Nandakumar Puspanathan CV 2015
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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No 65 Taman Kristal2, Dengkil, Malaysia
Phone : +6012-9232782 Malaysia
+86 156 582 52 173 China
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Sex : Male
Birthday : June 23, 1974
Marital Status : Married
Languages : English,Malay,Tamil.
Age : 40
Coventry University, United Kingdom.
Bachelors of Engineering, Mechanical/Automotive
1997 – 1999
Diploma, Mechanical Engineering
1994 – 1997
Strong understanding of fundamentals
Simulation data analysis and correlation
Objective data analysis and correlation
Ride & Handling tuning
Experienced in a wide variety of vehicle segments and able to deliver premium
level combinations of ride & handling.
Springs, ARB, compliance/ bushings, dampers, tyres.
Strong automotive background in passenger vehicles, high performance, special
application, EV, Hybrid, and motorsport vehicles.
Good understanding of Mechanical engineering, manufacturing, engineering
materials, human-machine interface/control, GD&T, machining, fabrication &
Versatile and Innovative, able to generate conceptually original solutions - ie
non-Newtonian suspension, energy efficient vehicles, lightweight architecture etc
Trained in subjective evaluation by Lotus Engineering, Over 10 years of
experience evaluating and tuning many vehicles.
Multiple Rally Championship winner, able to perform limit handling maneuvers
with relative ease.
Stunt driving for films, TV commercials & demo events.
Experienced advanced driving instructor.
Over 15 years of experience leading engineering projects
Experienced in complete vehicle design, development, validation &
Experienced in sales, brand building, marketing & international business
Professional motorsport engineering and team management.
Senior Technical Expert - Vehicle dynamics
Geely Automobile Research Institute
2015 - Current Hangzhou China
Ride & handling Subjective tuning
Objective testing and correlation
K & C rig testing and data correlation
CAE simulation data correlation
Vehicle Dynamics Engineer
2012 – 2014 Ningbo, China.
Vehicle Dynamics, Ride & handling,
Fitness approval of test mules
Lead role in Chassis, Suspension & Brakes engineering
Prototyping of mule car chassis components.
Owner/Director at Radical Chassis Solutions Pvt Ltd & Deus Automotive Pvt Ltd
2012 – Present (2 years) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Design and prototyping of competition vehicles. Licensed to manufacture competition kit
Radical Chassis Solutions
2009 – Present (5 years)
Vehicle Dynamics/Ride & Handling.
Design and manufacture of competition and aftermarket dampers.
Chassis Engineering services
End to end motorsport solutions.
Lead Engineer Vehicle Dynamics
Bufori Motor Car Company (M) Sdn Bhd
2006 – 2009 (3 years)Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Engineering Team lead.
Lotus Engineering Malaysia
2000 – 2005 (5 years)Selangor, Malaysia
Catia, Chassis design, Chassis development, Vehicle Dynamics, Ride & Handling.
Ride & Handling
Chassis development and ride & handling tuning.
Ride and handling assessment, damper tuning, anti-roll bars, bushing and tire tuning
and lead role in chassis/suspension engineering of Geely & Detroit Electric vehicles.
Design and development of a GT prototype.
Design, Prototyping, testing and development of a GT race car/demo prototype for a
client. Vehicle was designed with external, internal and underbody aerodynamics along
with aero-friendly suspension geometry. Among primary vehicle dynamics goals in this
project were to achieve a linear translation from mechanical grip/balance to
aerodynamic grip/balance, lowest possible polar moments of inertia with high yaw
stability, efficient aerodynamics that incorporated heat and drag management. This was
successfully achieved through an integrated design approach covering suspension
geometry, steering geometry, vehicle architecture and aerodynamic pressure
management. Design was done with Solidworks and scope covered Chassis dynamics
& statics, powertrain integration,Spaceframe chassis with integrated Roll cage,
composite body marriage, jigs, fixtures, and other miscellaneous bits and bobs. Project
was carried through prototyping, and testing.
Chassis Development of National Competition Kit Cars
Design, testing and development of chassis components for the Beijing Volkswagen
Racing Team. A factory team based in China. Scope of project included hard points re-
engineering to decouple vertical and roll stiffness, Steering Geometry improvements,
suspension tuning, testing and development.
Ride & Handling tuning of Lotus/Proton vehicles, Malaysia
2003 to 2008
Ride and handling subjective assessment, damper tuning, anti-roll bars, bushing and
Works driver and Malaysian Rally Champion (class and category) from 2003 to 2010.
AAM Rally driver of the year 2004
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