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Wed, 14 Mar 2018 23:24:56 +0000
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Wed, 14 Mar 2018 17:32:25 +0000
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     Date Submitted:30-06-2014
     Last Modified:23-09-2014 (04:20)
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     Current job:PhD Candidate
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Keywordsphysics, mathematics, engineering, hardware, data, analysis, nuclear, particle, construction, design


    09/14/2014 - Present: Research Assistant 

    Florida International University (11200 SW 8th Street, Miami Florida 33199 )

    Conduct independent research in experimental nuclear physics, prepare manuscripts for publication in peer reviewed journals and provide weekly progress reports to collaborators at FIU and Jefferson Lab. Mentor undergraduate and graduate students in data analysis, scientific computing and in research and development for detector systems.


    06/15/2009 - 09/14/2014 : Graduate Research Assistant

    Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) (12000 Jefferson Ave, Newport News Virginia 23606 )

    Performed original research into the photoproduction of strange-quarks, polarization of hyperons, and searches for undiscovered particles including high-mass resonant states and dark matter. Developed data rejection software utilized by the g12 group for nuclear physics analyses. Simulated detector response for various reactions using Monte Carlo methods and GEANT. Author and speaker of over a dozen talks to international audiences and global leaders in physics. Attended and presented at weekly collaboration meetings. Collaborator on the APEX dark matter experiment in Hall A, featured in the scientific journal Nature. Collaborator on the HES-HKS experiment in Hall C. Designed, installed, tested and calibrated a bucking-coil system for the aerogel detector. Measured timing resolution and single photo-electron response of photomultiplier tubes. Provided data analysis and characterized aerogel subsystem responses. Contributor to Jefferson Labs 12 GeV upgrade program. Provided key results for a funding proposal resulting in $5M+ in resources for nuclear research. Aided in the installation of the refurbished Electromagnetic Calorimeter in Hall B. Aided in the construction of the CLAS12 Preshower calorimeter in a semi- cleanroom. Inspected, measured, cut, cleaned and performed cosmic ray tests for 3 km of scintillator strips. Threaded scintillators with optical fibers and performed tests for light leaks. Cut lead sheets and layered them atop scintillators utilizing a high-load crane.


    09/15/2009 - 09/14/2014 : Ph.D. Candidate

    Florida International University (11200 SW 8th Street, Miami Florida 33199 )

    Primary contributor to the cascade physics program at FIU. Made the world's first determination of spin-observables for the cascade hyperon. Independently conceived and executed the world's first measurements of photon-beam-helicity asymmetries for nuclear reactions involving strange-quarks. Conducted investigation for missing hyperon resonant states. Conducted the most precise measurement for mass-splitting of the cascade doublet to date. Forged and headed a collaboration of theoretical and experimental nuclear physics students. Prepared weekly progress reports. Lectured a variety of undergraduate physics courses e.g. PHY2049, PHY2048, PHY2048L. Mentored one undergraduate and one graduate student in nuclear research.


    09/15/2007 - 05/01/2009 : Maters Candidate

    University of Miami (1320 S. Dixie Hwy, Coral Gables Florida 33124 )

    Developed an ocean borne instrument to determine the aerosol content in the skies of Bermuda, Hawaii and San Diego through spectral polarized radiance distribution measurements. Aided in the design and construction of a robotic camera, coupled the camera with a GPS interface and a gyroscopic system and programed and tested its robotics.



    09/15/2009 - 09/06/2014: Florida International Univer - United States - Florida - Miami


    Major: Nuclear Physics

    GPA: 3.9 - 4.0

    Experimental Nuclear Physics 

    Hampton University Graduate Studies Fellowship

    09/15/2007 - 05/15/2009: U of Miami - United States - Florida - Miami

    Master of Science

    Major: Physics

    GPA: 3.5 - 3.6

    Experimental Environmental Optics

    02/15/2005 - 12/01/2006: Macquarie University - Australia - New South Wales - Please select city...

    Bachelor of Science

    Major: Physics

    GPA: 3.7 - 3.8

    Mathematical Physics 

    J.C. Ward, Fellow of The Royal Society Physics Prize 

    DLC Award for Highest GPA in College of Science and Technology 

    DLC Award for Excellence in Music Composition and Performance



    Hardware Skills: Detector modeling and calibration, quality control, electronics, robotics, fiber optics, aerogel cherenkov detectors, soldering, lead sheeting, electromagnetic calorimeters, analog- and time-to-digital converters, discriminators, pulse generators, scintillating media, photomultiplier tubes, silicon photodiodes, high-voltage systems, oscilloscopes, data acquisition systems 


    Analytical Skills: Data analysis, signal processing, software development, background subtraction, statistical analysis, data mining, data rejection, data fitting, method of maximum likelihood, Monte Carlo algorithms, error propagation, data calibration 


    Programming Languages: C, C++, FORTRAN, LATEX, Perl, Python, Shell Scripting 


    Software Packages: ROOT, GEANT4, Mathematica, PAW 


    Operating Systems: Linux, Mac OS X, Unix, Windows



    Top Secret Security Clearance (SCI Eligibility), U.S. Department of Defense

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