(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Dedicated materials engineer with excellent technical, analytical and communication skills demonstrated by over 9 years of experience in research and development.

  • Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Project management
  • Root cause analysis
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Materials Characterization:

X-Ray Diffraction, X-Ray fluorescence, Rheology, Thermal Analysis, Electron microscopy

    Bilingual: English/French
Education and Training
University of Kentucky Lexington, KY Expected in 2003 Master of Science : Materials Science and Engineering - GPA :

[4.0] GPA

ESIREM, Universite de Bourgogne Dijon, Expected in 2001 Bachelor of Science : Materials Science and Engineering - GPA :
Accomplishments at Lexmark

Research and Development

  • Developed characterization methods to study materials such as grease, zinc stearate, metallic layers on circuits, toner, etc.
  • Trained technicians and engineers to use scientific equipment and/or interpret data.
  • Make It Happen Award (2006) for RoHS related work.

Project Management

  • Coordinated the renovation of lab 7A1 (from design to completion). Worked with management, lab users, facilities, and outside contractors.
  • Responsible for investigating and selecting capital equipment worth over $550,000
  • Completed a Six Sigma project on the handling of RoHS related requests in the materials analysis department


  • Created presentation materials for classes, tech talks and staff meetings
  • Participated in the Entrepreneurial Challenge, and Lexmark Symposia
Professional Experience
General Atomics - Materials Engineer
Palmdale, CA, 10/2004 - Current

Collaborated with engineers and project managers regarding the characterization of materials and the relation between properties and function.

General Atomics - Materials Engineer
Adelanto, CA, 11/2003 - 07/2004

Performed materials testing, failure analysis, and metal quality assessment.

Identified root causes and suggested remedial actions.

Association Of American Medical Colleges - Graduate Research Assistant
Washington, DC, 2002 - 07/2003

Achieved an improvement in the mechanical performance of nanocomposites

Managed two undergraduate student for two months

Publication: L. S. Penn et al., J. Composite Materials (2008). 42, 109-123.

Highmark Inc. - Undergraduate Intern
Sewickley, PA, 01/2001 - 05/2001

Prepared and characterized catalytic materials for the conversion of syngas

Achieved an improvement in the activity of the catalyst prepared

Publication: B. H. Davis et al., J. Synchrotron Radiation (2004). 11, 414-422.

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School Attended

  • University of Kentucky
  • ESIREM, Universite de Bourgogne

Job Titles Held:

  • Materials Engineer
  • Materials Engineer
  • Graduate Research Assistant
  • Undergraduate Intern


  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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