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||To find a responsible position in the research and development of engineering processes. |
|| University of Nebraska at Lincoln, NE; Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering (Materials Science) estimated May, 1999|
|| Masters Thesis: Reactive Magnetron Sputtering Processes for AlN and Al2O3|
|| Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA; Bachelor of Science, Materials Science and Engineering, May 21, 1995.|
- Operated, maintained and developed two thin film sputtering chambers.
- Operated a vapor deposition chamber.
- Used in-situ ellipsometry for monitoring sputtering processes.
- Examined patents in the areas of semiconductor processes, including selective etching, micromachining, sub-lithographic FET production, and packaging.
- 3 UHV related Papers
- Member of University of Nebraska Thin Films Group.
|Modeling and Computer Skills
- Performed magnetic modeling with Maxwell, a CAD based magnetic modeling program by Ansoft.
- Programmed in: Basic, HTML, pascal, DbaseIII+, and Mathematica.
- Worked with IBM, Macintosh, and Unix based systems.
- 3 computer courses.
- Performed X-ray diffraction and identified results
- Determined chemical compositions of materials using Auger including depth
- Operated optical ellipsometer
- Electron Microscopy course including use of SEM & TEM
- 1 Patent, US Patent No. 5,549,973.
- 5 Magnetics related papers
- Programmed and operated a SQUID magnetometer
- Operated an AC susceptometer and analyzed the data
- Operated, repaired and improved the carbon-arc technique used to synthesis nanocrystals
- Member of Carnegie Mellon Buckyball Project as an Undergraduate
- Performed sputtering of cobalt thin films
|Leadership and Communication
- Directed others working in the lab.
- Participated in the decisions of what materials to fabricate and research
- Invited talk: Carnegie Mellon University Undergraduate Research Panel on Intellectual Property,"The Patent Process from the point of view of an inventor and as an Examiner" April, 1997.
- Guest speaker for Introduction to Mechanical Engineering;"Engineers Don't Know Everything?!?" a talk on library research and the patent process, Oct. 1998
- 3 contributed presentations.
- Eagle Scout.
- Alumni Relations Chairman for Pioneers.
- As Buggy Chairman for Pioneers I organized 4 teams for a 5-man relay race, relaying a vehicle that is lightweight and safe for maneuvering around a mile track.
|| ScienceWorks Graduate Fellowship, First place CMU Sigma Xi undergraduate research symposium competition.|
|| University of Nebraska-Lincoln|
Research Assistant/Teaching Assistant
6/97 to 5/99
I operated, maintained, and modified a pair of sputtering chambers. I supervised the undergraduates working in the lab including teaching them the operation of the machinery.
United States Patent and Trademark Office, Crystal City, VA
6/95 to 5/97
I examined patents in the areas of semiconductor processes, including selective etching, micromachining, sub-lithographic FET production and packaging. I also determined the patentability of applications.
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Undergraduate Research Assistant
12/92 to 5/95
Materials Identification and Production
I used x-ray diffraction, a squid magnetometer, and an AC susceptometer to determine the characteristics of the magnetic materials produced. I also operated, repaired and improved the carbon-arc technique used to synthesize nanocrystals.
||References available upon request|