I graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor's of Science degree in electrical engineering from Kettering University (formerly General Motors Institute). Throughout my education, I maintained a co-op with Optera. My accumulative 18 months of experience there have provided me with multiple skills. Since then, I've relocated to Austin, TX to take advantage of the area's electronics industry. I've been working in a small exhibit design firm on the new Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, which has provided me with a well rounded skill set. As our current project nears completion, I'm seeking new career opportunities.
Engine control and tuning, PC building/modifications, road cycling.
Capacitive/resistive touch sensor testing, DMM, ETAS, filter, function generator, network analyzer, oscilloscope, spectrum analyzer.
Antenna far field design, Arduino, AutoCAD, C++, engine tuning, Inventor, Java, Linux, MatLAB, MS Office, PCB Design Software, PLC ladder logic, Simulink, Sketchup
I am seeking an Electrical Engineering position in the Austin, TX area.
Apr 2007 - Present
Electrical Engineering Intern
Wrote and upgraded PLC programs for existing and new machinery. Wired new components in control cabinets, and built new cabinets. Responsible for diagnosing machine mechanical and electrical problems during maintenance shifts. Wrote operation and rebuild procedures and produced AutoCAD drawings. Project Highlights Lighting Project: Created an energy efficient lighting scheme. Replaced inefficient metal halide lights with T8 halogen fixtures. More uniform lighting was obtained along with an annual $14,000 energy savings. Capacitive Tester: Created new handheld coating testers with improvements over existing models. PCBs were designed to include revisions such as LED indicators. 30 units were constructed and were implemented to the production floor with success. PA System Music: Designed a setup to incorporate music over the plant PA system. The previous professional grade audio equipment was analyzed and documented. Components were selected to allow the intercom and fire alarm to have priority over music audio.
Mar 2010 - Present
Worked in a multi-disiplined team in the creation of museum exhibition halls. Responsible for A/V, lighting, networking, controls, and power for exhibits. Scheduled and coordinated engineering projects. Designed control systems for linear actuator motion platforms, gearmotor driven objects, and led lighting effects. Developed power distribution plans to be used in building submittals.
Project HighlightsLED Fiber Optic Lighting: Designed a 50W LED fiber optic light engine for critical color illumination of minerals. The completed project met all design criteria and cost less than half of similar halogen illuminators on the market.
2007 - 2010
Graduating Magna Cum Laude pending thesis project approvalProject HighlightsThesis: In coordination with my internship, I redesigned the control system for a touchscreen screen printer. The project involved designing a new control computer with interface cards to control machine components. A C# control program was also developed with a user interface.Children's Museum Electrical Exhibit: Worked in a group of three to create a prototype for a circuit board exhibit. An Arduino microcontroller was interfaced with Texas Instruments TLC5940 pwm drivers to individually control LEDs. Our design was chosen for implementation at the museum.UHF Antenna: Designed a UHF range antenna. Software modeling was used to assist in design parameters and to determine far field patterns. The antenna was built and then tested at the Bosche Labratories.
Activities and Societies
Etta Kappa Nu, IEEE, Eagle Scout