Inventor at the Inventor's Guild and Project Manager at ESW-RPI
Ray O. Parker
Cell: (425) 210-5827
Everett, WA 98208
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
Junior - Troy, NY
August 2012 – May 2017
Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
WORK EXPERIENCE & PROJECTS
Lime Connect, Fellow - New York City, NY June 2015 – Present
Selective professional development organization for high achieving individuals with disabilities. Mentored by high ranking individuals at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Pepsico, Google, Target, Goldman Sachs, Bloomberg and JP Morgan Chase.
Northrop Grumman Corporation, Technical Summer Intern - Melbourne, FL June 2015 – Present
Worked in the Information Technology and Enterprise Shared Services and Corporate Directorate, helping to manage and streamline innovative IT practices within Northrop Grumman’s internal information services department. Major accomplishments include developing an automated database financial forecasting program with Microsoft Access.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Undergraduate Researcher - Troy, NY January 2013 – Present
Developed specialized downstream process development chromatography resins for monoclonal antibodies separation for DARPA’s Biologically-derived Medicines On Demand (BioMOD) program underneath Professor Cramer/Professor Karande.
Orbital ATK, Testing and Environmental Engineering Co-op - Wallops Flight Facility, VA July 2014 – December 2014
Helped to prototype, test and integrate expendable suborbital sounding rockets to study space environments for NASA’s Sounding Rocket Operations Contract II (NSROC II). Helped T&E Department win Wallop’s Project Support Award in 2014. Major accomplishments include helping with the qualification tests of +15 rocket payloads and +150 rocket components.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Biologics Process Development Downstream Co-op - Hopkinton, MA January 2014 – July 2014
Developed separation techniques using cation/anion exchange and Protein-A/affinity chromatography resins for seven next-generation monoclonal antibody drug products, including treatment of cancer (Opdivo®) and arthritis (Orencia®). Major accomplishments include publishing findings in Wiley Science, and improving commercialized processes by up to 400%.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Intern - Kennedy Space Center, FL May 2013 – August 2013
Contributed to the Regolith & Environment Science & Oxygen & Lunar Volatile Extraction Project, an In-situ resource utilization moon rover payload designed to characterize lunar species. Launch in 2020. Integrated multiple subsystems within projects. Major accomplishments include developing flight-forward mechanical procedures and critical R&D of subsystems materials.
SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
Software experience includes UNICORN, MATLAB, JMP, Solidworks, AutoCAD, Python, Minitab, and Microsoft Office. Proficiently skilled in soldering, machine shop tools, mechanical engineering, mechanical assembly, wiring electrical systems, vacuum chambers, thermocouples, Modified Commercial off the Shelf (MCOTS) items, pressure transducers, resistance thermal detectors, column chromatography, high-throughput screening, and AKTA Avants. Excellent communication skills.
LEADERSHIP & CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
The Inventor’s Guild, Inventor - Troy, NY December 2013 – Present
Think tank and consulting firm promoting innovation by helping start companies and consult for startups. Won over three dozen awards, performed consulting for a dozen start-ups, and formed relationships with innovators like Pebble and Google[x]. Consists of 20 students from Rensselaer, Harvard, University of Texas Austin, Georgia Tech, and University of Pennsylvania. Major accomplishments include prototyping with four other members to win "Best Hardware Hack" at HackNY, organizing weekly student-run lectures similar to TedX Talks, and tracking semester-long goals for each member.
Engineers for a Sustainable World, Biodiesel Project Leader, CEO - Troy, NY September 2012 – Present
Leading a cross-functional ten member team to propose, research, design and build Rensselaer’s first full scale biodiesel chemical production facility, using recycled vegetable oil to produce biodiesel for sustainability research, and potential academic and industrial applications. Raised over $15,000 in funding in 2014 from various grants and funding opportunities.
Alpha Phi Omega, Pledge Review Board Chair, Sports Captain - Troy, NY September 2012 – Present
Contributed over 100 hours of community service each semester with over +1,000 hours of community service recorded over five years. Lead and planned +30 community service/fellowship events and fundraisers with +50 brothers through the pillars of leadership, friendship and service. Lead +20 people as intermural sports captain in soccer, ultimate frisbee and volleyball.
Other Group Affiliations: Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Japanese American Citizens’ League, Planetary Society, Lime Connect, AAAS, AIChE, USBLN, White Key Leadership Honor Society, RPI Community Advocates and Entrepreneurship Exemplars Program.
PUBLICATIONS & FEATURED PAPERS
Parker, Ray (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute). "Regolith and Environment Science & Oxygen and Lunar Volatile Extraction (RESOLVE) Project." National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Kennedy Space Center, August 2013.
Chollangi, Srinivas, Ray Parker, and Yi Li. "Development of Robust Antibody Purification by Optimizing Protein-A Chromatography in Combination with Precipitation Methodologies." Biotechnology & Bioengineering. Wiley. May 2015.
AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS
Lime Connect Finalist, Best Hardware Hack at HackNY, Debating for Democracy Project Pericles Semi-Finalist, New York State Pollution Prevention Institute Grant Recipient, NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility Project Support Award, White Key Honor Society, RPI Business Plan Competition Finalist, RPI’s Dean’s List, and High School Graduation Speaker.