Vulcan-1 Nosecone/Recovery Bay Team Lead
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO
Jacobs School of Engineering
B.S. in Engineering Science Date of Graduation: June 2015
M.S. Candidate in Mechanical Engineering Expected Graduation: June 2016
RELEVANT COURSE WORK
Heat Transfer Intro/Engineering Graphics Signals and Systems Fluid Mechanics
Statics & Dynamics Thermodynamics Project Management Experimental Techniques
Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS): Vulcan-1 Rocket
Nosecone/Recovery Bay Team Lead for Liquid Rocket Powered by Additively Manufactured Rocket Engine
• Designed and fabricated internal nosecone and recovery bay mounting components using CAD techniques.
• Conducted black powder parachute deployment testing procedures.
• Designed and fabricated electronics arming mechanism.
Pressure-Fed Static Fire Test System for Additively Manufactured High-Powered Rocket Engine
• Designed and constructed pneumatic plumbing structure for pressures ranging from 150 psi to 3000 psi.
• Fabricated propellant lines while considering cryogenic temperature effects.
• Performed hydro flow test procedures to ensure system’s functionality.
Engineering Graphics and Design Course Project
• Translated planned concepts into detailed AutoCAD designs to create unique pendulum clock with Lasercamm.
• Led team collaboration in CAD modeling, design, and construction of robot prototypes and finished product built to specific operating parameters.
• Utilized industry standard tools to develop skills for design and fabrication.
Triton Rocket Club: Liquid-fueled rocket
• Helped construct basis of tank and piping support, essentially the rocket’s skeleton.
• Constructed piping and injector valve mechanism of liquid-fueled rocket using machine shop tools and instruments.
• Calculated and tested the amount of black powder required to expand piston, which is responsible for opening injector valves, upon ignition.
Technical Assistant, Earth Sciences Division Summer 2010
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
* Formulated calculation of the Earth Sciences Division’s carbon footprint using Excel and Python computer programming.
* Performed research to determine carbon dioxide sources and carbon footprint calculation under the direction of Program Head, Geologic Carbon Sequestration.
* Presented the above results in Excel spreadsheet to other researchers and scientists.
• Proficient in Python, MATLAB, AutoCAD, SolidWorks, and Autodesk Inventor.
• Hands-on experience with machine shop tools, working with materials made of steel, copper, and aluminum.
• Adaptability and strong communication skills within collaborative environments through club and course projects.
• Proven time-management and organization skills developed through balancing academic and athletic responsibilities.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office: Excel, PowerPoint, Word
• High School Tutoring at the Academy of Arts and Sciences: Physics and Biology April-June 2015
• UCSD NCAA Division 1 Varsity Fencing Team 2011-2015
o North American Cup: Senior Division Men’s Foil Team Event – 2nd January 2015
o Junior Division U.S. National Ranking – 51st 2012-2013
• La Jolla Playhouse, A Willow Grows Aslant, Actor Oct. 4th-6th, 2013