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     Date Submitted:13-11-2010
     Last Modified:11-08-2017 (07:33)
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     Current job:Sr. Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:, , Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsElectrical Engineering Intelligent Materials Digital Controls Software Hardware Scientific Computing Sensor Actuator Embedded Programming System Project Management


    Providing strategic leadership at the interface between digital and real world engineering application. Experience in high and low level programming and design of embedded computer systems for real time feedback control, data acquisition, data analysis, and Cloud IoT connectivity. Capable and effective in analyzing processes for optimize existing technologies and conceive new technologies.



    Schlumberger, Testing and Process, Houston, TX…………………………August 2016 to Present

    Senior Engineer – Digital Technology at Process System Technology Center

    Managing internal and external resources for the development of a Cloud connected Power Unit - IoT

    Responsible for managing technology life cycle of full electrostatic treatment product line

    Provides strategic leadership on operating procedures related to the electrostatic product line

    Responsible for capturing requirements on product upgrades and turn them into proposals

    Providing direction and expertise for the integration of new and existing technologies to the Digital Field

    Providing quarterly project updates to executive management

    Collaborated with Technology Manager and Product Champion on preparing full Failure Analysis of power unit


    Cameron International, Technology Center, Houston, TX………………….May 2011 to August 2016

    Senior Research Engineer at Custom Process System

    Managed full product development life cycle while maintaining deadlines and ensuring on time deliverables.

    Responsible for the development, testing, and commercialization of the Compact De-oXygenation pilot unit (CDX) seawater processing

    Responsible for running, collecting, and presenting data from a six axis hydraulic-based Stewart Platform to simulate ocean wave motion (Python, GNU Plot, Sensor Fusion)

    Develop and maintain all LabVIEW Virtual Instruments for the Technology Center location

    Developed LabVIEW based data acquisition system for the development of an Early Detection of Drilling Mud Density Change (Kick Detection) based on FieldPoint DAQ

    Developed LabVIEW Virtual Instruments for the data acquisition and visualization of crude oil conductivity measurement at operating temperature and pressure based on CompaqDAQ

    Converted 2014 ASME Bolted-Flange Joint Design Rules into Visual Basic .NET for internal software verification

    Develop and maintain the building security network cameras web-based viewing software in HTML/Javascript (PHP, Bootstrap, JQuery)

    Designed facility Equipment and Instrument Management website (PHP, SQLite, JQuery, Bootstrap) to track equipment and instrumentation location, maintenance records, and condition

    Recommend electrical and electronic components and instrumentation for Hazardous and non-Hazardous location in process loops and laboratory

    Completed 5 out of 6 Project Management sessions for PMP certification


    University of Houston, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Houston, TX…………..…March 2004 to December 2010

    Research Assistant at Smart Materials and Structures Laboratory (SMSL) under Dr. G. Song supervision

    Research Assistant at Thomas T.C. Hsu Structural Research Laboratory under Dr. Y. L. Mo supervision

    Developed the Remote Experiment Farm Manager (REFAM) web site in PHP as an educational and research tool for managing online resources in schools (Teleoperation). (

    Implemented the Remote SMSL website using the REFAM engine on a Linux web server ( PHP MySQL Javascript LabVIEW ActiveX).

    Design and fabricate the Smart Vibration Platform remote experiment for online teaching with dynamically adjusted damping and stiffness controlled by custom embedded board.

    Tested and analyzed Shape Memory Alloy cables for hydraulics replacement in harsh environments.

    Developed piezoelectric sensor signal conditioning circuits for automatic bridge Impact Detection system, energy harvesting, and vibration control on custom designed embedded hardware and software.

    Developed miniature and portable power amplifier for piezoceramic actuators to use in Wireless Active Structural Health Monitoring.

    Designed a Shape Memory Alloys and Magneto-Rheological Fluids PWM feed-forward control circuits for structural vibration control using Zilog embedded processor and C language program.

    Designed custom electronic circuit boards for industrial control applications and sensor signal conditioning based on Zilog embedded processors and C language program.

    Collaborated with multi-functional and multi-disciplinary teams to implement digital controls algorithms into embedded microcontrollers.

