IAN F. ROTH
273 South St #1, Northampton, MA 01060 (413) 586-9957
Engineering Lab, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003 (413) 545-4216

iroth@ceere.org


CAREER OBJECTIVE

A consulting or research and design position that will allow me to encourage sustainable use of the world’s resources through a creative engineering process.

EDUCATION

1996-present    M.S. Mechanical Engineering. University of Massachusetts - Amherst. GPA 3.8

                       Specialization: Resource Conservation and Renewable Energy

May 1996        B.Eng Mechanical, Minor in Arts. McGill University. Montreal, QC. GPA 3.4

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Jan 98 - present        Graduate Research Assistant

                                Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. UMass - Amherst

  • Develop a beneficial reuse program for foundry residuals in Massachusetts
  • Research externalities in electric power generation for inclusion in Life-Cycle Costing model of power plants

Sep 96 - Dec 97        Graduate Research Assistant

                                Industrial Assessment Center. University of Massachusetts - Amherst

  • Organized and performed environmental audits at manufacturing companies
  • Advised companies on strategies for saving money by conserving energy, reducing waste, and improving productivity
  • Wrote detailed recommendations requiring creative problem solving and working with equipment vendors and plant personnel

May 95 - Jul 96        Mechanical Designer

                                MPB Technologies, Telerobotics Division. Montreal

  • Designed mobile platform for robotic arm and performed extensive calculations to ensure stability and strength
  • Obtained estimates and arranged for its construction by a contractor
  • Designed and built an improved gripper for robotic arm
  • Designed and modified tools for test bed to demonstrate robotic dexterity

 May 94 - Aug 94     Cable Management Assistant

                                University of Toronto Computer Networking Services

  • Converted blueprints to AutoCAD drawings
  • Verified and recorded changes made to the university’s computer network
  • Documented network equipment in database using ISICAD

 

ADDITIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

Jun 93 - Aug 93        Bartender & Organic Farmer, England

May 91 - Aug 91      Census Representative, Statistics Canada, Toronto
 
 

ACADEMIC AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS

 

COMPUTER SKILLS

 

OTHER SKILLS

 

VOLUNTEER WORK

 

ACTIVITIES & INTERESTS

 

CITIZENSHIP