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     Date Submitted:09-08-2011
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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
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    QUALIFICATIONS

     

     

    * 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.

     

     

    EXPERIENCE

     

     

     

    2011-current

    Structural Engineer, LightSail Energy, Oakland, CA.

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

    2007-2010

    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.

    2005-2007

    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.

    2004-2005

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

    Direct Rapid Manufacturing of Precious Metals. Funded by ProMetal.

    2000-2004

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

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

    1998-2000

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

    Deformation processed Au-Ag and Au-Pt composites.

    1997-1998

    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.

    1995-1997

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

    Development of plasma surface metal coatings for advanced materials.

     

     

    EDUCATION

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    2000-2005

    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.

    1998-1999

    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.

    1992-1998

    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.

     

     

    AWARDS

     

     

     

    2007-2009

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

    2000-2005

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

    2000

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

    2000

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

    1998-1999

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

    1996

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

    1995-1996

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

    1995

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

    1994

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

     

     

    SKILLS

     

     

     

    Coding

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

    FEA

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

    CAD

    SolidWorks (preferred), Pro/E, AutoCAD

     

     

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    US Permanent Resident with Green Card.

     

    11 journal articles and reports + 17 conference papers.


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