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     Date Submitted:09-08-2011
     Last Modified:10-08-2011 (08:18)
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     Current job:Structural Engineer
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:US only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     Keywordsansys nastran femap composite satellites




    * Highly motivated engineer with 10 years of aerospace research experience focusing on spacecraft composite structures.


    * Broad engineering background associated with structural design, analysis, and optimization.


    * Solid educational credentials including a Ph.D. in Mechanics, M.S. in Materials Science, and M.S. in Aerospace Engineering.


    * Focused on excellence with a successful record of developing new ideas and products for aerospace applications.








    Structural Engineer, LightSail Energy, Oakland, CA.

    Design of composite high-pressure vessels for compressed-air energy storage.


    Postdoctoral Associate, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Department of Bioinformatics & Genomics, Charlotte, NC.

    Modeling of competitive DNA hybridization and kinetics for the purpose of predicting binding outcomes on DNA microarray. Funded by NIH.


    Research Associate, Clemson University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Clemson, SC.

    Multivariate optimization, packing and configurational vehicle design for the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV). Funded by U.S. Army TACOM.


    Research Assistant, Virginia Tech, Center for High Performance Manufacturing, Blacksburg, VA.

    Direct Rapid Manufacturing of Precious Metals. Funded by ProMetal.


    Research Assistant, Virginia Tech, Department of Engineering Science & Mechanics, Blacksburg, VA.

    Optimization of composite structures by an improved genetic algorithm. Funded by AFOSR.


    Research Assistant, Ames National Laboratory, Metallurgy and Ceramics Division, Ames, IA.

    Deformation processed Au-Ag and Au-Pt composites.


    Research Assistant, Siberian Aerospace Academy, Department of Computer Modeling, Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

    Analysis and design of toroidal composite shell. Design of deployable composite space antennas. Composite structures for space satellites.


    Intern Mechanical Engineer, The Krasnoyarsk Machine-Building Plant, Research Composite Laboratory, Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

    Development of plasma surface metal coatings for advanced materials.








    Ph.D., Engineering Science & Mechanics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA.

    Dissertation: An improved genetic algorithm for optimization of composite structures. Committee: Prof. Zafer Gurdal (Advisor), Prof. Layne Watson, Prof. Liviu Librescu, Prof. Eric Johnson, Prof. Mahendra Singh.


    M.S., Materials Science & Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA.

    Thesis: Micro-structural relationships of heavily deformed Au-Ag and Au-Pt composites. Advisor: Prof. Alan M. Russell.


    M.S., Aerospace Engineering, summa cum laude, Siberian State Aerospace University, Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

    Thesis: Bending of a sandwich composite toroidal shell stiffened by rings under external pressure. Advisor: Prof. Alexander V. Lopatin.








    Richard Priory Postdoctoral Fellowship, Duke Energy, Charlotte, NC.


    Graduate Research Fellowship, ESM, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA.


    Ames Laboratory Inventor Incentive Award, AmesLab, Ames, IA.


    The International Precious Metals Institute (IPMI), Outstanding Work Award in Precious Metal Research , Iowa State University, Ames, IA.


    L.W. Huncke Foundation Scholarship, Iowa State University, Ames, IA.


    Russian Presidential Scholarship for Talented Young Researchers, Siberian Aerospace Academy, Krasnoyarsk, Russia.


    The Gagarin’s Award for Academic Excellence, Siberian Aerospace Academy, Krasnoyarsk, Russia.


    The National Competition in the Strength of Materials, 1st place, Siberian Aerospace Academy, Krasnoyarsk, Russia.


    SAA Competition in the Strength of Materials, 1st place, Siberian Aerospace Academy, Krasnoyarsk, Russia.








    C++, Java, Perl, Python, Fortran, R, Mathematica, Matlab (preferred), Maple.


    Ansys (preferred), Patran+Nastran, FEMAP, Abaqus, Comsol Multiphysics, HyperWorks, HyperSizer.


    SolidWorks (preferred), Pro/E, AutoCAD







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