After debating between multiple universities, the University of Waterloo, with the co-op experience, was the best option. The university catered my interests and provided me with an avenue to develop in the upcoming field of robotics as a Mechatronics student.
Currently, my plans after graduation is to gain more experience as an engineer and then pursue my Masters of Business Admin (MBA).
From a very young age, I had aspirations of becoming an engineer. I wanted to build machines that did not require direct human energy input to operate. I achieved this for the first time in grade 5, designing a vehicle that carried its energy stored in rubber bands; it wasn’t a roaring success, but the fact that it wasn’t perfect only increased my desire to learn more about engineering.
I am a final year Mechatronics Engineering concentrator at the University of Waterloo currently seeking a full-time opportunity in Spring 2016. I have a passion to explore and specialize in hardware design and image processing. I love exercising my creativity to build things that benefits society, be in terms of solving technical problems or bringing up artistic beauty. Aside from engineering, I am a hacker-at-heart – attending Hackathons throughout North America to challenge and build my ideas within 36 hours. I have a desire for projects that integrate electronics with fluid interfaces and simple human interactions.
In my free time I enjoy tinkering / hacking with electronics, travelling, thinking of new ideas for a start-up, playing sports and most of all, spending time with my family and friends.
“[...] Kartthik has performed beyond what is expected of a typical co-op student. His constant willingness to improve and learn new concepts is one of his greatest assets. He is constantly researching and seeking more efficient methods in his work to produce optimal solutions. [...] ”
ELIE CHOUEIRY, Thermal Qualifications Facilities Manager at the Canadian Space Agency
“[...] Kartthik has always executed at a high standard with enthusiasm and commitment. During his internship, it was clear that Kartthik is a consummate and a passionate engineer. I have been impressed by his eagerness to tackle new challenges even if he has little to no experience in the area. [...] ”
ELIAS BOUKHERS , Design Center Manager at ON Semiconductor
"[...] He is a very fast learner, knowledgeable, motivated and has ability to apply basic and advanced engineering knowledge to his projects. His excellent analytical skills allow him to understand the physics of even the complex problems with ease. [...]"
JAVAD KHAJEHPOUR, Senior Analog IC Designer at ON Semiconductor
"[...] Kartthik interacted very well with the ASIC designing team, proving excellent analytical aptitude, technical communication skills, showed flexibility and completed all tasks efficiently while handling aggressive schedules. His inter-personal skills and constant enthusiasm made him a valuable asset of the Design Verification Team. [...]"
GHEORGHE FLOREA, Senior Digital IC Designer at ON Semiconductor