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     Date Submitted:28-09-2013
     Last Modified:10-10-2013 (05:42)
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     Current job:Space Systems Designer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations
     Keywordsoptics, space system design, system engineer, project manager
    CV

    OBJECTIVE  I would like to obtain a highly technical positionwithin the space exploration system design industry to capitalize on my specialized interests, particularly in instrumentation design, but I am also interested in project management and optics, and pursuing an entry level systems engineering, technician or research scientist position. My goal is to become the bridge that spans the gap between scientists and engineers.

    EDUCATION

    ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY                               Tempe, AZ

    School of Earth and Space Exploration (Exploration Systems Design) (BS)

                            Expected Graduation Date: December 2013

                            Relevant Courses

                                    Concepts of Electrical & Mechanical Design

                                    Practical Electronics and Instrumentation

                                    Senior Capstone Project (High Altitude Student Payload)

                                    Exploration Systems Engineering

                                    Currently In Progress as of (August 2013):

                        Engineering Systems & Experimental Problem Solving

                            Introduction to Astronomy

                                    Writing for the Professions

                                    Exploring the Moon

                                    Career Development

     

    COURSEWORK AT EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY                    Prescott, AZ

    Bachelor of Science,Mechanical Engineering

    Concentration: Propulsion

    Relevant Courses

    Calculus                1-3                  Solidworks                 Thermodynamics             Programming (MATLAB)             Physics 1-3                  Statics

    Digital Circuit Design          Technical Report Writing         Solid Dynamics

     

    PROJECTS                   Lunar Rover Design Process (Science)                          Fall 2013

                                      This project is the basis of an upper level geology course (Exploring the Moon) and revolves around designing a lunar rover. The class was split into groups based on four important geological provinces on the moon.

    ·         Helped to develop specific measurements the rover should take based on scientific needs, goals and objectives found in science community surveys.

    ·         Utilized NASA’s project lifecycle to develop a concept of operations pertaining to the specific geological province.

    ·         Helped develop a con ops, worked together with other group members to create a traceability matrix, various analyses (instrument selection, power and mass allocation etc.), trade tables,  N² diagrams and various other documents.

    ·         Group progress is assessed by a panel of engineers and scientists through Preliminary Design and Critical Design reviews.

     

    Lunar Rover Design Process (Engineering)                      Spring 2013

    The Exploration Systems Engineering class was taught by Paul Scowen and Mark Robinson. The course is designed to put students in a near real world engineering situation. Students were given a Discovery budget, split up into subgroups (power, communication, instrumentation, mobility and smarts) and told to design a lunar rover.

    ·         Utilized steps in NASA’s Project Lifecycle up to Critical Design Review phase.

    ·         As a part of the instrumentation team I went through the process of science instrument selection based on the overarching goals including budget, mass and schedule.

     

    High Altitude Student Payload                       Fall 2012-Spring 2013

    Member of a team that designed a payload that was proposed to fly in the High Altitude Student Payload. Our goal was to try to find a correlation between the depletion of ozone in the atmosphere and its effect of UV-B radiation on plant life.

    ·         Helped select and instrument that takes ozone samples and a camera that takes Far Visual/NIR images of vegetation on the ground,

    ·         Took on the role of project leader during Spring semester.

    ·         Designed and constructed the aluminum housing, assisted in designing and building the required circuitry.

    ·         Learned how to program Arduino prototyping platform.

     

    Radio Telescope Receiver                            Fall 2012

    My final project for Electronics Instrumentation class was to design, build and test a radio receiver.

    ·         Designed, prototyped and built receiver circuit board to take required measurements.

    ·         Designed and machined circuitry housing to be mounted on receiver.

    ·         Measured radio wave emission of the sun. The receiver was mounted on a satellite receiver on top of the PSH building at ASU’s Tempe campus.          

     

    Entrepreneur                                            Summer 2012

    Wrote my first application and obtained a provisional patent (61/722,169) through the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

     

    Turbo Direct Injection Engine Transplant                       Spring 2012

    This is a side project I am currently working on, transplanting a TDI engine from a 2002 VW Jetta into 1986 VW Golf. The engine is being taken down to the bare block and built up using high performance parts. I am building the mechanical, electronic and fuel delivery systems on my own.

