Aug '15 - Dec '16 Space Systems Engineering, University of Michigan, Masters (M.E.) GPA: 3.63
Aug '11 - May '15 Aerospace Engineering, University of Kansas, Bachelors (B.S.) GPA: 3.49
May '17 - Present Line Service Technician, Safety Committee Clay Lacy Aviation, WA
Perform flight operation services for military & business aircraft/crew
Created documents to improve company's training and scheduling processes
Identify, report and mitigate risks as part of the risk management system
Sep '16 - Dec '16 Graduate Student Instructor, Spacecraft Technology University of Michigan
Taught and evaluated work on many aspects of space systems design including mission architecture, orbital analysis, and sub-systems (ACDS, thermal, power, radiation and communications) for 28 students
Apr '16 - Nov '16 Shift Manager Little Caesars, MI
Learned quickly and showed reliability to become a manager within 1.5 months
Jan '16 - May '16 Grader, Atmospheric & Space Sciences Instrumentation University of Michigan
Evaluated work on aircraft/spacecraft sensors & apertures from 16 students
Sep '15 - May '16 Lab Attendant, Machine Shop University of Michigan
Manufactured components with a lathe, mill, band saw and 3D printer
Delegated & inventoried tools to complete projects from engineering drawings
Apr '13 - Aug '15 Research Lab Assistant, Composite Laboratory University of Kansas
Fabricated, machined & assembled composite and metallic components to specifications & tolerance from engineering drawings & blueprints
Developed manufacturing instructions & procedures train 6 students
Maintained bill of materials and floor layout to improve company efficiency
Sep '15 - Dec '16 Manufacturing Sub-Team Lead Bioregenerative Life Support System (BLiSS)
Managed team of 4 to prove the feasibility of manufacturing a transparent greenhouse on Mars for NASA funded study
Developed manufacturing processes to improve quality & efficiency
Designed a test program to validate the material capabilities meet requirements
Verified structural capability via FEM for both prototype and full scale models
Sep '15 - May '16 Sub-Team Lead Venus Atmosphere Mobile Platform (VAMP)
Led team of 5 to research and develop the pressure management system of a Venusian airship for a Northrop Grumman sponsored project.
Created project requirements, work breakdown structure, and schedule
Developed a mass, volume, and risk trade study for management techniques
Jan '15 - May '15 Systems Analyst AIAA Strategic Airlift Military Transport
Analyzed, via simulation, the stability & control characteristics of the aircraft
Structurally analyzed the wing/fuselage joint for material sizing & selection
Performed a weight trade study on the power plant system using existing tech.
Jan '15 - May '15 Propulsion Design Engineer AIAA Ultrahigh Bypass Turbofan Competition
Researched and designed a combustor based upon state of the art technology including diffusers, injectors, emission reduction and material selections
Designed chevrons based upon NASA experiments with size, shape & number
Modeled the combustor and chevrons to mesh with the rest of the team's engine
Jan '15 - May '15 TT&C Sub Team Lead CReSIS Ice Sensing Satellite Bid
Designed communications systems & developed link budget to verify system
Aug '13 - Jan '15 Stability & Control Lead Small Unmanned Aerial System Winglet Study
Analyzed stability& control characteristics to optimize winglet angle
Fabricated composite winglet and molded onto existing wingtip for testing
Aug '14 - Dec '14 Test Engineer Strain Gauge Testing Methods Comparison
Implemented test hardware & measured output with 3 different techniques
Utilized finite element simulations to compare measurement techniques
Aug '14 - Dec '14 Design Team Member Senior Project: Yak 54 33% Wing Redesign
Redesigned & manufactured wings to reduce weight & increase load capacity
Performed structural analysis, by hand, to size & characterize 5 initial designs
Performed finite element analysis on 2 design choices to validate load capacity
Space Systems Design
Space Policy & Management
Spacecraft Design Management
Aerospace Systems Design
Aerospace Instrumentation Lab
Aerospace Computer Graphics
Aerospace Materials & Processes
Aerospace Structures I & II
Propulsion System Design I & II
Fundamentals of Jet Propulsion
Reciprocating Propulsion System
Project Management 5 yrs
Planning and Organizing 5 yrs
Technical Instruction 3 yrs
Recruitment & Outreach 3 yrs
Risk Analysis & Mitigation 2 yrs
Machining to specifications 6 yrs
Understanding GD&T 3 yrs
Composite Fabrication 2.5 yrs
Bonding & assembly 2.5 yrs
Tooling 2 yrs
Quality Assurance 2 yrs
Matlab 5 yrs
C++ < 1yr
Python < 1yr
Siemens NX 4 yrs
Solidworks < 1yr
Revit CAD < 1yr
AAA 3 yrs
Patran & Nastran 3 yrs
Satellite Tools Kit (STK) 2 yrs
LabView <1 yr
Microsoft Office 7 yrs
Dreamweaver < 1yr
JANIS < 1yr
AIAA Member Current
Students for the Exploration &
Development of Space 5 years
KU Fencing 2 years
KU Crew 1 year
"Effects of Winglets on Small Unmanned Aerial Systems" AIAA Modeling and Simulation Conference, SciTech 2015
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Jayce Erwin: Employer/Personal
Toby Donjakowski: Employer
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