    Supervised students senior design projects: Piezo-based Energy Harvesting, Wind Turbine Model, and Remote SMA Characterization.




    University of Houston, Houston, TX................................December 2010

    Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering

    Dissertation Title: “Advanced Instrumentation and Control of Piezoceramic and Shape Memory Alloy Materials”

    Relevant Course Material: Digital Controls, Optimal Controls, and Robust Controls

    Completed Projects:

    Design of a new Smart Vibration Platform: The platform was redesigned and improved in multiple levels. The hardware platform was designed to be modular for different frame configurations. The circuit board was redesigned and assembled to include new features, such as, serial/USB shell console, various analog outputs, deterministic firmware, and expansion port.

    Design of a Piezoceramic Actuator Amplifier: Designed and assembled a battery operated ±200 Volts signal amplifier for piezoceramic high impedance actuators. In addition, an Optimal Control strategy Digital Control was implemented in dSpace DAC and Matlab to control the phase difference between the input signal and the actuator deformation in a concrete structure.

    Advisors: Dr. L.S. Shieh (Director of the Computer and System Eng. – Dept. of Electrical Eng.)

    Dr. G. Song (Dept. of Mechanical Eng.)

    Dr. Y.L. Mo (Dept. of Civil Eng.)


    University of Houston, Houston, TX..............................................................December 2006

    Master of Science in Computer and Systems Engineering

    Thesis Title: “Development of an Innovative Smart Vibration Platform”

    Relevant Course Material: Computer Architecture, Neural Networks, Control of Smart Structures, Real Time Operating Systems

    Completed Projects:

    Design of a Smart Vibration Platform as a Smart Materials demonstration tool for controlling structural vibrations: Designed and assembled the mechanical and electrical components of the platform. A microcontroller-based circuit board controls the speed of an imbalance mass DC motor, the heating of the Shape Memory Alloy wires, and the magnetic field of a Magneto Rheological fluid damper. The board shows the sensors and control actions on a character LCD screen. In addition, the board accepts external analog inputs for the control of the platform by a computer.

    Design of the Online Experiments web site and Network Infrastructure: A new Linux-based server was configured and programmed to schedule time slots for the use of LabVIEW-based online experiments.

    Advisors: Dr. P. Markenscoff (Dept. of Electrical Eng.)

    Dr. Y.L. Mo (Dept. of Civil Eng.)

    Dr. G. Song (Dept. of Mechanical Eng.)


    University of Houston, Houston, TX..........................................................May 2005

    Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

    Completed Projects:

    Ultrasonic Distance Sensor with LED display: Designed and assembled the circuit schematic on a breadboard to show on a 7 segment LED display the distance in centimeters of an object from the board. The hardware calculated the time of flight of ultrasonic sound waves bouncing back from the object to the sensor.

    Relevant Course Material: Texas Instrument TMS320C55 DSP, Zilog micro-controllers, Intel x86 CPU, Artificial Intelligence programming languages (Lisp, Prolog), Operating Systems



    TechCorr USA, Inc., Houston, TX: Updated Navigation System for Oil Tanks Robotic Cleaning

    Praire View A&M University, Praire View, TX: Established First Remote Laboratory

    Texas Southern University, Houston, TX: Established First Remote Laboratory

    Optisolar Inc., Hayward, CA: LabVIEW, Data Acquisition, Load Cell and Strain Sensors



    Lewis Garrett, Claudio Olmi, Devendra Patil, Gangbing Song, 2012. Actuation of Shape Memory Alloy Materials Using Ultracapacitors. United States 12/841,998.




    Languages: Italian, English (fluent in both writing and speaking).

    Spanish (Intermediate).

    Japanese (Beginner).


    Computer Languages: HTML5, PHP, Javascript, Visual Basic, Python, Bash, C/C++, Matlab M script

    Development Software: Mathworks Matlab – dSPACE - National Instrument LabVIEW - ExpressPCB - LTSpice - WinSPICE – Subversion SVN

    Other Software: Microsoft Office - OpenOffice - SolidWorks - Autodesk Inventor – EndNote

    Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows Desktop and Server - Linux Operating System Desktop and Server

    Licenses: PADI Open Water Diver

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