Senior Research Engineer resume example with 12+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Innovative Mechanical Engineer with over 8 years experience in design, development, analysis, experimentation and testing. Demonstrated competence leading multiple projects. Strong background in electro-mechanical systems and components.

  • Product research and development (R&D)
  • Robotics
  • Electro Mechanical Systems
  • Sensors and Actuators
  • Mechanism design and analysis
  • 3D and 2D CAD
  • Rapid-prototyping techniques
  • Design for Manufacturing (DFM)
Senior Research Engineer, 04/2014 - Current
Acv Auctions Mankato, MN,
  • Designed and fabricated a palm size climbing robot with hybrid electro-dry-adhesive flap structure wheels for Extreme Environment Robotics group, NASA JPL.
  • Designed and fabricated a new gripper prototype in collaboration with NASA JPL and PerceptionRobotics to lift several types of space grade and normal material 60x faster than conventional suction-cup grippers.
  • Developed a new technology for electro-adhesive pads which highly improved their performance, robustness and reliability utilizing soft silicone polymers and copper-clad flex circuit board materials.
  • Optimized the geometry of pads using COMSOL Multiphysics.
Senior Research Engineer, 2013 - 03/2014
Acv Auctions Mason City, IA,
  • Designed and optimized a novel electromagnetic actuation system for Magnetic Nanoparticle Guidance in Blood Vessels.
  • Developed an experimental setup of this actuation system for clinical trials.
  • Developed and demonstrated a novel scheme for efficiently steering nanoparticles inside the brain vessels using magnetic field.
Visiting Research Engineer, 2011 - 2012
General Electric Oklahoma City, OK,
  • Designed and developed a rotational electrostatic motor in macro size.
  • Modeled and optimized the motor using finite element simulation with ANSYS Multiphisycs.
  • Fabricated and successfully tested the motor and confirmed the simulation results.
Mechanism Design Group Manager, 2009 - 01/2011
SANAT R&D Institute City, STATE,
  • Managing an engineering team charged with designing, fabricating, testing and delivering mechanical mechanisms needed for ongoing projects.
  • Set up a new coding system of documents which is used afterwards in whole company.
  • Responsible for budget tracking, scheduling, workforce planning and coordinating customers' and other groups' needs.
  • Worked with cross-functional internal/external teams including designers, fabrication groups, analysis teams, as well as managers at companies.
Mechanical Design Engineer, 07/2007 - 2009
SANAT R&D Institute City, STATE,
  • Selected as a best designer of the year in the company (2008).
  • Designed (conceptual and detail) the mechanical components of several mechanical systems used in special applications (Mostly military).
  • Innovatively designed the mechanical mechanism for complex military systems.
  • Maintained timely and accurate oral and written technical reports regarding assigned engineering activities.
Ph.D: Mechanical Engineering, Expected in 2012
Tarbiat Modares University - Tehran,
  • Designed, modeled, optimized, fabricated and tested variety of sensors and actuators (Electrostatic, Ultrasonic, Piezo electric, electromagnetic) which can be potentially used in precision positioning and haptic devices.
  • Awarded Research Scholarship for Ph.D. theses from Iran Ministry of Science, research and technology.
M.Sc: Mechanical Engineering-Manufacturing , Expected in 2007
Tarbiat Modares University - Tehran,
  • Design and manufacturing of an electrostatic rotary motor.
  • Published a patent and awarded a research grant by Iran's National Elite's Foundation.
B.Sc: Mechanical Engineering-Manufacturing , Expected in 2005
Isfahan University of Technology - Isfahan,
  • Member of Mine Detection robot team for 12 months and Humanoid robot team for 6 months.

Programing: C++, Matlab & Simulink

3D CAD: SolidWorks, Autodesk Inventor, CATIA

Engineering software: COMSOL, Labview, ANSYS

Data Acquisition: Digital Signal Processor, dSpace, PXI, A/D cards

Experience of work with 3D printer, Laser cutter, CNC, mill, lathe and basic shop tools, PCB design, fabrication and soldering, gap, torque and force sensors, encoders, high-speed camera, high voltage amplifier, signal analyzer.


Management training, New technologies, Coding, Hiking.

Additional Information

IMMIGRATION STATUS: Authorized to work in US, Permanent Residency is approved through National Interest Waver on 09/03/2015

Available to start work: Jan. 2016.

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School Attended

  • Tarbiat Modares University
  • Tarbiat Modares University
  • Isfahan University of Technology

Job Titles Held:

  • Senior Research Engineer
  • Senior Research Engineer
  • Visiting Research Engineer
  • Mechanism Design Group Manager
  • Mechanical Design Engineer


  • Ph.D
  • M.Sc
  • B.Sc

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