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     Date Submitted:02-01-2014
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     Current job:Associate Engineer
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     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Launch Systems
     KeywordsRecent Physics graduate with experience in academia and R& D. • Problem solving • Root-Cause Analysis • Numerical/Data/Graphical Analysis • Product/Component Testing • Data Collection • Procedure Development • Python Programming
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    Objective:  Seeking an entry-level engineering position in research & development and applied physics.

     

    Profile Summary

     

    Recent Physics graduate with experience in academia and Research & Development. Roles include: Teaching, supervising, tutoring, problem solving, grading, root-cause analysis, numerical/data/graphical analysis, lab work, equipment assembly, product development, component testing, optimization, and automation. 

     

    Motivated and curious individual with demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with management, peers, and subordinates. Proven history of working collaboratively, and individually, to find solutions and new understanding of underlying principles, in order to better contribute to an end goal. Areas of expertise include:

     

    • Problem solving
    • Root-Cause Analysis
    • Numerical/Data/Graphical Analysis
    • Product/Component Testing
    • Data Collection
    • Procedure Development
    • Python Programming
    • Trumpet


     

    Computer Skills:                Windows, Mac OS X, Unix, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Mathematica, Python, Matplotlib, C++, bash, and SolidWorks

     

    Equipment Skills:               Electrical/thermal/optical testing equipment (Digital multimeters/voltmeter/ammeter/ohmmeter, oscilloscopes, signal generators, power supplies, thermocouples, etc.), hand tools, microscope, telescope, vacuum system, temperature controls, gas flow meters, soldering

     

    Professional Experience

     

    University of New Hampshire Durham, NH                                                                                                                     

    Jan. 2012 – May 2013

     

    Graduate Teacher’s Assistant, Department of Physics           

    Advisor: Dr. Michael Briggs, Lab Manager

    Responsibilities: Ran undergraduate physics labs, tutoring, and grading                                                                         

    ·         Co-managed lab sections for introductory Physics I & II

    o    Supervised student’s progress

    o    Guided students in problem solving by exposing different approaches,  providing thought provoking questions to steer them in the right direction, and working out thorough collaborative  step-by-step solutions when needed

    o    Prepared and set-up labs based from a pre-made lab manual

    ·         Graded lab reports, in-lab worksheets, recitation worksheets, and exams

    ·         Met with lab manager and professors, on a weekly basis, to discuss the logistics of labs

     

    Space Science Center; Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space; UNH Durham, NH                                        

    Summer 2012

     

    Research Assistant    

    Research Group: Space Plasma Theory

    Advisors: Dr. Fatima Ebrahimi & Dr. Bertrand Lefebvre                                                                    

    Responsibilities: Numerical studies of non-axisymmetric magnetorotational instability in MPCX

    (Abstract: http://meeting.aps.org/Meeting/DPP12/Event/175214)

    ·         Utilized an eigenvalue problem solver code (evpsolver) to solve for the maximum growth rates of the magnetorotational instability (MRI) in a differentially rotating plasma

    ·         Automated the process of running evpsolver and finding, sorting, and plotting the appropriate data via python programming and Matplotlib

    ·         Wrote a python program to solve the local dispersion relation to verify the accuracy of evpsolver   

     

    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY                                                                                                                

    June 23 – August 24, 2011

     

    Visiting Scholar & Intern

    Research Group: Future Chips Constellation

    Advisor: Dr. Christian Wetzel

    Responsibilities: Assisted with LED research

    ·         Performed electrical and optical measurement/characterization of new green LED devices

    ·         Qualified to run characterization measurements

    o    QuickTest, RTA, XRD, Leihighton

    ·         Focused on I-V characterization of GaInN/GaN Solar Cells

    o    Graphical analysis of collected I-V data, using Python programming and Matplotlib

     

    North Park University Chicago, IL                                                                                                                                    

    May – December 2009

     

    Teacher’s Assistant, Department of Physics

    Advisor: Professor Linda McDonald

    Responsibilities: Tutored and assisted with labs for introductory level courses                                                  

    ·         Interfaced with professors to discuss logistics of labs and tutoring

    ·         Worked with students in individual and group settings employing  various lesson techniques to optimize each student’s understanding

     

    Nanocomp Technologies, Inc. Concord, NH                                                                                                                         

    May – August 2008

     

    Engineering Intern

    Responsibilities: Assist in R&D of Carbon Nanotube yarns and textiles                                                            

    ·         Assisted Thermoelectric group

    o    Thermoelectric testing (e.g. thermal/electric conductivity, resistance, current, voltage, specific heat, device efficiency, etc.)

    o    Assisted with the development of thermoelectric P-N junction devices

    ·         Worked on the calibration of a new Chemical Vapor Deposition Furnace/textile/vacuum system

    o    Experimented with temperature controls, gas flows, fuel injection rates, yarn collection rates, collection fixtures, etc.

    o    Utilized test results (e.g. Raman spectroscopy, tensile strength) of experimental product to guide root-cause analysis/calibration

    ·         Data collection and graphical analysis using Microsoft Excel

     

    Freelance Musician (Trumpet)                                                                                                                                                                

    2005 – 2010

     

    ·         Holiday Church services

    o    Accompanied choir

    o    Brass quintet/ensemble

    o    Church orchestra

    ·         Pit-orchestra

    o     Community/University/youth plays, operas, and musicals(e.g. Guys & Dolls, Les Miserables, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum)

    ·         Youth/community orchestra

    o    Manchester NH youth orchestra, and wind ensemble

    o    UNH youth concert band

    ·         Trumpet teacher

     

    Landscaping and property maintenance                                                                                                                     

    May – August 2006

     

    ·         Mulching, lawn mowing, raking, patio construction, masonry, sanding, and painting

     

    Family Physical Therapy Services Bedford, NH                                                                                                                                

    2003 – 2006

     

    Office Assistant & Custodian

    Responsibilities: Day to day office and custodial duties

    ·         Learned the inner workings of a small business

    ·         Scheduled patients

    ·         Organized patient filing system                                                                            

    ·         Daily office custodial services                                                             

     

    Activities/Personal Achievements:

    ·         North Park University Music Ensembles:

    o    Lead Trumpet, Jazz Ensemble, 2006-2010

    o    Trumpet, Jazz Combo, 2009-2010

    o    Trumpet, Concert Band, 2006-2010

    o    Principle Trumpet, 2008-2010

    o    Principle Trumpet, Orchestra, 2006-2010

    o    Trumpet, Brass Ensemble/Quintet, 2007-2010

    ·         Building a 15ft. skerry (sailboat)

    ·         6 week cross-country motorcycle trip, alone, summer 2013

    o    NH to the Pacific Northwest (OR,WA,BC), and back.

    o    9500+ miles

     

    Education:

    North Park University, Chicago, IL               May 2010

    B.S. in Physics, w/ Minor in Music

               

    University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH             September 2011 - May 2013

    Continued Education & Graduate Studies in Physics               


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