Objective: Seeking an entry-level engineering position in research & development and applied physics.
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:
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
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
Research Group: Space Plasma Theory
Advisors: Dr. Fatima Ebrahimi & Dr. Bertrand Lefebvre
Responsibilities: Numerical studies of non-axisymmetric magnetorotational instability in MPCX
· 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
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
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
· 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
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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