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     Date Submitted:26-06-2014
     Last Modified:02-07-2014 (04:07)
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     Current job:Graduate Research Assistant
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsProject Planning & Management, System & Requirements Development, Trade-off Analysis, Verification & Validation, MS Office Suite, MATLAB, P-SPICE, AutoCAD/Solidworks, EAGLECAD, Photoshop/Illustrator, SysML, LaTeX , Lean/6 Sigma Principles, C,C++ & Java Pr
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    SUMMARY

    Systems engineer combining laboratory and industrial experience to promote interests in sensor systems for aerospace/defense industries and investigating/developing new ideas involving exploration of outer space/exotic environments, automation and optimization of systems, and innovative technologies.
     

    SKILLS

    Proficient in: Project Planning & Management, System & Requirements Development, Trade-off Analysis, Verification & Validation, MS Office Suite, MATLAB, P-SPICE, AutoCAD/Solidworks, EAGLECAD, Photoshop/Illustrator, SysML, LaTeX

    Familiarity with: Lean/6 Sigma Principles, C,C++ & Java Programming, Embedded Systems,  Microelectronics & Electronics Packaging, Macroprocessing & Microfabrication, Class 1000 Clean Rooms, Energy Management, Materials Science, ANSYS FEA, CADENCE EDA, MySQL, MiniTab, IBM DOORS, ISO 9000 family
     
    Languages: Basic Spanish, French, German

    Certifications: Scanning Electron Microscope Training, Confined Space Entry, CPR & First Aid
     

    EDUCATION

    University of Maryland
    College Park, MD
    GPA 3.59/4.0             May 2014
                                              
    M.S., Systems Engineering, Specialization in Robotics
    Thesis: Large Area All-Elastomer Tactile Sensors for Robotic Skins

    Relevant Graduate Courses:
    • Advanced Space Systems Design
    • Polymer Engineering
    • Mechanics of Electronic Systems
    • Solid State Electronics & Physics
    • Sensor Systems and Design    
    • Human Factors for Sys. Eng.    
    • Systems Req. & Tradeoff Analysis
    • Systems Quality Analysis    
    • System Life Cycle Analysis

    University of Maryland, Baltimore County
    Catonsville, MD
    GPA 3.10/4.0               May 2008
    B.S., Chemical Engineering      

     

    ENGINEERING EXPERIENCE

    Advanced Engineering Design, Inc. Contractor for US. General Services Administration
    Washington, D.C.
    Project Engineer/Manager                                                                October 2008 - August 2011
    •    Created, managed, evaluated and executed FAR-compliant contracts with various roles
    •    Researched equipment and new technologies to be implemented for steam/energy plant and distribution system
    •    Utilized ASME, IEEE and other ANSI regulated standards in technical drawing development
    •    Various roles in projects including: Project Engineer & Manager, Technical Representative, Work Inspector

     

    Highlighted Projects

    Stanchion Project ($1.7 M)                                                                                      2008 - 2011
    •    Coordinated with contractors on development of structural system
    •    Reviewed and investigated previous structural blueprints and physical analysis of systems
    •    Developed additional safety and lifetime extending measures while keeping in budget and standard compliant

    Manhole Improvement Project ($300 K)                                                                     2010 - 2011
    •    Investigated and developed electrical and drainage systems for manholes
    •    Designed upgradable system for future additions and ease of maintenance
     
    Condensate Return Improvement Project ($500 K)                                                     2009 - 2010
    •    Facilitated program for analyzing and improving condensate return system
    •    Implemented new division points for improved isolation, maintenance, and functionality of condensate system
    •    Program increased return efficiency by 40% and will continue to develop further improvements to system

    Tunnel Safety Improvement Project ($130 K)                                                             2008 - 2009
    •    Evaluated tunneling systems for electrical and safety improvements
    •    Improved airflow, lighting, and accessibility to tunnel and material access points

    Environmental Assessment and Remediation Projects (cum. $450 K)                          2008 - 2011
    •    Continued efforts in maintaining OSHA and EPA compliance for areas concerning asbestos removal and  remediation, oil removal and spill prevention, groundwater and soil contamination, and general safety protocols
     

    RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

    University of Maryland, College Park Institute for Systems Research
    College Park, MD
    Graduate Research Assistant in Micro Robotics Laboratory                   October 2012 - June 2014
    •    Developed, designed and modeled all-elastomer artificial skins for robotics and health-monitoring applications                                                           
    •    Generated test cases and test apparatuses for data collection and evaluation on a minimal budget
    •    Created working demonstration prototype of artificial skin, funded by NASA Grant #NNX12AM02G
    •    Utilized programming languages such as C++ and java for embedded system design and Electronic Design Automation software for custom PCB development and production
    •    Class 1000 clean room experience, microcontroller, PCB and MEMS research

    University of Maryland, Baltimore County Dept. of Environmental Engineering          
    Catonsville, MD
    Research Assistant and Investigator                                                     June 2008 - October 2008
    •    Determined toxicity of CNTs upon sedimentary aquatic organisms through EPA 28 day and 42 day toxicity studies
    •    Aided laboratory experiments in heavy metal removal from sediments
    •    Researched CNT production methods and modes of delivery into ecosystems
    •    Developed novel apparatus for stable water delivery for CNT toxicity study
    •    Investigated toxicity of sediments and remediation solutions to Superfund sites and Chesapeake bay
    •    Determined CNTs useful in excessive ammonia reduction within sediments

    University of Maryland, Baltimore County Dept. of Chem. & Biochem. Engineering       
    Catonsville, MD
    Senior Capstone Project- Algae-based Fuel Production Plant                                      Spring 2008
    •    Implementation and executed detailed project design of ethanol and biodiesel plant utilizing algae as fuel source
    •    Analyzed and optimized units of operation including bio-reactors, transportation, heat xfer and separations units  
    •    Created detailed plant layout, plant simulation, and economic analysis for business proposal

    Millennium Inorganic Chemicals                                                   
    Glen Burnie, MD
    Internship                                                                                                            Summer 2007
    •    Utilized knowledge of chemical reaction engineering and extensive research to redesign TiO2 Oxidation Pilot Plant
    •    Investigated issues regarding scaling of processes, performed proper PFD and P&ID detailing in AutoCAD and                reviewed proper Alarm and Trip Schedules
     

    PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

    Block, Peter D., and Sarah Bergbreiter. "Large area all-elastomer capacitive tactile arrays." Sensors, 2013 IEEE. IEEE, 2013.

    Speaker, “Large area all-elastomer capacitive tactile arrays,” presented at the IEEE Sensors 2013 Conference, Nov. 4, 2013 , Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

    Speaker “All Elastomer Tactile Sensors for Robotic Skins”, International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), Chesapeake Chapter. Feb. 19, 2014 at Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University, Laurel, MD, USA.
     

    ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

    Patapsco Heritage Greenway, Inc.
    Ellicott City, MD
    Volunteer Aide & Stream Captain                                                                     June 2009 – May 2014
    •    Aided and instructed participants in proper stream cleanup and trash removal techniques
    •    Provided training to volunteers for chemical testing in aquatic/estuary environments

    National Recycling Coalition                                              
    Washington, D.C.
    Volunteer                                                                                                August 2008 - October 2009

    University of Maryland, Baltimore County                                     
    Catonsville, MD
    Leadership Positions & Awards
    •    UMBC Students for Environmental Awareness: VP of Campus Sustainability Fall 2007 - Spring 2008
    •    Received Volunteer to Implement Best New Project (UMBC Serves Award)                    Spring 2008
    •    Residential Assistant                                                                                Fall 2007 - Spring 2008
    •    Climate Sustainability and Landscape Committees                                      Fall 2006 - Spring 2008
    •    Student Government Association Representative: Environmental Staff           Fall 2007 - Spring 2008
    •    Received Bin it! Grant (NRC/Coca-Cola Recycling Bin Grant) $4800                                  Fall 2007
     

    PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS                                                                  

    •    American Institute for Chemical Engineers                                                             2009 - Present
    •    American Chemistry Society                                                                                2011 - Present
    •    American Association for the Advancement of Science                                           2013 - Present


     


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