SUMMARY OF CORE COMPETENCIES
5+ years of experience in aviation component design, propulsion, and fluid mechanics research
Root cause failure analysis and nonconformance risk assessment
Interim DoD Secret clearance for military engine program
Technical skills: ANSYS, NX, Finite Element Analysis (PATRAN/YFT/calideNG/PThermal), MATLAB, C++
GE Aviation (Cincinnati, OH) June 2012 – April 2016
Responsible for the mechanical and thermal design of developmental and fielded jet engine components. Conducted analysis, test validation and manufacturing design for commercial and military engine programs within various project roles.
Led thermal analysis effort in the completion of root cause investigation in low-cycle failure in turbine blades
Awarded ‘Clear Thinker’ team award for assessing damaged turbine blades’ cooling capability and establishing a maximum damage limit
Examined and approved 23 component cooling design patent submissions for export control status
Produced a 34-case sensitivity study on improving component capability to withstand 100°F temperature increase
Performed thermal analysis to substantiate future cooling design solutions for high-pressure turbine airfoils from multiple engine programs
Validated fuel and metal temperatures for fuel nozzle design reviews through thermal analysis of engine test data
Constructed and delivered thermal instrumentation plan for fuel nozzle testing
Facilitated supplier manufacturing through design iterations that led to 20% weight reduction
Supported valve testing and component design for fuel nozzles within the New Product Introduction (NPI) team
Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering (2010 - 2012)
GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (Magna cum laude)
Bachelor of Science in Physics, Minor in Mathematics (2004 - 2008)
MOREHOUSE COLLEGE (Summa cum laude)
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
Sigma Pi Sigma Physics Honor Society
Pi Mu Epsilon Mathematics Honor Society
Lake Washington Tutoring (Seattle, WA) December 2016 - Present
Providing academic tutoring service, primarily in mathematics and physics, to clients of varying grade-school levels in the Greater Seattle area.
Independent Programming Student (Seattle, WA) April 2016 –Present
Completing independent coding projects through online courses in Python and SQL to expand skills in programming, scripting, data analysis and visualization.
Morehouse College (Atlanta, GA) June 2010 – August 2010
Modeled diffraction gratings for processes involving interferometer lithography in the Micro/Nano Optics Research & Engineering (MORE) Lab. Results included predicting a 10% reduction in fringe intensity with MATLAB simulation.
Bright Star Tutors, Inc. (Atlanta, GA) January 2010 – May 2010
Tutored primary and secondary school students in the areas of mathematics and physical science. Utilized a personal approach that resulted in 80% of students averaging one letter-grade improvement on exams and homework.
Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA) August 2008 – December 2009
Research Assistant / Student
Completed 24 credit hours of graduate coursework in Physics and taught introductory courses:
Led undergraduate recitations in Electromagnetism and Classical Mechanics. Graded in-class problem sets, homework assignments and tests, and proctored exams.
Ran trials for turbulent fluid experiments, in addition to collecting and analyzing test data using MATLAB, in the Center for Nonlinear Sciences lab. Results were used to identify periodicity in two-dimensional fluid turbulence.
Georgia Institute of Technology – Lorraine (Metz, France) June 2008 – August 2008
Investigated applications of quantum cryptography in secure data exchange as one of five students selected for the international research program. Delivered comprehensive presentation on privacy amplification to a global audience.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA) June 2007 – August 2007
Planned, simulated and proposed various models of nuclear fuel rods to improve thermal conductivity and decrease fuel consumption. Validated models through test data from the Nuclear Engineering department’s experimental team.
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (Greenbelt, MD) June 2006 – August 2006
Student Internship Program
Explored the causes and effects of the electromagnetic phenomenon, ‘kilometric continuum’. Compiled and presented its correlations with the transient behavior of Earth's magnetic field to NASA Goddard technical staff.
AWARDS / ACCOMPLISHMENTS
GE Aviation Edison Cornerstone Engineering Development Program
GE Aviation ‘Clear Thinker’ Team Award
Completed Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training
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