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Burbank, California
Summer 2014 - Present
  • Independent technical consultation including Program Management, System Integration, Electronics Engineering, and Mechanical Design
WET Design
Sun Valley, California
Winter 2014 - Summer 2014
Chief Engineer
  • WET is the preeminent design and manufacturing company for high-tech entertainment through water features
  • Technical leader of the engineering team - developed rapid solutions in diverse areas of engineering: hydraulics, pneumatics, acoustics, electronics, lighting, manufacturing, test, and in-field improvisation
Applied Minds
Glendale, California
Summer 2008 - Winter 2014
Project Manager
  • Applied Minds is a small company that invents, designs, and prototypes breakthrough products and services for both industry and government
  • Proven success as technical, personnel, and budget director of ambitious multimillion dollar projects in robotics, space systems, product design, energy, agriculture, and applied research
Intel Asia-Pacific Research & Development Ltd.
Shanghai, China
Winter 2006 - Summer 2008
Development Manager
  • Developed notebook computer reference designs for Intel platforms: Managed all functional engineering teams including Electrical, Mechanical, Thermal, Software, and Industrial Design
  • Chief architect for the world's first notebook computer motherboard standard: adoption of this standard will help make notebook components as interchangeable as desktop computer components
  • Ensured projects were on-time and under budget for a multicultural, multidisciplinary team on three continents
Tropos Networks, Inc.
Sunnyvale, California
Fall 2005 - Winter 2006
Principal Baseband Engineer
  • Managed technical development and project planning for a mobile Wi-Fi product critical to securing a $4M public safety contract with Oklahoma City and equipping every municipal fire truck and police car with network access
  • Designed and built the world's first automotive Wi-Fi mesh router - responsible for every system in the product
  • Managed a team of internal design and test engineers as well as external design contractors
Senior Engineer
Winter 2003 - Fall 2005
  • Designed and built the digital systems of a product that allows all residents of Chaska, Minnesota to get T1-quality ISP service for $16 a month, while offering the lowest installation cost of any network technology
  • Integrated the baseband, power, and mechanical systems of the world's highest performance outdoor Wi-Fi product
  • Designed and built a battery backup system for an outdoor Wi-Fi product that allows networks to function without interruption even if major infrastructure is destroyed
Finisar Corporation
Sunnyvale, California
Fall 2001 - Winter 2003
Transceiver Design Engineer
  • Team leader, chief architect, and system integrator for a 10Gb/s DWDM optical transceiver: the smallest, lowest power, and lowest cost way to get 10Gb/s Ethernet across metro-scale links
  • Led development of the world's first 10Gb/s 40km and 80km DWDM XFP transceivers: managed a team of engineers to integrate the electrical, optical, thermal, and software design of the product
  • Designed and built the world's smallest and lowest power 10Gb/s cooled EML transmitter subassembly
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, California
Summer 1999 - Spring 2001
Mechanical Engineering Department and Astronomy Departments
  • Designed and built digital and analog electronics for robotic control and theatrical display
  • Led seminars and design reviews for students in an advanced mechanical engineering design contest
  • Designed and built components of a novel instrument to measure the polarization of the cosmic microwave background radiation
  • Retrofitted equipment into existing infrastructure and sourced off-the-shelf parts to keep project on-time and under budget
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, California
Fall 1997 - Spring 2001

Bachelor of Science with Honors:
Engineering and Applied Science

  • Completed coursework in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Applied Physics, and Optics
  • Foreman for Dabney House party construction and special effects, 1999 - 2001
  • Technical leadership; Budget control; Personnel management; Scheduling; Talent acquisition; Investment, Business development, and Sales presentations
  • Familiar with most production processes for electronics and mechanics; Design for manufacturing; Design for test; Low-cost high-volume product design
Electronic Engineering
  • Design and debugging of complex mixed-signal circuits; Multilayer PCB layout and fabrication; EMC design and testing; ESD-safe SMT soldering including fine-pitch parts; Analysis with modern test equipment e.g. oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, waveform generators, and network analyzers
Computer Aided Design
  • Altium, OrCAD, Allegro, PowerLogic/PowerPCB, Ansoft HFSS, Solidworks, Inventor, Pro/Engineer, AutoCAD, Mathematica, Matlab, MathCAD
Mechanical Construction
  • Drills, Lathes, Mills, Grinders, Welders, Sheet Metal; CNC machine setup and programming; Rapid prototyping including waterjet cutting, laser cutting, and 3-D printing
Graphic Arts
  • Photography, Videography, Video production, Illustrator, Photoshop, Final Cut, Premiere
Information Technology
  • Windows, Mac, and Linux/UNIX productivity software and system setup; Hardware assembly and debugging down to SMT level; Network setup, maintenance, and administration including wireless, backups, and RAID
  • C, Python, Arduino, PIC Assembly, 80x86 Assembly, 68HC11 Assembly, BASIC
Intel Division Recognition Award
Fall 2006
  • Awarded for outstanding contributions to mobile computer standards
Fall 2003 - Present
  • Awarded 15 US Patents for inventions I authored and co-authored
  • Detailed information available here
Lightwave OFC Attendees' Choice Award
Summer 2003
  • My 10Gb/s transceiver was distinguished as the "Best Subsystem" at the Optical Fiber Communication trade show
15th Annual Caltech Engineering Design Contest
Fall 1999
  • Champion, Caltech ME72 Engineering Design Contest
  • Designed and built a machine that was undefeated in 7 rounds of a gladiator-style robotics tournament
56th Annual Westinghouse (Intel) Science Talent Search
Spring 1997
  • Won 6th place out of over 3,000 projects for an RF power-efficiency meter I developed for Texas Instruments