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Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering

Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas

Dissertation: Experiments involving second order effects in high-intensity, high-frequency acoustic fields



M.A. in Mechanical Engineering

Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas

Thesis:  A study of microcavitation at surfaces



B.A. in Mechanical Engineering

Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas

Graduated Cum Laude, Honors Program




Career History

Applications Engineer, Uncopiers, Inc., Manhattan, Kansas

  • Specialize in novel acoustic microcavitation technology
  • Conduct innovative research and design investigations
  • Work directly with scientists and engineers from multinational firms on joint development projects
  • Responsible for all aspects of experiment design, development, data collection, analysis and presentation
  • Maintain physical facilities, materials and supplies, timesheets, shipping and receiving, and relevant equipment records
  • Supervise and manage project teams
  • Establish procedures and maintenance manuals
  • Involved with 7 SBIR Phase I NSF grants, 3 SBIR Phase II NSF grants, and 1 NIST Advanced Technology Project (ATP)




Research Assistant, Physical Acoustics Laboratory, Kansas State University

Undergraduate (Spring 1998-Fall 2000) Graduate (Spring 2001-Fall 2002)

  • Designed all aspects of experiments, including procuring of materials and machining apparatus needed for projects
  • Researched projects covering sonochemistry, chemical free thin film removal, calibration of acoustic fields, and ultra-pure water purification
  • Supervised and trained undergraduate researchers in relevant research tasks and machining practices




Publications and Conference Proceedings


Madanshetty, S.I., Wanklyn, K.M., and Ji, H., Testing thin film adhesion strength acoustically. Acoustics Research Letters Online, 2005, 6, p. 58

Ji, H., He, B., Wanklyn, K., and Madanshetty, S., Resist removal from semiconductor wafers. in Semiconductor Pure Water and Chemicals Conference (SPWCC).  2007


Relevant Teaching Experience

ME 571 – Fluid Mechanics

Teaching Assistant (Spring 2005, Fall 2005, Spring 2007, Fall 2007, Spring 2008)

ME 760/860 – Engineering Analysis One/Two

Teaching Assistant (Fall 2005, Fall 2006, Fall 2007, Spring 2007, Spring 2008)

ME 533 Machine Design One

Guest Lecturer – (Fall 2008) – 6 class periods

ME 513 – Thermodynamics

Instructor (Summer 2011, Fall 2011)

ME 633 – Thermodynamics of Modern Power Cycles

Instructor (Fall 2011)

ME 573 – Heat Transfer

Instructor (Fall 2011)


Memberships and Affiliations


Make a Difference Award Honoree (Teaching) – K-State Women in Engineering

K-State Mechanical Engineering Outstanding Teaching Assistant

K-State Housing and Dining Services Distinguished Service Award

Dean of Student Life Outstanding Graduating Senior Award

Outstanding Graduating Senior Award, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Fundamentals of Engineering Examination

Finalist, Engineering Undergraduate of the Year

Kansas State University Association of Residence Halls Student of the Year