Familiar with composite materials design and manufacture: design and fabrication of tooling; fiber, resin, and fiber-resin interface; and vacuum resin transfer molding.
Laboratory test engineering and development
Ultra-high temperature furnaces (+5000 °F), resistance heaters, load cells, strain gauges, LVDTs, vacuum pumps, process controllers, digitizers, pumps, hydraulic assemblies, computers, electronics, soldering, wiring, and many more.
Can build test equipment to ASTM specifications, run tests, reduce data, and report results.
Design tests, build test facilities (with machine shop interface), and develop and write LabVIEW code for test control, motion control, and/or data acquisition.
Adhere to strict quality control and calibration standards (ISO 9001, ISO 17025).
Develop unique test facilities for various difficult aerospace conditions and applications.
Southern Research - Birmingham, AL01/2009 - Current
Managed materials development and characterization projects for various aerospace and defense customers including NASA, Airforce, Aerojet, SpaceX, Northrop Grumman, etc., testing advanced composite materials such as CCs, C-SiCs, SiC-SiCs, C-Phenolics, carbon fibers and tows, MMCs, as well as standard materials such as graphite and metal alloys.
Cultivate close relationships with customers to determine specific testing needs, execute plans, and to communicate final results.
Design, build, and utilize several new test facilities:.
Thermal high heating rate test facility used for hypersonic material evaluation.
In-plane biaxial test facility for testing composites in compression-compression and tension-tension.
A modern data acquisition system for comparative rod apparatus conductivity testing.
Heat treatment facility capable of cycling through approximately 700 °F to -50 °F.
Solar panel thermal cycle data acquisition system.
Modification of several dated systems to automate control and add data acquisition systems (using NI LabVIEW).
Develop high temperature testing capabilities of modern composite fastener technologies used in hypersonic vehicle assemblies.
Manage several technicians and interface directly with machinists to meet deadlines and budgets.
Generate formal proposals and final engineering reports.
Assisted engineers with various programs by reducing and analyzing data for mechanical and thermal tests with Excel and Origin Pro 8, and further assisted with the development of several unique test facilities.
Managed a test program overseeing the execution of a tension creep study from start to finish.
Developed and wrote LabVIEW code for running a low-pressure, high-temp fatigue test.
Designed test specimens and hardware for various tests using 3D modeling software.
Graduate Research Assistant/Graduate Teaching assistantThe University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa, AL07/2012 - 08/2013
Examined the effects of water spray on P22 and P91 steel using thermomechanical fatigue techniques to corroborate the results of the finite element analysis performed.
Instructed Mechanics of Materials Lab that covered all basic test techniques used in evaluation of the mechanical properties of a material.
Tests included tension, compression, torsion, beam bending, pressure vessels, column buckling, and combined loading.
Masters of Science: Engineering Sciences and MechanicsThe University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa, ALDecember 2015 Engineering Sciences and Mechanics
Bachelor of Science: Aerospace EngineeringAerospace Engineering
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Materials Engineering Co-op I-III
The University of Alabama
The University of Alabama
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Graduate Research Assistant/Graduate Teaching assistant
Masters of Science : Engineering Sciences and Mechanics Bachelor of Science : Aerospace Engineering
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