Caltech Postdoctoral Scholar May 2015 – September 2015.
Caltech Graduate Student September 2010 – May 2015.
• PhD in Theoretical Physics: Gauge Invariant Spectral Cauchy Characteristic Extraction of Gravita- tional Waves in Computational General Relativity.
• Designed, implemented in C++, tested, and published the Spectral CCE algorithm.
• Spectral CCE algorithm is three orders of magnitude faster than the previous standard.
Princeton Prospects in Theoretical Physics Quantum Field Theory 2010 and Biophysics 2011.
Sydney University Optics Research November 2009 – September 2010.
• Invented, designed, analysed, and published a new type of blazed diffraction grating.
• Blazed evanescent grating can improve optical microscope performance by an order of magnitude.
Sydney University BSc (Advanced Mathematics) Honours (Physics) University Medal January 2006 – November 2009.
• Triple major in Pure Maths, Applied Maths, Physics. Academic Scholarship with Merit.
• Shiroki Prize for best thesis, Barker Scholarship, Farrand Scholarship, Malcolm Turki Memorial Award.
International Physics Olympiad Gold Medalist Salamanca, Spain 2005.
Hyperloop One Levitation Engineer January 2016 – Present.
• Responsible for research, analysis, modelling (FEA and analytic), design, testing, vendor management, and manufacturing for several parallel levitation technology development paths.
• Filed five patents and provided expert technical support on hundreds of projects with every team.
• Contributed design tweaks that improved devloop performance-to-cost ratio by a factor of five.
Frontier Development Lab Space Scientist June – August 2017.
• Developed cutting edge planetary protection solar weather prediction software.
• Leveraged deep learning LSTM neural networks in partnership with IBM and NASA.
Hyperloop One Engineering Intern September 2015 – December 2015.
• Built statistical models to predict induced demand in potential Hyperloop markets.
• Invented a new form of passive electrodynamic magnetic levitation.
Caltech Space Challenge Mission Architect, Systems Engineer, Orbital Dynamics Analyst March 2015.
• Developed winning proposal to conduct extended crewed study of a captured near-Earth asteroid.
Caltech Graduate Teaching Assistant September 2010 – May 2015.
• Taught Ph 12 (Waves/QM), Ph 6/7 (Nuclear Lab), Ph 20/21/22 (Computing for Physicists).
Burning Man Coup de Foudre Tesla Coil February – August 2014.
• Performed structural design, analysis, construction, toroid design, and capacitor circuit safety design.
Caltech GALCIT Autonomous Assembly of a Reconfigurable Space Telescope February – July 2014.
• Developed embedded piezo mirror control and communications hardware test bed software in C.
• Contributed design innovations that reduced system complexity, mass, power draw, latency and de- bugging time scale by an order of magnitude, each.
• Experience with C, C++, Mathematica (expert), Matlab, Keras, TensorFlow, Python, LATEX(expert), Linux, ANSYS (expert), JMAG, make, version control.
• Data analysis, statistics, physical modeling, differential equations, vector/tensor calculus, complex analysis, controls, group theory, discrete math, public key cryptography, technical writing, manufac- turing, 3D printing, public speaking.
• Electromagnetism, gravitation, orbital mechanics, thermodynamics, condensed matter/solid state physics, quantum physics, nuclear physics, relativistic quantum physics, geology, geophysics, geodesy, physiology, geography, aerodynamics, fluid dynamics, magnetohydrodynamics, plasma physics, space physics, astrophysics, superconductivity, combustion chemistry, organic chemistry.
Selected Publications And Talks
• Talk: “Levitating the Hyperloop.” InnovatED.LA, Wildwood School. 15 October 2016.
• Talk: “Confronting the Credibility Gap in Crewed Exploration of Mars.” Mars Society Conference, Washington, DC. 22 September 2016. https://youtu.be/c0a7eR8Wi4Y
• Handmer, C J. Waterfront on the Martian Planitia: Algorithmic emergent catchments on disordered terrain. arXiv: astro-ph.EP 1606.05224
• Handmer, C J, B Szil ́ agyi and J Winicour. Spectral Cauchy Characteristic Extraction of strain, news and gravitational radiation flux. Class. Quantum Grav. 33 225007, 2016. arXiv: gr-qc 1605.04332
• Roa, J and C J Handmer. Quantifying hazards: asteroid disruption in lunar distant retrograde orbits. arXiv: astro-ph.EP 1505.03800
• Handmer, C J. Genetic optimization of the Hyperloop route through the Grapevine. arXiv: cs.NE 1503.01524
• Handmer, C J, B Szilagyi and J Winicour. Gauge Invariant Spectral Cauchy Characteristic Extraction. Class. Quantum Grav. 32 235018, 2015. arXiv: 1502.06987
• Handmer, C J and B Szil ́ agyi. Spectral Characteristic Evolution: A New Algorithm for Gravitational Wave Propagation. Class. Quantum Grav. 32 025008, 2015. arXiv: 1406.7029
• Handmer, C J et al. Blazing evanescent grating orders: a spectral approach to beating the Rayleigh limit. Optics Letters, 35 17, pp. 2846-2848, 2010.
• Sukhorukov, Andrey A; Handmer, C J; de Sterke, C M; Steel, M J. Slow light with flat or offset band edges in few-mode fiber with two gratings. Optics Express, 15 26, pp. 17954-17959, 2007.
• Travel: Couchsurfing, 46 countries, hitchhiked across Asia including Road of Bones, Russian Far East.
• Languages: English, Latin, Russian, Spanish.
• Outdoor activities: Camping, alpine/rock climbing, sailing, hiking, volcanology, SCUBA, skydiving.
• Private pilot, high performance/complex rated, 240 hours PIC.
• Glee club, Fluid Dynamics a cappella, leadership, classical piano, music arrangement.
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