     

    Jet Dragster Team                               Spring 2009

    Employed part time as a member of a 4-member team  responsible for designing and building a competition jet dragster which will be capable reaching speeds of over 300 miles per hour.

    ·          Assisted in designing the chassis jig by creating a detailed drawing package using CATIA; steel fabrication, basic construction and assembly of the chassis jig. 

     

    Lighter Than Air Vehicle                                  Spring 2008

    As part of a 5-member team, designed and built a lighter than air vehicle using CATIA and programmed the craft to fly around a course and perform of dropping a payload onto a target using Lego Mindstorms software.

     

    COMPUTER                  Software: CATIA V6, Solidworks, MS Word, Excel (moderately advanced), PowerPoint, MS Visio

    SKILLS                           Languages: LabView, python

     

     

    EXPERIENCE             RESEARCH                           Tempe, AZ

                                              Physics 495 Course                  Fall 2013

    Currently spending final semester performing research for Dr. Nathaniel Butler’s Reionization and Transients Infrared/Optical (RATIR) Project.

    ·         Designed and calibrated an optical bench in order to acquire specific scientific data.

    ·         Tested reflective and transitive properties of glass samples that are currently in place on the RATIR instrument using BWSpec4 spectral data acquisition software.

    ·         The data from these tests will allow us to figure out how different wavelengths of the electromagnetic spectrum affect what the instrument sees particularly toward the 300-400nm range.

                   

    PRACTICAL APPLICATION                                    Tempe, AZ

    SYSTEMS ENGINEERING                         Spring 2013

                                    I have learned numerous practical skills including how to make trade studies, n² diagrams and risk analysis diagrams through the Systems Engineering class.

     

    RESEARCH                                         Tempe, AZ

    NASA ASU Space Grant                            05/2012 - 05/2013

    Assisted Dr. Paul Scowen and his PhD student, Alex Miller calibrating and evaluating  next generation dichroic elements. The planned High Orbit Ultraviolet/Visible Satellite uses a dual-channel wide angle camera and a far ultraviolet spectrograph that will conduct a comprehensive and systematic study of the astrophysical processes and environments relevant for the births and life cycles of stars and their planetary systems.

    ·         Set up and calibrated optical bench.

    ·         Tested a prototype next-generation dichroic

    ·         Compared acquired results with the provisional data sheets provided by the dichroic manufacturer.

     

    CONIFER HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND                                   Conifer, CO

    Member, Front Ensemble                          07/2001 – 04/2007

    Section Leader, Front Ensemble                          07/2006 – 04/2007

    Responsibilities included teaching, reading performing music memorization, organizing practice sessions, and keeping morale up within the section.

     

    ROCKY MOUNTAIN LEADERSHIP SCHOOL                         Peterson AFB Colorado Springs, CO                                                                                                                                                                     6/2005

    Selected to attend leadership encampment where teamwork, time management, group management and public speaking skillsets were acquired.

     

    CIVIL AIR PATROL                                            Bailey, CO

    Squadron Cadet Commander                                      02/2001 - 08/2006

    Involved in Civil Air Patrol for several years, where leadership skills, organization, and structure were learned. During this time different ranks and positions were earned, from element leader to flight leader to sergeant all the way up to Squadron Cadet Commander where jobs include, communicating with Non-Commissioned officers about running an effective squadron, scheduling meetings and organizing activities.

     

    HONORS                        Thirty-five hours of volunteer service and public outreach through Space Grant

    AWARDS&                   ASU NASA Space Grant awarded Fall 2012-Spring 2013

    ACTIVITIES                 1.8t Transplant into 1987 VW GTI running Megasquirt Fuel Injection (Standalone fuel management system). I also assembled the turbocharger.

                                              Jet Dragster Project (one semester, ERAU)    

                                              National Honor Society throughout Junior and Senior years of high school

                                              Conifer High SchoolMarching Band (1st place in state in class 3A)

                                    Billy Mitchell Award (October 2004) awarded by Civil Air Patrol

     

    FULL TIME EMPLOYMENT INCLUDES:

    Line Cook at Doubletree by Hilton – Tempe, AZ

    Line Cook at Mad Hatter Brewpub – Tempe, AZ

    Line Cook at La Bocca Pizza and Wine Bar – Tempe, AZ

    Line Cook at Bucky’s Casino – Prescott, AZ

    Line Cook at Prescott Resort – Prescott, AZ


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