305 K Webb St.
Blacksburg, Virginia 24060
Home: (540) 951-8482
E-mail Address: mmulford@vt.edu


Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University Blacksburg, Va.
Graduation date: May, 1998, B.S., Engineering Science and Mechanics,
Major GPA: 4.0, Overall GPA: 3.97


Center for Adhesive and Sealant Science (CASS) at Virginia Tech and Amoco Polym rs
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Undergraduate Research Fellow 5/97 - 8/97
- Project: The Preliminary Development of a Fracture Test for Epoxy Molding Compound
(used in microelectronics encapsulation)
- performed tests to measure the material properties (E, K1c, plastic behavior)
- measured the critical strain energy release rate of notched coating adhesion (NCA) specimens
- developed a finite element model to analyze the results and verify the theoretical equations

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Underwater Explosions Research Division
Chesapeake, Va.
Co-op Student Trainee 5/96 - 8/96
- learned methods used in testing and analysis in an underwater shock environment
- researched and wrote a report on the Superstructure Response in Amphibious Ships
- created 3d AutoCad drawings for visualization purposes
- built a finite element model to calculate properties for a simulation model
- obtained Confidential security clearance

Mike's Lawn Mowing Service
Virginia Beach, Va.
Owner and Manager '87 - '95
- learned marketing techniques while building the business from one to 25+ customers
- learned management skills, and costs and revenues forecasting
- established a efficient service that provided quality performance to satisfied customers
- purchased my equipment which included a truck, and was able to save up enough
money to pay for room and board during my college years


Software used: ABAQUS and Cosmos (finite-element modeling software), MatLab,
FORTRAN, AutoCad v13, UERD Tools (data analyzer and presenter),
VenSim (model simulation software), spreadsheets (Excel, QuatroPro)


- 97/98 - E. W. Allen Memorial Scholarship, Frank J. Maher Scholarship, Diane E. Sharpe
Scholarship in Adhesion Science, Center for Adhesive and Sealant Science Undergraduate Fellow
- 96/97 - Civil Engineering Alumni Board Scholarship, President's List, top 1% of class
- 95/96 - Seay Scholarship, President's List
- 93/94 - Marshall Hann Engineering Scholarship, Dean's List
- Specific art honors: Student Art Gallery Finalist (artwork on display in Chrysler museum),
artwork and an interview in the Virginian Pilot & Ledger Star newspaper


Tau Beta Pi (National Engineering Honor Society)
The Navigators (Bible Study Leader)
University Honors Program
Mountain Biking Club of Virginia Tech
American Society of Civil Engineers
Fellowship of Christian Athletes