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Name Matt Smith
Affiliations Michigan Technological University
Registered 2012
Impact 2,112
Contributions Viability of recycling semiconductors in Apple iPhone 4S
MY3701 Special topics

--M.Smith 12:10, 19 September 2012 (PDT)

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I am currently a graduating senior at Michigan Technological University in the Material Science and Engineering department with a minor in Advanced Metalworks Enterprise. My field of interest is pretty much anything thing that involves the development and processing of inorganic crystalline materials. While my interests are broad, my limited expertise is in metal casting, where most of my project experience lies.

Professional Experience[edit | edit source]

MTU Material Science Department[edit | edit source]

Enterprise Assistant (01/12 – 05/12)

Houghton, MI

  • Pounded out oil bonded sand molds for aluminum cast parts
  • Poured both aluminum and zinc castings
  • Hand sanded, and painted plaques for Ford Historic Homes Society
  • Paint medallions after casting using a permanent mold
  • Constructed a white board in a Graduate Student office

Midland County Mosquito Control[edit | edit source]

Registered Pesticide Applicator (05/11 – 09/11)

Midland, MI

  • Performed field inspections on an independent basis
  • Applied insecticides under direction of supervisory personnel
  • Performed maintenance and repair of equipment
  • Maintained daily records of activities
  • Attended training program
  • Addressed and resolved concerns of general public

Knoll Inc.[edit | edit source]

Engineering Intern (08/08 – 03/09)

Grand Rapids, MI *Modified the Lock Out Tag Out procedures

  • Developed work and operating procedures for various departments
  • Examined and redesigned powder coat paint line racks
  • Organized Kan-Ban pallet system for plant
  • Conducted a quality inspection of paint line

Eagle Alloy Inc.[edit | edit source]

Engineering Intern (02/08 – 08/08)


  • Inspect castings for dimensional accuracy
  • Constructed Current Loop between pyrometers and computer
  • Performed X-ray analysis of cast parts
  • Developed work instruction for Magnaflux machine
  • Constructed weld certification paperwork

Quality Industrial Services Inc.[edit | edit source]

Quality Inspector (06/06 – 05/07)

Grand Rapids, MI

  • Visual inspection and minor touch-ups of components
  • Worked with different onsite teams

Project Experience[edit | edit source]

Innovative Casting / Advanced Metalworks Enterprise[edit | edit source]

  • Leading Microstructural Contributions to Thermal Fatigue Properties of Grey Iron Brake Components Team
  • Lead Mug Fabrication and Bottle Opener Teams
  • Assisted in designing a wear testing machine for Mg based steel alloys
  • Utilized Solidworks and Magma software to test designs

Groups[edit | edit source]

American Foundry Society (AFS)

Mind Trekkers

Advanced Mealworks Enterprise (AME)

Enterprise Program Student Advisory Board

Current Coursework[edit | edit source]

Viability of recycling semiconductors in Apple iPhone 4S

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