Note - This page is still under construction.
If you don't wish to read through the description, you can get an overview of my work through a nice little document I have attached at the end.
Over the course of my four years of college and the professional career thereafter, I have indulged in works of vastly different domains. I'm a passionate gift-maker and I like to make technologically hardwired presents. Thus, most of my works are personally customized for people I'm grateful to. Being an autodidact, I believe any skill can be acquired if you just put your damn time in it. Interest is a mere catalyst.
I have divided my works in following categories along with corresponding timelines. Feel free to skip to the section which interest you -
- Industrial Design
- Internet of Things
- Web Development
- Graphic Design, UI/UX
- Creative Writing
SpaceDrones Lab | Virginia Tech (Feb 2022 - Present)
Working under Dr. Jonathan Black on developing autonomous robotic platforms for In-Space Assembly and Servicing. Primarily interested in the Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) aspect of the platform since it needs to have a robust and optimal control system due to varying payload mass along with collision-free path planning with minimal fuel expenditure
Advanced Control Systems Lab | Virginia Tech (Aug 2021 - Dec 2021)
Worked under the guidance of Dr. Andrea L'Afflitto from the Dept. of Industrial and Systems Engineering (affiliate faculty in the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering) on designing robust and adaptive control algorithms for autonomous flight of UAVs. Specifically, I worked on the Output Feedback Linearization of the flight controller. Did several flight tests within the drone cage with Vicon MoCap cameras and QGroundControl software.
Turbulent Combustion & Spray Research Lab | Dept. of Aerospace Engineering, IISc. Bangalore (May 2019 - Dec 2020)
Worked as a Research Assistant in the Propulsion & Energy Conversion Lab, Dept. of Aerospace Engineering at IISc. Bangalore under the guidance of Dr. Swetaprovo Chaudhury. I am working alongside doctoral candidate Mr. R Gopakumar where we aim to understand the blow-off dynamics of interacting swirl premixed flames in gas turbine applications.
Premixed or partially premixed swirling flames are used due to their high ignition efficiency and low NOx emissions. Operating in lean mode, the interaction between combustor pressure oscillations and reactants' supply rates produces equivalence ratio perturbations leading to combustion instabilities. We have been trying to comprehend this phenomenon in a model combustor housing three interacting swirl flames. The system is characterized by simultaneous multi-kHz OH* Chemiluminescence and pressure measurements while stereoscopic PIV and OH-PLIF imaging are used to probe flame-flame interactions.
I handled the data analysis of experimental data to compute critical parameters like normal, curvature, strain rate, etc. for different swirler configurations. Also worked on analytical validation of the code. Later, I worked on applying the machine learning algorithms to predict blow-off conditions under the supervision of Prof. Konduri Aditya from the Dept. of Computational and Data Sciences.
Medbuzz - Personalized Healthcare Monitoring for Geriatrics | CfHE, IITH (Sep. 2016 - Apr. 2017)
In my final year, I worked as a design engineer in Center for Healthcare Entrepreneurship, IITH. There I learned about 'Human Centered Design' approach following the Stanford-India BioDesign process. I was a part of early NeMo.Care Wellness team. This was one of the spin-off projects initiated at Start-up Weekend Hyderabad. The product is a smart wearable to be worn by olderly population which regularly monitor their vital health parameters and also notifies in case of fall detection. Felicitated by Dr. Reddy’s Lab for the same. Read my blog post here.
UV-DLP Based 3D Printer | DreamsInfinity | Delhi (May 2015 - July 2015)
Designed & developed a commercial 3D printer for a budding Delhi-based Startup. Minimized prototyping cost by indigenous manufacturing and in-house resin preparation. Wrote the Arduino code base for printing logic in conjunction with customized open-source 3D printing software, Creation Workshop. Read the blog post here.
Mechanically Automated Periodic Garden Watering System | IITH (Aug 2014 - Nov 2014)
Built a mechanically-automated device that addresses the problem of periodically watering plants in absence of caretaker. Designed & 3D printed worm gear assembly for actuator speed reduction at end effector. Find my report here.
