    MATLAB and Excel-based software tool to extract and plot kinematic suspension data in a batched format. Included a GUI and extensive user and code documentation.

Kristopher Mensing's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Assistant Scoutmaster

      Boy Scouts of America
      • Education
      January 2008 August 2010 (2 years 8 months)

      Served as a youth leader and supervisor for young men in their pursuit of knowledge and development, and aided several scouts in earning their rank of Eagle Scout.

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Education
      • Science and Technology
    • Organizations I support:

      • Boy Scouts of America
      • SAE International
      • Electronic Frontier Foundation
      • GNU Project
      • Free Software Foundation

Kristopher Mensing's Languages

  • Spanish

    (Limited working proficiency)
  • Italian

    (Elementary proficiency)
  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)

Kristopher Mensing's Skills & Expertise

  1. Solidworks
  2. Catia
  3. Matlab
  4. Microsoft Excel
  5. Simulations
  6. Dynamic Simulation
  7. Vehicle Dynamics
  8. Python
  9. Vehicles
  10. Control Systems Design
  11. CAD
  12. Precision Machining
  13. Mechanical Engineering
  14. Pro Engineer
  15. Real-time Control Systems
  16. C++ Language
  17. Autodesk Software
  18. Debian
  19. Linux
  20. Electronics
  21. ADAMS
  22. CarSim
  23. Welding
  24. Metal Fabrication
  25. Machining

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Kristopher Mensing's Education

Purdue University

BS, Mechanical Engineering


Activities and Societies: Formula SAE, Purdue Motorsports Association, Purdue Electric Racing

Ferndale High School

High School


Kristopher Mensing's Additional Information


Scientific Computing, Simulation, Control Systems, Data Analysis and Validation, Hiking, Camping, MotoGP, Formula 1, Music, Learning

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