Anselm Wiercioch





Anselm Wiercioch
505A Sunridge Dr. Blacksburg, VA 24060 (540) 815 - 2085


B.S. Mechanical Engineering – Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University – Spring 2016

Work Experience:

Undergraduate Research Assistant – VT Advanced Propulsion and Power Lab – 2015
- Assisted with installation of rotating test rig to analyze heat transfer in various turbine cooling channel configurations
- Aided in data acquisition for visual analysis using heat-sensitive liquid crystal coating
Senior Editor - Space Frontier Foundation, “NewSpace News” – 2014-present
- Lead a growing team to select, research, and write articles concerning recent developments in the commercial spaceflight industry
- Distribute monthly newsletter reaching an audience of over two thousand
MIG Welder, Fabrication Assistant - Artistic Metals – 2012
- Assisted with all aspects of production in a machine shop including design, fabrication, and installation of custom metalwork

Relevant Projects:

UTAS - Fluid Manifold Cost and Weight Optimization – 2015-present
- Working with a team of six to significantly reduce weight and manufacturing cost of a jet turbine fuel distribution manifold
- Project aims to validate laser sintering as a viable manufacturing method for high-pressure fluid components with complex internal geometry
SEC Representative - VT NASA Robotic Mining Competition – 2014
- Served as liaison to VT Student Engineers’ Council
- Worked in a multidisciplinary team to design and build an autonomous robot for entry in the annual NASA Robotic Mining Competition
Member - VT Human Powered Sub Team – 2011-2012
- Independently developed and tested dead-man safety beacon release mechanism for use in fully submerged, human-powered vehicle


Abaqus, MATLAB, Python, Inventor, SolidWorks, LabView, HTRI, STK, Excel, Project, SPICE


Space Frontier Foundation (SFF) 2014-Present
Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) 2012-Present
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 2012-2014
VT Art, Astronomy, Climbing, Entrepreneur, Kendo, Sailing, and Skydiving Clubs (various years)

Volunteer Experience:

VT SEDS – SEC Representative 2015-Present
SFF “March Storm” – Participant 2015
SFF “NewSpace” Conference – Asst. Day Manager, Asst. Volunteer Manager 2014-2015
Southwest VA Mountain Rescue Group – Member 2014-Present
VT Library Student Advisory Board – Founding Member 2013-2014
VT “Big Event” – Team Leader, Participant 2011-2014