Terminal Automation System for POL Locations | Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. | Siliguri, Balasore (June 2017 - Aug. 2018)
Worked on TAS (Terminal Automation System), safety systems, equipment testing & maintenance related to handling of Class A inflammable products. Managerial responsibilities include product dispatch planning, gantry & wagon operations, audit compliance inline with OISD & MBLR guidelines.
Dynamic Modeling Of 3-Axis Gimbal for Smartphone Stabilization | IITH (Jan 2017 - Apr 2017)
Since most of my videos are shot on mobile, I needed a handy solution for stabilization. Smartphones with default optical or electronic stabilization are there but their use induce jitter in the final footage.
As an undergraduate researcher, I did my honours project on the dynamic modelling of 3-axis camera gimbal for smartphones in my senior year. I aimed to come up with a system for counterbalancing any perturbations, induced due to walking or irregular terrains, through active stabilization for better hand-held cinematography. I worked on the mechanical modeling, forward kinematics along with the dynamic characterization of the gimbal and then designed the control system in MATLAB Simulink. See my presentation here.
Earlier, I had built Cinepad v1.0 which was basically a linear slider which allowed both translational & rotational DOF for camera movement. Shot a lot of my early YouTube through this.
Probing The Survival of Aquatic Ectotherms in Extreme Seasons | IITH (Aug 2015 - Nov 2015)
Analytical & CFD analysis of ice formation in lakes during winter and thermal stratification during summer. Modeled lake in ICEM-CFD and studied effect of meshing parameters on final solution using ANSYS-FLUENT. See my presentation here.
IIT Hyderabad Student Satellite Project (Aug 2014 - Apr 2015)
Core member of Attitude Determination & Control Subsystem. Worked on feasibility study of magnetic torquers, reaction wheel, RCS thrusters, sun & star sensors. Did literature study on payload selection. Head of web team for the same. See my reports here.
Internet of Things
Humour Me Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India (Feb 2019 - Apr 2019)
I work as a post-production intern at Humour Me which is a media agnostic based in Delhi. It aims to create brand awareness through compelling storytelling. Along with in-house micro contents, I also edit videos for different brands for their social media platforms. Find my work here.
Visit my YouTube channel - OrangeDurito Productions (Oct 2016 - Present)
Triplou - Handpicked Experiential Stays, Adventures & Activities (Sep 2018 - present)
Co-founded this 360-degree travel experience platform with my friend. Mainly handled product development and graphic design for social media marketing. Currently operational in West Bengal, Sikkim & Himachal Pradesh. Visit triplou.com to book your trip today.
Personal Website Design (Aug 2015 - present)
I always keep my websites updated with latest projects and blogs. My personal website chandansinha.me has been entirely hand-coded by me. This techblog is built using Pelican static site generator which is based on Python framework. All the articles and pages have been written in markdown which is then converted into corresponding HTML. For custom formatting, I have embedded my own HTML and CSS wherever required.
Web Coordinator, Sunshine | Councelling Cell, IITH (Aug 2016 - Apr 2017)
Worked as a web coordinator for councelling cell of my college. My work included updating the site after every event, designing new pages and uploading the details of new mentors of that academic session. Visit the site here - Sunshine IIT Hyderabad
Web Coordinator, Nvision | Technical Fest, IITH (May 2015 - Jan 2016)
Managed the online reach of our technical fest. Built beta website, main website, events and workshop websites. 45k+ hits and 230% increase over the past year. Visit the website here - nvision.org.in
IITH Library Website Update (Aug 2015 - Nov 2015)
Took this project out of my sheer interest to work with Content Management System. This was my first time working with Drupal. Responsible for developing full fledged library website with added features and better browsing experience. Visit website here - IITH Library
Extra Mural Lectures | IITH (Aug 2015 - Apr 2016)
Core member of the organizing team. It hosts inspiration lecturs by various dignitaries. I designed the logo, event posters & online flyers for social media.
WordPress Blog here - Divine_Lifez (Jan 2014 - Present)
Find my book reviews on Goodreads - OrangeDurito Book Reviews (Jan 2015 - Present)