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     Date Submitted:12-01-2015
     Last Modified:12-01-2015 (09:34)
    Job information
     Current job:Research Assistant
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:US only
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems


    Master of Science, Electrical Engineering

    UC San Diego

    Graduation Date: June 2015


    Bachelor of Arts, Physics and Astronomy

    Northwestern University

    Graduation Date: June 2012                                          


    Relevant Coursework

    ·         Computational Physics

    ·         Antenna Theory and Design

    ·         Solid State Electronics


    ·         Computation of Electromagnetic Fields

    ·         Laser Electronics

    ·         Fourier Optics

    ·         Cosmology

    ·         Observational Astrophysics

    ·         Detection Theory

    Skills & Qualifications

    ·         Ability to program in C  and MATLAB for scientific applications and data visualization with gnuplot

    ·         Experience in reading circuit diagrams and constructing simple circuits

    ·         Experience in simulating with COMSOL

    ·         Noise processing and analysis of spectra using IRAF

    ·         Demonstrated use of machine shop equipment such as drills, the lathe, and the mill

    ·         Familiar with LINUX interface

    ·         Equipment testing and troubleshooting

    Additional Skills

    ·         Fluent in Chinese, intermediate level in Japanese

    ·         Familiar with graphic software such as Photoshop and InDesign

    Relevant Experience


    Research Assistant– Ultrafast Nanoscale Optics, Shaya Fainman, UCSD                                                                9/1-Present

    ·         Simulate the thresholdless nanolaser using COMSOL

    ·         Evaluate the result of the COMSOL simulation for laser fabrication parameters

    Research Assistant– Dept of Physics, Brian Keating, UCSD                                                                                          1/14-9/14

    ·         Write or edit programs to noise reduce and analyze astronomical data using MATLAB, C, Fortran, or Python

    ·         Construct simple hardware for the Small Radio Telescope

    Research Assistant- Dept of Physics and Astronomy, David Meyer, Northwestern University                       09/10-06/12

    ·         Assemble databases of coordinates of compact HI clouds through analyzing GALFA fits maps and matching coordinates to the SIMBAD online star catalogue.

    ·         Noise reduction of star spectra using IRAF

    Telescope Assistant– Dept of Physics and Astronomy, Michael Smutko, Northwestern University                              08/11-06/12

    ·         Lead public outreach events where guests are shown objects in the sky currently in season and given a brief history of the Dearborn Observatory

    ·         Operate and calibrate the Dearborn telescope for weekly public outreach events and classes

    Norris TechnicalServiceSupervisor- NorrisStudentCenter, Seamus Egan, NorthwesternUniversity        09/11-06/12

    ·         Host weekly meetings and trainings for the Norris Technical Service staff and report to the Technical Services Manager

    ·         Maintain AV equipment and assess the need for new equipment and replacements

    ·         Also carries out duties of the Norris Technical Services

    Norris Technical Service- - NorrisStudentCenter, Seamus Egan, NorthwesternUniversity                             09/08-09/11

    ·         Provide customer service and equipment for simple lecture events in auditoriums and smart rooms

    ·         Set up and operate small to large PA sound systems for musical performances and other indoor or outdoor events

    ·         Test and troubleshoot sound systems and other equipment

    ·         Report damages or missing equipment to the Technical Service Supervisor or Manager

    Research Fellowships and Memberships

    Illinois  Space Grant Consortium Summer 2011

    Sigma Pi Sigma – Physics Honor Society 2012

    American Physical Society 2012 

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