Miles Bengtson


Graduate Teaching Assistant at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University



To obtain an internship in the aerospace industry with an emphasis on space vehicles

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Daytona Beach, FL
B.S./M.S. Engineering Physics (ABET accredited) 
GPA: 4.0/4.0
Graduating May 2017
Concentration: Spacecraft Systems, Minor: Applied Mathematics 
Honors Program, Dean's List

Rolls-Royce Indianapolis, IN
Structural System Design, Dynamics Testing and Analysis Summer 2015
-Conducted frequency screens, high cycle fatigue tests, and rap tests on engine components for the AE2100, AE3007, AE1107, M250, BR725, and LiftFan programs
-Performed modal analysis on engine components using ANSYS v14
-Defended work in technical reviews and published results in technical reports

System Design Integration, Engine Health Monitoring Summer 2014
-Developed statistical models to calculate engine performance parameters given low-level flight data from on-wing AE2100D3 engines
-Studied effectiveness of new methods to monitor engine health
-Assisted with high-consequence event investigations for the AE3007 engine fleet

Space Plasma Physics Research-Student PI Spring 2014-Present
-Study magnetospheric whistler waves using data from the Van Allen Probes
-Run numerical simulations and compare to observations to validate models
-Led team to write, present, and receive a $4000 grant from Embry-Riddle
-Present results at AGU Fall Meeting 2014 and 2015 (planned) and NRSM (planned)

CubeSat Design Project-Optics/Payload Subsystems Summer 2013-Spring 2015
-Project earned launch slot with NASA's Cubesat Launch Initiative
-Design, develop, and validate stray-light baes for payload cameras
-Design wire harness layout for satellite and model in CATIA v5

Autonomous Vehicle Research Project Fall 2012-Fall 2013
-Collaborated with team to write and present winning research grant proposal
-Developed User Manuals for operation of autonomous vehicle; maintained vehicle

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Daytona Beach, FL
-Graduate Teaching Assistant, PS141 Chemistry Lab Fall 2015
-Student Assistant/Grader, Physical Sciences Department Fall 2013-Spring 2015

Goldwater Scholarship Honorable Mention 2015
AIAA George and Vicki Muellner Scholarship 2015
Society of Exploration Geophysicists Scholarship 2015
AIAA Dr. James Rankin Digital Avionics Scholarship 2013
Experimental Aircraft Association Payzer Scholarship 2012-2013
Embry-Riddle Engineering Physics Freshman Scholarship 2013
Embry-Riddle Scholar of the Month October 2013
Best Essay for Honors Seminar I and II Fall 2012/Spring 2013

Freshman Liaison - Honors Student Association 2012-2013
Emerging Leaders Program - Student Government Association Spring 2013
Mongolian Yurt Project Team Leader - Honors Class Project Spring 2013

Computer: ANSYS (Classic) v14, CATIA v5, STK, C, MATLAB, Simulink, VBA, LATEX,
CODE V, Multisim, Atmel Studio, JMP, Microsoft Office Word/Excel, PowerPoint
Technical: Microprocessors, Composite Materials