CV: Research Assistant



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 Date Submitted:12-01-2015
 Last Modified:12-01-2015 (09:34)
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 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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