CV: Recent physics graduate



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 Date Submitted:08-08-2012
 Last Modified:19-08-2012 (04:10)
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 Current job:Recent physics graduate
 Employment Term:Either
 Job location:Anywhere
 Date available:within a month
 Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
 Keywordsphysics, research, people skills, c++ programming, equipment operation


·         A research position in physics or engineering.  Particular interest in Aerospace and space flight operations.



Creighton University, Omaha, CA             May 2012

Master of Science in Physics

·         Research in High Energy Particle Physics.  Thesis: Analysis of ρ0 Decay from Ultra-Peripheral Collisions in Lead-Lead Interactions at ALICE.

·         Worked at CERN, ALICE experiment (see below)

·         Worked at Brookhaven National Lab, STAR Experiment (see below)

·         Course work included high energy particle physics, electricity and magnetism, classical mechanics, quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, mathematical methods of physics

·         Teaching Fellow 2009-2010 (see below)

·         Research Fellow 2010-2012 (see CERN and Brookhaven sections)

·         Sigma Pi Sigma honor society

Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA           May 2009

Bachelor of Science in Physics

·         Course work included electricity and magnetism, classical mechanics, quantum mechanics, thermal physics, modern physics, electronics, mathematical methods of physics, general chemistry, multivariable calculus

·         Teaching assistant (see below)

·         Activities: Physics club 2008-2009, Tae Kwon Do team 2006-2009, Pepperdine Independent

Entertainment (Acting club) 2006-2009, Dance In Flight 2009



CERN, ALICE Collaboration               Geneva, Switzerland

Data Analysis                     October 2011 – April 2012

·         Analysis of rho vector meson production at ALICE, involving data analysis on specialized systems, collaboration with top scientists in the field, ALICE control room and detector cavern training.

·         Required knowledge of C++, ROOT, Aliroot, Linux, and ALICE data structures

·         ALICE control room shifts for data acquisition and data quality management

·         Member of Electromagnetic Calorimeter work group

·         Member of Ultra Peripheral Collisions work group

·         Reached Creighton DOE grant milestone by producing Rho Meson peak using ALICE data


Brookhaven National Laboratory, STAR experiment             Upton, NY

Slow Controls Expert on site                   January – July 2011

·         On site expert for slow controls system, providing maintenance, troubleshooting, and development work on control systems for STAR experiment

·         Required knowledge of EPICS (Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System), C++, and Linux as well as training for controlled access to the experiment

·         Handled hardware-software interface via channel access system (EPICS), maintained both hardware and software based Input-Output controllers, and was available on call 24 hours a day for troubleshooting during data runs at RHIC particle accelerator

·         Wrote documentation for non-experts

·         Worked shifts in the control room as both shift leader and detector operator


Radiant Asset Management                  Redmond, WA

Programmer                     2008-2009, 2010-2011

·         Programmed experimental trading models in C++

·         Implemented high yield bond trading strategies at direction of Chief Investment Officer





Creighton University, Physics Department                   Omaha, NE

Teaching Fellow, Physics 212 lab                          August - December 2010

·         Taught three labs for Physics 212 at Creighton University

·         Graded labs for 30-40 students

·         Assisted students during lab and with homework

·         Creighton University winner of the AAPT outstanding teaching assistant award for Fall 2011


Pepperdine University, Physics Department                  Malibu, CA

Teaching Assistant, Physics 211 lab                      2007-2008

·         Set up lab equipment, gave lab lectures, ran labs in absence of professor

·         Graded labs for 10-20 students

·         Assisted students as needed with experiments and mathematics


  • Data analysis for cutting edge experiments
  • Analyzing problems and designing experiments



  • ROOT programming framework (for data analysis)
  • EPICS (for control systems)
  • Python and C++ programming languages
  • Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Linux



·         French (moderate knowledge)



·         Eagle Scout

·         4th Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do

·         International Marathons

·         Acting throughout high school and college

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