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Work experience

May 2009Present

Research Assistant

University of Maryland Space Power and Propulsion Lab
  • Conducting research on High Energy Plume Impingement on Spacecraft Materials using a self-designed, lab fabricated Ion Engine
  • Participated in research on Plasma Actuators and Helicon Thrusters
Aug 2009Dec 2009

Teaching Assistant

A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland
  • Assistant for "Aerodynamics I" (Incompressible Flow); graded papers and provided assistance to students on assignments during office hours and appointments.
Jun 2009Aug 2009


NASA Minority Serving Institutions Development Program, Morgan State University
  • Developed experiment for analyzing pilot eye reaction patterns in different weather phenomena using low-fidelity flight simulation and eye-tracking equipment
  • Implemented experimental protocol on volunteers; trained test subjects for simulator use
Jun 2008Aug 2008


NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Summer Institute for Engineering and Computer Applications
  • Contributed to the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) and Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) projects via Derating/Part Stress Analysis for the Safety and Mission Assurance Team


Aug 2009Present


University of Maryland

Focus: Space Propulsion (Electric Propulsion Systems)

GPA: 3.45

Aug 2004May 2009


University of Maryland

GPA: 3.267


Solidworks 2010
Proficient with Solidworks 2010 AutoCAD software
COMSOL Multiphysics
Proficient in using COMSOL Multiphysics version 4.0
C/C++ programming
Somewhat proficient with C/C++ programming language
MATLAB programming
Proficient in utilizing and programming in MATLAB
Microsoft Office
Proficient in all main Microsoft Office Software