work experience
sandia national laboratory combustion research
  • Postdoctoral appointee
  • Conducting experiments to characterize soot formation
  • Developing miniature burners and X-ray diagnostics
  • Duration: July 2014 - present
stanford university combustion research
  • Research assistant to Prof. Ronald K. Hanson
  • Designed, assembled, and characterized shock tube for constrained reaction volume reactive test gas filling
  • Designed shock tube test section for laser-based diagnostic analysis of high temperature and pressure aerosols
  • Duration: April 2009 - June 2009; September 2009 - July 2014
stanford university graduate housing
  • Community Assistant
  • Worked with two other graduate students to organize at least ten quarterly community-building events for 130 graduate students in on-campus housing
  • Member of 7-member team to promote health and wellness among graduate students at Stanford
  • Duration: September 2009 - June 2010
medtronic surgical solutions
  • Mechanical Engineering Intern
  • Designed test station to determine 100% linear profile of part temperatures using infrared radiation
  • Achieved cycle time reduction of 35%, yielding estimated cost savings of $45,000 annually
  • Duration: June 2009 - September 2009
boston scientific cardiac rhythm management division
  • Mechanical Engineering Intern
  • Introduced rework into important battery insulation process, saving $368,000 annually
  • Increased required calibration precision by 30%, saving $45,000 annually
  • Established battery insulation cure wait time, saving $3000 annually
  • Duration: July 2008 - September 2008
boston scientific cardiac rhythm management division
  • Manufacturing and Process Engineering Intern
  • Reduced fallout on key circuit manufacturing process from 0.0019 to 0.0000, saving $168,000 annually
  • Designed new fixture to decrease variation in circuit placement in machine by 50% and eliminate fallout, saving $2000 annually
  • Programmed Microsoft Visual Basic macro to catalogue manufacturing data of 178,000 circuits and link fallout to specific part lots
  • Duration: May 2007 - August 2007