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Hi,
I'm Lucas

I'm a 3A biomedical engineering student at the University of Waterloo. With work experience in mechanical engineering, product design, and product management, plus personal projects in software, hardware and design; I strive to be a well-rounded individual who is quick to learn and develop new skills. In my free time, you'll likely find me playing my trombone and bagpipes, playing chess, or training for my next race. I also enjoy the occasional game of StarCraft II :)

Please click here to download my resume (last updated Nov 2023) or portfolio (last updated Nov 2023)

Testimonials

Lucas has demonstrated a very proactive approach to his work in both what has been assigned and also actively seeking additional projects/scopes to be involved with, this has included areas outside of his background schooling where he has adapted well. An excellent Coop placement for Lucas, where his character and work ethic have been evident from the start.

Phillip Byrne Plant Engineer @ IKO Madoc

Lucas consistently exemplifies unwavering commitment to his training regimen, epitomizing a relentless pursuit of improvement. This is even more impressive given his young age. His recent marathon result of 3:50 stands as a testament to his dedication. With such a strong foundation, it's evident that Lucas is poised for continuous growth, ensuring that his journey toward excellence is far from reaching its zenith.

Domenic Oppedisano Marathon and IM70.3 Finisher

Lucas is awesome to work with, he is a wonderful asset to our team. Additionally, he has extensive knowledge of Game of Thrones. Unlike Littlefinger, he has a bright future!

Mingyu Li Mechanical Engineer @ OES

I had Lucas work for me during the summer. He was a friendly & kind team member. He was approachable and personable with the many children and families he met while portraying a variety of heroic characters.

Sandra Fairytale Parties

Lucas’ enthusiasm and professionalism were a tremendous asset to our ensemble.

Dr. Kevin Watson Associate Professor of Music Education @ Western & Director of the Western Jazz Ensemble

Work Experience

September 2023 - December 2023

Mechanical Design Associate @ OES

London, Ontario | Co-op full-time | https://www.oes-inc.com

I created mechanical drawings, layouts, BoMs, and 3D models of scoreboards and other products. Additionally, I designed solutions to issues with existing processes and designed + ran experiments to determine optimized scoreboard installation method.

January 2023 - April 2023

Engineering Co-op @ IKO Industries

Madoc, Ontario | Co-op full-time | https://www.iko.com

I managed the implementation of capital projects by designing, installing and commissioning new production units, monitored modifications or upgrades, and troubleshot or improved existing processes.

May 2022 - August 2022

Product Management Intern @ KixCare

Remote | Co-op full-time | https://www.kixcare.com

I enhanced clinical workflows by acting on provider and user feedback, created and engaged in a process to obtain user feedback from dozens of users to present to management, and analyzed user demographics on Excel to predict user trends and increase the effectiveness of advertising.

July 2020 - August 2021

Ophthalmic Technician and Patient Services Specialist @ Clarity Eye Institute

Vaughan, Ontario | Full-time, part-time | https://www.clarityeye.ca

I prepped patients for intravitreal injections with reagents, conducted pre/post-operative intraocular pressure tests, operated medical imaging technology including autorefractors, visual fields, and optical coherence tomography machines, and managed front desk as required.

September 2021 - Ongoing

Math Tutor @ St. Andrew's College / STEM Tutor self-employed

Remote | Part-time | https://www.sac.on.ca

Since starting at St. Andrew's College in September 2023, I tutor high school students in any high school math, including functions, calculus, vectors, and statistics. Previously, I tutored three highschool students in the subjects of Calculus & Vectors, Grade 11 Chemistry, and Grade 11 Physics.

September 2022 - August 2023

Performer @ Fairytale Parties

Waterloo, Ontario | Part-time | https://www.fairytaleparties.ca

Dressed as characters including Spiderman, Superman and Mario, I attended birthday parties or community events to lead activities with the kids, and teach them to be superheroes!

Skills

c#

C#

c#

C++

Java

c#

Python

c#

React

c#

HTML

c#

CSS

c#

Arduino

c#

Solidworks

OnShape

c#

Inventor

c#

Vault

c#

Unity

c#

Premiere Pro

Projects & Portfolio

Software/Hardware

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Prosthetic Device

Arduino

School

Created prosthetic device that opens doors using EMG signal input, including custom circuit, code, 3D-printed model and power.

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Space Invaders

Unity

C#

Personal

Recreated the classic Space Invaders game using Unity and C# scripts, includes gameplay mechanics, scoring system, and UI.

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Personal Website

HTML

CSS

JavaScript

Personal

Created this website in VS Code using the Bootstrap library and version control.

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Othello

C#

School

Recreated the classic Othello game to run on Powershell/CMD.

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Arduino door

Arduino

Personal

Created basic security system. Next step: facial recognition. Stay tuned!

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Snow Laughing Matter

Unity

C#

Group

Personal

Created original game with two partners. Completed for KuriusHacks.

Design

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Dassault Rafale

Solidworks

Personal

Modeled the French Dassault Rafale B variant fighter jet exterior, using tools like lofts, extrudes, boundary boss, and more.

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Scoreboard Drawings & Models

Inventor

Work

Modeled several scoreboards with Inventor sheet metal, created engineering drawings for production, compiled BoMs of hardware.

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Computer Mouse

Solidworks

Personal

Modelled a computer mouse using surface modelling tools including surface extrudes and trims, boundary surfaces, surface knits and more.

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Orca

OnShape

Group

School

Designed a 3D orca puzzle with DFA principles and tolerancing that was 3D-printed and assembled.

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Birdhouses

Solidworks

Personal

Modeled two birdhouse design concepts.

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Helicopter

OnShape

Personal

Modeled a Chinook CH47 with moving rotors and doors, along with an additional .50 cal weapons system.

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Trombone Scaler

OnShape

Personal

Designed tool/decoration to depict scales with height relative to partials on trombone to be 3D-printed.

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Screen Carts

Solidworks

Work

Modelled options for a screen cart, designed with ease-of-fabrication for millwrights in mind. Created engineering drawings.

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Chess Set

Inventor

Personal

Modeled a scaled chess set from an image, designed to be 3D-printed.

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Tank

OnShape

School

Modeled a tank with moving hatch and turret. Update coming soon - working on M1 Abrams!

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Mobility Assistance Device

QFD/SWOT

PDCA

Group

School

Ideated a mobility device for elderly. [TO BE UPDATED]

Contact Me

I'd love to hear from you!

ldemello@uwaterloo.ca

(647) 927-5531