Aerospace Engineering | Physics
New US Permanent Resident
MS, Aerospace Engineering
Virginia Tech (2022)
BS, Aerospace Engineering
Virginia Tech (2019)
Machine Learning for Aerospace Systems
Vehicle Dynamics & Control
GNC & SE Lead: RASC-AL 2021 | 08/2020 – Present
Co-founder of Virgina Tech’s first graduate RASC-AL team designing a low-mass Mars Ascent Vehicle for NASA’s human exploration missions
Developing orbital dynamics models for launch and rendezvous with an Earth Transfer Vehicle
Leading GNC system design and optimization
Implementing system-integration models for full-architecture design and optimization
Team Lead: RASC-AL 2019 | 08/2018 – 08/2019
Led 11-member winning team in designing a cislunar tug for NASA’s lunar Gateway
Modeled orbital dynamics of low-thrust cislunar maneuvers
Led design of propulsion and GNC systems
Developed system-integration models for full-architecture design and optimization
Implemented a thorough systems engineering approach to translate high-level requirements into a feasible design
Oversaw the implementation of sound engineering practices, with much energy dedicated to ensuring effective teamwork
Part Owner: VT Motorsports | 01/2018 – 02/2019
Designed and tested aerodynamic structures for two half-size formula vehicles in coordination with 60+ engineering students
Created 3D CAD models in large part assemblies
Modeled aerodynamic and structural loads using FEA tools
Manufactured and assembled aerodynamic structures using composite materials, welded structures, and bonding techniques
Prepared and conducted wind tunnel, structural, and track tests to ensure aerodynamic structures met Formula SAE requirements
VIRGINIA TECH AEROSPACE
Researcher: In-Space Assembly | 08/2020 – Present
Designing concepts to establish persistent autonomous assembly platforms in low Earth orbit
Developing orbital dynamic models for rendezvous and proximity operations
Researching path-optimization algorithms for autonomous maneuvering of small satellites
GRA: SpaceDrones | 08/2020 – Present
Designing an autonomous drone student competition for Virginia’s Commonwealth Cyber Initiative BattleDrones competition
Assembling and testing an autonomous drone base architecture to be used by participating teams
Developing control and decision-making algorithms navigate course and counter cyber-physical obstacles
GTA: ECE Senior Design | 08/2020 – Present
Mentored several engineering student teams in implementing sound design practices and methodologies
Taught systems engineering design approach, from problem definition to trade studies and optimization
Researcher: UAVs | 05/2018 – 08/2018
Led 3-member team in researching wind-induced flow of large bodies of water
Configured and tested ground control software for autonomous multi-vehicle operations
Analyzed GPS and telemetry data to characterize flow
VIRGINIA TECH PHYSICS
Researcher: Q-Weak | 08/2015 – 05/2016
Contributor in first-ever highly precise measurement of the proton’s weak charge at the Jefferson Lab
Analyzed large datasets of electron beam detector measurements to characterize helicity-dependent asymmetries
Spacecraft Operations Engineer | 09/2019 – 03/2020
Satellite mega-constellation looking to bring global internet connectivity by 2021
Full-time offer: start delayed due to immigration delays
Position cancelled due to covid-19 pandemic and bankruptcy filing
Continuous Improvement Intern | 10/2018 – 05/2019
Led optimization of production line processes by applying continuous improvement practices
Developed data-analysis tools to improve decision-making, BOMs, and inventory management
TECHNICAL SKILLS (YEARS)
Manufacturing & Testing
Welded Structures & Bonding (1)
Wind Tunnel Testing (<1)
MS Word (5+)
MS Excel (5+)
MS PowerPoint (5+)
MS Excel VBA (<1)
HONORS & AWARDS
Sigma Pi Sigma Physics Honor Society
Membership awarded to individuals who attain high standards of general scholarship and outstanding achievement in physics
Virginia Tech’s Dean List
F13, F14, S15, F15, S18, F18, S19
Unpublished Manuscript: Exploring Systematic Errors in the Q-weak experiment. 2016
Member | 05/2019 – Present
Member | 01/2018 – 02/2019
Member | 02/2020 – Present
Society of Physics Students
Board Member | 08/2015 – 05/2016
Citizens Climate Lobby
Volunteer | 01/2020 – 02/2021
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