Resume

As of February, 2019:

Summary of Qualifications

  • Electrical engineer (MS, 2011) with more than 7 years’ of aerospace product development experience
  • Proven expertise in modeling, designing, testing and simulating power electronics and electric motors
  • Excellent communication skills; able to evaluate and synthesize complex information into concise reports and recommendations, and communicate design plans and research findings to expert and lay audiences
  • Eager to use analytic and technical skills to address emerging challenges and policy debates

 Core Knowledge

Power Electronics (MOSFETs/IGBTs), Electric Machines (Motors/Generators), Analog Design, Electrical Subsystem and Electromechanical Simulation, Motion Control, Electromagnetic Analysis, Filtering, Soldering (IPC J-STD Certified)

Technical Software

MATLAB/Simulink, PLECS, OrCAD, SPEED, MathCAD, Polarion, Mentor Graphics HyperLynx (Trained)

Experience                

Principal Engineer – Electronics: June 2018 – Present, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems (formerly Orbital ATK) – Space Systems Division – Technical Services

  • Designed a power distribution unit for the Microwave Instruments and Technology Branch (Code 555) at NASA
  • Sized solar arrays, Li-ion batteries, & ultracapacitors for the Mission Systems Engineering Branch (Code 599) at NASA
  • Simulated electrical systems and designed dynamometer test stands for the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)

Principal Electrical Engineer: April 2018 – May 2018, Orbital ATK – Space Systems Group – Technical Services Division

  • Worked on projects related to NRL and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Electrical Engineer, R&D: 2011 – April 2018, Triumph Group – Triumph Integrated Systems (Seattle, WA)

  • Designed dynamometer testing program for a motor currently in active use on the International Space Station (ISS)
  • Designed and simulated actuators, electric machines, and power electronics for the SB>1 Defiant JMRTD
  • Designed a 5kW permanent magnet AC motor for the Defiant main landing gear
  • Led dynamometer testing and simulation for an electric braking system for SNC’s Dream Chaser
  • Designed active demonstrations of smart actuators for showcasing at Farnborough, Paris Airshows
  • Drafted proposal research, specification, acceptance, qualification, and testing documentation

Team Member and Researcher: 2010-2011, The Microformer Project (www.microformer.org), University of Wisconsin (UW)-Madison Climate Leadership Challenge Grand Prize Winner

  • Co-created a low-cost, open-source electrification system utilizing post-consumer materials
  • Conference Paper: Reuse of Post-Consumer E-Waste for Low Cost Micropower Distribution

Research Assistant: 2009-2011,  UW-Madison Department of Electrical Engineering,  Wisconsin Electric Machines & Power Electronics Consortium (WEMPEC)

  • Collaborated with United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) to provide an electric grid interconnection device for installation at McGuire Air Force Base (NJ) for master’s thesis work

 Education                  

  • MS in Electrical Engineering, UW-Madison (May 2011)
    • Thesis: Islanding Detection Methods for Microgrids
    • Graduate Certificate: Energy Analysis and Policy from the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
  • BS in Electrical Engineering, UW-Madison (May 2009)
  • Fundamentals of Engineering Exam – Passed (EIT-Washington State)
  • GPA: Undergraduate: 3.5 (in major), 3.3 overall, Graduate: 3.6

Service                       

  • Paper Reviewer – IEEE Transactions on Magnetics
  • Engineers Without Borders – UW-Madison
    • Student Project Manager (Rwanda Project), water collection system (2007)
    • Student Chapter Vice President (2008-2009)
    • Program Member (Haiti Project), solar installation, microhydro survey (2010)

Awards                    

  • Climate Leadership Challenge Grand Prize Winner – The Microformer (2010)
  • Grainger Power Engineering Scholarship (2009)
  • Eagle Scout Award (2004)
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