Andrew Chen

Andrew Chen

Education

Education

Work History

Work History
Jun 2008 - Present

Mechanical Systems Intern

Research Facilities Design
  • Design HVAC and electrical systems for laboratories and research facilities.
  • Coordinate 95% construction documents with engineering contractors.
  • Calculate laboratory heat loads and plumbing pipe sizes.
  • Research laboratory health and safety standards; update and improve engineering programs.
Jan 2008 - Jun 2008

Fluidic Systems Engineering Intern

La Jolla Bioengineering Institute
  • Designed and assembled a micro-fluidic system composed of controllers, valves and pumps.
  • Optimized system performance by running analytical tests on both hardware and software.
  • Performed fluidic calculations for tubings.
Jan 2008 - May 2008

Channel Marketing Intern

SolidProfessor, Inc.
  • Headed online marketing campaign and increased homepage traffic by 9%
  • Provided resellers and commercial clients technical support; obtained software evaluations and feedback through case studies.
  • Authored Press releases and monthly SolidProfessor Newsletters.
Oct 2006 - Jun 2007

Lab Technician

The Scripps Research Institute
  • Designed DNA primers, performed PCR and gel electrophoresis experiments.
  • Synthesized various chemicals/buffers and media, prepared blood samples.
  • Prepared and delievered research data/results presentations at weekly lab meetings.
Oct 2006 - Apr 2007

Project Leader

UCSD Teams In Engineering Services
  • Coordinated the user interface design group to complete graphical prototype in 10 weeks.
  • Prepared weekly reports and provided feedback to team and advisors.
  • Communicate with community client and obtain prototype design feedback.

Skills

Skills

Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access

Fluency in English and Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese)

Using machine shop tools for fabrication and assembly

Solidworks

AutoCAD 2D/3D

Web Development/Programming in C/C++

Matlab