Mt. Prospect, Illinois
Embedded Software Engineer (March 2010 - Present)
- Designed and implemented peripheral simulators for testing embedded software. This provided developers with the means of testing new code without the need of peripheral devices like a gift card dispenser installed at their work station.
- Lead a project to design and implement an upgrade to Cummins' remote management system. This project involved database restructuring and migration, website redesign for mobile efficiency and and security improvements. Cummins' customers use the Remote Management System to monitor, configure and run reports on all their networked coin counting machines.
Aliso Viejo, California
Senior Design Engineer (January 2007 - March 2009)
- Design Lead responsible for ASIC design, layouts and optimization of Novelics' embedded SRAMs, micro SRAMs and dual-port SRAMs in TSMC technologies ranging from 65nm - 180nm. This involved circuit design that intricately blended the tradeoffs of device speed, power consumption, current leakage and physical die space.
- Supervised and coordinated up to four employees for the purpose of designing Novelics' embedded memories.
West Lafayette, Indiana
Teaching Assistant (August 2003 - December 2004), Research Assistant (January 2006 - June 2006)
- Teaching Assistant for ECE 305 "Semiconductor Devices"
Responsible for conducting, daily office hours, review sessions, updating the course website grading and occasional lectures.
- Teaching Assistant for ECE 557 "Integrated Circuits Fabrication Laboratory"
Responsible for teaching students the device fabrication processes. I was the sole instructor in the clean room teaching and guiding students the numerous steps necessary for fabricating and testing simple electrical devices that included resistors, capacitors, transistors and solar cells.
- DARPA Sponsored Research - 50% Efficient Solar Cell
Responsible for simulating the proposed design segments of the solar cell.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Intern (Summers 2002, 2003, 2004), Space Communications Engineer (January 2005 - January 2006)
- Designed and implemented NASA's Antenna Near-Field Probe Station Scanner. This antenna range is ideal for measuring the radiation patterns of phased array antennas where the electronic components are probed for beam steering. This project was the recipient of a 2005 NASA Space Act Award, a 2007 R&D 100 Award and currently has a patent pending. Due to this project's success I was given the extraordinary opportunity to personally meet and present this project to NASA Administrator Michael Griffin.
- Designed and utilized software to measure the breakdown voltages of SiC MIM capacitors.
- Designed, fabricated, and tested state of the art miniature antennas for NASA's future lunar and martian missions.
- Upgraded software used to control NASA's 22' by 22' planar near field antenna range.