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     Date Submitted:27-11-2011
     Last Modified:29-11-2011 (08:40)
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     Current job:Durability Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
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     Keywordsastrodynamics, orbital mechanics
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    Objective:

    Seeking a position demanding innovation, creativity and sound reasoning that allows for utilization of originality, leadership and analytical skills to produce exemplary results

     

    Education:

     

    Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

    Master of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics GPA: 3.34 / 4.00

    Major: Astrodynamics & Space Applications

    Minor: Aerospace Systems

    December, 2010

     

    Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

    Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering GPA: 3.46 / 4.00

    April, 2008

     

    Senior Design:

    Vision Based Roll Stabilization of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

     

    Computer Skills:

    AGIs Satellite Tool Kit (STK)

    NI Lab VIEW

    Algor FEMPRO

    AutoCAD

    MATLAB & Simulink

    Minitab

    MS Access

    ReliaSoft RGA, Weibull ++

    Linux

     

    Experience:

     

    General Electric Transportation (G.E. Rail), Erie, PA Jan 2011 – Present

    Locomotive Durability Engineer

    • Provide accurate failure forecasts of locomotive parts for G.E. customers (CSX Transportation, BNSF, UP, Canadian National, Canadian Pacific, FMX, KCS, KCSM etc.) using statistical analysis while improving upon existing modeling methodologies.

    • Responsible for providing failure forecasts for Locomotive Trucks and Dampers which involve over 400 part numbers and typically have an impact in millions of dollars on G.E.s contract margin reviews.

    • Create and interpret Weibull and Crow AMSAA models. Run Monte Carlo simulations to generate future failure forecasts.

    • Play supporting role in Engineering Technical Reviews and assist new team members grasp statistical and data scrubbing methodologies.

    • Work closely with Design Engineers, Cost Analysts and Project Leaders to help enhance productivity.

     

    Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

    Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, College of Engineering Jan 2008May 2008

    Introduction to Aeronautical Engineering

    • Instruct class of 40 students to enhance knowledge of basic aerodynamics principles and use of aerodynamics software (SUB2D & SUB3D) in weekly lab sessions.

    • Evaluate student lab reports and class homework.

    Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

    Library Operations & Ref Asst, Hicks Undergraduate Library Aug 2008Dec 2010

    Reference Assistant, Management & Economics Library May 2010Dec 2010

    Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

    Science Reference Desk, Dwight B. Waldo Library Aug 2006May 2008

    • Field reference questions from interdisciplinary fields.

    • Responsible for all evening Library operations, supervisor to 8 undergraduate student employees, assist university faculty and students in use of academic databases and provide technical support for library equipment.

     

    Engineering Projects:

     

    Air Transportation Systems December 2010

    • Employed a queuing model to demonstrate the interdependencies between airports within a metroplex using ASDI data.

     

    Optimization, A Numerical Study of Zermelos Problem May 2010

    • Successfully arrived at analytical and numerical solutions for this classic two-point boundary value problem using techniques from Calculus of Variations and two-point boundary value problem solver in MATLAB for various river current profiles.

     

    Vision Based Roll Stabilization of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle May 2008

    • Developed computer code to identify a horizon line based on difference between sky and ground pixels with the use of MATLABs Image Processing Toolbox and the Video Processing Blockset in Simulink.

    • Slope of horizon line provides roll angle which is then used to stabilize UAV.

    Continuous System Modeling and Simulation Jul 2007

    • Successfully completed a graduate level class, obtaining an A grade, while an undergraduate student;Continuous System Modeling and Simulationdone via an Independent Study program.

    • Final Project:Traffic Modeling With Image Processing for Data Acquisitionutilizing MATLABs Image Processing Toolbox and Photogrammetric techniques.

     

    Conference Presentations / Papers:

     

    Madon,K.H.,Vision Based Roll Stabilization of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle,AIAA Student Conference - Region III, Kalamazoo, Michigan, April 11-12, 2008.

    Third Place in AIAA Foundation Competition.

     

    Davis, Charles; Madon,K.H., Design and Implementation of a Mobile Mini-Turbojet Test Facility for Propulsion Lab,AIAA 33rd Aerospace Sciences Symposium, Dayton-Cincinnati, March 04, 2008.

     

    Honors / Activities:

    Member of AIAAAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    Member of Tau Beta Pi, the Engineering Honor Society

    Member of Sigma Alpha Lambda, National Leadership and Honors organization

    Western Michigan University, Deans List


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