Versatile aerospace engineer with comprehensive experience. Master of Engineering degree in Aerospace Engineering from Cornell University. Interest in spacecraft, rockets, satellites, and unmanned aerial vehicles.
Expertise in modeling, dynamic simulation, and guidance, navigation, and control systems. Adept at planning and directing complete project life cycle. Tenacious problem solver. Analytical, articulate, and detail-oriented.
Ongoing Process Improvement
Staff Training & Supervision
Programming & Modeling
QUEST GLOBAL SERVICES, East Hartford, CT
Project Engineer (5/2012 – Present)
Simultaneously manage 2-3 projects with average total value of $300,000+, which involves project quotation, resource allocation, scheduling, budget control, and stakeholder communication. Coordinate delivery, review, revision, and approval of 500+ certification documents across United Technologies Aerospace Systems, Pratt & Whitney, and Bombardier Aerospace. Document, track, investigate, and present disposition for issues and action items related to aircraft certification documents. Mediate discussion and foster resolution of issues pertaining to certification documents. Compose official correspondence to transmit certification documents and rejections or approvals. Train, mentor, and supervise 4-6 team members.
* Pioneered new service offering to support aircraft engine nacelle certification process by establishing and documenting standard processes, templates, checklists, and best practices.
* Created specialized database tool to track certification documents throughout entire review and approval process. Programmed tool to calculate aggregate performance metrics and generate reports tailored to each involved party.
* Continuously improved and generalized processes, templates, tools, and checklists, increasing value to customer, enabling application to other projects, and reducing cost to establish parallel systems.
* Attracted $1,000,000+ in additional revenue to continue service to Bombardier CSeries program and expand service to Mitsubishi MRJ, Embraer KC-390, and Irkut MS-21 programs due to exceptional performance and value provided during initial project.
* Established technical design requirements for vendor hardware. Defined program-wide conventions for finite element modeling of engine assembly and components.
Structural Analyst (5/2011 – 5/2012)
Created 12+ finite element models of various sizes and fidelities. Performed linear and non-linear steady-state thermal, structural, contact, and sub-model finite element analyses. Programmed scripts to apply boundary conditions, interpolate boundary conditions onto sub-models, solve models, and post-process results. Interpreted and presented analysis conclusions to chief engineers in oral presentations and written reports.
* Ensured most limiting load cases were selected for detailed analysis by conducting regression analysis to predict output stress based on input load conditions.
* Predicted life of components by conducting low cycle fatigue analysis prior to crack initiation and damage tolerance analysis to assess rate of crack propagation thereafter.
NASA GLENN RESEARCH CENTER, Cleveland, OH
Fluid Dynamics Intern (6/2010 – 8/2010)
Designed new test section and prepared instrumentation and data acquisition system for experiments conducted in subsonic wind tunnel.
CUAIR, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Project Team Member (1/2010 – 12/2010)
Modeled and evaluated aerodynamic performance of 2 airfoils using computational fluid dynamics for use in autonomous, small-scale, fixed wing unmanned aerial vehicles.
SPACE SYSTEMS DESIGN STUDIO, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Research Assistant (5/2009 – 8/2009)
Conceptualized and developed original six degree of freedom numerical integration dynamic simulation program from first principles to predict trajectory and attitude of solar sail when subject to directed light.
CORNELL UNIVERSITY, COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, Ithaca, NY
Master of Engineering: Aerospace Engineering, 2011
Bachelor of Science: Mechanical Engineering, 2010
Engineer in Training, National Society of Professional Engineers (License 086911)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Society of Women Engineers
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Engineering Applications: ANSYS, ANSYS Workbench, FLUENT, MATLAB, Minitab, SolidWorks, and LabVIEW
General Applications: Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, and VBA
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